Jump to content

Interesting Chevy design proposal on the wall


avant1963

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 63
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Is this an old alternative Camaro design, or something else???

Posted Image

There is definitely a large split grill, and the overall shape looks like a Camaro, but it's interesting none the less...

Production Volt?

Posted Image

Stretch out the Volt vertically, taller headlights and greenhouse. Then add a larger grill and make the windows stop at the beltline.

I think it is a possibility.

Or an MCE Cobalt.

Both would be quite interesting.

Edited by 91z4me
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I hope the Volt design theme really isn't indicative of the Impala; I live the Volt, but it's not breathtaking, and it's not all that attention-getting either. It works for the Volt because the concept of the Volt is attention-getting, however, if that were the Impala it wouldn't get much notice. That's jmo. The picture to me looks like a Malibu coupe; the shape and roofline and overall proportions look close enough to Malibu. Though it's in profile, and it's hard to really tell, the wheel to a-pillar distance suggests FWD. But it's anyone's guess.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I don't think it is exactly a Zeta studio as much as Chevrolet studio.

I just checked the caption on the photo:

A full-scale production clay model of the 2009 Chevrolet Camaro starts to take shape at GM's Warren, Michigan, Design Center, Rear Wheel Drive Performance Studio, behind GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner (center), and GM Vice-Chairmen Bob Lutz (left) and Fritz Henderson (right).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

So GM has redone how the group design studios? Interesting. :scratchchin:

I don't know, but I would assume there are still Chevy, Buick, Pontiac, etc., studios, and then there are also Delta, Zeta, Epsilon, etc., studios. With GM becoming more global I'm guessing more stuff is designed together.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yup, that certainly looks like the Impala in the background. My guess would be that this coupe is Zeta based (although it's always hard to tell size from clay models and pics), but what name it would carry?

On another note, I know that the enthusiasts here will get excited about the possibility of a Chevy coupe, but I think GM is getting close to that limit of having developed too many sporty models. I understand that their brands can hold more sporty models, but it seems like they're designating a lot of their restricted budgets toward them.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest YellowJacket894

Hey, Pontiac Custom, are you talking about that clay model in the photo I posted? That's a Camaro design alternative, based on the second-generation cars.

But, really, I've never figured out what that blue sedan could be. I think it's also from the Warren studio and the possibility that it's the Impala is strong but ... ?

This thread raises another thought: could the Impala have coupe and sedan versions when it debuts? :scratchchin:

Edited by YellowJacket894
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hey, Pontiac Custom, are you talking about that clay model in the photo I posted? That's a Camaro design alternative, based on the second-generation cars.

But, really, I've never figured out what that blue sedan could be. I think it's also from the Warren studio and the possibility that it's the Impala is strong but ... ?

This thread raises another thought: could the Impala have coupe and sedan versions when it debuts? :scratchchin:

If it's that old, I doubt it's anything. The front sort of resembles the SSR, though it clearly is not an SSR.

The silver car sort of looks like the Motor Trend Impala from one of the recent issues.

My guess is that it was an Impala design proposal, but it's not the one they picked.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Is this an old alternative Camaro design, or something else???

Posted Image

There is definitely a large split grill, and the overall shape looks like a Camaro, but it's interesting none the less...

to me looks like a hard top kappa? I was almost gonna say saturn till I noiced the obvious chevrolet banner

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Contrary to what some other boneheads are saying, it's not a Monte or Chevelle. Hell, it's not even a coupe, the perspective and grainy image are throwing everyone off. Sometime the simpliest explanation is the real one. :AH-HA_wink:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Here's something else that's pretty interesting.

Posted Image

The only problem is this picture is from so far back that what ever it is may not even be close to what is proposed.

The Camaro here was a proposal I had heard about and had changed 2-3 time before the final concept.

But you never know what they might have kept.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You are posting as a guest. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




About us

CheersandGears.com - Founded 2001

We ♥ Cars

Get in touch

Follow us

Recent tweets

facebook

×
×
  • Create New...