In cooperation with Exodus Pictures, Classic Design Concepts in Novi, Michigan, has created the Firebird-esque Firebreather for the upcoming movie Jinn, which has been described as a supernatural thriller. A limited run of just 50 Firebreathers will be produced by CDC to commemorate the movie; each with unique lights, emblems, front/rear fascia, rocker panels, hood, decklid spoiler, and the car number "tattoo." CDC says that you can purchase a 2010 Camaro yourself and have them convert it, provided you select the right options, or it can be purchased directly through them. Also included in the package is a black-leather interior with red stitching, floor mats with the Firebreather script, a hot looking set of wheels with Pirelli tires, Eibach lowering springs and sway bars, Hurst shifter, JBA dual exhaust, and a supercharger. Total cost comes in at $85,000 for what is sure to be a high-value collector car. Check out www.classicdesignconcepts.com for more information.
Updates for the 2011 Camaro
Following a recent SAE certification, the Camaro's V-6 is now rated at 312 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of Mustang-killing torque. Chief Engineer Tom Sutter said the previous 304-horse rating of the VVT-equipped 3.6 liter was "conservative on our end."
Besides the addition of Synergy Green to the color palette, the only other notable change is the availability of Heads-Up Display (HUD), commonly found on the Corvette. This popular feature on the Vette has become the most frequent customer request, so GM has responded by making it available (on only the second vehicle in its lineup).
Given the recently released photos of a pre-production Camaro convertible, we are expecting an official announcement on that soon. Also of note, GM announced that by June it will have paid off its $6.7 billion federal loan, several years ahead of schedule. While this doesn't account for the total bailout, most of the money is expected to be recovered when the government-owned shares are initially offered to the public.
CTS-V Wagon Official
Drink it in; GM has done one of its gutsiest moves to date with the introduction of the CTS-V Sport Wagon. The 556-horse supercharged LSA motor will power the ultimate grocery-getter, complements of Cadillac. Based off the CTS's sporty chassis, the Sport Wagon boasts a bountiful 25 cubic-feet of cargo area (58 feet with the rear seats folded down), while still displaying a modern, edgy design that puts Clark W. Griswold's Family Truckster to shame. A tuned, fully independent suspension with magnetic ride control, Brembo brakes, 19-inch wheels, and Michelin PS2 rubber will make this beast ride like a Cadillac and handle like a sports car while still carrying a coffee table. The price is estimated to be just south of $65,000.
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