• Feb 12th 2008 at 11:57AM
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click above for a total of six new Chevy Camaro spy shots

Spy photographers from KGP Photography have finally caught the Camaro in the automotive industry's epicenter. In the past, the General has only tested Camaro mules wearing heavily modified Holden Commodore bodies in the U.S. These pics, however, show a pair of Camaro prototypes, one festooned with camouflage and one completely bare (the way Bob Lutz likes it) in Detroit City. We're of course interested in the prototype that's sans camo. Aside from a few details like the grille and headlights, you're looking at the Camaro that will go into production next February. The other vehicle, meanwhile, was reportedly fresh off the boat from Australia, which is why it's still wearing camo and features Aussie-spec red and amber taillights. Take a look at the many spy shots in our gallery below and wait patiently like the rest of us for the Camaro to finally reenter production.

[Photos: KGP Photography]

  • Original Camaro prototype

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Uh, this car is retro just as the Mustang and Challenger are. All these shapes can be kept fresh by talented stylists just as the Jeep has always been fresh since WWII while looking essentially the same.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The front looks off in those pics. Maybe its the all black but the nose looks pushed in.
      • 7 Years Ago
      How come people are still buying 55 year old corvettes then? HUH? Tell me, interpreting what your saying is like thinking the corvette shoulda been gone 25 years ago, yea i thought thats what you said!
      • 7 Years Ago
      That black Camaro has to be right about the meanest mule ive ever seen, those fat rear haunches, tose nice rims, I WANT ONE!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm starting to like the camaro, but the one thing that really turns me off is the front end. It looks like a giant lizard or something smiling at you. They should do something better with it, because its body as a whole is quite stunning.

      Depending how it turns out, I might be tempted to trade in my GTi and pick a second year model up, once all the kinks are worked out.
      • 7 Years Ago
      big and ugly, just like the new mustang---good luck with that general
        • 7 Years Ago
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      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks awesome! You know GM had to put it out there with all the Challenger press lately
      • 7 Years Ago
      Meh. This thing looks worse each time I see it. What's with the poochy booty on this thing? Why does the front end look squashed? And those tailights look positively goofy. To me it looks "retro-trendy" and bland all at the same time.

      And for those who don't think this is retro - pah-lease.... This thing is JUST as retro as the Mustang and Challenger, if not more. And GM is milking it for all it's worth as they plod along in the process of kicking this thing out the door.

      GM is doing better with design lately, but I don't count this latest incarnation of the mullet-mobile among their recent successes. For a 3.5+ year incubation period. I expect a lot more.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think I prefer the lack of haunches on the Mustang to the bulge on the Camaro and (especially) the Challenger, but this is a nice shot of this car. I know what the stylists are trying to do, and it works, but it's just not my thing.

      It definitely "sits on it's wheels" better than the Challenger does.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Look at the picture at the top of this post and tell me it doesn't look the real sucessor to the KITT? I love that all black scheme. February can't get here soon enough.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Any car that is "all-new" has spent quite a bit of time being developed prior to its release. If the Holden Commodore came out in 06, that means engineering started on it in 02 or 03, so the bones of the Camaro were already there.

      Don't get me wrong; I think the car is going to be great and I'm looking forward to seeing them on the road. I've owned a Z28 and despite it being a unreliable beast, it was still a lot of fun and was a chick magnet.
      However, it has taken General Freakin' Motors WAY too long to get this car out.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Like I have said several times, this is the longest roll-out I've ever seen, for any car. It is past ridiculous. I'm a former Z28 owner, but I am so done with the Camaro now.

      Whenever the car comes out now, it will be completely anti-climactic.
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