The Camaro's visual connection to the original car has been established, first of all, through the proportions and dimensions. Even though over four decades set the two apart, the new Camaro's has grown just only 4.4 inches (11cm) in length compared to the original, while its width has been increased by just 1.5 inches (4 cm).
The front fascia
is like an icing for this muscle car cake. It's instantly recognizable as a Camaro and, with the prominent "V" shape and distinct grille, it's a face to remember. We have to mention that the "V" theme is also used for the hood, where it is toned down a bit. In addition to that, the hood comes with a massive power dome that's gifted with a cold air induction at the front.
The halo light rings
on our test car are an optional feature and while they may not be all that original, they certainly add a hefty dose of visual appeal.
When viewing the car from the side, we have to mention the proportions once again. It all kicks off with the long hood and the short front overhang. These join forces with the well-defined fenders both up front and at the back, as well as with the raked windshield and the ultra-low glass area.
The convertible's roof follows the line of the coupe's one rather well, also borrowing the almost-invisible B-pillar. Both models feature the rear quarter panel gills, which remind us of the golden age.
The rear console is rather short and this not only brings a bonus on the proportions front, but also allows us to better focus on the rear end's details.
The rear fascia
incorporates the same 'V" theme as the front one, but here there are differences between the Coupe and the Convertible. The latter comes with a very crowded arrangement
on top of the boot lid, which disturbs its lines a bit.
The bootlid also has to accommodate the shark fin-like antenna and the third brake light, which creates visual confusion. Moving our focus lower will save the day, as the eye-catching taillights and the massive exhaust tips
of the V8-powered models are a joy to behold.Continue reading
Hold on, Sir May B. Bach would like to say something...
I have been told that the vehicle that now stands in front of me has a rather unpleasant history. To be more precise, throughout its history it has been said to be a pretty representative vehicle for... ahem... sociopaths. Now that I have spent some time with it, I can see why. It’s pretty simple actually: anybody would go mad if forced to use one of these for years.
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