If you want to cruise through life unnoticed, don’t drive the new Camaro.

I knew something was up, just minutes after pulling onto the highway after picking up a 2010 Camaro V6 for testing. The first evidence was a guy in the next lane frantically waving and giving me the thumbs up. I wasn’t sure what was up at first, but I quickly got it, burst into a big grin, tipped my hat and waved back.

A few minutes later, a guy in a family car pulls up along side and starts waving and giving me the signal to get on it. Again, it took me a moment or two to figure out what he was after. Since I was tooling along in the slow lane at 60 MPH, I gave it a quick little burst, hit 75 and backed back down to my previous speed. He came rolling by, laughed and flashed the thumbs up.

But don’t dismiss these newfangled pony cars as mere gas guzzlers.

Our 2010 Camaro V6 review proved that the car lives up to GM’s promise of 29 highway miles per gallon … when you resist the urge to bury your right foot in the throttle, of course.

Not too shabby for an engine that cranks out over 300 horsepower.

Where ever we drove, the car drew a crowd, whether it was dropping folks off at the airport or cruising into the drive-in for dinner.

People flocked to the car and wanted to know everything about it: How fast is it? Can I plug in my iPod? How comfortable are the seats?

It’s clear this car strikes a chord … a power chord.