August 6, 2009
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Chevrolet announces the 2010 Camaro
TRANSFORMERS Special Edition
Camaro TRANSFORMER Special Edition
Fans of the new Camaro and the
blockbuster TRANSFORMERS movies can now combine their love of
the car and the films with the Chevrolet Camaro TRANSFORMERS
Special Edition announced today at Comic-Con in San Diego.
"When the first TRANSFORMERS movie was
setting box office records, we had countless customers asking to
purchase the 'BUMBLEBEE' Camaro," said Karen Rafferty, product
marketing director, Chevrolet. "Now, they can buy one with the
new Camaro TRANSFORMERS Special Edition. Streets all over North
America will be buzzing in no time."
Features such as an EPA-rated 29
highway mpg on the V6-powered Camaro, Bluetooth phone
connectivity, USB connectivity, XM Satellite Radio and OnStar
combined with TRANSFORMERS design cues add to the car’s status
as a 21st century sports car.
“Hasbro is thrilled to team up with
Chevrolet and excited to see the Camaro TRANSFORMERS Special
Edition come to market for our fans to enjoy,” said Samantha
Lomow, Global Brand Leader for TRANSFORMERS at Hasbro.
“The yellow Camaro with the black
stripes has become so iconic and closely associated with the
BUMBLEBEE character that this edition was a natural fit for both
While the aggressive styling of the
Camaro is unmistakable, true TRANSFORMERS fans will notice some
of the unique, but subtle features of the Camaro TRANSFORMERS
The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro TRANSFORMERS
Special Edition includes the following:
AUTOBOT® shield on the driver and passenger
side panels AUTOBOT® shield on each of the four wheel's center cap
AUTOBOT® shield embroidered on interior center console "TRANSFORMERS"
logo on driver and passenger doors' sill plates "TRANSFORMERS" logo
embedded into the hood rally stripes High-gloss black center rally
stripe package Manufacturer’s suggested retail price of package: $995
Dealers are now taking orders for this car. Customers can order the
TRANSFORMERS Special Edition as either a Rally Yellow LT or SS model.
The optional RS appearance package can also be added.
The V6-powered Camaro uses a 3.6L
engine with variable valve timing to optimize performance and
fuel economy. It is SAE-certified at 304 horsepower (227 kW) and
273 lb.-ft. of torque (370 Nm). A six-speed manual transmission
is standard with the 3.6L engine; a Hydra-Matic 6L50
electronically controlled six-speed automatic, with TAPshift
control, is available.
The high-performance Camaro SS is
equipped with a powerful 6.2L V-8, with a choice of a six-speed
manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Manual
transmission-equipped models receive the LS3 engine, SAE-certified
at 426 horsepower (318 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. of torque (569 Nm).
It is paired with a TR6060 six-speed transmission.
A new, L99 V-8 engine is used on automatic
transmission-equipped SS models. It is based on the LS3, but also
includes GM’s fuel-saving Active Fuel Management feature. It is SAE-certified
at 400 horsepower (298 kW) and 410 lb.-ft. of torque (556 Nm). It is
matched with a Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed transmission that helps
delivers an EPA-estimated 25 mpg on the highway.
(July 23, 09)