It's The Beast Under The Hood That Counts - 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS Long-Term Road Test

2010 Chevrolet Camaro Long Term Road Test

2010 Chevy Camaro SS: It's The Beast Under The Hood That Counts

September 30, 2009

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I just looked through all 31 posts on our still new long-term 2010 Chevy Camaro. All of them seem to deal with the car's interior or exterior. Well I'm here today to tell you it's the beast under the hood that counts. Anybody out there that thinks GM can't build greatness needs to experience the 6.2-liter all-aluminum V8 that lives inside our silver Camaro.

With the possible exception of the supercharged beast in the big-buck Shelby GT500, this is the best engine available today in an American muscle machine. And I'll go as far as saying it is the absolute best normally aspirated overhead valve engine in the world. Sorry Hemi.

It tuns out that pushrods work. And the SS Camaro's pushrod V8 is worth the premium (in fuel and MSRP) over the LT Camaro's "more sophisticated" double-overhead cam V6.

Scott Oldham, Inside Line Editor in Chief

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