Report: GM Product Boss Says Turbocharged Camaro a Possibility

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

When asked if a turbocharged version of the Camaro might make it to market, GM product boss Bob Lutz said, “perhaps.” The immediate response to this is to get all excited and start saving up your pennies for the car. Then again, Lutz may have used the “perhaps” word in the same way parents do when asked: “Can I have a pony for Christmas?” In other words, it is possible, but anything is possible, so don’t bet on it.

Still, these days there’s no telling what General Motors might do and just recently at the SEMA Show, the company did display a twin-turbocharged V6 Camaro (pictured above) that was built in house and designed with the help of car guy Jay Leno. GM claims the turbocharged Camaro gets V8 power with V6 fuel economy. Chevy has already confirmed that one of the Jay Leno Camaro’s SEMA co-stars, the Camaro Synergy, will go into production.

A twin-turbo Camaro, even if it was built, would most likely not arrive until the next generation of the car. In the mean time, Lutz is dong what he’s paid the big bucks to do – get people excited about General Motors.

GALLERY: Jay Leno Twin-Turbo Camaro

[Source: InsideLine]

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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