There are hints of the COPO Camaro in its design.
The official General Motors Design Instagram page, known as GM Design, is a fun look into how the GM design team experiments with vehicle design, while also serving as a hint of future models that could go into production. Recently, the account posted a picture of a large sedan that looks a lot like it could be Cadillac's next EV. GM Design is at it again, this time with a sketch of what the Chevrolet Camaro would look like if it were transformed into a race car. It was completed by Darby Barber, GM Creative Designer, and the end result is a brutish Camaro on steroids.
The Camaro is one of the best bang-for-your-buck sports cars on the market, so its transition to a racer isn't that far-fetched. Barber's design sits incredibly low to the ground with a widened body and a giant wing at the back. The massive hood scoop looks similar to the one used for the drag king that was the COPO Camaro. Overall, Barber's Camaro looks like it comes straight out of a video game and is probably even more aggressive than the Camaro ZL1 Nascar Racer unveiled by Chevy a couple of years ago. We could imagine Chevy's 6.2-liter supercharged V8 screaming away under that hood with its 650 horses.
This Camaro race car is a welcome distraction from the regular Camaro's troubles. Although a 2022 Camaro will be sold, Chevrolet was reported to have stopped working on a next-generation Camaro, leading us to believe that the current one could be the end of the line for the nameplate. In recent years, the Camaro has struggled to keep up with the Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang on the sales charts, despite the Chevy's powerful engines, good looks, and engaging handling. Conversely, Chevy's other sports car, the more expensive Corvette, has been selling strongly early in its life. We can only hope that the Camaro isn't on its last legs and that the company finds a way to reignite interest in it.