Chevrolet Camaro SS
Camaro fans were disappointed when Chevrolet decided to retire the nameplate after the 2003 model year. It looks like Mustang had finally won the muscle car battle since the Firebird was also discontinued, and Mustang was the only domestic pony/muscle car still on the market at the moment. However, it turned out that Chevrolet was waiting for the right moment to return the Camaro to the market in a redesigned and re-engineered form. That moment came in late 2009 when a brand-new fifth-generation Camaro arrived on the market (via Edmunds).
After a few years of concept cars and design renderings, Chevrolet finally introduced its modern interpretation of the classic Camaro with brand-new and highly advanced engines. The 2010 Camaro was a triumph of retro-futuristic design and engineering. GM’s Zeta platform was highly sophisticated and gave the new model sports car-like road holding and driving dynamics. The base engine was a V6. But right from the start, fifth-generation Camaro buyers had the option of the SS model with a 6.2-liter V8 engine and 426 HP. That powerplant made the 2010 Camaro SS one of the fastest domestic cars at the time. With an advanced chassis and brutal performance, the Camaro SS was far better than the Mustang GT of the same vintage, which helped Chevrolet beat Ford in the sales war.