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CAMARO IROC-Z GETS A MODERN RENDERING

80’s Looks On A Modern Body

Camaro IROC-Z
Screenshot from wb.artist20 via Instagram

The Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z is one of the stars of the 80s and 90s muscle car scene, an era that moved away from the classic designs our current crop of Camaros, Mustangs and Challengers take inspiration from. But what if these cars took retro inspiration from the Radwood era of car design? With a rendering from Instagram artist @wb.artist20, we have a look at a modern interpretation of the aforementioned Camaro IROC-Z. It not only is a great take on that car from a modern perspective, but we wouldn’t even be too upset if the Camaro looked like this in the future.

It’s certainly got all the third-gen Camaro design cues: pointy front end, quad headlights, chiseled greenhouse, and a swept up rear. Nothing looks dated, but the design’s inspiration is instantly recognizable. We especially like the LED running lights that outline the modernized quad headlights.

As for the IROC-Z touches, it manages to bring them into a modern design just as well. The side graphics don’t look out of place, while the hood bulge and rear spoiler look great too. Overall, it makes us think Chevy should implement some third-gen Camaro IROC-Z design elements in two possible ways.

First, we have seen Ford bring back some retro models with the Bullitt and Mach-1. Even though they come from a different era, Chevy could definitely play the heritage car by bringing back a IROC-Z special edition model with some specific design touches.

Alternatively, Chevy could be one of the first automakers to do a retro design from an 80s/90s model. We’ve already reported the seventh generation Camaro program that was in the works has been shelved, but maybe a bold design like this is what the model needs to reinvigorate some life into the nameplate for years to come. Perhaps as an EV.

At the very least, it’s a great redesign of an iconic muscle car.

Written by Sam George

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