The move would tie in perfectly with GM’s decision to build more of its vehicles on fewer but more flexible platforms. Engineers are trying to make the Camaro's platform as flexible as possible, which is believed to be part of the reason for the coupe’s long gestation period. The original design of the architecture, codenamed Zeta, was developed in Australia by Holden for its Commodore sedan, but right from the start the plan was to create a new global architecture.
Other trends that GM is looking into is the possibility of powering larger vehicles with low-displacement, high-output turbocharged engines in an effort to improve mileage rates. Lutz gives the example of a Pontiac G8 powered with a four-cylinder Cobalt engine but turbocharged to around 280hp as just one possibility.