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End Your April Fool’s Day With Something Truly Ridiculous

Chevrolet Camaro

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.


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Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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