Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
HAVOC
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions

5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions General 5th generation Camaro topics not covered by other subforums.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-05-2006, 09:00 AM   #1
rray200
 
rray200's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Trac
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 287
Unveiling Camaro at 2007 Detroit Auto Show?

Any rumours as to anything related to Camaro that might be unveiled at the upcoming Detroit auto show? Just wondering. If they are testing out prototypes right now in Australia, maybe they can bring something like that to the show? Or like what DCX did at the SEMA show pulling out a Super Stock Challenger? Just wondering. Maybe they'll shock everybody and unveil the production version.
rray200 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2006, 09:57 AM   #2
Moose
Moderator
 
Moose's Avatar
 
Drives: '99 Camaro SS #1392
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Newtown, Pa.
Posts: 4,015
I doubt we'll see a production version. :(

One thought, maybe the 'vert?

Other possibilities: the rumored 'Blue Devil' 'Vette(or whatever it ends up being called), a new SS Impala (which is to be built on the same platform as the Camaro, w/ RWD V8).

Ed
Moose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2006, 10:09 AM   #3
Casull

 
Casull's Avatar
 
Drives: Chevy Silverado
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 754
Yeah, it has been unofficially confirmed that a convertible will be shown at the NAIAS
Casull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2006, 10:28 AM   #4
rray200
 
rray200's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Trac
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 287
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moose View Post
I doubt we'll see a production version. :(

One thought, maybe the 'vert?

Other possibilities: the rumored 'Blue Devil' 'Vette(or whatever it ends up being called), a new SS Impala (which is to be built on the same platform as the Camaro, w/ RWD V8).

Ed
I've heard that the new RWD Impala will definitely be unveiled at the '07 show.

But I read on another message board that there will be two things Camaro unveiled at this autoshow. A convertible is a possibility. What is the other?
rray200 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2006, 10:41 AM   #5
LowRider
LowRider
 
LowRider's Avatar
 
Drives: 1992 Camaro Z28 & 1996 S-10
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: WV
Posts: 390
Send a message via AIM to LowRider Send a message via Yahoo to LowRider
Man I can't wait to see the Camaro conv. and the new Corvette this will be awsome.
LowRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2006, 11:01 AM   #6
Moose
Moderator
 
Moose's Avatar
 
Drives: '99 Camaro SS #1392
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Newtown, Pa.
Posts: 4,015
Quote:
Originally Posted by rray200 View Post
I've heard that the new RWD Impala will definitely be unveiled at the '07 show.

But I read on another message board that there will be two things Camaro unveiled at this autoshow. A convertible is a possibility. What is the other?

As far as anything "Camaro related", maybe the 'vert, but anything else 'Camaro', I think GM will hold onto that a while yet. What you read on message boards, re; "two things Camaro", some of it is just speculation.

Ed
Moose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2006, 11:56 AM   #7
rray200
 
rray200's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Trac
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 287
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moose View Post
As far as anything "Camaro related", maybe the 'vert, but anything else 'Camaro', I think GM will hold onto that a while yet. What you read on message boards, re; "two things Camaro", some of it is just speculation.

Ed
True. Like the rest of us, I'm overrun with anticipation for this thing to come out. However, I have read on another message board that ALCOA wheel manufacturing has already received an order from GM for 450,000 Camaro rims to be built ASAP. Combine that, with the protype testing going on now in Australia, seems like its moving very fast. They are definitely fast tracking the car as much as possible.

On the contrary, we hear absolutely nothing about prototype testing and contracts for the Dodge Challenger, and they are scheduled to go into production next year with an early 2008 release to dealers. Seems like the Camaro is progressing alot faster. Strange.
rray200 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2006, 01:06 PM   #8
TAG UR IT
www.Camaro5store.com
 
TAG UR IT's Avatar
 
Drives: THRSS #2 / CGM#1
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: SA, Texas
Posts: 26,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by rray200 View Post
I've heard that the new RWD Impala will definitely be unveiled at the '07 show.

