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Old 01-03-2008, 08:07 PM   #52
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I can't wait for this. and for the people that don't like the placement of the onstar/xm antenna would you rather it be off center and to me make the car look lopsided? let the pics start rolling in.
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Old 01-03-2008, 08:40 PM   #53
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Just noticed, the bumper also has an extra crease or "lip" just above the black part. On the concept it's flush.
Yeah, I could tell SOMETHING was a little different, but wasn't positive what. Until the comparison image was posted.

I have to say, I actually think I like the Prototype's bumper better than the Concept's.
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Old 01-03-2008, 10:26 PM   #54
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A few thoughts:

A sunroof!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Scott, I'm sending you yet another virgin for that one.

Gas cap - I don't see a side door or the fender-top mounted one like on the concept, so I don't think we can speculate either way for now. I'll be royally pissed if they idiots who don't know how to pump gas right ruin one of the best design features on the car

Antenna - I hope it isn't going to look like that too, but I think it will since that is a standard GM piece. However, I think it would be really easy to craft a BMW-style fin to place over it. Hmm, you could launch a decent aftermarket company that way...

Exhaust - yes they do look smaller and less fancy, little more generic. Kinda sad, but not a big deal. It looks like the whole area down there near the bottom is just less impressive than the concept, but still not bad.

B-pillar - Well done, as we expected. No surprises there.

Mirrors - Yup, the body color does make them look smaller. Good good.

Color - Yes, I do take back every bad thing I ever said about white. The best comment I've seen on it is that this picture makes it look like a Star Wars Stormtrooper's car.

In conclusion - this thing is drop dead sexy. I am even more excited to get one now. Thanks for the New Years gift, everyone at GM. I'm soooo happy!
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Old 01-03-2008, 10:43 PM   #55
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Exhaust - yes they do look smaller and less fancy, little more generic. Kinda sad, but not a big deal. It looks like the whole area down there near the bottom is just less impressive than the concept, but still not bad.
I just want to comment briefly on this, and it's nothing on you, stovt001. Very nicely put.....I want to say something only because I've read too many posts very similar in fashion, only much, much more rude across other boards in regards to the exaust tips...

It is a prototype: Meant for niether show, nor showroom...testing only. And although it's probably a 50/50 chance whether they stay toned down like that or not - don't look into them too much.
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Old 01-03-2008, 10:44 PM   #56
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I'm thinkin' we're looking at one of the V6 cars here. There is no spoiler and in one of the earlier shots taken of a couple of parked cars under their car covers (next to 2 Mustangs), it was easily discernible that one car had a spoiler while the other did not.
This could also account for there not being any noticeable vents in front of the rear wheels. I have no doubt there will be a number of obvious visual cues differentiating the V6 and the V8 cars.
At this point, I'm thinking that huge congratulations are in order to the entire Camaro team for getting this car to where it is today and for keeping it so true to the Concept! Way t'go guys (and gals)! We're almost there! Keep letting stuff like this trickle out and there will be no problem maintaining interest in this car from here on in until the official unveiling and release to the public!

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Old 01-03-2008, 10:46 PM   #57
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Yup I realize that, but I was actually saying that even if they stay like that, I won't be disappointed. Lets face it; the concept was hand-built and cost millions to make. Some things aren't going to be as nice, and if this isn't even the best we'll see, well shoot, then I'm ready to sell blood and organs to get me one of those.
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:05 PM   #58
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wow I can't waitttt, looks great
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:08 PM   #59
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EXTERIOR LOOKS GREAT!! INTERIOR THUMPS DOWN!!

I WANT THE CONCEPT INTERIOR!!!!!
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:11 PM   #60
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It's only looking better and better! What do you know!?!?!? A sunroof!!! Most definitely pleased to see that; Another element to cement the fact that this is indeed, my next car. Oooooooooo yehhhhh.
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:15 PM   #61
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Yup, sunroof just about sealed the deal for me. I'm now 90% sure this is my next car, and I just might have to stretch and get it earlier than I had planned. Oooh boy.
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:18 PM   #62
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:20 PM   #63
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I'm loving this. Didn't the last prototype pictures not have that angle in the side? Either way, it looks gorgeous. I'm loving the sunroof option. I even like the more subtle exhaust tips and lack of spoiler. It looks good with color-matched or black mirrors, so that doesn't phase me. All in all, I can't wait to see more official pictures. GM has been doing a great job!
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:37 PM   #64
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wow! how exciting! i just got an email about the news! i can't believe i'm away for a second and bam! i'm late!
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:47 PM   #65
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You'll learn to not leave your computer. Calling your mom for a bedpan among other things if you want to keep up with the latest news. (see World of Warcraft episode of Southpark).

It seems that the pictures and information being given to the public about this car is starting to snowball. I'm in absolute awe with what we've gotten in the past 45 days. It's a great feeling to go from not knowing anything except there are mules, to seeing pics with camo, to no camo two weeks later ALONG WITH interior pics. It's good that it's progressing. Body would go into shock if all these were released at the same time.
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:48 PM   #66
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I don't expect to see too many minor visual details in a prototype. I'm pretty sure we will see the vents in a production Camaro (but maybe not all of them) and a spoiler.

This has been a truly great day. Got half my debt for school eliminated (thank you mom and dad!), got my marks in for my courses (passed everything!) and got pictures of the Prototype Camaro's interior and exterior
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:43 AM   #67
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Since there's no spoiler on this car it makes me believe that this is probably the base model (v6). I'm guessing the z28 will come with a spoiler and different wheels, maybe even a different hood.

EDIT: just read garfin's post and noticed he said the same thing lol
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Since there's no spoiler on this car it makes me believe that this is probably the base model (v6). I'm guessing the z28 will come with a spoiler and different wheels, maybe even a different hood.

EDIT: just read garfin's post and noticed he said the same thing lol
The rim and wheel size is just too big for it to be a V6 model, IMO. Looks like the same 20 inch rims that are on the black camo car on the bottom of the transporter truck with the wheel close up photo, which is a V8. The current Mustang GT can be had without a spoiler. They could be testing the V8 without one.
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