When I first began talking with some of my fellow writers about driving the 2010 Camaro there seemed to be a common thread. This car turns heads. So much so that some folks have recommended allowing extra time to drive anywhere as you would inevitably end up talking with the public on every trip. Most of the journos I heard that from were from south of the border and lived in rather small towns. I figured that this advice was cute, thinking that the press car was the first 2010 Camaro the denizens of rural South Carolina had seen and possibly the last they’d see for a while given the order backlog. Here in Durham Region, where we’ve seen GM’s engineering staff driving pre production units for close to a year, I thought few would notice the car. I expected the 6 cylinder RS model would be virtually ignored. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Everywhere I went with the Camaro, necks craned as people tried to get a better look at it. At the elementary school, the boys’ friends chattered over whether it was a Camaro or a Challenger. While doing the obligatory afternoon high school run, the more aware teenage boys could be heard talking about the differences between an RS and an SS. Our daughter’s friends battled over who got to ride home with us so they could be seen in the cool car. I was stopped in gas stations and at Starbucks by people wanting to know more. Even here in Camaro Country, this car gets noticed.