But I read on another message board that there will be two things Camaro unveiled at this autoshow. A convertible is a possibility. What is the other?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moose View Post
As far as anything "Camaro related", maybe the 'vert, but anything else 'Camaro', I think GM will hold onto that a while yet. What you read on message boards, re; "two things Camaro", some of it is just speculation.
Ed
HEY!!! :eek: Moose?!?! This wasn't speculation. This was straight from the horses mouth! I also heard the Impala would be there along w/ a few other new GM rides. Personally, I wasn't paying too much attention to those topics. I was recording everything in my brain Camaro that night.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=368

Quote:
Originally Posted by TAG UR IT View Post
I would NOT rule out the possibility of seeing this vehicle on showroom floors in 4th quarter 08. As far as this ^ news, this is GREAT! You know what this means, right? This means we will be seeing spy shots of the Camaro shorty in the near future. I was told we would be seeing two things Camaro at the Jan 07 Detroit Auto Show. I was not told "what". I was just told "two things Camaro". Who knows, maybe we'll see something like a convertible and maybe it'll be a "finished" product. Jan is just around the corner!!
I'm not getting on you Moose. You know I'm playin.

As far as what those two things were, I couldn't get the info. Just "two things Camaro". It could be a vert w/ an old 67/8/9 vert to go along side it. It could be a proposed production model of a vert and a coupe. I really have no clue...just two things Camaro.
__________________
The build of THRSS #2
TAG UR IT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2006, 01:27 PM   #9
Moose
Moderator
 
Moose's Avatar
 
Drives: '99 Camaro SS #1392
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Newtown, Pa.
Posts: 4,015
Quote:
Originally Posted by TAG UR IT View Post
HEY!!! :eek: Moose?!?! This wasn't speculation. This was straight from the horses mouth! I also heard the Impala would be there along w/ a few other new GM rides. Personally, I wasn't paying too much attention to those topics. I was recording everything in my brain Camaro that night.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=368



I'm not getting on you Moose. You know I'm playin.

As far as what those two things were, I couldn't get the info. Just "two things Camaro". It could be a vert w/ an old 67/8/9 vert to go along side it. It could be a proposed production model of a vert and a coupe. I really have no clue...just two things Camaro.
Sorry Tag. That's what happens when I don't read a thread thoroughly. :o

Ed
Moose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2006, 09:37 PM   #10
TAG UR IT
www.Camaro5store.com
 
TAG UR IT's Avatar
 
Drives: THRSS #2 / CGM#1
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: SA, Texas
Posts: 26,215

Hey, I thought it was kinda funny. I was like...WHAT THE?! But, that's how it goes. Everything, or just about 97% of everything, is just that...speculation. So, yeah. You're right. We know of so far 5 or 6 things that are going to change, when they'd like to release it, and for sure "two things Camaro" in Jan. according to Scott. If two things Camaro don't come out at the show, it's because the preset schedule has changed.
__________________
The build of THRSS #2
TAG UR IT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 11:12 AM   #11
LowRider
LowRider
 
LowRider's Avatar
 
Drives: 1992 Camaro Z28 & 1996 S-10
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: WV
Posts: 390
Send a message via AIM to LowRider Send a message via Yahoo to LowRider
idk but I hope they don't change much I reall like the car the way it is.
LowRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 02:02 PM   #12
TAG UR IT
www.Camaro5store.com
 
TAG UR IT's Avatar
 
Drives: THRSS #2 / CGM#1
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: SA, Texas
Posts: 26,215
Agreed. I don't like the side mirrors and the dash needs to change a bit. Other than that, keep it the same.
__________________
The build of THRSS #2
TAG UR IT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2006, 07:53 AM   #13
MarkLS2
Administrator
 
MarkLS2's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 Camaro
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 157
I think the camaro production car "unveiling" will sort of happen in the next few weeks when prototypes of the production car hit the roads, depending on how much camoflague is put on the car (is any camo really needed at this point.....!) We will be able to see what the production car will look like and what elements were changed...
MarkLS2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2006, 08:27 AM   #14
OverAnxious

