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Old 02-27-2007, 03:23 AM   #1
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Bob Lutz on New Camaro Size

I got this from the 5thgen.org forums ...thought you might be interested. The release date on it was 16 Feb 07


Alright, all of this talk about the Camaro growing compared to the concept has caused great consternation - namely from me.

I contacted Bob Lutz, to hear his comments on the matter. I respect the confidentiality of private communications, so I waited until I recieved his personal permission to publicly post his message.


Hi Bob,

There is some info circulating around the internet regarding the length of the upcoming Camaro. It seems to have grown compared to Concept. I understand the need for 5 star crash ratings and limitations with Zeta's architecture, really I do. But a Camaro the same size as my 5 passenger, 4 door, CTS, is very disappointing to me. If true, my excitement for the car has been diminished.

Thanks for listening
Charlie


To which Bob Lutz responded:

"Worry not. The production car is trimmer looking and no bigger than the concept that was shown. In fact, other than a more realistic roof height, I have to look at the door handles to see which is which; concept, or production?"


And there you have it!
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Old 02-27-2007, 06:25 AM   #2
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I got this from the 5thgen.org forums ...thought you might be interested. The release date on it was 16 Feb 07


Alright, all of this talk about the Camaro growing compared to the concept has caused great consternation - namely from me.

I contacted Bob Lutz, to hear his comments on the matter. I respect the confidentiality of private communications, so I waited until I recieved his personal permission to publicly post his message.


Hi Bob,

There is some info circulating around the internet regarding the length of the upcoming Camaro. It seems to have grown compared to Concept. I understand the need for 5 star crash ratings and limitations with Zeta's architecture, really I do. But a Camaro the same size as my 5 passenger, 4 door, CTS, is very disappointing to me. If true, my excitement for the car has been diminished.

Thanks for listening
Charlie


To which Bob Lutz responded:

"Worry not. The production car is trimmer looking and no bigger than the concept that was shown. In fact, other than a more realistic roof height, I have to look at the door handles to see which is which; concept, or production?"


And there you have it!
I didn't hear him say anything about the mirrors, sooo.. I'm assuming the mirrors are as close to the concept as safety will permit?
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:07 AM   #3
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Mr. Lutz's comments confirm what I've heard.
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:55 AM   #4
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I hope the new door handles don't stick out too far.
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:27 AM   #5
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:55 AM   #6
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Woah there!!! So, this means that the gas cap location is actually going to remain in the same place? And the mirrors are going to stay the same? Wow. This is great news. There's a lot GM could have done to screw up the production vehicle from concept form. This is greaaaaat! Now, I just want to hear what in the world is going on w/ the INSIDE of the vehicle.
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*puts on his mossy oak camo* Time to go huntin for some GM interior designers. *grabs dart gun*
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