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Old 08-19-2013, 04:24 PM   #188
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These renderings kinda remind me of a car from the 80s
lol... which one is that?
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:25 PM   #189
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Thank you! That idea popped into my head when I was thinking of strobe lights. I don't recall seeing anything like this before so I thought I'd give it a try. I've taken it a bit further with these two renders; view C having a modified front version that's shaped to look like the lines flow from the front grill, moved back and with more space between the orange bars.
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Now we are cooking with peanut oil! I like B, looks great. I was working on with paint and made the vents a little bigger, kind of rough but you get the idea. I do however like it smaller also. Your marker lights look sharp, very unique.
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:53 PM   #190
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I see a lot of NSX influence in your designs. That's nothing to be ashamed of though. These cars were first built in the 90's and still turn heads.








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I see a lot of NSX influence in your designs. That's nothing to be ashamed of though. These cars were first built in the 90's and still turn heads.









I agree, it is a very clean design and yet still holds up to this day. Here is a little change on the holden coupe.
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If you look at the curvature of the side and the shape of the wheel well openings then look at the picture of the 4th gen I posted, you should see a resembelance. Not including the roof and side windows.
Ah, okay. I see what you mean.


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In view A I put a fairly hefty fender flare over the rear wheel (is that enough of a "hip"?)
No, no. Like this:
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I've been working on some fairly drastic changes to the above render, I hope you won't mind. I'm not done though. I intended to do the 'hip' only, but it quickly snowballed, so I figured I'd just show one with the hip only while it's still relevant.
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Now we are cooking with peanut oil! I like B, looks great. I was working on with paint and made the vents a little bigger, kind of rough but you get the idea. I do however like it smaller also. Your marker lights look sharp, very unique.
Wow you REALLY want to carve into the side! lol

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I see a lot of NSX influence in your designs. That's nothing to be ashamed of though. These cars were first built in the 90's and still turn heads.
Yeah there is a slight bit of that in the fender line. That type of fender line shows in more than a few cars; one of my favorites is the Ferrari F50.
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Ah, okay. I see what you mean.

No, no. Like this:
Okay so you prefer the more discreet fender flare. I'll bring that one back and do a front version.

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I've been working on some fairly drastic changes to the above render, I hope you won't mind. I'm not done though. I intended to do the 'hip' only, but it quickly snowballed, so I figured I'd just show one with the hip only while it's still relevant.
Feel free to post your suggestions. And thank you for caring and making the effort!
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Now we are cooking with peanut oil! I like B, looks great. I was working on with paint and made the vents a little bigger, kind of rough but you get the idea. I do however like it smaller also. Your marker lights look sharp, very unique.
This one is for you...raising the side detail that high really eats up the side of the car lol...I don't know... what do you think? I also made the fog lights white which it looked like you preferred. I stuck with my strobe side marker light idea to see if it works with your idea. The 3 light segments compliment the 3 side vents. I'm still not sold on fender flares; so far I like the idea of going with a clean pure side without even a fender lip because EVERYBODY else is doing fender flare bulges. You can't differentiate yourself from the competition unless you do something different than what they're doing.
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Okay so you prefer the more discreet fender flare. I'll bring that one back and do a front version.

Feel free to post your suggestions. And thank you for caring and making the effort!
While I did calm the flare some, that isn't what I meant. However, a matching front is desperately needed.
This might better illustrate what I'm talking about. It's still subtle and flows smoothly with the rest, but gives it a more aggressive stance:
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This I like!!!

Oh HE!! yes...that is absolutely sinister looking - I'd even give up the 'vert for that!
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This one is for you...raising the side detail that high really eats up the side of the car lol...I don't know... what do you think? I also made the fog lights white which it looked like you preferred. I stuck with my strobe side marker light idea to see if it works with your idea. The 3 light segments compliment the 3 side vents. I'm still not sold on fender flares; so far I like the idea of going with a clean pure side without even a fender lip because EVERYBODY else is doing fender flare bulges. You can't differentiate yourself from the competition unless you do something different than what they're doing.
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I completely agree with what you are saying in a clean design. I think of the Ferrari GTO 288 and how the whole fender is the flare and yet still clean. But to go with that I like some visual excitement on the side. I like your picture but it might be too much for a camaro. I like the round wheel well instead of the squared off, and maybe a rounder quarter panel like ALLTRBO posted. Instead of the light bars in the grill maybe a smaller 3-panel light to go with your side markers, I don't know. Anyway keep up the good work !!
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This news is from March so it may be outdated by now but at least we have a statement.

