The car itself certainly enjoys city drives, as this is a great opportunity for it to grab all the attention, but as a driver, you won't be particularly pleased by using it for urban rides.
To start with, the dimensions of the Camaro are too enthusiastic for crowded city traffic. This could be solved through an excellent visibility, but the vehicle offers the exact opposite - This is where its spectacular styling cues take their toll. The problem becomes even worse for the convertible due to the poorer rear visibility.
The hydraulic power steering also proves to be a tad too heavy for certain maneuvers that are often used during urban driving, such as parking or turning the car around. Up to the 2013 model year, the range-topping ZL1 was the only one that used electric power assisted steering, which does away with this problem. Fortunately, from this point on, the SS models receive it too.
With its 6.2-liter, the L99 V8 engine certainly screams "no replacement for displacement", but it can actually shut down half of its cylinders when power is not needed. This is often the case in the city and the process is an unnoticeable one for the driver. Together with the six-speed automatic transmission, this faces the challenges of urban driving in a decent manner.
The Camaro also has a few assets that serve it well in urban areas and the most important one is the suspension. This definitely knows what comfort means and, together with the generous ride height (for a sportscar), is perfectly fit for the city.
Despite the aforementioned poor visibility, parking is not an issue, as you can rely on the rear sensors, as well as on the rear view camera. Unfortunately, the latter's display has microscopic dimensions, being integrated in the rear-view mirror.Continue reading
Hold on, Lou Cheeka would like to say something...
Oh yeah, this is the bad boy baby! The Camaro looks like it's going to punch you in the face if you stare at its sexy lines for too long, but the best part of it are those halo lights. They look exactly like angel eyes. I'm referring to the proper yellow light angel eyes BMW made at first, not these new commercial white things.
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