The Camaro looks nice! I love the mean looking grill and intake.
The Charger look s like every other dodge.
For me, the piece that sticks out the most is the grill/front end. My personal favorites include '71 Road Runner, '72 AMC Javelin, and '68 Mustang.
A sort of standard grill really takes away from the whole look.
I’m glad to see the Camaro coming back. I’ve always liked those cars. My cousin had an 87’ Berlinetta. Since the Camaro is coming back any word on it’s twin the Firebird or the Trans Am version reappearing also? GM had basically handed the whole (American) market to the Mustang when they cancelled the Chevy and Pontiac competitors.
Now not to knock the Mustang, I own one…see my who am i pic, but deep down (overall) I am a GM person.
Due to customer demands for new features and the new crash/saftey rules that are now placed - it would of costed wwaayy too much to reengineer and retool the plant that the Camaro was built at - and than keep the Camaro looking the same. All manufactures (yes - even outside of Vehicle Producers) do what’s best economy wise and money wise.
It was just simplier to cancel the camaro for a few years, build a new place/retool an exesting place during thoes years, and totaly build a new design from the ground up with the new saftey ratings in effect to meet and than beat (future ‘upgrades’) verisons of the saftey ratings.
You know, when I first saw the photos of the Camaro and Charger that Matt posted, I saw a definite resemblance between the new Camaro and the first generation one ('67-'69), but didn’t see anything with the Charger. Now that I looked closer at the Charger I noticed several styling cues to the '69 and '70 models. It has the recesses in the hood and crease lines in the doors that resemble the 69/70’s version. What would be neat is if they could give it hide away headlights and the R/T stripes across the trunklid like the original.
Side note: One of the members of the club I belong to has a '69 Charger 440 (nonHemi). It is a real R/T with original drivetrain and factory air. That is one large car…just a big as my Caprice wagon.
Wait a second? Only 310? I work in the engineering department of a factory where they build GM V8s. The LS6 makes over 400 naturally aspirated. Modified with turbos (that’s not stock, nor is it from GM directly!) it can do over 550. It’s a 5.7 L engine. Even the 5.7 L LS1 makes 350 in a base Corvette, and nearly that much in an older Trans-Am or Z28.
I realise that. Same thing I thought - but than agian - there may be a better package than the Z28 that Chevrolet does not want to release due to the competition (Dodge’s rumored 6.1 supercharged engine.)
I think Chevrolet has an Ace up their sleve that they don’t want to share… (maybe a supercharged 6.0 - or even a supercharged LS1?! :yikes: )