• May 22, 2008


Click above for high-res gallery of the Camaro in production

We don't know how how someone got access to take these pictures or whether someone is getting in a lot of trouble as we speak, but they have infiltrated the internets overnight. So now we too bring you photos of the 2010 Camaro in its first stages of production. There are apparently two preproduction units on the line in these photos as we see the body shells advance from stage to stage and get molested by a dozens of potentially suicidal robots. In fact, not a single human can be found anywhere in these pictures, which is just as well considering the trouble GM's had with striking workers lately. As for where these pictures were taken, our best guess is GM's plant in Oshawa, Ontario since that's where actual production of the Camaro is scheduled to take place. Peruse the gallery below and see if you can pick out any interesting details we might've missed about the car. Thanks for the tip, everyone!



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      • 6 Years Ago
      I hope he remembered his lockout procedure when he did this. The safety violations alone have "fired" all over them.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like the fake vents at the rear. Lets hope the put fake plastic bits there that make it look like real vents! (sarcasm)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hey Autoblog,do you think this http://www.newsday.com/business/nationworld/wire/sns-ap-ford-cuts,0,273025. story is more important ?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Error 401: Funny not found.
        • 6 Years Ago

        What is The Devil doing here,out of hell?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Great shot! It is so good to see this car getting produced--can't wait for it, and for the convertible. GM's lead designer on the car, Brian Smith, told me they went through 15 mufflers to get just the 'right' sound to it. Sweet! See more of the convertible and Brian's words about it here:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9jimIlTsOs
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFjIO9-gV0Q
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ivZjHuTkD4
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, I can't wait until the photos showing the Camaro in the second stages of production.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I can kinda see the non-turbo 4 cylinder EcoTech about to be installed, with its restrictive cast iron exhaust manifold and low flow fuel injectors...THANKS MAXIMUM BOB!

      Up next: Volt batteries on a month-to-month lease
      • 6 Years Ago
      hmmm those quarter windows seem a little smaller than on the test mules we have seen
        • 6 Years Ago
        Since the glass encompasses that whole area, not just the portion you can see through, and hides the B-Pillar, it makes the window look larger than it is.

        Brian, ever since the first mules appeared it became clear there would be a B-Pillar and no "true hardtop" with a roll down rear window. That was confirmed shortly after by GM insiders.
        • 6 Years Ago
        ...and no rear roll-up windows
      • 6 Years Ago
      GM, and most automakers, have been using robots for welding for several decades now. Robots can do it much faster and more accurately than humans can, and that's a sucktastic job, so most folks don't mind letting the robots handle it.

      This looks more like the preproduction assembly line, which is not at the actual factory. It's done somewhere in the Detroit area, and it's purpose is to try out the robots' program to ensure the welds are done correctly.
      • 6 Years Ago
      So does this mean the Camaro is going to be an autobot?

      hehe
      • 6 Years Ago
      Bad timing for GM, just when the gas hits about $4.50/gallon, GM is making the muscle car. It should've been out years ago with the Mustang. I would try to make Volts or hybrid cars fast.......to keep the head above the water. By the way, how much the gas is going to cost in 2010? $6/gallon???? Maybe a few die hard enthusiasts will buy it, but I believe GM will loose money on it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Shut up. Seriously.

        It's not how much you spend on gas per mile.
        It's not how much you spend on gas per smile.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I drive a gas guzzling 3.5 V6, not even a V8, my mileage is something terrible - 18 mpg - since I drive 99% in the city, and with a leaden foot, fast, aggressive "asshole" driving, when possible.

        Here's the kicker - We already pay $8/gallon over here.

        You get used to it, or you buy a small car to scoot around in the city, if you're that way inclined. People will still buy muscle.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I hope those robots don't go on strike.
      • 6 Years Ago
      And that's how Bumble Bee is made...
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