• Feb 15, 2010
Mystery Chevrolet Camaro-based prototype – click above for high-res gallery

Autoblog tipster Mark has sent in these images of what appears to be some sort of Chevrolet Camaro body restyling kit that turns the Bowtie musclecar a latter-day Pontiac Firebird tribute. As posted on GMInsideNews forums, there is speculation that the mule could actually be a Camaro Z28, what with its big hood bulge and all, but the styling doesn't seem right to us, nor does the prototype's camouflage pattern. We suspect it's more likely an aftermarket affair, something along the lines of the Kevin Morgan Designs 'Phoenix' project, the ASC redux, or the Lingenfelter 455 T/A concept.

The prototype was spotted in suburban Detroit area when its car cover partially blew off while parked, giving Mark the opportunity to capture his quarry. Unfortunately, the cover apparently never came all the way off, so we're left wondering what's been done to the back end. Judging by what we can see of the cover's outline, it doesn't appear to have been left alone, so our curiosity remains piqued. Thanks for the photos, Mark!



[Source: GMInsideNews]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      No, no, no....It's the next Batmobile! The "Tumbler" was destroyed in the last film!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I stopped getting excited about new Camaros like 5 years ago.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It is a Camaro with that big A$$ spoiler, but it doesn't look like GM work. It's something, someone is messing around with. That's my take.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Might be viral marketing.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't understand why a Z28 would be the top dog in camaro line up. As I recall the camaro SS in 2000 was suppose to be the top dog while the Z28 was below the SS. correct me if I am wrong. And this pictures are from a K Morgan concept that was painted like this just to grab attention from people. Morgan thinks he is creating a trans am when he is not. To me the design is just a camaro body kit and nothing more. It simply looks to aftermarket. A true trans am would have the whole camaro sheetmetal remove and replaced with a trans am design. Otherwise its just a bulky camaro with a bodykit. In my opinion trans ams have always been beautiful in my eyes while I dislike the camaro. this is true even today.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sorry if I did not read all the posts but what you are looking at is .......drum roll please!!!!!.....YES THE Z-28. The camo tape is hiding "air intake" and if you look closely at the blacked out headlights you clearly see Camaro headlights. Again sorry if I don't use the correct car terminology but the rear mags are Camaro and the "shape" underneath the car cover is Camaro. There must be some sort of rear wing or air diffuser in back....etc etc...............THIS IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR AND SHE WILL BE MINE ALL MINE ..........DREAMS DO COME TRUE.......I AM SO EXCITED THAT I JUST PEED MY F'ING PANTS .....FINALLY.......WHAT A RELIEF.......WORDS CAN NOT EXPLAIN HOW DAMN EXCITED I AM.......I WOULD LIKE TO THANK MY MOM AND DAD, MY WONDERFUL WIFE FOR PUTTING UP WITH ME.....MY KIDS FOR LISTENING TO THEIR DAD TALK ABOUT THIS CAR......FINALLY, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK GM.... FOR HAVING REALIZED MY BOY HOOD DREAM....PS: SPECULATING BUT IT WILL RESEMBLE THE SLP 575 CONCEPT CAR THAT MIKA IS DEVELOPING ......
        • 4 Years Ago
        Dear Arturo, Only in my dreams am I connected....you are right that the Z-28 was never the package which had the most horse power. The SS model always had the most hp. As for the Z-28 it traditionally had a smaller higher revving engine with better handling. Basically a "track" car. As one GM top project manager said..."The Z-28 will be a car for the purists" There are rumors that a new smaller displacement engine like the 5.5 liter is slated to be the Z-28 engine. This of course is just speculation or maybe observation but the front tires seem a lot wider than the stock SS ones. The ride hight seems lower. The hood seems like the one Bumblebee had in the Revenge of the Fallen. There is a rear air spoiler which could be used on a track to create more down force. The front rims are spoked to reduce rotational weight. There is snow on the ground and the location could be in the state of Michigan. Again just speculation....ciao
        • 4 Years Ago
        Are you somehow connected with this pictures because it seems like you are.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Just trying to get a laugh or two from you folks...that is all....As someone put it......"LOVE YOUR CAR AND RESPECT OTHERS"
        • 4 Years Ago
        Dude, you need to take a pill.
      • 4 Years Ago
      to me that is some sort of camaro for sure. the styling and door are obvious...you can also see the turn light signal cover on the right side of the car


      http://images.thecarconnection.com/lrg/2010-chevrolet-camaro-2-door-coupe-1ss-front-exterior-view_100244057_l.jpg
      • 4 Years Ago
      Reminds me a lot of Kevin Morgan's Firebird concept...

      http://www.kevinmorgandesigns.com/concept.html
      • 4 Years Ago
      I would think it's from GM what ever it is. Why would the aftermarket try and hide it. It looks like they might be testing a Z28 setup with a bunch of crap bolted on just to hide the real looks deep under. It kinda looks like the heritage grill is under that nose. hmmm
      • 4 Years Ago
      The car for the upcomming Knight Rider movie........
      • 4 Years Ago
      looks like it's just tape over the front there, no shaping undernieth it. who knows what it's covering, maybe just a bowtie?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not legit, that's not OEM camo. Trust me.

      This is aftermarket something, just not sure why it's cladded unless trying to garner attnention/publicity.
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