By James Bergeron

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2010 Chevrolet Camaro RS

Day 1:

2010 Chevrolet Camaro RS
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Want to be noticed driving while down the road? How about getting noticed stepping out of your car, or maybe you want people to pull out their cellphone to snap pictures as you drive by or as your car sits in a parking lot? You could buy a Ferrari or a Lamborghini, or name your supercar; that would work for sure. Or, with a more modest budget, you could do it in this week’s tester, the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro.

As a competitor to the Ford Mustang, you’d better hurry if you want to be unique, because if General Motors has their way, these cars will be everywhere in a few years, just like the Mustang is today.

2010 Chevrolet Camaro RS
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Sorry to disappoint muscle car fans, but my tester isn’t the big-dog V8 SS version; it is an RS model, which is equipped with the standard 3.6-litre V6 engine which still produces some impressive numbers, such as 304 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. Perhaps the most impressive is the fuel consumption rating of 11.4/6.9 L/100 (city/highway). I’ll believe it when I see it at the end of the week, though!

My tester is also equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission (add $1,435 to the base price), but is available with a six-speed manual. The RS package adds: HID headlamps with “halo ring;” a rear spoiler; RS-unique tail lamps; body-colour roof ditch molding and RS badges for $1,705 on top of the base price $26,995. Also added to my tester are 20-inch wheels for $540 and a power sunroof for $1,195.

My tester is also a 2LT model rather than base trim. The 2LT starts at $31,595 and adds some desirable options including: OnStar with Direction and Connections package; driver information center; a Boston Acoustics premium nine-speaker sound system; Bluetooth; USB port; four auxiliary multifunction gauges and heated driver and front passenger leather seating.

2010 Chevrolet Camaro RS
MSRP as tested (including destination): $37,970

For more information on Chevrolet and the Camaro visit GM Canada

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