1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 “Muscle Mass” Shows Rebellious Widebody

The revered Z/28 badge of the Chevrolet Camaro arguably shined the brightest for the 1970 model year—not only did this mark the debut of the second-generation Camaro, but the Z/28 option came with a new engine that was a destroked Corvette V8. These are just some of the arguments that have made so many enthusiasts fall in love with the classic muscle car and yet some drivers will always want more, so why not add a generous widebody to the recipe?

Sure, the final year of the original Camaro (1969) brought an iconic redesign, but the second iteration of the iconic nameplate saw Chevy going back to the drawing board and introducing a stunning Coupe body.

This Detroit dream appears wide thanks to its actual proportions, as well as to various styling tricks, such as the design of the light clusters, but the modernization treatment portrayed in the rendering we have here dials everything up to eleven.

We’re all used to the air dam of the MY70 Camaro, so using a carbon approach for this transformation seemed only natural. And the lines of the said aero piece are continued by the super-sized arches, which follow a similar profile up front and at the back—the bits inspired us to come up with the nickname in the title.

The natural beauty of the machine’s rear spoiler means no work was done in this area, so we’ll move on to the lower posterior, where a diffuser awaits, with its central section housing what can be described as a reasonable exhaust—all I can think of when gazing at this is a double-barrel shotgun, especially since this is linked to a 305ci (5-liter) V8 that was rated at 360 horses, sitting just 10 hp behind the 350ci (5.7L) Corvette motor it was based on.

Digital artist Emmanuel Brito (a.k.a. personalizatuauto), who is responsible for the pixel build, uses the Instagram post below to talk about his dreams, which involve seeing a real-world proposal of the sort at this year’s SEMA show.

It’s SEMA, baby!

Of course, with the global health crisis still ongoing, one might fear that the 2021 edition of the event would have the same fate as last year’s SEMA, which got canceled—at the time when this article was published, the official SEMA website clearly stated the show would follow its normal schedule (November 2-5).

In fact, if you check out the second Insta post below, you’ll notice the SEMA organizers talking about an expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center West Hall. We’re looking at a 25% bigger floorplan, which should bring better social distancing for those attending the event (for the record, 70% of the show takes place indoors).

Truth be told, many of those who didn’t get to exhibit their builds last year are looking forward to turning heads this November, so the spectacle should be more impressive than ever



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