Chevy's Camaro has finally been revealed. Although its skin is all-American, it shares many of its components with the humble Holden Commodore.
The Aussie Camaro
With Holden being responsible for the design of GM's affordable rear-wheel drive "architecture" — the bits beneath the external skin that underpin the car — the latest Camaro is, essentially, a Commodore coupe with an all-American body.
No alarm and no surprises
Being Commodore based, it's little surprise to learn that the two engines offered in the Camaro are a 3.6-litre V6 and 6.2-litre V8. The V8 operates as a four-cylinder engine under light loads, such as highway cruising. This feature, known as Active Fuel Management in GM-speak, has yet to make an appearance on Australian Commodores.
Most people will recognise the new Camaro from last year's Transformers movie where it was Bumblebee's automotive persona. Fans of the original cartoon show were disappointed with Bumblebee's switch from a VW Beetle though.