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Old 04-30-2006, 07:15 AM   #1
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What will final version look like?

Anyone know Chevy's history on building production cars from concept cars? Do they usually stick pretty close to the concept or does the production cars usually loook nothin like the concept? I love how this car looks but Im afraid the real one is gonna look nothing like it.
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Old 06-25-2006, 04:38 PM   #2
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I dont care what it looks like, I'll end up buying one anyway! lol But I really love the concept design...The only thing is the mirrors, they may be a little too small. But besides that I absolutely love the car and can't wait to own one!
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Old 07-16-2006, 02:26 PM   #3
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GMs cars usually come out like shit with the bumper flowing into sheetmetal aspect. This is one part of the new camaro design that is very european/japanese in its design, so i'll be interested to see howGM does it in the production version. I dont have high hopes. Thank god GM knows how to make a damn good engine.
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Old 07-17-2006, 07:41 AM   #4
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From what I gather, for the exterior, look for a higher roofline, and larger side mirrors, as well as smaller wheels.

Interior-wise, not radically different from the concept.
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From what I gather, for the exterior, look for a higher roofline, and larger side mirrors, as well as smaller wheels.

Interior-wise, not radically different from the concept.
Moose, was the headroom very low on the concept when you sat in it? From the otuside it looks like the roofline needs to be raised. The pics of Jay Leno sitting in the car looks like he was being crushed.

If they do have to raise the roofline I hope it's not by so much as to lose the current sleek shape of the car overall.
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Old 07-17-2006, 09:23 AM   #6
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Moose, was the headroom very low on the concept when you sat in it? From the otuside it looks like the roofline needs to be raised. The pics of Jay Leno sitting in the car looks like he was being crushed.

If they do have to raise the roofline I hope it's not by so much as to lose the current sleek shape of the car overall.
I'm 5'11" and had no issues with headroom. But I'm sure the roofline will be raised for production. I don't think it'd be raised too much and adversely affect the "lines" of the car.
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Old 07-17-2006, 12:55 PM   #7
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Oh, I really hope they don't screw it up when it comes to the production version. That low roofline is perfect as it is. I guess we'll see smaller wheels, but I'd still like 19" as standard.....I hate wheels that don't fill the arches.

Be brave GM......don't change a thing.
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Old 07-25-2006, 12:30 AM   #8
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I wonder if the RS/Z28 will get the Hideaway head lights that they had in 69
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Old 07-25-2006, 06:36 AM   #9
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i heard it supposed to look just like the concept. little bit more modernized interior but exterior is suppoesd to be the same except the mirrors and maybe the roof line, but after weeing some cars that have been coming out i wouldnt be surprised if they kept the low roof line
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Old 08-20-2006, 03:51 PM   #10
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I wonder if the RS/Z28 will get the Hideaway head lights that they had in 69
How bout like these in this post?
http://www.smokinchevy.com/showthread.php?t=870

I too want hideaways, but so far i have seen no official mention of it.
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i heard it supposed to look just like the concept. little bit more modernized interior but exterior is suppoesd to be the same except the mirrors and maybe the roof line, but after weeing some cars that have been coming out i wouldnt be surprised if they kept the low roof line
Ditto. I only heard about raising the roof by what you guys just mentioned here. When it comes to doing hideaways, I wouldn't expect it. Doing that on only one type of Camaro raises their cost which defeats the purpose. I completely agree that it would be awesome to see, like the video clip that was put up. We'll find out in due time...
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Old 10-20-2006, 04:22 PM   #12
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What will change in production version?

We all know that there are a few mods GM will have to make from the concept to the actual production model. I have been told that the door handles as well as the trunk will be changed. I would assume the side mirrors, dash, wheels, and loc of gas cap would also be changed. Then, I read that the roofline was to be raised by 14mm. Why? I don't know...

1. I can understand the smaller wheels. It would cost a fortune to produce the rims, tires, and not to mention the high cost to us for replacing those tires.
2. The door handles I wish would stay the same. I could understand the ice situation, but it doesn't ice down here! I'd like to see side handles like on the vette. That would be a nice addition.
3. As far as the side mirrors go, I could see those being changed...too narrow.
4. The gas cap location: I like it where it is. For all those people who are going to be careless about filling up, well...use caution! Use a paper towel when filling up to catch any dripping gas. I think the location of the gas cap looks cool as all hell.
5. I don't know why they must change the height of the roofline. 14mm is not that much, but has the potential for making a big differrence.
6. I like the dash, but think the color insert needs to match the car. I like how the gauges are set up, but don't know if I like their display. I also think that radio needs some work.
7. The trunk opening seems a bit small. For it to be useful to the other half of the folks buying this car, it needs to have good access to the trunk and enough space to carry plenty of items.