 
OverAnxious's Avatar
 
Drives: 1967 RS/SS L78 Coupe
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 797
Send a message via AIM to OverAnxious Send a message via Yahoo to OverAnxious
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkLS2 View Post
I think the camaro production car "unveiling" will sort of happen in the next few weeks when prototypes of the production car hit the roads, depending on how much camoflague is put on the car (is any camo really needed at this point.....!) We will be able to see what the production car will look like and what elements were changed...
I don't see any camaro bodies driving around 'down under' anytime soon, I see Zeta chassis and powertrains running the streets of Australia under cover of other Holden models
__________________
Joe
Over Anxious - 1967 Camaro RS/SS L78
5th Gen Camaro BLOG // My eBay auctions
OverAnxious is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2006, 10:51 AM   #15
LowRider
LowRider
 
LowRider's Avatar
 
Drives: 1992 Camaro Z28 & 1996 S-10
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: WV
Posts: 390
Send a message via AIM to LowRider Send a message via Yahoo to LowRider
I don't see any camaro bodies driving around 'down under' anytime soon, I see Zeta chassis and powertrains running the streets of Australia under cover of other Holden models [/QUOTE]

I can't agree more.
LowRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2006, 11:57 AM   #16
TAG UR IT
www.Camaro5store.com
 
TAG UR IT's Avatar
 
Drives: THRSS #2 / CGM#1
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: SA, Texas
Posts: 26,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkLS2 View Post
I think the camaro production car "unveiling" will sort of happen in the next few weeks when prototypes of the production car hit the roads, depending on how much camoflague is put on the car (is any camo really needed at this point.....!) We will be able to see what the production car will look like and what elements were changed...
I agreed with you and was typing that. Now, I'm having second thoughts. If they have the production version in Australia running the streets, why can't they have another for GM to show at NAIAS in Detroit? The only reason I can think of why they don't show it is this... You release the final version in Jan of 07...then show the transformers movie in July of 07. You still have two years before it is released? I don't know. That's some pretty bad promotional moves for GM. I see a lot of people losing interest and buying other brands. They have to be very smart with this. If they show the final version, they have to come out with it at the end of 07 (with Transformers keeping it alive halfway throughout the year).

Don't get me wrong. I have my hopes up too and think it IS possible that they show the final version. They will have some information...something....
__________________
The build of THRSS #2
TAG UR IT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2006, 01:22 PM   #17
LowRider
LowRider
 
LowRider's Avatar
 
Drives: 1992 Camaro Z28 & 1996 S-10
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: WV
Posts: 390
Send a message via AIM to LowRider Send a message via Yahoo to LowRider
Tag I wish you could be right on this. Maybe you are maybe your not. But for now we are all in the dark. Just waiting on the light.
LowRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2006, 03:03 PM   #18
rray200
 
rray200's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Trac
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 287
Quote:
Originally Posted by TAG UR IT View Post
I agreed with you and was typing that. Now, I'm having second thoughts. If they have the production version in Australia running the streets, why can't they have another for GM to show at NAIAS in Detroit? The only reason I can think of why they don't show it is this... You release the final version in Jan of 07...then show the transformers movie in July of 07. You still have two years before it is released? I don't know. That's some pretty bad promotional moves for GM. I see a lot of people losing interest and buying other brands. They have to be very smart with this. If they show the final version, they have to come out with it at the end of 07 (with Transformers keeping it alive halfway throughout the year).

Don't get me wrong. I have my hopes up too and think it IS possible that they show the final version. They will have some information...something....

