The sixth-generation Chevy Camaro has a very modern, contemporary design that doesn’t draw too heavily from previous iterations of the muscle car. This is unlike the current Ford Mustang and especially the Dodge Challenger, which both feature an abundance of retro design cues that hark back to previous iterations of the vehicles.
What would the Chevy Camaro look like if it did draw from older versions of the coupe, though? Rendering artist Oscar V recently decided to fire up Photoshop and try his hand at designing a new Chevy Camaro that pulls inspiration from the second-generation of the well-known and long-running muscle car.
This rendering appears to be based on a late 1970s Chevy Camaro Z/28, however it is also wearing various parts from the fifth-generation Chevy Camaro ZL1, including the headlights, front fascia extension, grille, hood, wheels and badging. The second-gen Camaro inspiration remains heavy, though, with the vehicle retaining the classic glass T-top roofs, uniquely shaped domed rear window and prominent ducktail-style rear spoiler.
Oscar V actually went back to the drawing board to fix this design after receiving some constructive criticism from his Instagram followers. His first design, which is pictured above, featured fairly open and upright headlights and headlight lenses, which gave the rendering a bit of a surprised look. He then gave the headlight lenses a more slanted shape, making the Chevy Camaro’s face appear aggressive rather than exasperated.
We don’t think Chevy will be looking to the second-generation Camaro for inspiration for future iterations of the muscle coupe, but this rendering is a fun little experiment that gives us a rough idea of what such a project might look like if it ever did. Let us know what you think of this rendering below.