Wow, my PM box and email have been on fire with questions and links to "other" Camaro site discussions (many of them not very nice ), ever since we posted our 6th gen Camaro story two days ago. Since I also have a day job, I figured it would be more efficient if I simply started a global thread to address the main concerns/myths without having to answer every single message.
It's apparent to me that some of the other sites are fully invested in the status quo, so any talk of a future Camaro is anathema to themselves, their corporate backers and some of their members. Sorry to rattle your cage guys.
Let me address afew points.
1) I read an interwebz rumor that the next V8 will displace 5.5L.
The 5.5L bore/stroke ratio was developed at substantial expense for the C6.R racing program in order to homologate the Corvette for GT2. There are no plans to put this displacement in production.
2) There are no plans for an Alpha Camaro because I hear that GM has a secret program to lighten the Zeta Camaro.
So secret in fact, that GM doesn't even know about it. Something like that would require a huge investment, one which GM won't spend on an orphaned platform. The Alpha Camaro is indeed coming.
3) A 4 cylinder Camaro! That sucks.
Hey listen, if you want to still buy a rip snorting smallblock V8 Camaro in an era of 35.5 mpg CAFE, you'd better pray that Chevy sells a buttload of 4 banger Camaros.
4) What, no V6?
The 6th gen may or may not have a V6. We couldn't get confirmation either way. But for CAFE and marketing reasons, the I4/V8 product mix is confirmed and joined at the hip.
5) 7 and 8 speed transmisions are stupid.
I don't think we're going back to Powerglides and T-10's boys and girls. If adding a gear or two can squeeze another bit of mpg on the EPA test loop, well that's what needs to be done. See "if you still want a V8" above.
6) It's impossible to have any info on the 6th gen because myself and the site I frequent have no info on it.
Ooops sorry. If anyone wants to question the veracity of the information we've put into the 6th gen story feel free to challenge it here. As nsap has mentioned, we are very careful to confirm through multiple sources what we post. Expect more to come.