Camaro Rendering Gives Muscle Coupe A Vintage Inspired Face115
The mid-cycle refresh for the sixth-generation Chevy Camaro received a surprising amount of negative backlash. The automaker received so much feedback for the SS trim-level, in fact, that it was forced to rush a mild redesign to market to fix it. The redesigned front end for the non-SS models remained, however, as it did not elicit the same negative reaction as the black-painted SS fascia.
Marouane Bembli a well-known automotive digital sketch artist and YouTuber, thinks Chevy could have done with revisiting the front fascia for the non-SS models, as well. He recently fired up his computer and tried his hand at improving the contemporary look of the coupe, making it look a bit more like a vintage muscle car.
Bembli, otherwise known as The Sketch Monkey, says his design has “less nonsense,” and “more muscle,” thanks to its simpler design and throwback circular headlights. In addition to the redesign front end, his reimagined Camaro refresh also has black side skirts and black wheels with a brush metal lip. This rendering was based on a Chevrolet Camaro RS equipped with the optional 1LE Performance Package, which includes black 20-inch wheels, Brembo brakes, performance suspension components from the Camaro SS, a dual-mode exhaust, a black front splitter and rear blade spoiler and a satin black hood wrap, among other equipment.
While we can appreciate the throwback look of Bembli’s redesign, we think the modern-day look of the original is better suited to the current sixth-generation Camaro’s body shape. We’re not sure if the squared-off grille works with the sleek side profile of the car, but design is subjective, of course. This design reminds us a bit of the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 front fascia, though the lower intake is much smaller.
Let us know if this redesigned Camaro is a hit or miss by voting in the poll below. You can also watch as he designs his reimagine Camaro and explains his reasoning for some of his design choices in the video below, too.
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chevy needs to bring the boxy style back along with trying to make the camaro aerodynamic. Love the circle headlights but when are they gonna bring back the 454 in the camaro? 👍🏼
…..an aerodynamic box?
Choose one or the other. You can’t have both.
They ruined the gen 5 when they got rid of the round headlights and squished the front end for the squinty eyed headlights. There was nothing about the car that looked muscle’ish, mean or tough after that. The gen 6 is just a proper sized gen 5 to me. Without the round headlights, it just doesn’t matter on that 60’s inspired body design. They should have used the Avista design for gen 6 instead and just gone forward. That was more gen 2’ish and looked killer as well. Lower belt line too so you didn’t sit in a bathtub.
Chevrolet has really gotten the shaft from GM when it comes to vehicle designs all around except for perhaps the Corvette. I figured GM would just take that away from Chevy and give it to the GM’c’ dealers at some point anyway as they wind Chevrolet down for good. Chevy once had the best looking trucks and cars in the business. Too bad what they’ve done to the once mighty Bowtie… That’s GM Corp though.
I BOUGHT A 2018 CAMARO RS CONVERTIBLE AND I LOVE IT…JUST WISH THAT IT CAME WITH A TURBO CHARGER FOR THE V6 JUST TO KEEP THE V8 GUYS QUIET…AS FOR THE GUY’S THAT HATE THE PADDLE SHIFTER YOU HAVE 3 CHOICES SHIFT WITH PADDLES OR CONSOLE SHIFTER OR JUST PUT IT IN DRIVE AND DON’T HAVE ANY FUN.
THE NEW 8 AND 10 SPEED AUTOMATICS ARE WAY FASTER SHIFTING THAN THE MANUAL…I LOVE MY CAR LOOKS BUT IT WOULD STILL BE NICE TO HAVE A 69 STYLE WITH HIDE AWAY HEADLIGHTS AND MAYBE 1000 HP…CAMAROLOVER69
As the owner of a 1969 Camaro Convertable I agree that the 2010 was the most original type design. I am currently creating a mild Restomod which will maintain most of the original look. My dilemma is whether to leave the bumpers chrome or paint to match the red body color.
I gave the 2010 camaro. I love that design. 1800 miles. I kept my last one which was 9 years old til the 10 came out. It looks mean. They are changing too much and taking away the cool look the 10 had.
I think the current Camaro is outstanding as far as looks and concept. As the owner of a 2019 ZL1 I can safely say that it Chevrolet put more effort into original quality, fit and finish, and was willing and or able to stand behind the sub par workmanship and poorly trained dealer service departments they may sell more cars.
I don’t like those round headlights. They look too big in proportion to the body. I like the current design. Nothing wrong with it in my opinion.
