As the debate carries on over whether muscle cars are still defined purely by power, General Motors' latest take on the Chevy Camaro strives to be much more.
So amid the automaker's push to re-establish the vehicle as the country's leading muscle car, Mark Reuss, a GM executive vice president who grew up driving a '67 Camaro, said he considers the latest model more of a sports performance car.
"The cars we're driving today are all about handling and precise steering and brakes, and that's a different formula than what the muscle car is known for," Reuss said. "So I think we are going to open this up to a whole bunch of new buyers."
With two new versions of the latest Camaro rolling into Chevy dealerships this spring, General Motors is confident there are still buyers looking for a car that offers them the throaty roar, look and feel that made the Camaro an iconic car. But there are now additional driver expectations that Chevy is addressing.