But, the guys and gals at LSXtv have taken the experimental powertrain idea for the Camaro program a step further, and envision a day where a hybrid Camaro is a reality. Could there be a day when a Camaro Hybrid graces showrooms? Possibly. But, every piece of intel we have at our disposal here points to “no.”
Much like Tadge Juechter, lead Corvette engineer, has said about the idea of autonomous driving technology finding its way into Chevrolet and General Motors premier sports car, it’s simply not going to happen. And, if it does, it won’t be for a very long time.
Hypercars are just now beginning to perfect the idea a hybrid sports car, think Porsche 918 Spyder, McLaren P1 and so on. The technology is still expensive to integrate into performance applications and, like it or not, the Camaro is a colloquial car, an entry into the realm of performance under the bowtie brand.
If we do see hybridization occur in a General Motors sports car, you bet it will land in a Corvette before a Camaro. Especially if the Corvette name is eventually spun off into its own brand, where it could share the technology well with a Cadillac sports car.
Is a Camaro Hybrid possible? Sure. Does it makes sense for the car’s target market? Not quite.