Camaro, dead car walking. GM has let the Camaro die while Dodge and Mustang prosper.
The new design sucks,leave the 2018 1le alone.
That looks horrible! Please… no more redesigning for you.
It’s time for GM to stop putting money on models that don’t sell. The Camaro is done, game over.
Tesla is worth 15 times more than GM with only 4 cars. NO MORE MONEY ON MONEY LOSING CARS OR GO BANKRUPT AGAIN. Capiche?
Let’s just say GM does something no one has ever done by actually remanufacturing a 1969 Camaro with all new technology the original body and all new powertrain. I know they can tool it. I would consider a hybrid system at this point though. Just to keep up with the times We have the technology to do it. I would not be surprised if that car would sell like hot cakes on a sunday morning after church!
GM is not going to invest in the Camaro on its deathbed. GM killed it by failing to update it while Charger, Challenger, and Mustang were taking over the segment. GM/Chevy stopped advertising and marketing the Camaro. It is over for Camaro.
Butt ugly! I almost lost my lunch.
They are getting away from what the CAMARO was supposed to be. A muscle car. It’s getting to look like all the other car’s on the road. You need to put the Camaro back to the way it looked back in 1967. It doesn’t even look like a Camaro anymore from the front. Or for that fact the back eather. You started out to build a muscle car which you did in the beginning. Get rid of the ugly front end you put on that beautiful Camaro. Make the front look like a Camaro is supposed to look like. I know you want to keep up with the time’s but you are building this Camaro all wrong. Make the rear end look like a Camaro. Step back and look at what you did to this once iconic car. You have destroyed what a Camaro is supposed to be. An American Muscle Car. One of the Best car’s there ever was. This Camaro is GM. Don’t destroyed it. Build the Camaro the way the Camaro was built. With today’s technology. Design the front end so it looks like the Camaro of the 1967 1968. Get rid of that big front end. Make it the way GM knows how to do. It started out to be An AMERICAN MUSCLE CAR SO Make it a MUSCLE CAR. I grew up driving a 1967 Camaro SS 327 the badest and fastest AMERICAN MUSCLE CAR On the road.
Dodge and Mustang now own the American muscle car market. Camaro is doomed, maybe 2-3 more years before GM folds up the Camaro tent. Sad because just like Cadillac was mismanaged for years, Chevy/GM let Camaro lag behind its competitors and now it is too expensive and too late to catch up.
Tesla runs circles around Mustang and Dodge. The new muscle car is electric.
Ford just set the bar with the E-Mustang. The next vehicle will be the E-Camaro with more room at the back seats (batteries under it) with a set of rear doors and able to go 0-60 in 3 seconds.
The E-Mustang is a copy of the Tesla Model y with Mustang lights on it. Whe shall see how they compare when the Ford is out.
I own a 2011 2ss convertible and I really don’t see a reason to get another camaro after it, especially with these designs
Don’t think the front end is the problem with six gen sales,
Maybe take the omega platform shorten the wheelbase and use that for 7th gen and share platform with 4 door chevelle? This would make a world class chassis for a more practical camaro. Not sure it’s possible or cost effective with the omega platform
No. You don’t invest a billion $ in a niche car with abysmal sales. All GM money is going to electrics or the company will get steamrolled. THE CHINESE ARE COMING AND THEY ARE ARMED TO THE TEETH. THEIR GOAL IS TO LEAPFROG TRADITIONAL BRANDS.
not a camaro anymore. just another cookie cutter car .GM ,you f d it all up
This is what you get with too much Chinese influence. GM wake up. Design American, build American, buy American.
In a few years, the Chinese auto market will be double the one in the US. They will dictate what gets built and it already started. Just look at Cadillac which are built to Chinese specs.
Are you learning Chinese?
I don’t understand what people find bad about the design of the 6th gen Camaro. I think it is a beautiful and well-designed car. Each design belongs to its era. People should stop comparing it with the original Camaro, different times, different centuries. Car designs evolve and adapt, the same as clothing designs. The Camaro has always been more of a pony car than a muscle car, although the current Camaro is more powerful than any of its predecessors.
Oscar Jr, you are right. Everyone should look at the Facebook group “Camaro’s of Central Florida”. It is mostly the young people and especially women just love this vehicle. No one complains, everyone likes to show off their vehicles, what modifications they’ve done and some can’t wait to upgrade from a G5 to a G6. Then a few show off there original Camaro’s and all in between. It’s just not retirees as myself showing off their toys. 😎