Maybe they'll unveil the Production version at the New York autoshow instead. That would work better with the timing of the tests being currently done in Australia. Maybe I'm wrong here, but it seems to me that they already have the major leg work done on the Camaro. The Zeta chassis cars (Commodore, Impala, etc.,) already have their camoulflaged (and non-camoulflaged) spy photos floating around everywhere(http://www.leftlanenews.com/2006/06/...-commodore-ve/. Shouldn't be too hard to slap a body together with a Zeta chassis for an auto show.
rray200 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2006, 03:18 AM   #19
TAG UR IT
www.Camaro5store.com
 
TAG UR IT's Avatar
 
Drives: THRSS #2 / CGM#1
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: SA, Texas
Posts: 26,215
I really have no idea what to expect. I'm lost on this one. I know we'll see somthing. It's just a month away.
__________________
The build of THRSS #2
TAG UR IT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2006, 09:19 AM   #20
Casull

 
Casull's Avatar
 
Drives: Chevy Silverado
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 754
The stars are aligned for an early '08 arrival.
Casull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2006, 10:15 AM   #21
rray200
 
rray200's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Trac
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 287
Quote:
Originally Posted by Casull View Post
The stars are aligned for an early '08 arrival.
It sure looks that way. GM is working hard to get it out the door. That's obvious. Unlike the Dodge Challenger, for which you hear absolutely no rumors, nothing. I wonder why.
rray200 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2006, 11:28 PM   #22
yourbassist
 
Drives: '96 Intrepid
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Maryville
Posts: 33
Not to be rude because I'm a fan of both the new Camaro and Challenger but I want the Camaro first and I know that I spend some time on this forum looking around but have made no effort to find any extra info about the Challenger other than what I read here. Wouldn't it be reasonable to assume that we haven't heard as much about the Challenger because we aren't looking as hard and aren't as interested?
yourbassist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2006, 11:37 PM   #23
TAG UR IT
www.Camaro5store.com
 
TAG UR IT's Avatar
 
Drives: THRSS #2 / CGM#1
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: SA, Texas
Posts: 26,215
Personally, I do like the looks of the Challenger and am looking forward to its release. But, I'm just not as interested in the Challenger as I am in the Camaro. Two guys from work both said that if the Challenger was priced right, they were going to buy one. I say, "good for them." Dodge can do it and do it well, but I don't really care to follow. I can't recall once doing a google search on the Challenger. Not my cup of tea.
__________________
The build of THRSS #2
TAG UR IT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2006, 12:04 AM   #24
KILLER74Z28
MOD SQUAD
 
KILLER74Z28's Avatar
 
Drives: 2G1FT1EW9A9100666
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 5,661
Quote:
Originally Posted by yourbassist View Post
Not to be rude because I'm a fan of both the new Camaro and Challenger but I want the Camaro first and I know that I spend some time on this forum looking around but have made no effort to find any extra info about the Challenger other than what I read here. Wouldn't it be reasonable to assume that we haven't heard as much about the Challenger because we aren't looking as hard and aren't as interested?
All you have to do is a search for the Challenger on the net and you can find just as many Mopar fans on forums like this one. As for the look of the challenger, I like it but they need to do something with the ass end. I don’t know what it is but it just does not flow with the rest of the car.
KILLER74Z28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2006, 08:03 AM   #25
boxmonkeyracing
juggernaut
 
boxmonkeyracing's Avatar
 
Drives: VRSCF, 2011 SS vert
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: kenly, nc
Posts: 3,345
Send a message via AIM to boxmonkeyracing Send a message via Yahoo to boxmonkeyracing
I can't wait til 08 in a way. I think I'm going to volunteer to stay in iraq for a year. lol so I can save my money. I'd have enough (I hope) to buy the top end model with a very small loan. lol
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by fbodfather View Post
We do not want to use the Z28 moniker on a car that does not deserve this hallowed name.
boxmonkeyracing is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2006 TRAVERSE CITY AUTO CONFERENCE KILLER74Z28 Off-topic Discussions 2 09-18-2010 09:45 AM
Detroit News panel wants GM to build Camaro concept Tran 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12 03-15-2009 04:38 PM
Possibility of Camaro production announcement before Oct. 31 SEMA show Tran 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 23 11-02-2006 10:51 AM
Global auto show scene in transition KILLER74Z28 General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 0 09-08-2006 04:40 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.