Back in April, we stumbled across an interesting spectacle inside the General Motors Renaissance Center. Two fifth-generation Camaros with some futuristic-looking modifications were parked on the main floor of the building, flanking a 2014 Camaro Z/28. We figured the cars could be showpieces for an upcoming auto show or props from a movie, but we were wrong. The two cars were part of the TruTV show Motor City Masters, which has contestants create design concepts and execute their plans over the course of three days.
The Camaros were being built as part of the season finale of the show. The orange car was designed by former Nissan designer Bryan Thompson, while the blue Camaro was thought up by the same guy who designed the Ford GT, Camilo Pardo. The Motor City Masters judges were tasked with choosing which design was better and the designer who won would get $100,000 and a Camaro Z/28.
Pardo’s design prevailed, after being judged by former Mercedes-Benz designer Harald Belker and former editor-in-chief of Automobile Magazine, Jean Jennings. Which car would have gotten your vote? You can watch the full episodes of Motor City Masters on TruTV’s website, or check out the short teaser clip below.