2016 Camaro - Full size clay - Gen 6 getting closer

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    Mar 04, 2013 3:52 AM GMT
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    New full size clay from tech center as most recent post


    6th gen Camaro. Slightly smaller, but several hundred pounds lighter. It would be very nice if they could do a true pillarless coupe

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    Mar 04, 2013 5:21 AM GMT
    Of course these are only an educated guess at this point.
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    Mar 04, 2013 5:43 AM GMT
    Lines are too soft. Looks like a chick car.
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    Mar 04, 2013 6:05 AM GMT
    xrichx saidLines are too soft. Looks like a chick car.


    This is not a GM stylist. It's someone on GMI who gets it close more often than than not.
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    Mar 04, 2013 2:13 PM GMT
    Looks good! I'd been leaning towards the convertible model. Just still not that sold on GM yet.

    This one might get me in the dealer's lot.
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    Mar 04, 2013 2:50 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said Looks good! I'd been leaning towards the convertible model. Just still not that sold on GM yet.

    This one might get me in the dealer's lot.


    If it's still V8 powered and 3,300 - 3,400 pounds with a traditional manual tranny, even a 7 speed, this one would get me. It wouldn't be like driving a bunker around like the current one is. And if it's a true coupe with no B pillar, that would be even better.
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    Mar 17, 2013 12:54 PM GMT
    I hope the doors are a reasonable size. The older Camaro/Firebird had doors that were as big as a barn door, and latched with about as much clunky precision, a hassle to open in tight places.
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    Mar 17, 2013 1:22 PM GMT
    Smaller? The Camaro is pretty small already!

    What happened to the beast of muscle cars that were monster boats on wheels made of pure steal.

    The closest thing is the Dodge Challenger but I'm not a Dodge dude and more of a truck person.

    Also, to me the new model looks like it's going more the European sleek side. I was liking how the mustang, camaro, and challenger were being made to look closer like their ancestors. But I guess that fad is over icon_sad.gif
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    Mar 17, 2013 1:26 PM GMT
    Looks a bit soft, more Bently continental GT yet not half bad
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    Mar 17, 2013 1:43 PM GMT
    The pillars on the coupe will probably look good. Overall though, I get a sense something is missing. Are there any renderings of the front and rear ends?
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    Mar 17, 2013 3:04 PM GMT
    pellaz saidimportant to know its hp to weight and its handling, otherwise suspect another land boat from GM


    it was in the post right above yours. It will certainly be on Alpha (ATS) and many hundreds of pounds lighter.

    "If it's still V8 powered and 3,300 - 3,400 pounds with a traditional manual tranny, even a 7 speed, this one would get me. It wouldn't be like driving a bunker around like the current one is. And if it's a true coupe with no B pillar, that would be even better. "
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    Mar 17, 2013 3:18 PM GMT
    ART_DECO saidI hope the doors are a reasonable size. The older Camaro/Firebird had doors that were as big as a barn door, and latched with about as much clunky precision, a hassle to open in tight places.


    Starting in 70 1/2. The 67-69s were just fine. In fact 69 (especially a 69 z/2icon_cool.gif is the only ones that I like of the old Camaro. The way the doors shut in the 70s and 80s were one of the reason I had no interest in American cars up to maybe the last ten years or so.
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    Mar 17, 2013 3:19 PM GMT
    carnut saidThe pillars on the coupe will probably look good. Overall though, I get a sense something is missing. Are there any renderings of the front and rear ends?


    These renderings were not done by a GM employee, but someone who has proven good connections inside GM.
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    Mar 17, 2013 3:20 PM GMT
    TexasDax saidLooks a bit soft, more Bently continental GT yet not half bad


    Very much Bently GT from the side profile. I just hope they can do it as a true coupe with no B -pillar
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    Mar 17, 2013 3:21 PM GMT
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    StudlyScrewRite said Looks good! I'd been leaning towards the convertible model. Just still not that sold on GM yet.

