According to the “Godfather” of the F-Body Camaro, Mr. Scott Settlemire, General Motors is presently working on both of the next two generations of Chevrolet Camaro, meaning that by the time the seventh-generation pony car is launched three or four years from now, the eighth-generation car could already be half-formed.
More importantly, Settlemire’s statement suggests that the Chevrolet Camaro is here to stay – at least for a further two generations. Plans change and programs get canceled, of course, but as of right now, it looks like GM is planning to continue producing its hallmark pony car for some time.
Settlemire – a.k.a. the “Fbodfather” – made mention of the seventh- and eighth-generation Camaro models during a recent appearance on the Camaro Show podcast, recorded at CamaroFest VIII. He suggested that looking two generations ahead with the Camaro had become necessary due to Corporate Average Fuel Economy regulations. It’s uncertain whether the Trump administration’s recent moves to freeze the federal fuel economy standards will have any effect on GM’s development timeline for the Camaro and other vehicles.
Click here to listen to Camaro Show ep. 172, in which Settlemire comments on the next two generations of Chevrolet Camaro. His comments on the subject come at around the 6-minute mark.