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post #1 of 18 Old 01-30-2006, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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Lutz: No styling clinics for Camaro

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Automotive News / January 30, 2006 - 6:00 am

Clinics? Nix, says Camaro's daddy


General Motors' product czar Robert Lutz doesn't want car clinics to dilute the Chevrolet Camaro concept's styling if the vehicle gets the OK for production. "There will be no clinics," he told employees at GM's tech center in Warren, Mich., a few days before the concept car's Jan. 10 unveiling at the Detroit auto show. One source said designers gave a collective sign of relief, since car clinics often have been blamed for watering down the styling of GM's vehicles as they morphed from concepts to production vehicles.

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I wouldn't exactly call Lutz Camaro's daddy lol, but I do agree with his "no clinics" idea.
Saves money, and saves time.

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post #3 of 18 Old 01-31-2006, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Its rumored Lutz has already killed the Camaro 4 times since he's been there, so I wouldn't call him its daddy either. If not for him maybe we'd have had one last year, or earlier?

Having said all that, this car def. looks like it was worth the wait
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It most definitely was!

Using Wrigley Field as an example...

I think Ford hit a homerun into the bleachers with the new Mustang.

But GM hit one past the Waveland Avenue rooftops with the Camaro!

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post #5 of 18 Old 01-31-2006, 12:20 PM
 
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They don't need clinics to help w/ the car IMO. They pretty much hit a home run. Don't need people to water down the aggressive styling into being a farfetched retro like the Mustang.
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They don't need clinics to help w/ the car IMO. They pretty much hit a home run. Don't need people to water down the aggressive styling into being a farfetched retro like the Mustang.
Agreed!!! You can't please everybody, so why try?
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post #7 of 18 Old 01-31-2006, 12:36 PM
 
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that's true, i like the design. but a guy i work with was disappointed. if the response was there and it was, then leave it.
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I'm still trying to get use to it. I was the same way with the 4th gens. Wasn't too sure about them until I got one. I'm hoping if the 5th gen does make it to production, I'll be the same way with that.
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It most definitely was!

Using Wrigley Field as an example...

I think Ford hit a homerun into the bleachers with the new Mustang.

But GM hit one past the Waveland Avenue rooftops with the Camaro!
Awesome analogy!
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post #10 of 18 Old 01-31-2006, 03:13 PM
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this is one thing GM does not need..this camaro SHOULD be put out like it is, plus or minus a few things it needs for safty and regular production use..
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