It’s April Fool’s Day, and of course there’s a pile of silly stories all over the internet as if they could actually distract people from the fact that the economy is crashing, people are sick, and nothing is normal right now. They might be able to give some of you a chuckle, but most of them suck to be quite honest. We didn’t even bother this year because you all need to sit at home and make peace with reality, instead of looking for a distraction. That said, we came across this mid-engined Chevrolet Camaro video from artist rostislav_prokop, and we think the effort gone into it is undeniable. Worth your time, even.
A clear mash-up between the mid-engined C8 Corvette Stingray and a 2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS, this midship mashup video is complete with a startup that fires up a 6.2L LT2 V8 engine under the hood. The artist also took the time to add a startup lighting sequence to the video. From there, the camera walks around to the rear end, where you see the backside, and Camaro lights in place of C8 Corvette lights. Compared to the other so-called mid-engine Camaro renderings out there, this one definitely stands out from the rest.
Before you get ideas, no. The Chevrolet Camaro is not going mid-engine anytime soon. In fact, it might not be anything after the sixth-generation model finishes its product life cycle. Only a sliver of evidence implies that GM is evaluating an electric Camaro for the seventh generation model in place of what was originally in store. However, it’s not enough for us at MC&T to buy into it.
The 2021 Chevrolet Camaro was set to launch later this year. However, the coronavirus crisis has affected GM’s launch cadence. Manufacturing facilities have stopped making cars, and the company has diverted resources to making ventilators and masks for the healthcare sector doing everything it can to battle COVID-19.