It’s pretty much been common knowledge to a lot of folks that the new Chevrolet Camaro has become quite a popular item for General Motors re-launched the brand last year, but we had no idea that it had become THIS popular.
According to Camaro5, the Camaro recently reached a historic milestone after the GM’s Oshawa assembly plant rolled out the 100,000th Camaro. Fittingly enough, the historic Camaro was an Inferno Orange Metallic SS.
The feat is even more remarkable considering that the Camaro reached 100,000 units in less than a year’s time – if you wanted to be anal about it, the first Camaro was rolled out on March 16th of last year.
If you round out the average, that’s about 282 Camaro’s being rolled out every day!
Remarkable; to say the least.
The Chevy Camaro may have been one of the most popular cars of 2009, but despite the enormous success it garnered, the Camaro still fell short against its one-true rival - the Ford Mustang – in the one category it so desperately wanted to win: sales numbers. According to sales data released by Ford and GM, the Mustang outsold the Camaro in 2009 by a tally of 66,623 to 61,618 – a difference of only 5005 units.
Despite the relatively close numbers, the Camaro’s late charge in sales towards the latter part of the year still wasn’t enough to overtake the Mustang for pony car supremacy, which got a shot in the arm of its own after posting 6,327 sold units in December - a 60% increase from its sales figures in November.
We all know just how popular the new Camaro has been but we figure that this is going to be a bitter pill to swallow for the folks of GM. You can have all the awards in the world but at the end of the day, the only number that matters is the number of cars sold for the year and the Camaro – at least for 2009 – will have to settle for second place to the Ford Mustang.
Ever get drunk and accidentally buy something online? I’m not talking about purchasing white alligator shoes after three beers. I’m talking a shut down the bar, then start doing tequila shooters with your “new” friends, and waking up on your kitchen counter with your credit card, laptop and nothing else. Three days later 100 copies of the 2rd season of ’The Office’ shows up on your doorstep, and you only vaguely remember saying something like “best show ever” right before eating the worm.
If latter describes you then DO NOT look at www.gmperformanceparts.com. At General Motor’s newest website you can now order complete high-performance crate engines right to your doorstep. Also available is everything else in the GM Performance catalogue including blocks, heads, cams, intake manifolds, accessory drives and dress-up parts. So while dropping a small-block V-8 into you Cavalier may seem like a good idea the night before, please wait for the light of day to make the final decision.
For the rest of us this is just a quick way to get some more speed out of our GM cars.
GM is seriosly considering building a V6 version of its Kappa sports car (Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky). The new model will get an all-new body, a Chevy badge and one of the most iconic names in the GM sports-car pantheon - Sting Ray. It will be positioned as a muscular, entry-level Chevy sports car priced under the current
Corvette range, but above the higher-end Pontiac and Saturn models.
Insiders report V6 powered Kappa mules wearing Pontiac Solstice sheetmetal are allready running (...)