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« on: May 03, 2006, 07:22:01 PM »

Following pictures taken 2 May 2006 in Atlanta.
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2006, 07:22:36 PM »

First 3 pictures
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2006, 07:27:56 PM »

Next 3 pictures

Note mocked up engine compartment in top picture and console gage cluster and dash layout in middle picture.
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2006, 12:31:53 AM »

Personally love it....most exciting thing to come from GM in many MANY years.   Only thing GM is good for these days is rental cars.

Love the retro styling...which they claim it isn't...but it sure as heck looks retro to me. Wink
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2006, 10:10:31 AM »

If Chevy has the Courage to build it. This it will be best thing from GM since 1974. Ten bucks says they don't.
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2006, 02:31:37 PM »

I believe that one of Chevy's biggest issues with the Camaro, beginning way back in '67, was how to keep the performance up so as to compete with the rest of the muscle car market and at the same time, not dig too deeply into Corvette sales - an issue that Ford, for example, with the Mustang doesn't have to worry about.

Case in point, when I bought my '95 Z28 (still my daily driver) new in January 1995, I paid $18,022 total to the dealer. For that very reasonable price, I got 90+% of the performance of the '95 Corvette. Same engine (LT1) and same 6 spd manual gearbox with 3.73 posi rear end. Chevy purposely restricted the intake somewhat and unlike the Corvette, the Z28 did not have a true dual exhaust from the engine back. So net engine HP was a little de-reated from the Corvette, but not seriously - and all for less than 1/2 the cost of the 'Vette.

Chevy will be struggling with the same issues here. If they do indeed make the car, and put the LS2 in it, you will have a vehicle that will be about the same size as a 'Vette, with basically the same drivetrain. If the Camaro is to go back into production aimed at the same market as before, Chevy will have to price the Camaro appropriately. The same old issue will be there: striking the balance between pricing the Camaro "with almost Corvette performance" appropriately in order to compete with the Mustang, but not priced so low as to create Camaro buyers at the expense of Corvette sales.
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2006, 09:13:26 PM »

OK, I'm starting to warm up to it... especially the interior and back end.
You might think you were behind a vette from behind...
I see the yellow bow tie...  Have they said anything about SS or Zs?
Is the blonde in the first picture standard or optional?
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2006, 12:25:49 PM »

I still don't like the car, though it may be grow on me. I think it needs to be much more retro as in 1rst. gen. styling. But then they did not ask for my opinion. That said, they may miss a huge part of potential market (baby boomers) by not making significant changes. Anyone agree, or am I in a dream world???
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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2006, 06:28:52 PM »

I still don't like the car, though it may be grow on me. I think it needs to be much more retro as in 1rst. gen. styling. But then they did not ask for my opinion. That said, they may miss a huge part of potential market (baby boomers) by not making significant changes. Anyone agree, or am I in a dream world???
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Yep I agree fully - and if they don't retro the pre-production units more and soon enough to attract interest and satisfy the 'Boomers' they will lose so much hype by the time it is actually introduced, that the car will get shelved for lack of sales soon after it gets into production, if it does get that far...
Don't forget its the 50's and up age bracket that wants the retro stuff mostly, and they are the ones that have the $$$'s to be able to play with and now afford one that is decently equipped not the 20's group (I'm guessing pricing in the mid thirtie$$$ - in a form that will do the Camaro name some performance justice - not a V6-thing with a 3 speed auto for $27,000 with tires). Anyone who says otherwise has forgotten how the Mustang sales stomped the last version or two of Camaros produced and why!
IMHO - Chev will be so late , so overpriced, and so off the target with this not only with the styling, but with the way they market it - that it will fail miserably(what have they done right in the last 10 or more years otherwise to make us believe they can suddenly get it right now Huh except for the Vette - and those performance toes can't be stepped on by other division models as we have been seem in the past).
Others will have their comments I'm sure - if it ever comes to be - it will be interesting to see how it will play out nonetheless.
I still don't like the car as it is now either - but I will admit that as always, styling is a very subjective and personal thing, but that is what made our North American auto industry different from the others back when the cars wars were in full swing... It may grow on me but so far and after a couple of months of pictures, I have to admit I don't have any more appreciation of it now than previously... - Randy
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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2006, 08:02:32 PM »

I also agree that the back looks beter than the front .

Hopefully Chevy understands, as previously mentioned, it's the boomers, not the tuners who will make this car a success - if it makes it into production. Hopefully, someone from GM looks at the CRG forum occasionally and will take notes.

Nothing mentioned in the pitch at the Atlanta show about SS, Z28, etc. - the blonde must be standard - no mention of her on the option list either.
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« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2006, 01:35:37 PM »

Great pics Rich - thanks for sharing those Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2006, 08:02:17 AM »





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« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2006, 08:40:43 AM »

One of my favorites

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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2006, 05:01:39 PM »

I found this today at the following linK:  http://www.gminsidenews.com/index.php?page=Future_Product_Guide
Looks like a GM supported website of "insider news".

For Model Yerar2009, Chevrolet:-

Chevrolet Camaro:

Rumors state that the Camaro is on for model-year 2009.  Cheesy   Expect the design of the car to follow what that of the Camaro Concept car in coupe and convertible form. Power is said to come from the 3.6L V6 and an optional 6.0L LS2 V8. GMs Oshawa, Ontario, Canada plant is likely where this Camaro will call home.

Addtional info. at this link as well:  http://www.5thgen.org/   which was referenced in a previous post.
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« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2006, 02:24:21 PM »

droooool.
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