• Mar 10, 2008
Click above for a gallery of black Camaro goodness.

Maximum Bob's edict that no Camaro prototype will be spotted with camouflage held true again today, when Corey R. over at Camaro5.com snapped off almost a dozen shots of a black mule headed out for testing. The dark horse pony isn't sporting anything we haven't seen before, but the chrome surrounds on the tail lamps are more obvious with the contrasting black paint.

According to Corey, the driver and passenger other drivers gave him the traditional one-fingered salute as he attempted to track down the black Camaro. The engineers driving the car, however, were reportedly very nice, and they allowed him to shoot the outside of the Camaro as long as his prying lens didn't get any images of the interior.

We've assembled all the pics in a gallery below for you viewing enjoyment.

Thanks to all who tipped in.




[Source: Camaro5.com]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      KITT!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Those are not the production headlamps, right? Those tiny projectors look silly in the huge opening.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Those aren't the production headlamps.

        The front end of this thing looks really sharp (literally), they kept the overall appearance and proportions almost spot on with the concept. Looks great. GM FTW.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I agree... the fog lamps are the same size or bigger than the heads. Almost makes it look like a chipmunk with his cheeks full when looking at it from the front. But love the side view... very nice.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The rear of it looks horrible, and the front of it seems like it is up to high, Like the placement of the grill. It just seems odd.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Those talking about it being hobbled together and parts ill-fitting do realize this is a PRE-PRODUCTION tester, right? Seems a lot of people tend to forget that. Don't judge it until you've seen the PRODUCTION version. Personally, I think it looks freakin' awesome!
      • 6 Years Ago
      http://www.tamparacing.com/forums/general-car-chat/470209-spotted-2009-camaro-fletcher-ave-ommfg-pics.html

      this car was spotted in tampa FL, near the USF campus by a user on our local racing forum.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ill only buy one if its a Firebird version...yes very closed minded and silly...but oh well.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Great landing, wrong airport!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Holy huge front over-hang Batman! It looks liek a cross between an early-90s Skylark and a current A6.

      The side profile of this thing is cool, but that's it. Seems liek we have another HUGE plastic nose just like the previous two gens.

      Meh, I'll still take a Stang GT, I don't care if it has less power than the Camaro and the SRT-8
      • 6 Years Ago
      I've noticed that it definitely seems like they've lengthened the rear section of the car compared to the original concept. I think the look suffers a little for it, but nothing to drastic but I hope the extra body is worth it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      You know what I like about the Mustang? That it weighs significantly less (3450) than the 4100+ lbs of the Challenger. Given that the G8 weighs about an even 4000lbs (and that the Charger and Challenger are about the same), I think it's fair to expect the Camaro to come in at ~3900, or between four and six hundred pounds more than the Mustang.

      Now, I'd take an RX-8 over any of these, but if I was restricted to domestic muscle, I wouldn't have to think twice. The Mustang has good power, a less freaky interior and weighs a hell of a lot less. Even if it's down on power, I'd still take the lighter car for the feel of it. If they replace the truck-sourced 4.)L six with a lighter, forced-induction model it'll be even more of a cakewalk for me.
        • 6 Years Ago
        hmm probably not, the Charger weighs about the same as the Challenger because they simply took a few inches out of the chassis, GM's taking over two years longer to get the Camaro done. I'm sure it'll still be heavier than the Mustang, but I'd be surprised if it was by anymore than 250lbs.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I disagree Jay. I've done research on the Zeta platform cars, and the lightest one with a V8 is around 3650, it was an older Holden. Considering this Camaro is wider and longer, with bigger wheels, and brakes, I wouldn't be surprised if it weighs around 3850-3900 lbs. Surely it will be around 4000lbs. wet. The Mustang GT with manual is 3450, and a little over 3600 wet, but of course a 100hp less. I'll wait for the finished Camaro to see exactly how the interior looks before I state which car I'd rather have.

        Psarhjinian, while I appreciate that the rx8 is 3000lbs and handles excellent, I don't like the styling and I've heard too many negative things about the reliability of that car. A friend of mine works at a Mazda dealership and he says they stopped stocking them awile ago, and when someone comes in inquiring about one, the owner of the dealership basically tells them about all of the problems they've had with them, basically dissuading them out of the purchase. I couldn't believe it, but he assured me this was true and that these cars were such a pain for them, and many customers were unhappy because of it, and the owner of the dealership just did not want to deal with it anymore.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That is the worst interior I've ever seen in my life. The Prius' interior is better than that.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Challenger looks too much like the original.

      The Mustang came close… but disappointed in production style. I like the front end. But they missed by not raising the height or the rear quarter that the 60’s Mustang has. And also the backend ruined it for me.

      But the Camaro is SSmokin Hot! I love the C-pillar design from the 60's brought forward to this decade, and the coke bottle shape solves the problem that the flat-sided Mustang has. A modern version of a classic. Sure I want a V8 SS (and that’s what I’ll most likely start with). But I also want this car model to survive long-term. So I’d be most happy with something economical, quick and lighter (asap). -Not sure what that will be…. Hybrid, Electric, Turbo, Hydrogen, Combo, etc. With gas prices still rising, we’ll need economical but still quick ‘pony’ cars.
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