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Chevy Camaro Design "Fix" Proposes Retro Muscle Car Nose

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Photo: TheSketchMonkey/YouTube screenshot
Chevy Camaro Design "Fix" Proposes Retro Muscle Car NoseChevy Camaro Design "Fix" Proposes Retro Muscle Car NoseChevy Camaro Design "Fix" Proposes Retro Muscle Car Nose
After suggesting the Dodge Challenger is the best muscle car because it doesn't try to be a sports car and re-designing the Mustang with the Mach-E look, YouTube artist TheSketchMonkey is back to look at the Camaro. The verdict? You guessed it: needs to be more retro.
The muscle car isn't some secret blend of herbs and spices that marketing teams can sprinkle onto their crossovers, EVs, and crossover EVs. It's a major part of American culture and should be treated as such. The Camaro, in particular, might need to man up and admit it's all about flat 60s grilles.

What gives us the right to criticize Chevy, one of the biggest car brands in the world? Well, we bet they're not too happy with the way the Camaro is selling, so you can see this as constructive criticism.

Like a lot of the comments you read online, the YouTube artist also believes Chevy got the Camaro right with the 5th-gen that came out in 2010. But since then, designers have implemented more and more modern features leading to the disaster we have for the current model year. It's a little harsh, but you have to admit the outdated ZL1 front end looks way better than a normal model.

What the artist decided to do is fix that mess by adding design ideas from the 1st-gen model. This means making the upper grille much bigger and switching back to distinctive round headlight designs. The LEDs pay homage to the 60s golden era without being outdated.

Suggesting the best muscle car design came over 50 years ago and will never be matched could be seen as a stretch. However, we believe there are other great designs. The 2nd-gen Camaro is also worth reviving, as is the angular IROC-Z of the following generation. And what about the Pontiac Trans Am - can't Chevy be inspired by its defunct sister brand?

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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