Updated with new photos

The new Camaro has been a long time coming, with numerous concepts on the scene for the past two years and more than six years having passed since the last Camaro was produced. The hot SS variant is taking even longer than the standard car, though these photos show the official final version of the fastest Camaro, expected to be powered by an LS3 V8.

The Camaro SS has yet to be officially unveiled with all of its technical specifications and details, but already GM has released the official photos of the car. The standard Camaro and its RS appearance package have also been released, however, and apart from a few important distinctions, the SS retains the majority of the new car's already familiar styling. The small opening just below the hood, a slightly reworked front fascia and a different set of badges look to be the primary differences externally.

Early rumors had pegged the new Camaro SS as using a slightly detuned version of the LS-series supercharged 6.2L engine found in the Corvette ZR-1 and Cadillac CTS-V, but the official word on the Camaro SS is that it will feature naturally aspirated engines, with a 6.2L LS3 V8 or 6.2L L99 under the bulging hood depending upon which transmission is selected. The LS3 is expected to produce 422hp (314kW) and 408lb-ft (553Nm) of torque in manual-transmission guise and the L99 will crank out 400hp (299kW) and 395lb-ft (535Nm) of torque for the automatic.

2010 Camaro SS official photos

2010 Camaro SS leaked images.