I love this car. It will be mine. I just hope they don't change it too much that it becomes something else. What do you all think?
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Old 10-20-2006, 04:33 PM   #13
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We all know that there are a few mods GM will have to make from the concept to the actual production model. I have been told that the door handles as well as the trunk will be changed. I would assume the side mirrors, dash, wheels, and loc of gas cap would also be changed. Then, I read that the roofline was to be raised by 14mm. Why? I don't know...

1. I can understand the smaller wheels. It would cost a fortune to produce the rims, tires, and not to mention the high cost to us for replacing those tires.
2. The door handles I wish would stay the same. I could understand the ice situation, but it doesn't ice down here! I'd like to see side handles like on the vette. That would be a nice addition.
3. As far as the side mirrors go, I could see those being changed...too narrow.
4. The gas cap location: I like it where it is. For all those people who are going to be careless about filling up, well...use caution! Use a paper towel when filling up to catch any dripping gas. I think the location of the gas cap looks cool as all hell.
5. I don't know why they must change the height of the roofline. 14mm is not that much, but has the potential for making a big differrence.
6. I like the dash, but think the color insert needs to match the car. I like how the gauges are set up, but don't know if I like their display. I also think that radio needs some work.
7. The trunk opening seems a bit small. For it to be useful to the other half of the folks buying this car, it needs to have good access to the trunk and enough space to carry plenty of items.

I love this car. It will be mine. I just hope they don't change it too much that it becomes something else. What do you all think?
I have read multiple times that they have said they will make every effort to stay as true to the concept as possible, so I would imagine it will become something else.

I have also read that the rear trac width will be reduced by a few inches. I agree about the rims. I really like those rims, but they will be changed.

As for the door handles, I think that vette style door handles would be awesome!

As for the interior, I am not sure if the comment about staying as true tothe concept as possible applied othe interior; I hope not. I am not a fan of the interior. I would much rather see a more modern look that all of those retro ques. I would also like to see color matching inserts used on the interior like in the GTO.... i really liked that.

Lastly, I really really hope there is a HUD and dual climate control. That is all from me.
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Old 10-21-2006, 04:31 AM   #14
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Dont forget that the production model looks better according to the radio station said it did. i really dont worry ur still going to buy it over the mustang.lol
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Old 11-25-2006, 08:52 PM   #15
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you're all absolutely right in discussing this. I remember drooling over the chrysler crossfire when in concept. But when the production car came out, i was a bit dissappointed.

Now, speaking of Chrysler - this is a company which creates concepts and immediately brings them out into production - without too many changes in some instances.

I will pray every night to the mighty powers that be to enlighten the GM staff to keep or improve the gem they have in store.

Please god, let them see the light.
Allow them to think outside the box and make all concept ideas flow into production......
well, all except the interior.

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Old 11-25-2006, 10:25 PM   #16
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I for one love the retro interior. I am not for the cars on the road today all trying to look like a toyota or mercedes . I like the idea of changing the front grill and the tail lights should be rounder and the headlights should be a more better design too.
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Old 11-26-2006, 12:41 AM   #17
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Those items mentioned above will change. 12 mm on the roofline, though.
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Old 11-28-2006, 10:30 AM   #19
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I think the interior should be offered in the same color as the exterior and the vette door handles is a cool idea but I would really like to see the heads up display like in the corvettes that way you don't have to look down at the gauges.
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I think the interior should be offered in the same color as the exterior and the vette door handles is a cool idea but I would really like to see the heads up display like in the corvettes that way you don't have to look down at the gauges.
This is not factual, but from what I hear (and I was listening carefully), the heads up display COULD be an option in the top of the line Camaro. I personally believe that it could be offered for the top of the line.
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IMO, the concept being so incredible, if the production version is even close to the concept, we have nothing to worry about.
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:13 PM   #22
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Hmmm...I would have to agree with you on most points,but their are many more mods that need to be addressed with the concept.

First of all,the location of the "air intake",that's gotta go,or be better yet,non-existant.

Where are the "marker lights",need to break up the blandness of solid sheetmetal(catch my drift)?

Change the 30 degree angle of the "grille section"to about 15 degrees.

Remove the corvette lookin' tail lights and replace them with 2 single enlongated tail lamps,and lower them a couple of inch's,and give us a "formed" front and rear bumpers...add some "contours"for crying out loud.

Gotta have a "chin" spoiler up front(RS/SS/Z/28 versions)...fingers crossed:(

Oh,and the "plastic engine cover"...get rid of it!looks very cheap and tacky

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I liked the plastic engine cover lol.

I do think the grille angle needs to be reduced but everything else is good imo.
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Untill GM makes the camaro to look more like a retro 67-69 Camaro,and strays farther away from the "concept",then i'll be interested in buying one.
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Then it would just be a new 69.
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