The wagon is undergoing a bit of a cultural renaissance at the moment, led mostly by automotive bloggers and the enthusiast-oriented models coming out of Europe. Despite this recent return to relevancy, no American automaker has undergone the task of bringing out a sporty wagon in years now. Thanks to the Instagram user TuningCar_PS, we can now all day dream about this Camaro ZL1 longroof rendering.
The basis of the muscle car rendering starts as an Audi RS4 Avant, one of the most loved and long-running members of the segment. The uber-wagon’s aggressive and angular styling actually lends itself nicely to the Camaro’s front end, which shares a similarly large grille as the German. The wagon rendering also gains some carbon aero treatments from the Camaro ZL1 coupe, as well as its black wheels. While not a perfect mashup, the end result is something that we could get behind.
While the chances of us getting a true Camaro wagon are slim to none, the ZL1 nameplate already has a relationship with the agro-wagon segment. The second-gen Cadillac CTS-V wagon is one of the coolest cars of all time, packed with hardware like electronic adaptive dampers, Brembo brakes, and a manual transmission. Under the hood however, it carries the same 556-hp supercharged 6.2-liter LSA V8 engine as its contemporary Camaro ZL1. Talk about a perfect school-run machine.
At this point the only wagon you can buy from an American manufacturer is the Buick Regal TourX, and it’s not exactly an enthusiast vehicle. Plus the TourX isn’t even really an American car, as it’s built in Russelsheim, Germany. Not that it makes much of a difference really, as GM has already given the car the axe after the 2020 model year. While it’s clear that the majority of American buyers prefer SUVs over wagons, we don’t like watching such a cool segment be ignored.