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May 13, 2010

Weirdest Camaro Kit To Date?

By Jen Dunnaway


Despite the SS badging, it almost looks more AMX than Camaro. Matt, who photographed the car at the Carlisle Performance & Style show last weekend, remembers the owner saying it was a Retrokits creation, and it does look like a variant on this kit. Definitely nothing subtle about it. What do you think?


Jul 3, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Im sorry to whoever made this but you had a great idea, but when it comes to bringin the past to the future to something that has already done it, its hard to top it. This would look soo much better if it was blended into the car more. Like if the nose didnt stick out so far and also what would help is to alter the headlights and the whole front clip to look more 2010. Chevy did a great job doing this but there are other ways to make it look good also. I will say tho that you did a great job makin the car accessible to that clip. I still give you major props.

May 17, 2010 at 9:35 am

they should have left it classic. when you do too much to classic cars it just turns out like this one.

May 17, 2010 at 9:08 am

They were just trying to make it look like a late 60′s Camaro. Which it isn’t. Nice try though. The proportions just make it look strange.

May 17, 2010 at 8:28 am

nice idea deff needs some working headlights could sit higher

May 17, 2010 at 7:31 am

I like it, beats the hell outta my car!

May 17, 2010 at 6:59 am

I love reading the comments about how this sucks, but the new camaro is so plastic it might as well be made by honda hahaha….all they need from the factory are clear corners and altezza tails hahaha wow, go back to your fart cans kiddies

May 17, 2010 at 6:10 am

I likes it.

May 16, 2010 at 7:05 pm

It looks pretty cool… some great fabrication work by whoever built it but it looks like the grill is too small for the car if everything was the right size it would look better

May 16, 2010 at 6:08 pm

GOOD idea BAD outcome!!!! needs some work

May 16, 2010 at 5:23 pm

wow, how ugly is that…..first of all it looks more like a mustang from the 70′s…..next it doesnt even flow with the rest of the body…just plain stupid…..the front end that came with the car looks just fine….what a waste of money and time…

May 16, 2010 at 9:47 am

WOW, thats treading on thin ice of looking like a rebirth of a 69!!!

May 16, 2010 at 2:20 am

FA N T A S T I C! .. hope GM for once learns from it’s customers …

May 16, 2010 at 1:40 am

Very nice!..maybe paint it the same colour as the car!?..make it more visisble?

May 15, 2010 at 9:09 pm

That is pretty gross…

Take it off and put the real front end on. This looks stupid IMO.

May 15, 2010 at 6:40 pm

HOT DANG! Someone finally made the new one look like a a real Camaro!

May 15, 2010 at 5:58 pm

I think it looks cool. nice

May 15, 2010 at 4:37 pm

*the world’s most bizarre looking car*. That’s what I meant to say.

May 15, 2010 at 4:35 pm

“It game me something to look at”. Hmmmmm, I think what Dmoore420 meant to say was “It GAVE me something to look at”. As for the car, it looks like if a ’73 Mustang and a ’70 Javelin got together and had an offspring, this is what you would get, the world’s bizarre looking car(or the world’s ugliest looking offspring).

May 15, 2010 at 11:50 am

this looks better…instead of the round lights it has the 3 broken up square ones on the side of the grill


May 15, 2010 at 10:58 am

new camaros are sweet! but this looks like a 70s old school mustang…ewww

May 15, 2010 at 10:05 am

Love it…i work at a Chevy dealers, and after looking at this i turned around and looked out the window at one, and this looks so much better, the stock looks too Euro for me, i wouldnt buy one because of that alone.

May 15, 2010 at 9:43 am

ive trully like this style

May 15, 2010 at 8:56 am

i really like honestly i like this body style better then the stock one i think camaro should consider in trying this body style

May 15, 2010 at 8:05 am

The only thing that saved these pics is the chick walking by the car! It game me something to look at without making me gag Lol

May 15, 2010 at 8:03 am

Nice attempt, but just looks strange

May 15, 2010 at 8:01 am

I cannot believe people like this… Looks like a 72-73 Mustang! WTF?

