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Old 02-20-2007, 01:42 PM   #18
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I think I finally pinned down what I don't like about the interior of the concept. I have never really been able to put my finger on it, but I just thought something was not right about it. Other than the color in the coupe, I think what is bothering me so much is the very flat and modular look of the dash. I prefer an interior that wraps around the driver. The interior in the concept doesn't do a good job of separating the driver and passenger areas.

The way they used the interior space seems very "retro" to me, which may have been their intention, but it isn't very inviting. I think if they just redisigned the console area and made it wrap around the driver more it would give the interior a much better look...

Does anyone understand where I am going, or am I just blathering?

I know what you mean. I think the center console guages has alot to do with the concept's interior not separating the driver from the passenger very well. The whole dash area seems void of instrumentation, other than the two large guages for the driver. There's too much empty space on the dash due to the console guages. But Bob Lutz says the console guages are going to stay. Personally, I could do without them. Plus I hope they use a different method of implementing the sound system. The two large knobs radio and CD in the center are way too simplistic. They have to do a better job with the stereo placement on the dash.
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Old 02-20-2007, 01:47 PM   #19
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I understand what your saying, it's to flat. Again I'll use the corvette's interior as an example:


I'm not saying that it should be exactly like the Vette, but more like it

the "wrap around" description you gave, Casull, pretty much nails it
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:24 PM   #20
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I understand what your saying, it's to flat. Again I'll use the corvette's interior as an example:


I'm not saying that it should be exactly like the Vette, but more like it

the "wrap around" description you gave, Casull, pretty much nails it
agreed...seperate the driver from passenger by using the dash a bit more. i'd even have the dash connect to the center console very much like the picture above.
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Old 02-20-2007, 08:25 PM   #21
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Don't hate me...I was peeking at the interior of the Mustang, which, by the way is terrible. It also has that flatness to it.
I'm going to try and work a picture of what I'd like to see in the Camaro cockpit. Not promising anything though so don't expect much.

I'm going into my photoshop hole, I'll keep in touch.
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Old 02-21-2007, 05:23 AM   #22
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This is a picture of a 94-97 ford thunderbird interior. I had a 95, i loved how the dash blended into the center console, and the center console was angled towards the driver.
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This is a picture of a 94-97 ford thunderbird interior. I had a 95, i loved how the dash blended into the center console, and the center console was angled towards the driver.
I agree, that's how a car interior (at least one in a sporty car) should be done. It should surround the driver.
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Old 02-21-2007, 01:09 PM   #24
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I understand what your saying, it's to flat. Again I'll use the corvette's interior as an example:


I'm not saying that it should be exactly like the Vette, but more like it

the "wrap around" description you gave, Casull, pretty much nails it

I gotta tell you I REALLY prefer that 3 spoke wheel, it first was on the Z06, then on all vettes after the 2006 model year. Not only does it look better, it is actually an inch or so smaller in diameter.
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:10 PM   #25
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ARRGHH...I can't believe how hard it is to create an interior of a car with photoshop. I mean, It can do a lot of things, photoshop can, but not this, and not my version(sigh).
I also decided that I'm kidding myself. As long as the climate and radio controls are more reality-oriented, I'm in love the Camaro inside and out...
As far as the Corvette's interior goes...It is beautiful - for the vette. and that is where it should stay, I think I said it before: the Camaro's interior should and probably will be purely Camaro

Here's where I got to before I gave up...I think you can see where I was going with this.
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Old 02-22-2007, 10:52 AM   #27
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Wow, it is amazing what such a small change can do for the look of that interior!

Good job on that.
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Old 02-22-2007, 12:33 PM   #28
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I understand what everyone is saying about the center console, but with a car like this, don't you want your "passenger" to be able to lean over a lower center console? I don't condone bench seats, but imagine a nice, long cruise on the highway...

If I want isolation, I will just drive alone.
Interesting... I don't know that there will be any "leaning over the center" console on "long cruises on the highway" with my "passenger"....

Personally I like my car's interior to be conductive to driving, not designed around getting road ****...
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Old 02-22-2007, 03:21 PM   #29
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Thanks guys - I just remembered that I wanted to put paddle shifters on the wheel, I forgot though.

I hope that they put some kind of a compartment in between the driver and passenger, that is probably my biggest worry.
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:06 AM   #30
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If I might chime in on the interior issue. I do see the sweep of the door panels sweeping into the dash. I can see a wrap around feel to the interior. I'm assuming that some see the concave curve of the dash as appearing flat. If you will look at the '69 dash, it had the same concave or slant back look. I was around in '69, and remarked that the Camaro dash was very similar to the '69 vette dash. If you remember the comments of the designers, and Mr. Lutz, they took the design cues from the original Camaro and did not build a modern retro, but asked how would this have evolved. I believe they will keep the interior intent, and incorporate the amenities we have come to expect and still keep it in the price range of the Mustang. I'd pay a little more for a better vehicle.
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:39 AM   #31
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What do you guys think of incorporating a full color tft display into the instrument cluster ? For example in the middle of the tach and speedo where the current blue display is on the concept?
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Like a little computer screen?
Except in the center of the two -ometers....That would look awesome.
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Like a little computer screen?
Except in the center of the two -ometers....That would look awesome.
That is exactly what I am talking about.... Like I said, we will be pleasantly suprised!
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Guys,

Have you seen the Pontiac Solstice Interior? It really does have a nice wrap around feel to it.. but then again, I think the sheer WIDTH of the new Camaro may prohibit this sort of styling (it is 5 inches wider than ANY previous Camaro from what i am told!).

I wonder weather too much interior space would be lost with the wrap around console in a car this big...?

Anyway, I would think they might carry similar styling over, but maybe not...

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