New 2025 Chevy Camaro Redefines the Muscle Car Term, Too Bad It's a Digital Model

2025 Chevrolet Camaro - Rendering 7 photos
Photo: Instagram | vburlapp
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When Chevrolet pulled the plug on the fourth-generation Camaro in 2002, we thought it might be the end of the brand's muscle car. However, the Camaro eventually returned in 2009 after a seven-year hiatus, and its successor rolled out at the end of 2015.
We're getting mixed vibes regarding the Chevrolet Camaro's future, as the last copy of the sixth generation was made last month. The GM-owned brand hasn't announced anything about a possible successor, stating only that it is not the end of the line for this nameplate.

From here on, your guess is as good as ours as to what the future holds for this model. Some say it will return as a Ford Mustang and Dodge Charger rival, either with gasoline or electric power, or perhaps both. Others believe it might morph into a crossover, one that might take a swing at the Mustang Mach-E, and a few think additional derivatives might make up the next-gen.

Our bet would be on a brand-new muscle car. After all, Chevy's ties with this moniker date back to the late '60s, and we think the latest Mustang and upcoming Charger (name unconfirmed) deserve a proper rival from the bowtie brand. Launching it with gasoline mills assisted by forced induction and giving it EV powertrains could be the key to making it popular.

A successor to the ZL1 would also be what the doctor ordered, especially since Dodge's next Charger, which is expected at the end of the year, should benefit from a jaw-dropping amount of power in the range-topping guise. Moreover, Ford is prepping the Mustang GTD with a targeted 800 horsepower, and the next-gen Shelby GT500 is rumored to launch in 2025.

Ever since the news signaling the sixth-gen Camaro's death came, the rendering world has gone all-in trying to imagine a possible successor. Some have portrayed it as an evolution of its predecessor. Others have digitally brought it back from the dead using some styling cues from past Camaros. And a few decided to use the Impala nameplate instead.

Our latest encounter with such a rendering came from vburlapp on Instagram. The pixel manipulator went the extra mile to create a sleek 2025 (or would that be 2026?) Camaro, using the sixth generation as a starting point and sprinkling it with a few cues borrowed from the original.

Overall, it is a silky-smooth CGI proposal that looks more like a blue-collar grand tourer than a real muscle car. We're fans of the design and think you probably dig the unofficial specification as well, don't you? After all, what's not to love about a sexy two-door coupe with pure rear-wheel drive, regardless of whether it is a muscle car or not?

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Editor's note: Sixth-gen Camaro pictured in the gallery next to the rendering.

About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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