Jay Leno Chevrolet Camaro Concept

Jay Leno Chevrolet Camaro Concept

Fresh from freeing the bagged cat on the CTS-V Sport Wagon, Bob Lutz is at it again, this time talking about a twin-turbo V-6 Chevrolet Camaro. It's not certain, but Lutz said it was a possibility.

A twin-turbo V-6 Camaro was on display recently at SEMA, in the guise of the Jay Leno concept car (pictured). That vehicle turned out about 425 horsepower, roughly equivalent to the current Camaro SS's big V-8, but it's not clear whether a production V-6 twin-turbo would aim high, perhaps for the Z-28 marque, or shoot for a more economical-yet-sporty spot in the middle of the lineup.

Either alternative is a possibility, and the twin-turbo V-6 Camaro could be seen as a pre-emptive strike against a not-yet-announced EcoBoost Ford Mustang. The only engine confirmed for the next-gen Mustang is the 5.0-liter Coyote, but talk of the suitability of the EcoBoost V-6 to the Mustang platform has circulated for ages.

If the twin-turbo Camaro does come, don't expect it until late next year or early 2011 to allow time for the necessarty testing and validation processes.

To see what sort of styling cues and performance--both in terms of power and efficiency--might come from a twin-turbo V-6 Camaro, check out our story on the Jay Leno SEMA Concept here.