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This 6th Gen Chevrolet Camaro Rendering Portrays a Horrifying Future

The image above was posted on the Chevrolet Camaro enthusiast forum Camaro6g.com and while the details included with the image explain that this is not an image of the 6th generation Camaro – plenty of social media networks are abuzz with discussions over this awkward looking American muscle car rendering.
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First thing first – the details behind this trio of images explain that this is not a rendering of the next generation Chevrolet Camaro. It is actually a set of renderings created by General Motors design intern Michael McGee and I want to state very clearly that I don’t mean to criticize his work. The quality of work is incredible but the idea of the 6th generation Camaro looking like the concept shown here is literally horrifying. I am not one of the members of the automotive world who is afraid of change and I am hoping that General Motors comes up with something cutting edge with the 6th generation Camaro but this design is a big bucket of bad.

The front end of this Chevrolet Camaro rendering actually isnt too bad with a design that is something like a cross between the Corvette Stingray Concept that was featured in the Transformers Revenge of the Fallen and the new Camaro Concept featured in the most recent Transformers movie. You can definitely see the Camaro lines through the front end and somewhat through the sides but the back end is just plain gross. The taillights – both their basic design and how they sit on the body – look like something that should come off of a Japanese-sold Honda Civic with a lower rear fascia that is just too much. I can almost appreciate what the designer was going for with the lower portion of the rear end but those taillights and that rear deck design is brutally bad.

While the sinister looking front end of this Chevrolet Camaro rendering could actually send the 6th gen Camaro in the right direction in terms of basic aggressiveness but that is a back end that will almost surely hand the muscle car sales title over to Ford Motor Company on a silver platter. There was some obvious chatter in the American performance car community over the Evos design language at work across the front of the 2015 Ford Mustang but that would pale in comparison to the outrage over a 6th gen Camaro with a rump this ugly.

All in all, it really doesn’t seem likely that the 6th generation Chevrolet Camaro will look anywhere near as “foreign” as the images shown above but if this rendering is even remotely in the general direction of the next generation Camaro – the 2016 or 2017 Camaro could have a vastly redesigned look that could really shake up the industry. Should General Motors be as radical with the next generation Camaro as they were with the design of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, the 6th generation Camaro could be completely unlike the current Camaro…we just hope that the back end shown above never went any further than the portfolio of this GM design intern.

Source: Camaro6g.com


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Comments

Damned if I don't like it...While I don't understand the "split" center line running through the tail section, I do appreciate the side body line transition of the door into the huge fender brake cooling induction vent. Looks like a kick in the ass to drive to me. But once again, why hasn't the designer taken rear vision into account? In this example " blind spot" is an understatement.
Parks - the rear isn't really split. They build a model of the driver's half of the car and then butt it up against a mirror. Nice way of getting a picture of the concept.
I LOVE this look. And I am big fan of the current and past Camaros too. Concepts always have gimmicks that are smoothed over before production. I love where this car is headed. All it needs for me to think it is perfect is 2 things; 1) I need to be able to see out of it better than the current car 2) It needs to be 5/6ths the size it is now and 5/6th the weight. Keep the small block and I just may switch over.
It's not a split down the center. The model is made of the driver's half of the car, then it's butted up against a mirror. Nice way of getting a feel for the entire car.
The look is great, just great. I liked the blue sketch one, the back taillamps trump the Mustang a1 100%, love the graphite all around features and the sculpt doorwell dimensions, now lets see the insides. Shove it Parks, new mellinium...new outlook. Camaro"s a trendsetter, not a Ford follower. Who sells the most normally, huh! Think about it, you would rent it, if not buy.
Sorry, I meant " Pat Rall"... He can shove it, it"s keeping up with Corvette. Have a good one.
Looks a lot like the 2009 Stingray concept
what's the problem with this? i like this except the split
You got`ta learn to take a hit. You can sacrifice the view ques in the back windshield for a slight sake of style. This design is 200% perfect, chomping away at Dodge and whatever Ford wants to centerpiece as the new Mustang. It directly blends~not "blands" next to the current Mustang, it tops out the current worn~out Camaro bodystyle they went the distance and still failed miserably to produce a superb reasonable Z28 worthwhile. This should certainly make up for it, killing several birds with one stone. If it goes according to this visual cue, you might sell two at a time, instead of one from the dealership, much how they went identical with the Cadillac CTS coupe and SSR. JUST DON'T OVER PRICE!!!!! K.
When's Chevy gonna get over that played-so-far-out...Zeta platform crap, it's over, the SSR truck was better, and it never deserved Z28 credentials at all..!! Time to get surpass Ford's Mustang product, it's kept alive on tubes, it's kept going by babybooms that can't grow out ta it. But they had no difficulty ushering in a new Cadillac CTS into the ATS...huh!