    This one might get me in the dealer's lot.


    If it's still V8 powered and 3,300 - 3,400 pounds with a traditional manual tranny, even a 7 speed, this one would get me. It wouldn't be like driving a bunker around like the current one is. And if it's a true coupe with no B pillar, that would be even better.


    A V8 would take it from chick car to Corvette competitor.
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    Mar 17, 2013 3:22 PM GMT
    Hoping that the "mail slot" winshield has been enlarged and ease-of-entry had been improved.

    I realize that a "sporty" car should not be as easy to climb in and out of as a mini-SUV should be....but the current Camaro should have a "chair lift" seat as an option.





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    Mar 17, 2013 3:33 PM GMT
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    freedomisntfree said
    StudlyScrewRite said Looks good! I'd been leaning towards the convertible model. Just still not that sold on GM yet.

    This one might get me in the dealer's lot.


    If it's still V8 powered and 3,300 - 3,400 pounds with a traditional manual tranny, even a 7 speed, this one would get me. It wouldn't be like driving a bunker around like the current one is. And if it's a true coupe with no B pillar, that would be even better.


    A V8 would take it from chick car to Corvette competitor.


    Always has. It would be a disaster to offer a Camaro without a V8. I think they have enough good sense not to do that.
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    Mar 17, 2013 3:35 PM GMT
    Hopefully they'll fix the complete lack of visibility in the current one.
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    rnch saidHoping that the "mail slot" winshield has been enlarged and ease-of-entry had been improved.

    I realize that a "sporty" car should not be as easy to climb in and out of as a mini-SUV should be....but the current Camaro should have a "chair lift" seat as an option.


    I always liked the looks of the Gen 5, but the 'driving a bunker' feel is why I didn't get one. They're planning on fixing these issues on the Gen 6.
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    Mar 17, 2013 3:41 PM GMT
    Medjai saidHopefully they'll fix the complete lack of visibility in the current one.



    My newphew's gf talked him into the current generation over a new mustang. After 2 years and several near accidents in traffic, no matter HOW he adjusted the side mirrors, he dumped it for a new mustang (and new gf).




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    Mar 17, 2013 3:42 PM GMT
    TexasDax saidLooks a bit soft, more Bently continental GT yet not half bad


    I immediately thought... Continental? It looks like it's been done before tbh.
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    Mar 17, 2013 3:55 PM GMT
    rnch said
    Medjai saidHopefully they'll fix the complete lack of visibility in the current one.



    My newphew's gf talked him into the current generation over a new mustang. After 2 years and several near accidents in traffic, no matter HOW he adjusted the side mirrors, he dumped it for a new mustang (and new gf).


    I'm too old to crank my neck around like that to see what's around me. I just kept my G8 because it's just as fast and I can put giant people in the back seat plus have a large trunk. Don't know what's next for me.
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    Nov 29, 2013 10:26 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said6th gen Camaro. Slightly smaller, but several hundred pounds lighter. It would be very nice if they could do a true pillarless coupe

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    I still prefer the older camaro models, you know the souped up sports car that you can leave half the rear tires behind after the light turns greenicon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 29, 2013 10:29 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    freedomisntfree said6th gen Camaro. Slightly smaller, but several hundred pounds lighter. It would be very nice if they could do a true pillarless coupe

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    I still prefer the older camaro models, you know the souped up sports car that you can leave half the rear tires behind after the light turns greenicon_biggrin.gif


    In re the old one: the only one that does anything for is the 69 Z/28 and one of those I really want bad, but only with chambered exhaust.





    This guy is such a dip, but at min 8:50 one of the best sounds ever IMO



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    Nov 29, 2013 10:43 PM GMT
    If I have read correctly, the redone Camaro will benefit from the Alpha platform that debuted under the Cadillac ATS and is now also under the Cadillac CTS. Both those cars have been getting accolades for handling and boast weight advantages compared to competitors.