• Apr 8, 2008
Click above for high-res gallery of the Camaro SS on the 'Ring

More spy shots from the Nurburgring today, this time of the Camaro SS prototype that was spotted arriving at the track yesterday. We already pointed out the bright red Brembo calipers on this Camaro, which suggest it's a high-performance SS version of the car, though that hasn't been confirmed. What is special about these photos is that they're the first time we've seen the Camaro really being driven hard on the track. Though we've seen plenty of Camaro spy shots in the past, most have been of the car caught in a parking lot, on a transport trailer or just meandering around town. Seeing the suspension under load is a thing of beauty that we've been waiting for, and KGP spy photogs tell us that it "looks impressive in action, and that its suspension looks well buttoned down on some of the 'Ring's challenging stretches." Hopefully they have their stop watches ready when Chevy engineers run the car hard for a full lap.


[Source: KGP Photography]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Why in the world would you think Brembos wouldn't be offered on the Camaro when they are equipped on nearly every other muscle car available from the Mustang GT500, G8 GXP, Charger SRT8 and Challenger SRT8?

        • 6 Years Ago
        i love the way you think. brembo has really gone more mainstream in the past 5-8 years, and i think it's great. the 350z was one of the first to really execute that relationship on a major scale. very cool to see how it has caught on.
          • 6 Years Ago
          350Z wasn´t the first one using brembo in large numbers, many car companys offer brembo brakes stock or as option from factory. Hell even the last generation Seat Ibiza Cupra R sub compact hatchback was avaible with brembo brakes.
          Don´t know why this is a big thing...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Good point. Subie and Mitsubishi have been there for awhile too with the STI and Evo...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Brembos even come come on Harley Davidsons now. Nothing special about them these days.
      • 6 Years Ago
      You're right joe. The Mustang and Challenger's handling was never fine tuned anywhere near Germany, if at all. The Camaro should run away from both cars in the twisties and the G8 road tests seem to confirm this as well.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Umm you don't have to go to Germany to find a good road course to tune a suspension on. Wow... logic...

        BTW: The Challenger was being being put through the paces by SRT engineers throughout the month of March in Arizona working on it final suspension tweaks. Chrysler also used several road courses in Texas to tune the suspension.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sweet! It even has a 2" receiver so I can justify purchasing it to replace my gas-guzzling pickup. lol

      In all seriousness...I hope they bring this car out without letting the bean counters screw it up...
      • 6 Years Ago
      LOL @ Overlord
      I was thinking those SRT wheels sure look nice on that Camaro.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This car looked better in Trans Formers
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hmmm, looks like a lot of Chromoly going on in there. Cool.

      Sure looks like a knee slapper to me.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This new Camaro is sporting number plates issued in Melbourne, Victoria - AUSTRALIA. Proof that this iconic American muscle car is actually a product of GM-Holden Australia.

      • 6 Years Ago
      Umm...aren't those SRT8 Charger Rims??????

      LOL

      I don't see why testing a car at Nurburg is a prerequisite for good handling...more of a promotional thing. You can throw a car around Sears Point, Watkins Glen, or any number of road courses to do your fine tuning.

      On a side note..I sat in the G8 GT and was VERY disappointed in the interior. It was straight up 1990's Pontiac...bleh...and I had such high hopes.
        • 6 Years Ago
        But what it does there it will never do here.

        Remember, the Germans build some might fine - and smooth - roads. Nothing at all like what you get in the 'merican Midwest or Northeast where Camaros are going to live.

        When they are back here it will be the same old, same old: fantastic numbers on glass-smooth tracks in the magazine reviews and unbearable axle hop absolutely everywhere in the real world.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I believe the Camaro will be IRS, that should solve most axle hop issues on rough surfaces.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Video! I want video! With good sound! Pleeeeeease!

      (Sorry for all of the exclamation points..)
      • 6 Years Ago
      It was seen lapping the GTR Spec V. LOL
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks porky.

      Still, it's cool that they're testing this here, and will likely offer the upgraded version.
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