The Chevrolet Camaro could possibly be in for hybrid energy. How do we all know? The model has been caught testing the waters for future hybrid powertrains with Camaro homeowners.
In August, screenshots of a buyer survey have been posted to the Camaro6 discussion board, by which Chevrolet explicitly requested a present Camaro proprietor for suggestions on a hybrid turbocharged inline-Four engine and a hybrid V-Eight engine. The model additionally threw within the 2019 Chevy Silverado’s 2.7-liter turbo-Four for consideration.
The survey requested, which of the next engines the proprietor would select in a Chevrolet Camaro. The hybrid choices and prerequisites have been as follows:
- A 2.Zero-liter turbocharged hybrid inline-Four with 365 horsepower, 30 mpg mixed, and Zero-60 mph in Four.Four seconds
- A 6.2-liter hybrid V-Eight engine with 545 horsepower, 24 mpg mixed, and Zero-60 mph in three.7 seconds
The two.Zero-liter turbo-Four hybrid engine would include a $Four,000 worth premium, whereas the hybrid V-Eight engine would price an additional $Eight,000, in line with the survey. For comparability, the present 6.2-liter LT1 V-Eight engine makes 450 hp within the Camaro SS and the two.Zero-liter turbo-four engine makes 275 hp. The hybrids spoken of within the survey would grant the horse automobile main energy and gas economic system bumps.
Chevrolet is clearly gauging curiosity for a hybrid system in a future Camaro. Whereas the hybrid methods would supply boosts in energy and gas economic system, they might price 1000’s of extra. In its place, the two.7-liter turbo-Four possibility talked about within the survey can be a $Zero possibility, present 310 hp, and 25 mpg mixed.
We reached out to GM for touch upon the survey and a spokesperson informed Motor Authority, “We routinely survey our clients throughout all of our autos on potential future applied sciences or options, however that doesn’t imply we’re going to institute them.”
GM patented a high-compression, twin-charged hybrid powertrain final October, and that could possibly be a precursor to any kind of hybrid system the automaker has within the works. Nonetheless, we would not count on a Camaro hybrid with a V-Eight engine to share many similarities with the rumored mid-engine C8 Corvette hybrid, particularly for the reason that Corvette’s powertrain can be designed to suit in the midst of the automobile. Additionally, in 2013, GM North America President Mark Reuss stated to not snort off of hybrid Corvette, so it is easy to think about a hybrid Camaro.
The hybrid Camaro speak comes as Ford prepares to launch its personal Mustang Hybrid in 2020, which the automaker might have teased in a brand new commercial. The horse automobile wars might get a bit greener within the years to come back.