The Camaro Concept features a fuelefficient powertrain, improved chassis, and contemporary design. Though only a show car at this point, it might lead to an all-new version of the Camaro.

The long hood, short deck, and wide stance leave no doubt this is a performance car. The looks are backed up by a 400-hp aluminum small-block Corvette V8, a six-speed manual transmission, and four-wheel independent suspension.

The GM Design team chose a theme that pays homage to the original Camaro, while being instantly recognizable as an allnew car. The 1969 Camaro, considered by many to be the best first-generation design, was a significant inspiration. But as GM design teams in Warren, Mich., worked on alternatives for the Camaro, they also turned to the latest Corvette and to aircraft like the YF-22.

The cockpit sits between sharply defined fender forms, a design element inspired by fighter planes and the new Corvette. The gages and splash of orange trim hint at classic first-generation models, but this isn't your father's Camaro.

The Camaro 6.0-liter LS2 engine features an aluminum block and heads for reduced weight. Active Fuel Management shuts off four cylinders to save fuel when the engine is lightly loaded. This version of the LS2 is rated at 400 hp, yet it could deliver more than 30 mpg at highway speeds.

The new Camaro features a rear-wheeldrive chassis, independent front and rear suspension with progressive-rate springs and gaspressurized dampers, and fourwheel vented disc brakes with 14-in. rotors. For performance and appearance, there are five-spoke cast alloy wheels, 21 and 22 in.(front/rear).

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