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Production 2010 Chevy Camaro Revealed!

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UPDATE: We've driven it, and here's our full 2010 Chevy Camaro review! This is it. The 2010 Chevy Camaro, revealed in all its glory. According to details we've been told by the folks breaking the embargo, the new Chevy Camaro will come in LS, LT and SS (yes, we know there's a badge there that says "RS")— and be available in either 6-speed manual or auto flavors. Under the hood, a 296 HP 3.6-liter V6 or a 416 HP 6.2-liter V8 with cylinder deactivation. And check out that interior — looks very muscular to us. Weight? How about 3,747 lb — lighter than the Challenger. Full details below the jump. UPDATE: Now we've got even more pictures!

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Here's what we're told from the folks at CarTribe:

The Camaro will come in LS, LT and full-on SS specs and be available with 6-speed manual and auto transmissions. Under the bonnet sit fuel-efficient 296bhp 3.6-liter V6 and 416bhp 6.2-liter V8 engines, which can run on fewer cylinders to improve economy.

It shouldn't just be a burnout king either, handling should be pretty good thanks to an all-independent suspension setup and a StabiliTrak stability control system. 4-pot Brembo brakes front and rear shed the speed on the SS. Weight balance is split 52/48 front/rear too, but the Camaro is a porker, weighing in at more than 1,700kgs.

The interior gets cool LED lighting, leather seats on posher models and dials and gauges inspired by 1969 Camaros. The US gets the car in early 2009, while we'll get it some time after that. Super.

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[via CarTribes]

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Rob Emslie

@cargogh: I think that by the time GM drags this body style off the showroom floor, you'll see it on a Top Gear special episode where Clarkson, along with his co-hosts, drags his saggy english ass across the American south , eventually loading a dead cow on the roof for a lark and the impression that they will eat it. But due to his advanced age, he's unable to remember it's there and it gets pushed off by the drive-through roof at the Mobile Alabama H Salt Fish & Chips.

He spends the rest of the show driving around trying to find a pair of depends that doesn't bunch up on him.

Hammond, slightly younger, will follow with a decrepit 2009 Ford F250 pickup that - to the delight of the audience - he has to pee into, to satisfy both a wonky computer on the truck, and an enlarged prostate on his person. His cowboy fetish is still in bloom, although due to his stature is forced to shop in the boy's section at BJ's Western Wear.

James May, while having completed his sex-change operation, is still the sensible one, and is driving an old Mary Kay cadillac, which he/she finds "fetching". Maybeline, as he is now known, drives the speed limit and continues to suffer the derision of his still-male co-hosts. Only now he cries and complains that they've hurt his/her feelings.

Anyway, that's kind of my prediction.