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Spy Shots—GM Testing ’80s Camaro Powertrain

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  1. SID297

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    These shots are of a third-gen Chevy Camaro leaving GM’s Milford Proving Grounds. But this is no ordinary Camaro, as witnessed by the manufacturer plate and a sticker on the windshield that allows it access to the Milford proving grounds.

    Spy shooters followed the Camaro closely for some time, counted the shift pattern and noticed that it was shifting using a six-speed manual transmission. The engine, meanwhile, sounds like GM’s current small-block V-8. This Camaro prototype also has a roll cage, twin dual exhaust tips, a raised hood and GM Performance Parts badges on the sides and back.

    This would not be the first time GM used a third-gen Camaro for testing purposes. Back in 2014, it tested a third-generation Camaro alongside a camouflaged sixth-generation Camaro as a sort of ultra-camouflage.

    So, what is this Camaro testing? Could it be the next-generation Camaro or an upcoming engine update for the current sixth-gen model?

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    This doesn’t mean there is a another camaro gen planned. This car is probably nothing more than a mule to test a new/updated powertrain. Perhaps there will be some updates to LT1 before the 6th gen dies.
     
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    Wonder why they use a 3rd gen and not a F-body to test parts.
     
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    GM has used 3rd gens before, probably got some turd gen fans on the dev team, and or to generate buzz just like we are talking about it now.

    There is also a lot more room under the hood of 3rd gen, everything would have to be shoe horned into a 4th. FWIW the 97 C5 LS1 was tested in 4th gen mules.
     
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    Hulk Hogan style, t-tops off and that skullet waving like Ole’Glory!
     
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    Looks better then the current gen already
     
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    It is an F-Body. You mean a modern F-Body?


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    Joke between me and him.
     
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    Likely doing it for their crate engines and drop in packages.
     
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    Agreed. I do like the current ZL1’s though. But 3rd Gen Trans Am> 3rd Gen Camaro.


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    They are killing off the Camaro!?
     
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