Taking a page of out of Citroen/Sony’s book, Chevy unveiled the 2010 Chevy Camaro TRANSFORMERS Edition today at Comic Con in San Diego. Finished in Bumblebee’s subtle yellow paint scheme, the 2010 TRANSFORMERS Camaro is offered as an upgrade package for Camaro LT and SS models and can be included with the optional RS appearance package. The total cost of the TRANSFORMation (sorry, we couldn’t resist) is only $995 and comes with the AUTOBOT® shield tastefully branded on the side panels, wheel caps, and interior console. Perhaps feeling as though that alone was a touch too understated, GM also embossed the Transformers logo onto the door sill plates and the hood bump.
Beneath Hasbro’s elegantly crafted handiwork, the Camaro’s real selling point remains unchanged. The LT’s 3.6L V6 still cranks out 304 horsepower (227 kW) and 273 lb.-ft. of torque, while the SS continues to offer 2 high-powered performance options to match your driving ability (or lack thereof). For legitimate fanboys, the 6-speed manual-equipped SS comes with the 6.8L V8 LS3 engine, producing 426 horsepower (318 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. of torque (569 Nm). For the fanboys’ sister, the LS3 is swapped in favor of the 400 horsepower (298 kW) and 410 lb.-ft. of torque (556 Nm) L99 V-8, which is necessary in order to accommodate the Sissy -erm- Six-speed automatic transmission.
We say: go big or go home – spring for the SS.