Speak Softly and Carry a Big V8 - 2010 Camaro SS Long-Term Road Test

2010 Chevrolet Camaro Long Term Road Test

2010 Camaro SS: Speak Softly and Carry a Big V8

January 12, 2010


When I was a teenager I briefly dated a guy who had a semi-beat Camaro that he used to tinker with himself. That thing idled so high and was so loud inside, it used to turn my stomach. That relationship didn't last very long, especially when my Dad spotted me in that car.

Our 2010 Camaro doesn't have any of that grit. Well, it also hasn't been worked over by whatever-his-name-was.

This new Camaro keeps you insulated from its own noise. The cabin stays fairly quiet. I made a video for you of it starting. But it was so quiet, I had to make it again with the windows down so you could hear it:

It's still kinda quiet. Sounds like any car.

When driving, the revs stay very low. I assume for fuel economy? It seems no matter how fast I was going, even if I was only in third gear, the tach always hovered around 2,000 rpm.

It's reserved for a muscle car. But it's got plenty left in case you find a hole in traffic.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor

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