Fully Custom Chevy Camaro SS Was a Dream Restomod for Someone, Would You Fancy It?

Chevy Camaro SS restomod rendering by al.yasid 7 photos
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Unsurprisingly, Chevrolet's sales of the sixth-generation Camaro tanked during the first three months of the year. All in all, even the C8 Corvette deliveries were more than twice above its figures.
The S650 Ford Mustang sales were lower than during the same period of 2023, but it still held the crown in the sports car market against dwindling deliveries of the Challenger and Camaro. The latter two were discontinued in December by their respective parent companies, and while the former is being replaced with the eighth-generation Charger Daytona EV and Sixpack ICE-powered two-door fastback coupe, there is no solution at the moment for Camaro fans.

Sure, GM's corner office head honchos said this is not the end for the iconic nameplate, but for sure, they need some time to forget the shameful sixth-generation experience before approving a successor. However, the rumor mill still (faintly) believes that an EV replacement might arrive someday – without or without sedan and CUV body styles.

On the other hand, the imaginative realm of digital car content creators is increasingly focused on potential restomod cases as more feasible use case scenarios if you have the willingness and cash to go through a custom transformation of an old-school Camaro. Someone at least dreamed of the potential of such an endeavor and also commissioned London, UK-based virtual artist Al Yasid, better known as al.yasid on social media, to give it a CGI go-ahead of the possible build.

Now, the pixel master is keen on sharing the fond memory of working on this fully custom Chevy Camaro design. It's so far detached from the pantheon of old-school Camaros that it's a bit hard even to pinpoint the start of the journey – it could be an original, first-generation Camaro, but it could also be something else entirely. Anyway, this is a true restomod beast, even if only virtually – it even seems to rely on turbo holes rather than round headlights to showcase the front fascia.

Additionally, this project is slammed beyond belief with an aerodynamic kit that would give snails a run for their carry-on houses and the Aerodisc wheels are also deeply concave, especially at the rear. This could easily constitute the basis of a quarter-mile dragstrip hot rod, frankly, given the digital size of the rear tires and the big dual exhaust perching on the sides just behind the front wheels.

Naturally, it's also a widebody affair, and the rear is positively bonkers with the slim LED taillights and the miniature 'SS' script, which announces that this Chevy Camaro used to be a vintage Super Sport model. Anyway, if you don't like it, another CGI expert – Rostislav Prokop (aka rostislav_prokop on social media), proposed a competing restomod project, a Ford Mustang Shelby 429 called 'WhiteSnake.' So, which is your favorite?

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About the author: Aurel Niculescu
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Aurel has aimed high all his life (literally, at 16 he was flying gliders all by himself) so in 2006 he switched careers and got hired as a writer at his favorite magazine. Since then, his work has been published both by print and online outlets, most recently right here, on autoevolution.
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