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2006-01-12 14:30

Wilmer Muller

The Camaro is an American cult car of the 1960s and Chev sold 699 000 of the original Camaro in its first three years of production. Now it is back with a vengeance!

Yes, Ford will probably also start losing some sleep as the Mustang's time as the only true muscle car in the US seems to be running out.

Like the Dodge Challenger the Chevrolet Camaro is still a concept car, but General Motors hinted at Detroit that it is destined for production.

As with the Mustang and Challenger the Camaro concept's design is inspired by the brand's 1960s and '70s design trend. In fact the new Camaro's looks are very similar to that of the 1969 version of the legendary muscle car.

Typical styling cues include a long bonnet, short boot and wide stance, while there are also a prominent grille and bonnet bulge.

Large wheels, 21-inch at the front and 22-inch at the rear, show high-performance brakes, and prominent fender shapes add to the "muscle car" aura.

Its red-hot appearance is backed up by a Corvette-inspired 296 kW V8 engine. The Camaro concept features a sophisticated rear-wheel drive chassis with an independent front and rear suspension.


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