While the Chevy Camaro is all about power, rumors are swirling that it will soon be about efficiency, too. General Motors has been teasing a possible Chevy Camaro hybrid powertrain that would change the game for sports cars.
A survey distributed by GM asked customers to choose between two different hybrid powertrains for a sports car (like the Camaro). This survey suggests that one of these hybrid powertrains might just be featured on an upcoming Camaro, possibly as soon as the seventh generation.
The survey teased two potential powertrains. One option was a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 365 horsepower and shoots from zero to sixty in just 4.4 seconds. Not only would it offer this power, but it could also get an estimated 30 combined mpg.
The other option included a 6.2-liter V8 engine that boasts 545 horsepower and accelerates from zero to sixty in even less time – 3.7 seconds. Its efficiency would come in at 24 mpg combined.
Either hybrid powertrain would be a step up in both efficiency and power for the Camaro, which currently sports a standard 2.0-liter turbo engine that comes in at 275 horsepower and 23 combined mpg. Hopefully, GM customers will soon get to see this hybrid powertrain for themselves.