Hmm. This Camaro’s certainly… different. It’s called the “Illusion,” and it was shown at last year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas, by a group calling themselves “Relentless Rides.”
Obviously it takes after the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro off of which it was based, but truly, it couldn’t be farther from. Giving an iconic Camaro a wide body isn’t sure to offend, but those massive air intakes before the rear wheels just might. The thoroughly weird-looking rear diffuser and the use of 2014/2015 Corvette Stingray taillights are in equally questionable taste.
As many questions as the incomplete show car raises, the Relentless Rides website offers no answers at all, being about as sparse as the shell of a car they’ve made. But despite an overwhelmingly perplexed response from the majority of the motor-loving community, we actually don’t despise the 1969 Camaro “Illusion.” It’s angular, strange, and grotesque, with cherry red carbon fiber seat backs and a glaring, blank white appearance straight from the set of AI, but it shows some promise. Certainly, the wheels and brakes at least look great on there, and it’s nothing if not attention-grabbing.
We’re going to have to sleep on this one – and hope that Relentless Rides doesn’t run out of seed money and go belly-up before we come to a conclusion.