The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro may look very similar to the above rendering, as it’s based on an official, but deliberately obscured, image issued by General Motors.
At the Chevrolet press conference, which kicked off this year’s Detroit motor show, GM’s mainstream brand had a backdrop consisting of five future models all artfully photographed as silhouettes.
One of those cars was the next-generation Chevrolet Camaro. Now, thanks to the combined powers of fandom and modern computing technology, we all have a convincing render of Chevy’s upcoming coupe.
The team at CamaroNews took raw images of the backdrop and cleaned them up. From this a hand-drawn sketch was then produced and finally, thanks to user Chazrcon, the render that you see above.
We know already, from photographs from our spy photographers, that the next-generation model won’t diverge too radically from the current car’s overall shape.
As the render and the camouflaged development vehicles show, the next-gen Camaro will still feature narrow side windows. At the front, the new car’s headlights and grille will continue living in a scalloped portion of the front apron.
Based on the rear-wheel-drive Alpha platform that underpins the Cadillac ATS and CTS, the sixth-generation Chevy Camaro is said to be both shorter and lighter, by up to 180kg, than the current car.
Under the bonnet, the new Camaro is expected to feature a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder motor, as well as more powerful V6 and V8 engines.
The new Camaro is likely to debut this year, possibly at the New York motor show in April, as a 2016 model year car.
It appears the model most likely to be the one spoken about by GM executive vice president of international relations Stefan Jacoby, who last week confirmed Holden would introduce a two-door sports coupe with a V8 engine when production after the Commodore comes to an end in 2017.