• Jan 3, 2008
For the cadre of camera wielding auto spies chasing the 2009 Chevy Camaro, life has just gotten a little bit easier. Mere hours after a new batch of spy showing a camo-covered Camaro hit the interweb, Chevrolet General Manager Ed Peper posted a message to the GM Fastlane Blog declaring that all pre-production Camaros would be stripped of their camouflage from now until production starts. Apparently, Bob Lutz decided that the camo was causing too much interference with cooling and aerodynamic testing and it needed to come off. Since everyone pretty much knows what the Camaro looks like already, it won't make much difference, but here for your edification is the first official pic direct from GM.
[Source: GM Fastlane Blog]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      mine will still be HUGGER orange, don't care if it has burlap bag seats.....black stripes too...............
        • 7 Years Ago
        I'd take burlap if it came in black and white houndstooth!
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 7 Years Ago
      Bob Lutz has spoken! Obey Maximus Lutz!

      Haha I love how Lutz is portrayed in the media. Yes that includes you Autoblog.

      Newsflash: Prices on spyphotos just dropped 50%.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @HotRodzNKustoms
        You do realize that it will make the cars stale in pulics eyes. Remember ALL cars get old on the eye in about 4 years.....when most companies do major re-skinning. Well i have seen pictures of Camaro for at least 1+ years. This wil achieve TWO things

        #1 Convince the public that managment has some hot stuff up their sleeve, Wagoners main goal. He needs something to justify his performance.

        #2 Make car less sellable in the future because everyone will get tired of it.

        Look say what you want about Accord but most people did not know what Accord would look like untill the very end, yes there was a concept, but Camaro is completely overexposed.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @HotRodzNKustoms
        I don't think the public views spy photos. A small group do though.

        I think that the people most amped on the Camaro who are so anticipatory as to view spy photos are also likely to buy one in the first two years when it still isn't "worn out" to them anyway.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @HotRodzNKustoms
        While that may be partly true (aging of the design), it has the potential of eat up Mustang sales this year while not cannibalizing any sales of any current GM vehicles. On balance, a pretty sharp move marketing-wise.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @HotRodzNKustoms
        What?! People actually pay for spy photos?

        Darnit. I saw an IS-F half covered in bright blue tape/fabric a looong time ago on Highway 5 toward SF. :(
        • 7 Years Ago
        @HotRodzNKustoms
        I just hope the Camaro's price isn't inflated 50%! ;)

        (Bummed. My lease is up next year. I so wanted a Cammy...but not the first model year...please don't be a lemon!)
      • 7 Years Ago
      I can see the B-Pillar from the thumbnail! I knew they added it but they said they'd at least try and make it blend in. I am saddened
      • 7 Years Ago
      Beautiful proportions for a coupe. Now GM, hope you have the REAL interior hidden somewhere!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I guess its good that more people will see the exterior rather than the interior. How could they put such a horrible interior inside such a beaut?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Bad move Bob! Put the camo back on, it looks better that way.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Those tailights are fugly..and the car is bland.
        Yuch.
        Can't wait for the Challenger.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Whats the big deal with the camo anyway? Wasn't this car featured in the "Transformers" movie?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Talk about the concept all you like, but that interior is f**king ghastly.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Icky interior or not, this production exterior is YUMMY.

      Good job sticking to the concept!
      • 7 Years Ago
      That's one ugly interior--its like 90's Pontiac redux.
      • 7 Years Ago
      In my opinion, the interior is near production (in terms of layout) and honestly...they should have done something more subtle with some minor cues from the concept car.

      The interior of the car is a big selling point (once again in my own opinion)...the only ugly interiors I like are those that are functional and spartan. I don't see either in this prototype interior.

      I will grow tired of this car once its release, but I definitely want to see the Holden wagon make is stateside as a G8 wagon or CTS Estate.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Now, unless they airbrushed them out, the rear fender vents are gone. Dammit.
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