It’s got that can’t look away, stare it down, rubbernecking flair, and it has been around for five generations. You know the one we’re talking about – the king of the road, Chevy Camaro. The Chevy Camaro design has played an integral role in automotive history and we’re here to lay it all out for you.
The first generation Chevy Camaro was introduced in 1967 and, admittedly, wasn’t expected to reach the amount of success it experienced. However, the Baby Boomers in that generation craved a personal coupe and the Camaro’s success quickly followed. The clean lines added with a muscular flair made the first generation Camaro one of the most heralded cars in history.
The second generation came in 1970 and changed up the game. It was a radical change from the first generation, getting a completely original design. The new design featured a horizontal crease running the length of the body, split bumper, sail panel, and Chevrolet’s signature dual taillights. It also had a European grand-touring-esque style. The second generation Camaro was around for 12 years before being redesigned.
The third generation Camaro was introduced in 1982 is said to be a cultural statement of the 80s. John Cafaro, executive director of Chevrolet’s Global Car Design, said, “Perhaps more than any other generation, the third-generation Camaro was a car of its time. You can see that influence in every detail of the car, from the aerodynamic details of the exterior, such as the ground effects on the Z28, to the introduction of digital instruments on the interior.”
The fourth generation Camaro took an even more aggressive styling approach and provided greater performance. Perhaps the most prominent feature was the lower, “bottom breathing” engine design. The design stood the test of time and is remained a favorite until its fifth, and current redesign.
Finally, the fifth generation Camaro came in 2010 and design cues are still prominent throughout the 2015 edition. The new Camaro was inspired by the 1969 Camaro and its sharp, electric style is meant to capture everyone’s attention. With a contemporary take on the first-gen Camaro, the design has been a big hit.
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