The Chevrolet Camaro is an automobile manufactured by the Chevrolet division of General Motors, commonly classified as a pony car. It went on sale on September 29, 1966 for the 1967 model year and was designed as a competing model to the Ford Mustang. The car shared its platform and major components with the Pontiac Firebird, also introduced for 1967. Four distinct generations of the car were developed before production ended in 2002. The nameplate was revived again on a concept vehicle that evolved into the fifth-generation Camaro, with production starting on March 16, 2009.
The 2010 model is offered as a coupe only in LS, LT, and SS trim levels. The LS and LT trim levels are powered by the LLT 3.6L (217ci) V6 producing 304 hp (227 kW). The SS is powered by the LS3 6.2L (376ci) V8 producing 426 hp (318 kW) when paired with the 6 speed manual. When paired with the 6 speed automatic the L99 V8 producing 400 hp (300 kW) is installed. The 5th generation Camaro was used as Bumblebee in the movie Transformers.
The RS appearance package is available on both the LT and SS. Production began on 16 March 2009 as a 2010 model. Motor Trend has called it “The best new car from Chevrolet in over 30 years”. Its competitors are the Dodge Challenger and the Ford Mustang GT.