May 15, 2010 at 4:39 am

’69 front end. nice.

May 14, 2010 at 11:05 pm

this is the most old school looking 5th gen camaro i’ve ever seen. it’s just straight up nice. 5*

May 14, 2010 at 8:06 pm

i wonder if they put the old style ass end on there to that would be pretty sweet

May 14, 2010 at 6:44 pm

I like it. The hood is a little over arching though. More so in the larger picture up top, but the smaller pic out on the car domain landing page it didn’t look so puffy. Ever see the original design for the new version charger? Looked exactly like the old 69 charger rear roof deck and pillars.

May 14, 2010 at 6:32 pm

uhh…shoot the person that did this please

May 14, 2010 at 5:44 pm

yeah… no…

May 14, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Ugh! My head hurts now!

May 14, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Leave the 1969 a 1969 Camaro and a 2010 Camaro a 2010 Camaro, you put the 2 years together and it just will not work. The nestalgia of the new Camaro works because it is reminisant of the 1rst Gen Camaro but the proportions are not the same so you just end up with a Frankinstine Camaro that looks like an AMX. FAIL

May 14, 2010 at 3:56 pm

xsuperjoex the link you posted is better but over its still a FAIL its aint cutting it!

May 14, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Guys…this is the same kit as this http://www.camaro5.com/forums/camarogarage/4529/frontcomp.jpg which looks lovely! The problem with this car is the headlight doors are open so it’s really messing up your perception. You can see the 3 thick gray stripes on the right and left side of the grill; those are the headlight doors. This is is a combo of a few things wrong:
1. No stripes
2. Headlight doors are open and tucked in behind the grill
3. Bad camera angle

May 14, 2010 at 3:02 pm

so the body kit came with the drugs that make you think its nice right?

May 14, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Shoot me now!

May 14, 2010 at 1:52 pm

wow wow wow

May 14, 2010 at 1:27 pm

has potential but the proportions aren’t right. It does look AMX

May 14, 2010 at 12:34 pm

I don’t like it. Its fugly……..realy

May 13, 2010 at 9:48 pm

never kit something that’s riding 2′ off the ground, it never works.

May 13, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Now that’s different, it would not look so bad if it was done to scale. The front end is to narrow, to tall, and the grille is too big for the front. I say let’s not and say we did on this one guys!

May 13, 2010 at 11:10 am

U G L Y!!!! Stop the damn retro kits! If you want a retro look, buy a damn retro car! Aaaaagh! Enough ranting for today.

May 13, 2010 at 10:04 am

That is just plain ugly. Why do that to a nice looking car?

May 13, 2010 at 8:40 am

Well, It is definitely ugly, I can say that for sure.

May 13, 2010 at 8:33 am

When I scrolled down to see the picture, the first thing that popped into my head was “’71 Javelin.”

May 13, 2010 at 7:10 am

if they did away with the chrome bumper and did something with the extra SS grille slit right below the hood then it wouldn’t look to bad. that bumper of course just don’t look right on a newer car no matter what it is and the SS grille slit is a V shape that goes with the shape of the front of the hood and the stock front end shape but it doesn’t go with the straighter front end shape.
maybe move that SS grille slit to the end of the hood or do away with the SS grille slit and have a true cowl induction hood with the flipper door like a 70 Chevy Chevelle SS had. do something with those 2 things then it wouldn’t look half bad.
i clicked the link and it has the RS package with the hideaway headlights and the front looks a little better with the headlight covers over the headlights, if you look close enough you can see the end of the passenger side cover between the headlight and grille

May 13, 2010 at 6:17 am

eww I don’t like it at all. It looks bloated.

May 13, 2010 at 5:19 am

If the back was more slanted instead of dropping then a flat trunk it would look like an AMX, But it is a retro camaro FAIL….I wish there were new AMX’s :(

May 13, 2010 at 4:09 am

I honestly thought the same thing when I looked at it. Well now we know what a modern day AMX would look like haha.

May 13, 2010 at 3:12 am

This kit just shows how little that thing looks life a real camero.

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