• Feb 1, 2008
While two Camaro mules were caught at LAX earlier in the week, another was recently captured on the other side of the world. Still sporting the camouflage look that Bob Lutz vowed to banish, the car was spotted on an open trailer somewhere in Australia. The photographer managed to capture an important detail that many fans have been mulling over since the launch of the Camaro concept. That essential feature is the appearance of the fuel door. The concept perched the door on top of the driver's side rear fender. Apparently that will not be true of the production vehicle. The spy shot indicates that the Camaro will intake fuel through the passenger side rear fender. However, since folks in Australia drive on the right side of the vehicle that makes it the driver's side in their world. We hear their toilets swirl in the other direction, too. Due to cost saving measures, we don't expect the fuel door location to change for U.S. production. Also of note are the rear taillights, which we can see in these images are red on the inside and amber on the outside. Minor details, for sure, that will no doubt be eagerly devoured by Camaro faithful waiting for this car's return.
The taillights also appear to be colored specifically for the Australian market. Australian Design Rule 6 calls for all amber direction indicators. That explains the change from all red taillights. It is a detail that will probably be spared from the U.S. market. However, if any stateside owners clamor to be different they might be able to score some ADM amber lenses off eBay.

[Source: Camaro5.com via Jalopnik]




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      • 6 Years Ago
      Red turn signals are only legal in North America. They've been illegal in Europe, for example, since 1965.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Greg H: That was my first reaction as well.

      The Camaro is going to be a cool new ride. But the instrument cluster and the gauges on the center stack look terrible. Those 1970's looking gages are the worst. It screams cheap "Made in China" sold at Autozone for $10. Some retro belongs in the past.
      • 6 Years Ago
      There won't be an orange, at least according to this post:
      http://www.autoblog.com/2007/12/28/in-what-color-would-you-like-your-2009-chevy-camaro/
      • 6 Years Ago
      Mine will be hugger orange with black stripes, Summer 2009.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Camaro again?
      • 6 Years Ago
      This sucks. An entire year of spy shots. That car better be worth my wait!
      • 6 Years Ago
      The red turn signal exorcism must have worked.

      Red turn signals be gone!
      • 6 Years Ago
      The fuel door on the pass side is not a bad thing cause at Costco or any other station the shortest lines are on the side you don't have to pull the hose to the other side of the car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's going to have red lenses when it's released here.

      The ambers are temporary and will probably change for other global markets when it's produced. The fuel filler is on the right side of the GTO and upcoming G8 as well.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That gauge cluster, steering wheel and center stack show that there *can* be such a thing as too much retro design. Gah.