Much like the Dodge Challenger with which it will compete, the Camaro concepts and teases we've seen appear poised to come to market nearly as tricked-out as you see here. Typically far more visually appealing than the mass-market cars that spring from them, many details from show car concepts have been making the jump from autoshow tease to production reality. From what we've seen and heard regarding Dodge's SEMA presence, Chevy will have its work cut out for it, but thus far the Camaro has proven a show-stealer at auto gatherings around the country. Ordering has begun for the Camaro, and hopefully these tastefully aggressive new tweaks will become options perhaps after a year or two of production.
Camaro Black--and of course, the 2010 Camaro upon which it is based--presents a nice blend of retro with its elongated hood, menacing grille with semi-hidden lights (will we see the red surrounds?), and simple, confident stance. Modern touches are blended nicely with the old-school theme, and Camaro has the benefit of some truly fresh and delightfully retro interior design that sets it apart from the rather derivative, compromised interiors of the Dodge Challenger (Dodge Charger bits and pieces) and Ford Mustang (Lincoln LS platform with some gimmicky interior details).
Stay tuned for our SEMA '08 coverage where we will reveal more details of this Camaro concept as we get them.--Colin Mathews