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Here is the second of three web chats.


421Tempest:
Do you forsee a Central Office Production Orders (COPO) type Camaro being offered in the future with a High Performance engine that would be competitive with cars, for example the 500 HP Ford Cobra GT500?

WendyClark:
We're finishing up the John Fitzpatrick chat and will be started in just a few minutes. Thanks for your patience.

MikeAndJeff:
Hello everyone!

blackoutj:
Is the light ring shown in the ignition video going to be available? Can you change the gauge lighing colors similar to the mustang?
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MikeAndJeff:
The light ring around the gauges is standard on all vehicles. In addition, there will be ambient light across the instrument panel that flows into the doors that matches the rings around the gauges. We do have two colors - ice blue and red - however, you can not dial a different color like the Mustang.

nancygrl2002:
I noticed the 3 different wheel/tire configurations for the 3 different models. Are the wheels/rims the same appearance but in the different sizes? Or are there 3 different style wheels/rims????

MikeAndJeff:
We have 18, 19 and 20 inch wheels in the Camaro wheels and they all have individual appearances. We have 20 inch wheels for the SS and V6 and V8 RS packs.

MrToad:
I've seen pictures on the interior, I see lights on the a lot of the buttons, will those lights be changeable?

MikeAndJeff:
No, they will always be ice blue.

421Tempest:
The concept Camaro exhibited a slit/opening in the hood however the Camaro demonstrated at yesterdays unveiling did appear to have this feature. Has this been changed?

MikeAndJeff:
The detail slot above the grill is a feature we saved for the SS

wareagle900:
Can you tell us the difference between the RS and the base model tail lights?
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MikeAndJeff:
Tail lamps are the same across all models.

wplangan:
With so many other manufacturers offering retractable hard tops, andthis being a modern spin on a classic, why go rag top?

MikeAndJeff:
The main reasons are simplicity and use of a rag top and the mass decision for performance (hardtops are very heavy). It's also a commitment to keep the car affordable.

gss9909:
why was the slit on the ss not made fuctional? I was really hoping for forced are.

MikeAndJeff:
It's a visual design feature. The reason it's not functional is it requires a large structural element behind it.

Reccie:
Gday Mike, how are you enjoying Detroit after Melbourne?

MikeAndJeff:
With an event like the Camaro launch, it's pretty great over here.

jamesmcd:
How much of the design was done in Australia?

MikeAndJeff:
Theming for both the exterior and the interior was done here in North America, which is the spiritual home for the Camaro design, but the execution and engineering development was done in Australia. The team down there handled all the development including testing and are now heading back to North America for production.

MikeAndJeff:
That's the value of having a global design organization.

MrToad:
How many people will fit inside? And are the back seats comparable to the Mustang?

MikeAndJeff:
The backseat design is more expressive than the Mustang (bolsters), and it's got more knee and head room than the Mustang. It's a better package.

MrToad:
Will the interior have a different color, depending what color is on the exterior?

MikeAndJeff:
The customer will be able to choose what color. We will offer all black, gray, gray option, tan option and the accent pack color which is a red-orange. The color will be on the A surface of the seat and the IP and door insert.

gss9909:
the rs package discription said rs specific headlight and tail lights could you illaberate?

MikeAndJeff:
Headlights are a specific design with an HID function and halo light ring. The tail lamps have the same appearance with a slightly darker internal finish, but essentially, they have the same exterior design.

dvanduse396:
Will it be a 4 or 5 passenger vehicle?

MikeAndJeff:
Four passsenger.

Bama69:
Houndstooth Interior?

MikeAndJeff:
Believe me, we thought about it. It's not planned for production right now. Maybe down the road, a modern Houndstooth?

jdpickering:
In the concept car the seats had the old style stiching and had a real old car seat look. Will this be an option at all specifically the stiching?

MikeAndJeff:
Both the cloth and the leather seats have strong accent stitching. Our goal was to capture some of the detail of the heritage cars but do it in a contemporary fashion.

dvanduse396:
Enough leg and head room for a 6'4" driver to be comfortable?
MikeAndJeff:
The real test was putting Rick Wagoner into the vehicle. He's 6'6" and he was comfortable.

24speedzone:
can you tell us what colors ext

MikeAndJeff:
Please visit chevy.com/camaro for exterior colors.

wareagle900:
Will there be an option for blue or red bowties? (we like colored bowties)
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WendyClark:
We have a lot of questions in the queue - we are doing our best to answer them!

MikeAndJeff:
No option for bowties.

ws6w72:
I've noticed the car is devoid of spoilers and other aero devices- are there any plans to offer such items other than the rear spoiler?

MikeAndJeff:
There's a decklid spoiler on the RS pack and the SS which you saw on the Web release last night. The car doesn't have a need for large ground effects. It works well in standard form. We will have an accessory appearance pack that will come along a little bit later.

kworthin:
Did the addition of the B pillar change the shape of the top too?

MikeAndJeff:
The B pillar was added to the car to help the structure but didn't affect the shape of the vehicle. If you compare the concept to the production car you saw last night, you'll see there's almost zero difference to the profile of the car.

nancygrl2002:
Is there an option for a sun/moon roof????

MikeAndJeff:
Yes, we will have an option for a power sunroof available on both models.

gss9909:
what are the body panels made of ie hood fenders , composite ect?

MikeAndJeff:
The car is essentially steel, although for lighter efficiency, the hood is alloy. Throughout the car, particularly in the suspension, there are lighter materials.

gss9909:
do the tail lights achieve the same "after burner effect as the concept?

MikeAndJeff:
(the afterburners effects we're talking about on the concept car). The LED detail on the concept car which we reproduced on the lens material on the production vehicle. They sparkle in the same way.

WendyClark:
Thanks for joining us today. A transcript will be posted on GMnext.com later this week. Feel free to join our next chat with engineer Doug Houlihan. Go to chat.gmnext.com to join the next chat. Thanks again!

MikeAndJeff:
Thanks everybody!
 

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Nice work s_s!

Thanks!
 
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