Power To The (Base-Model) People
Think the V-6 Camaro's 304 horses sound a tad puny? Worried that you'll be the laughingstock of the local cruise night? Here's a little perspective to keep the haters at bay: 304 hp is almost 100 hp more than the base (gross-hp-rated) V-8 in a 1967 Camaro. It's also just 6 hp shy of the V-8 in a 2002 Camaro Z28 and 4 hp more than the current Ford Mustang GT's V-8. The 2010 Camaro SS will have a 400- or 422-hp V-8, but if you can't justify the fuel costs and higher MSRP, don't fret-for once, there's strength in six-cylinder numbers.
On Sale: March 2009
Price: $23,000 (est.)
Engine: 3.6L V-6, 304 hp, 273 lb-ft