Right now, you might find yourself at a crossroads of sorts.
You work long and hard; day in and day out. You go about your daily routine of raising the family and running errands, but all the while something is eating at you in the back of your mind. You can’t quite put your finger on it until you look in the rear view mirror of your “soccer mom” SUV and ask yourself … is this all there is? Have I lost my swagger, the fun of my youth? Well, maybe what you could be asking yourself is … do I need a little “muscle” in my life?
Face it folks, the muscle car is as American as apple pie. Not everyone needs to own a boring car and the Camaro is anything but. It is the epitome of style and performance. There is nothing like the feeling of motoring through a turn, g-force full throttle, pushing you into the driver seat. Or the power of a V8 engine when you step on the gas.
The Chevrolet Camaro is one of the most iconic American muscle cars there is. From its launch in 1966 to compete with the Ford Mustang, the Camaro has been a symbol of speed and power on the road. Chevy even made its name sound like a true predator in its initial press release when they told the automotive world, “A Camaro is a small, vicious animal that eats Mustangs”.
Throughout all of its five different design stages, the Chevy Camaro has remained one of America’s most popular muscle cars. It is known for turning heads. When Chevrolet decided to create the fifth generation Z28 in 2010, they made it lighter overall. As Chevy put it, “we took out everything that didn’t make it go faster, or was required by law”. Camaro engineers called the Z28 a “momentum car” because it had tons of grip and tons of power under the hood and would blow the doors off anything on the track.
The fifth generation Camaro also got a big promotional boost to its street cred when it became a box office super hero, as the character “Bumble Bee” in DreamWorks/ Paramount Pictures’ Transformer movies. Soon, young and old alike recognized the body shape of the mighty Z28.
Photo credit: BumbleBee Camaro 02 by Kevin Ward/ Eastpointe
“The sleek two-door coupe looks like a cross between a 60’s muscle car and a spaceship,” says NPR.com’s Frank Langfitt. Owners of the Camaro Z28 agree. As one owner of the 2014 Camaro Z28 proclaims, “I love the way (the futuristic style) looks; it’s all angles. It has almost a Battlestar-Gallactica-Darth-Vadar look to the grill in the front. There aren’t going to be any cars out there that look like this car.”
So next time you think your world is getting a little too stagnant, why not decide to add a little muscle to your life? It’s like what actor Shia Lebeouf’s character says in the first Transformer movie, “Fifty years from now, when you’re looking back at your life, don’t you want to say you had the guts to get into the car?”
Well, don’t you?
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