• Jul 3, 2006
With the Dodge Challenger getting the green light for production, it's likely only a matter of time before the Chevy Camaro is also approved for production. Rumor has it GM engineers are in Australia hard at work with their brothers from Holden on the next Camaro.. That said, a convertible version should also be in the works, and this rendering by Brenda Priddy and Co. suggests what a Camaro droptop will look like when it hits the streets sometime around 2009.
[Source: Winding Road]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Hopefully they don't file Chapter 11 before they can build it. Honestly as great looking as the Camaro is would you buy one from a company in bankruptcy?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Is GM going to take another shot at re-badging the Holden Monaro? I really thought they would have learned their lesson with the new GTO.
      • 8 Years Ago
      the monaro was not designed to please you lot. but it might be the start of the next gm rear drive classics.
      thanks holden from the land of milk and honey!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think that Chevrolet lost their way when Zora left the company. It was only due to his vision that Chevy ever amounted to anything in the first place. At least they haven't broken the Corvette yet. I have been a Chevy lover my entire life. I would really like to see them succeed but I'm not holding my breath. The latest generation Camaro, the one they killed, was way better engineered than the Mustang. Unfortunately they were over designed for the target market. The $1000s more they cost, cost Chevy the sales they needed to keep the car in production. Now they're going to try and make a retro-type car that looks way too modern for it's own good.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think Renault/Nissan could build a dang nice Camaro...

      /zing
      • 8 Years Ago
      Typical GM. They'll ride on the coat tails of the other retro success stories rather than come up with something innovative and successful on their own. That is if it ever happens.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Performance-wise a GTO is pretty good bang for your buck it just looks like hell.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nothing wrong with using a Monaro platform... the GTO has to be one of the most underrated cars of the past decade. Its chassis (while soft) was streets ahead of the Mustang's, with firmer, more precise steering and far better composure in corners. Tighten things up a little, and it'd make a perfect Camaro foundation.

      It's really a shame that the GTO didn't get more credit from GM fans, considering that its understated styling is actually right in step with the original GTO's, which was hardly flashy or seductive:

      http://ultimategto.com/cgi-bin/showcar.cgi?type=show&pic=/1964/64_00054_1

      But then, I guess it was the later models with their "Here Come Da Judge" gimcrack that stuck in the minds of the public, preventing them from giving the new model a fair shake. A shame.
      • 8 Years Ago
      PJ, theres understated and theres "looks just like a Grand Am." If youre going to put a famous badge on a new car, there should be a reason, otherwise its shameless pimping of the name.
      JOE GUCC
      • 8 Years Ago
      Build it and they will come. It needs to be before 2009 to enter the pony car wars. I have been saving money for a downpayment to hopefully have one shortly after coming to showrooms.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Talk is cheap...just build the thing. By the time GM gets it to market the show will have moved in another direction.

      Always playing catch up.
      Austen
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think this is very good news...some people will just complain about anything. How do we know that the Camaro hadn't been in planning before the mustang was rennovated? How do we know that this is even a fad and why would it die within a couple years. The Camaro is going to look very good, have incredible bang for the buck, and as long as people like fast good looking cars there not going to care so much that the Camaro has a retro look.
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