The Forgiato-modified Chevrolet Camaro

Forgiato hides the headlights of the Chevrolet Camaro (Video)

Forgiato is best known in the automotive world for their massive wheels with a distinctly modern design but the company is making news now thanks to their new “retractable hidden headlight grille” for the Chevrolet Camaro – a new accessory for the American muscle car that is making its internet debut in the video below.

This new aftermarket item from Forgiato is formally named the DiFalco Retractable Hidden Headlight Grille and the company’s intention is to pay homage to the hideaway headlight design of the first generation Chevrolet Camaro. This kit includes the motorized retractable hidden headlight motors and the sliding “shutters” that serve to provide the look of a set of human eyelids. These unique headlight covers are lined with 36 LED “eyelashes” on each side that serve as the daytime running lights and turn signal indicators with the high tech factory Camaro projection headlights tucked neatly behind.

With the push of a button, the shutters split in the middle and open to reveal the standard Chevy Camaro projection headlights – leaving the top eyelid exposed a bit to preserve a unique look while also giving the Camaro a menacing scowl. The DiFalco grille is finished with brushed stainless steel accent trim, matte black grille filler and the familiar Forgiato “F” logo in the middle of the grille. In the image above on the right, the DiFalco Retractable Hidden Headlight Grille has been applied to the Camaro ZL1 Convertible but this package is available for all trimlines of the GM muscle car. This means that any 5th generation Camaro owner can place an order for this unique front end treatment that features an old school design with a modern twist – but it comes with a price. The Forgiato DiFalco grille carries an MSRP of $3,999 (although the link from their own website to a retail outlet lists the price as $3,399).

In addition to the new grille package, the heavily modified 5th gen Chevrolet Camaro shown in the image on the right and the video below includes an elaborate widebody package that is not included in the new Retractable Hidden Headlight Grille…just to be clear. The Camaro ZL1 Convertible shown here also wears a uniquely dressed up lower fascia opening but it is unclear whether or not that piece is available for the ZL1 package, if it is offered as an add-on, or if it was a 1-off for this show vehicle. In any case, the new Forgiato DiFalco Retractable Hidden Headlight Grille offers modern Camaro owners a chance to sport the similar hideaway design that was found on the early Camaro – albeit with a high tech twist.


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