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Perhaps his most telling comment, Oppenheiser hints that the styling update is likely to be evolution and not revolution. “We always have to stay fresh and ahead.” Still, he says, “we do not want to lose the fact that we have nearly 40 percent of the market.”
Ref. 2016 Camaro May Shed Weight, Get Downsized Engines Hints Chief Engineer

This leads me to believe that GM plans to simply (or not so simply) evolve the styling of the 5th Gen, rather than create a new design. Does the C7 Corvette foretell what GM's interpretation of "evolve" means?
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Does the C7 Corvette foretell what GM's interpretation of "evolve" means?
Yes.
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:27 PM   #201
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I completely agree with what you are saying in a clean design. I think of the Ferrari GTO 288 and how the whole fender is the flare and yet still clean. But to go with that I like some visual excitement on the side. I like your picture but it might be too much for a camaro. I like the round wheel well instead of the squared off, and maybe a rounder quarter panel like ALLTRBO posted. Instead of the light bars in the grill maybe a smaller 3-panel light to go with your side markers, I don't know. Anyway keep up the good work !!
That design is like what, 30 years old? And it's STILL beautiful. That's the kind of effect I want the Camaro to have; timelessly beautiful. I'm playing with some variations including as clean a NASA style design as I can.

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This news is from March so it may be outdated by now but at least we have a statement.

Ref. 2016 Camaro May Shed Weight, Get Downsized Engines Hints Chief Engineer

This leads me to believe that GM plans to simply (or not so simply) evolve the styling of the 5th Gen, rather than create a new design. Does the C7 Corvette foretell what GM's interpretation of "evolve" means?
That makes sense. They don't want to (and shouldn't) alienate people by making the Camaro look like a comic book gangster car which is what some seem to want. It would sell to a small segment of teenage and young 20-something boys but they'd lose their female customers, and just about everybody over 30 which is a huge base of customers. Not a smart business move.

I'm going back to clean and basic to refresh my brain so I can start with a clean slate in my mind. I realized I didn't like the wheel design so I came up with a more industrial design that's a no-nonsense no-bling look and you can see that on the side view. I'll do a perspective view of it but I like this much better; gives the car a more race-like view I think. I know it's not a 5-spoke but screw it; I like the 6-spoke here better, gives it a more up-to-date look to me.

I cleaned up the side marker lights with a simpler design, went with a stylized rectangle for the front turn signal lights in the grill area. Moved the dark gray line around the bottom upwards a bit and made the gray rocker panels taller; thins the upper body and gives the lower panel a stronger look. I think when I do the new wheel design in perspective it will give the perspective view a much more serious performance look.
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While I did calm the flare some, that isn't what I meant. However, a matching front is desperately needed.
This might better illustrate what I'm talking about. It's still subtle and flows smoothly with the rest, but gives it a more aggressive stance:
This is interesting; I'll have to play with it.
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:35 PM   #203
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Getting down to cleaner and simpler. Got the perspective views of the new wheels done. For these two I actually lowered the top rear fender to smooth out the transition from front to back; going for the NASA/fighter jet look. On view D1 I put the arch back in the rear wheel well and moved up the side marker lights, CAMARO and red accent line appropriately. I also took out the front running light bars in the grill and made them round.

For view D2 it still has the previous version of the side except that I lowered the top rear fender like view D1. I experimented with some different elements in the front; I kept the stylized running lights in the upper grill but took out the bar lights in the brake cooling ducts and made the fog lights yellow.

Right now I'm kinda liking the front of D2 but with the rear wheel well and side of D1. The side of D1 has a heftier look to it.

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