• Jan 3, 2008
click above for 14 high-res spy shots of the 2009 Chevy Camaro

KGP Photographers in Europe caught a caravan of Holden test cars heading up to the Arctic Circle for testing, and lo and behold a pair of Chevy Camaros were along for the ride, as well. The truck was apparently unattended, as the photographers crawled all over it to get close up pics of the Camaro, including the very first shots of what should be the production interior. But let's start with the exterior, where we see the familiar shape of the concept that's been toned down a smidge for mass production. We're particularly interested in the C-pillar that appears to be the most significantly changed part of the car's exterior. The rear fenders look to carry on straight back as the greenhouse turns in towards the center of the car after the B-pillar. The effect is a pair of pronounced rear haunches that sits high atop the 20-inch wheels shod with 245/45 ZR20 Pirello P Zero tires.

Glance inside and you'll see a production interior that's remarkably close to the highly stylized retro interior of the concept. The two big analog gauges remain front and center behind the retro-looking wheel, for instance. The center stack, however, has been modified to accept a modern stereo and some useable HVAC controls, though it sits atop a cluster of four gauges giving the car's vitals. All in all, it appears that the production Camaro will retain more of the concept's flair than we thought, so kudos to GM for seeing it through.

[Source: KGP Photography]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      >>> *Yawn!* Here we go again. Bring it already! (And rework that interior a bit while you're at it).
      • 7 Years Ago
      Such an important and visually stimulating offering requires a world-class interior to match. This hints at last Gen Saturn in the center stack..bulbous and disconnected with the sharp edges of the exterior.
      Gives me the same disconnected feeling of when I had a Charger in Florida for a week. Exterior was aggressive and curvacious with a tame interior that was flat and forgettable...it in no way connected with the exterior. Who headed this design. Sad
      • 6 Years Ago
      I can't believe this is the interior. Not a chance.
      • 7 Years Ago
      WOW.....

      Will the Ute come to North America?




      Oh yea....the Camaro kinda looks ok.
      • 7 Years Ago
      LOL HAHAH

      Now that's some lopsided steering wheel. It does not even look like it is perfectly centered.

      When releasing the steering wheel from a turn it will bobble up and down HAHAH.

      Aside from the lopsided steering wheel the rest of the interior is completely HIDEOUS with a capital H!! The interior in my Mitsubishi 3000 GT is far better this Beretta'ish interior. For this hyped up sporty "Mustang Killer" car i was expecting something much more detailed and quality built that does not punish the driver for being a GM domestic fan like this crap. Personally i hate buying a car and feeling like i have been ripped off after owning it for not even a month. If this is the way the interior is supposed to look then they can keep the black garbage bag wrapped around it and toss it.

      Hasn't GM learned anything from their Opel division in Europe?

      GM you almost had partially restored my faith in you as a domestic company after years of hating you. I guess I was right to hate GM.
      • 7 Years Ago
      looks crappy...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I am no gone to ton this one down its UGLY like paper bag of love ugly!
      • 7 Years Ago
      This car is a beaten, cobbled-together mule. And mules are ugly. Come on, guys, do you really think this will look this bad in full production trim? Look at the new Malibu. The interior turned out top notch, so please stop crying already. Why would GM need to install a full, high-quality dash in a car that will likely be scrapped?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Cobbled-together or not, the interior design is horrible. Ugly, protruding center pod, a gas gauge you'll have to move your knee to read and an off-center steering wheel hub that will require you to tilt up the wheel to make a sharp turn.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It would be a crime to saddle the exterior with an interior this ugly.
      • 7 Years Ago
      My god that interior is HIDEOUS. I thought GM was starting to turn things around but it looks like they are taking a step back when it comes to interiors. Seriously you have to be retarded to like that!! It looks like they pulled to dials off some toys and the gauges come from a lawn mower. This is just sad GM, SAD!!
        • 7 Years Ago
        The centerstack where the head unit is looks puckered like fish lips or something
        • 7 Years Ago
        I think ghastly is a better way to describe that interior. Why can't they adopt a more minimalist approach to interior design?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hideous is a good word but even it is more than this disgusting design deserves. This car is a disaster in the making but nothing less than what can be expected from GM. Hurry up and die will you? Then Chevrolet, Pontiac etc. can be returned to what they used to be before that useless behemoth called GM ruined them. Just look what they are doing to Saab. Thank goodness they are broke, they won't be able to buy any more car companies and render them down to the depths of mediocrity and despair.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That seat reminds me of one of those cheap seat covers. Just prefitted. And you can tell the lack of quality just by looking that interior. Ouch.
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