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Chevrolet Camaro 5th Generation Concept

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The 5th generation of Chevrolet Camaro was introduced in 2006 as a concept car and began regular production with the model year 2010 Chevrolet Camaro.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Chevrolet Camaro (fifth generation) page on 31 July 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Chevrolet Camaro Concept (2006)

Chevrolet Camaro Concept is a coupe designed by South Korean-born Sangyup Lee. The car is based on the Holden developed GM Zeta platform. It includes a 6.0-L LS-2 engine rated 400-horsepower with Active Fuel Management, T56 6-speed manual transmission, front and rear suspension features progressive-rate springs and gas-pressurized dampers, four-wheel vented disc brakes with 14-inch rotors, 21-inch front and 22-inch rear unique five-spoke cast alloy wheels, 275/30R21 front and 305/30R22 rear tires. The wheelbase is 110.5 in (281 cm), which is 9 in (23 cm) longer than the previous generation, but an overall length of just 186.2 in (473 cm), 7 in (18 cm) shorter.

The vehicle was unveiled at the 2006 North American International Auto Show.

AutoWeek editors unanimously awarded the Camaro Concept "Best In Show."

2007 Camaro Convertible Concept

The 2007 Camaro Convertible Concept was announced January 6, 2007 at the 2007 North American International Auto Show. Early speculation by many automotive publications proved to be true when early embargo was broken on January 4, 2007.

At a glance it would seem that the only difference between the coupe and convertible concepts would be the roof and Hugger Orange pearl tri-coat paint job with a pair of dark gray racing stripes, but this is not the case. Besides the obvious convertible top, there are subtle changes to the exterior as well. Every surface was changed from the door-cut back. The rear fenderlines drop off from the horizontal surface to the vertical surface a couple of inches farther out than on the coupe to keep proportions good and the rear spoiler was reshaped. The 21 in (53 cm) front and 22 in (56 cm) rear wheels were also redesigned and a thin orange line was applied to the outer edge, a nod to redwalls available circa 1969.

There are many interior changes that were incorporated into the new concept. The retro houndstooth-pattern seats of the coupe were replaced with modern leather and orange stitching. The metal finishes, accent panel finishes, and seats are all different colors. The rear seats are 6 in (15 cm) closer together to make room for the tonneau cover. The clarity of the circular gauges in square frames were improved by making the faces white with black chrome numbers and a red anodized needle. The deep-dish three-spoke steering wheel and four-pack gauge cluster carry over from the coupe concept. Chrome seat-belt buckles are designed to look like the iconic belts buckles in late 1960s GM cars. This reworked interior of the Camaro Convertible Concept is now a very close representation of what will be seen in the production version of the Camaro.


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Chevrolet Camaro Concept Car
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Chevrolet Camaro Concept Car
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Chevrolet Camaro Concept Car
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Chevrolet Camaro Concept Car
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2006 New York International Auto Show
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Chevrolet Camaro Concept Car
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Chevrolet Camaro Concept Car
Photo by Rusty Cooper
Edited by Rich Niewiroski Jr.
2006 Houston Auto Show
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Chevrolet Camaro Concept Car
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Chevrolet Camaro Concept Car
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Chevrolet Camaro Concept Car Model
Built by Darrin Gilligan
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
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Chevrolet Camaro Concept Car Model
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Chevrolet Camaro Concept Car Model
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2010 Chevrolet Camaro Concept Pro Street Model Car 2010 Pro Street
1:25 Scale
AMT Camaro kit
Revell pro stock kit
Photo ©2008 Bill Crittenden

2008 Summer NNL

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2010 Chevrolet Camaro Concept Pro Street Model Car 2010 Pro Street
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AMT Camaro kit
Revell pro stock kit
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2008 Summer NNL

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2010 Chevrolet Camaro Concept Pro Street Model Car 2010 Pro Street
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AMT Camaro kit
Revell pro stock kit
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2008 Summer NNL

August 3, 2008
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Chevrolet Camaro Concept Gasser Model Car Gasser
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Chevrolet Camaro Concept Gasser Model Car Gasser
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Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Die Cast - Hot Wheels K6134-0917CChevy Camaro Concept2007 New Models, small scale, silver
Die Cast - Hot Wheels K6134-0917FChevy Camaro Concept2007 New Models, small scale, red
Die Cast - Hot Wheels K6134-0917JChevy Camaro Concept2007 New Models, small scale, black
Die Cast - Hot Wheels K6134-0917KChevy Camaro Concept2007 New Models, small scale, black
Die Cast - Hot Wheels M6979-0918FChevy Camaro ConceptWeb Trading Cars, small scale, orange w/black stripes
Die Cast - Hot Wheels L9952-0918JCamaro Convertible Concept2008 New Models, small scale, dark orange w/black stripes
Die Cast - Hot Wheels L9952-0918LCamaro Convertible Concept2008 New Models, small scale, blue w/white stripes


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
14 February 2006Retro Rides, Part 3:  Chevrolet CamaroBill Crittenden
4 April 2008Chevrolet Camaro DelayedAnthony Fontanelle


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