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CamaroScotty 08-23-2010 03:06 PM

* * * Camaro Convertible SPOTTED (EURO) at OSHAWA * * *
 
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A 2011 Camaro convertible has been spotted at the Oshawa plant with a new taillight design (video below)! Member CamaroScotty spotted this yellow Camaro driving in the Oshawa facilities this past weekend. What we can make out from this sighting is a Camaro convertible featuring a new "sunglass" shaped taillight design, with LED lighting, and the afterburner lighting effect (think Camaro concept tail light).





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This new design would not come as a complete shock and is not without precedent. It was in fact a tail light design seen on a concept clay models (as seen below).


http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1282667828



This sighting leads to more questions than answers -- Is this design headed to production? If so, for the 2012 Camaro? Is this part of a future Camaro facelift? Will this be a Euro-only design? Will this only be on the Camaro convertible? No one has these answers just yet, but stay tuned!

Here is a member's rendering of what the new tail light design will resemble:


http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...3&d=1282617088


justincase_2008 08-23-2010 03:19 PM

SWEET looks killer

lil_red_v6 08-23-2010 03:25 PM

o shit son

armysig 08-23-2010 03:28 PM

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Huh. looks like the tail lights seem squared off some how.

Looks cool though.

CaniacFan 08-23-2010 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by armysig (Post 2251321)
Huh. looks like the tail lights seem squared off some how.

Looks cool though.

Ya, I thought the same thing, maybe it was the light reflecting off the yellow.

Awesome find. Thankx for the share Scotty.

dmax86 08-23-2010 03:33 PM

the tail lights almost look LED??

skuttduck 08-23-2010 03:36 PM

I totally missed that when there. I also recognize that it is a 2000/2001 Toyota Camry that is blocking the view.

I see what he means by Euro. Look at the video again, the tail lights are clear, but light up with RED LED's when the brake is applied. Pause the video at 15 seconds. Look at the tails.

daphatgrant 08-23-2010 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by dmax86 (Post 2251345)
the tail lights almost look LED??

Nah, I don't think so, and the mirrors aren't any different either.


;)

3CamarosOnHand 08-23-2010 03:45 PM

Great job Scotty- now you just ruined our chances of getting into the plant!:facepalm: Just kidding....(I think).....

Hylton 08-23-2010 03:45 PM

The rear fascia is also different. There are only 2 tail lights on the euro spec'd car compared to four on ours. Each tail light actually has a sunglasses shape:

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:z...rada_1.jpg&t=1

Grandeos 08-23-2010 03:56 PM

Why does Europe get the different design?? I could understand if those were an option for LED lights... but why change the design for Europe?? Could you please elaborate Hylton ??

Hylton 08-23-2010 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Grandeos (Post 2251440)
Why does Europe get the different design?? I could understand if those were an option for LED lights... but why change the design for Europe?? Could you please elaborate Hylton ??

Countries have different regulations when it comes to vehicle specifications. For all European countries, you MUST have amber as the color of your rear turn signals (ours are red) and you MUST have a turn signal indicator on the side of the car hence the turn signals in the mirrors (like the Japanese spec'd out cars). You must also have rear foglights which I believe is incorporated in the tail lights seen here. GM cannot sell any cars in Europe without these conditions being met.

There are some pics of 2010 Camaros that look identical to ours driving around europe however, I believe they are grey market cars.

Overflow 08-23-2010 04:04 PM

Nice find Scotty!!

ketel0ne 08-23-2010 04:07 PM

Wow! Just Wow.

Hylton 08-23-2010 04:26 PM

Looks like the back-up lights have been moved.

Grandeos 08-23-2010 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Hylton (Post 2251460)
Countries have different regulations when it comes to vehicle specifications. For all European countries, you MUST have amber as the color of your rear turn signals (ours are red) and you MUST have a turn signal indicator on the side of the car hence the turn signals in the mirrors (like the Japanese spec'd out cars). You must also have rear foglights which I believe is incorporated in the tail lights seen here. GM cannot sell any cars in Europe without these conditions being met.

There are some pics of 2010 Camaros that look identical to ours driving around europe however, I believe they are grey market cars.

I know what you mean as far as the various regional requirements (SAE vs ECE, etc). I deal with these differences in my line of work. However, this is the first time I have seen such a significant design change, and in this case... even with better LED technology. I wonder why the EURO market would get these LED lamps and not North America. Seems like they pulled off the "after-burner" effect with these. :(

Grandeos 08-23-2010 04:41 PM

Here is a break down of screenshots from Scotty's video. Im not crazy about the "sunglasses" design, but i love the LEDs!!
http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/x...eurolights.jpg

pony 08-23-2010 06:51 PM

Nice find Scotty; You would make the stake out cops proud!!

P.S. Please tell the engineers that someone forgot to "plug in" the third brake light on the upper deck.

talwell 08-23-2010 06:53 PM

Great find Scotty - what timing you have.

CamaroScotty 08-23-2010 07:12 PM

Thanks ;)

ron10 08-23-2010 08:18 PM

looks good.

thallman91 08-23-2010 08:20 PM

I think I'm gonna love it...I really do.....

96_2010_CAMARO 08-23-2010 10:38 PM

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This is how i imagine the tail lights
off
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brake
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turn-signal & reverse
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lil_red_v6 08-23-2010 10:39 PM

wow can we order em like that too?
like the old 4th gen tricolor euros that were hard to find.

Hylton 08-23-2010 10:59 PM

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Originally Posted by 96_2010_CAMARO (Post 2253200)
This is how i imagine the tail lights
off
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brake
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turn-signal & reverse
Attachment 157534

Good job! I think you are pretty close. The red border goes completely around the tail light though.


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