We have recently received a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro RS into the Top Speed test fleet, although this isn’t the 426 HP hire breathing SS model, the RS package adds true muscle car styling to the green pony car. That is because like the high horsepower model, this V6 powered Camaro is capable of getting as much as 29 MPG on the highway, not bad considering that the direct injected gasoline engine is still able to put out 300 HP. We are not disappointed having the entry level mill, because after all this is still an all new 2010 Camaro.
Back when we spoke with the car’s lead Exterior Designer Luciano Nakamura, he assured us that this is not a retro 1969 Camaro, but instead a 21st century muscle car inspired by the classic bow tie wearing pony car. However the inside is quite a different story, everything from the flat rimmed steering wheel to the four pack of accessory gauges the Camaro has a 1960s Americana feel. The seats are wrapped in an attractive two tone leather scheme and a uniform stitching ties everything that is upholstered together. There is also an AM/FM/XM radio with in dash CD player and USB input inside of the center console for all of your MP3 player needs.
What sets the RS apart from regular six cylinder Camaros are a set of these staggered monolithic 20 inch five spoke rims that come on the V8 powered car complete with the sticky Pirelli P ZERO tires measuring as wide as 275 mm in the back. Up front the RS is identifiable by the halo ring HID headlamps that also come standard on the SS. Aside from the special RS badges the only other thing that differentiates this well equipped $31,530 Camaro from the base model is the aggressive spoiler that sits on top of the rear boot lid.
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We can’t wait to get behind the wheel and see how this extremely efficient pony car performs with its 21st century power plant and gas sipping six speed automatic transmission. We will keep you posted as we get to know the 2010 Camaro a little bit more intimately.