2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS
Camaro fans were terribly disappointed when Chevrolet decided to retire the nameplate for the 2003 model year. It looked like Mustang had finally won the muscle car battle since they also discontinued the Firebird. So the Mustang was the only domestic pony/muscle car still on the market at the moment. However, Chevrolet was waiting for the right moment to bring back the Camaro in a totally redesigned, restyled and re-engineered form.
That moment came in late 2009 when they introduced a brand new, fifth-generation Camaro to the eager market. After a few years of showing concept cars and design renderings, Chevrolet was ready to introduce its modern interpretation of the classic Camaro shape. They planned to include some new, highly advanced chassis and engines, too. The 2010 Camaro was a triumph of retro-futuristic design and engineering.
They used GM’s Zeta platform, which was highly sophisticated and gave the new model sports car-like road holding and driving dynamics. The base engine was a V6, but fifth-generation Camaro buyers could get the SS model with a 6.2-liter V8 engine and 426 HP. This made the 2010 Camaro SS one of the fastest domestic cars at the moment.
With an advanced chassis and brutal performance, the Camaro SS was better than the Mustang GT of the same vintage. This is what helped Chevrolet beat Ford in the sales war.