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Chevrolet announces Transformers 2010 Camaro


Fans of the Camaro and Transformers movies can now get their very own piece of memorabilia with the new Chevrolet Camaro Transformers Special Edition, announced at the Comic-Con in San Diego this week

Chevrolt received countless requests to purchase the 'Bumlebee' Camaro after the first Transformers movie, says Karen Rafferty, product marketing director, Chevrolet.

Combined with the unmistakable Camaro styling, Transformers fans will notice the subtle features of the Special edition, including Autobot® shield on the driver and passenger side panels, on the four wheel's centre cap, and embroidered on the interior centre console. The Transformers logo is on the door sill plates and embedded into the hood rally stripes.

"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 companies."

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.

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