Earlier this week General Motors and Honda Motor Company announced a sweeping partnership that involves everything from technology and battery licensing, to platform and engine sharing. And it didn’t take long for somebody to go wild with their imagination. Take a look at what Brazilain artist Kleber Silva has just created a rendering that may make Chevrolet Camaro fans cringe: a hypothetical Civic SS.
The Civic SS is a rather self explanatory vehicle. The rendering starts with a Chevrolet Camaro SS as the base, before Silva carefully crafted some major styling elements from the Honda Civic onto the V8-powered bruiser. The entire front fascia from the economy runabout has been translated to the Camaro, as have the rear tail light treatments and wheels. The render may feature a few misplaced panel gaps, but the proportions are there to get the design across. The resulting sports car rendering is actually pretty handsome, somewhat resembling the Genesis Coupe from a few years back. Honda hasn’t made a sports car with a front-rear layout since the beloved S2000 left production, making the Civic SS feel alarmingly right.
Perhaps the uncertain future of the Chevy Camaro is another factor towards our acceptance of the Civic SS. MC&T were the first to report that the seventh-generation program originally in the works went stillborn, marking the second time the muscle car is expected to go on hiatus. We may find ourselves more attracted to these types of renderings once the Chevy Camaro is a fixture of the past. Should Honda ever decide to bring us their own “Civic SS” via a proper S2000 successor, there is about a snowball’s chance in hell that it’d feature a glorious 6.2L V8 engine. At least the S650 Mustang will be around for the better part of a decade, not that Camaro fans want to hear any part of that.