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Re: Chevrolet Announces 2012 Transformers Special Edition Camaro

Postby Protecticus Maximus » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:58 am

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Ah. I wish it had the ZL1 front end. Or maybe even the Jay Leno front end so it matched DotM Bumblebee. If it came as an option I'd try my best to buy it. Otherwise it looks fairly good. :KREMZEEK:
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Re: Chevrolet Announces 2012 Transformers Special Edition Camaro

Postby tattood-transformer » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:43 am

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I have to agree 100% with you Protectus. The ZL1 front end just makes the overall appearance of the car look meaner.It gives it more flow. I just don't dig the round flood lights. I do like the Cybertron lettering that they have added for this years model. Nice touch.
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Re: Chevrolet Announces 2012 Transformers Special Edition Camaro

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:45 am

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Looks great, but AAAARRGGH! Why not give it the DOTM-correct ZL-1 nose?!! Come on Chevy, it's RIGHT THERE! :BANG_HEAD:

I do, however, wish the color were a little closer to the movie shade, I think this might be a little too pale. I hate the whole retro automotive styling trend but this is a beautiful car.
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Re: Chevrolet Announces 2012 Transformers Special Edition Camaro

Postby YRQRM0 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:24 pm

I agree, why not have the front like DOTM? That's what really sets 'bee apart.
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Re: Chevrolet Announces 2012 Transformers Special Edition Camaro

Postby SJ21 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:03 am

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Jesterhead wrote: Rated X wrote:How come Pontiac never made a special edition Jazz Solstice ???



I wondered that as well.


The Solstice was a niche car. A tiny (I's 6'0" tall and couldn't get my knees under the steering column), underpowered, two-door, car isn't going to be high on many people's list to buy. Between that and the company going in the tank, I don't think special products like that were high on their list of priorities.

Someone asked why they don't make a new Firebird. The Camaro and Firebird were phased out because they were essentially the same car. And at the time, both of them were competing with the Corvette, performance-wise. GM wanted to cut something and the Vette wasn't going to get the axe.

They won't make a new Firebird now because it would be another V8 sports car crowding the, economy depleted, V8 sports car market. If you want to see a cool aftermarket Camaro done up like a Firebird, search for "Firebreather". Its awesome.

And I agree that the Firebird was always the better looking of the two. It was like GM took a Camaro and said "what little touches can we add to this to make it even cooler?"

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Re: Chevrolet Announces 2012 Transformers Special Edition Camaro

Postby 5150 Cruiser » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:38 pm

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SJ21 wrote: Someone asked why they don't make a new Firebird. The Camaro and Firebird were phased out because they were essentially the same car. And at the time, both of them were competing with the Corvette, performance-wise. GM wanted to cut something and the Vette wasn't going to get the axe.

They won't make a new Firebird now because it would be another V8 sports car crowding the, economy depleted, V8 sports car market. If you want to see a cool aftermarket Camaro done up like a Firebird, search for "Firebreather". Its awesome.

And I agree that the Firebird was always the better looking of the two. It was like GM took a Camaro and said "what little touches can we add to this to make it even cooler?"

I drive a 2000 Trans Am.


They don't make a new firebird now because GM discontinued the Pontiac line. Has nothing to do with releasing another V8 in the market with a market full of ecomemy cars. If the Pontiac name no longer exists, then you can't release a car with that brand igsignia.

Like you and others have said, i did like the firbird better. The concept firbird looked far better than the 2010' camaro concept.
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Re: Chevrolet Announces 2012 Transformers Special Edition Camaro

Postby SJ21 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:38 am

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5150 Cruiser wrote:They don't make a new firebird now because GM discontinued the Pontiac line. Has nothing to do with releasing another V8 in the market with a market full of ecomemy cars. If the Pontiac name no longer exists, then you can't release a car with that brand igsignia.

Like you and others have said, i did like the firbird better. The concept firbird looked far better than the 2010' camaro concept.


The Camaro and Firebird were cancelled in 2002 for the reasons I stated before. Pontiac was still around then.

Obviously they don't release a Pontiac Firebird now because Pontiac doesn't exist. There were rumors of a Firebird-looking trim package option for the Camaro.

The Firebreather I mentioned before was actually an aftermarket car a movie studio did for some crappy movie. From the reviews I saw, the movie was terrible, but the car was awesome.
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Re: Chevrolet Announces 2012 Transformers Special Edition Camaro

Postby 5150 Cruiser » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:40 pm

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SJ21 wrote:
5150 Cruiser wrote:They don't make a new firebird now because GM discontinued the Pontiac line. Has nothing to do with releasing another V8 in the market with a market full of ecomemy cars. If the Pontiac name no longer exists, then you can't release a car with that brand igsignia.

Like you and others have said, i did like the firbird better. The concept firbird looked far better than the 2010' camaro concept.


The Camaro and Firebird were cancelled in 2002 for the reasons I stated before. Pontiac was still around then.

Obviously they don't release a Pontiac Firebird now because Pontiac doesn't exist. There were rumors of a Firebird-looking trim package option for the Camaro.

The Firebreather I mentioned before was actually an aftermarket car a movie studio did for some crappy movie. From the reviews I saw, the movie was terrible, but the car was awesome.


Yes, i understand why they cancelled the camaro and firebird and you are correct on the reasons (that, and also poor sales).
But that wasn't the orignal question. The question was why they didn't currently make the Firebird along side the new camaro. Not why was it cancelled in the first place.

I did catch the car you were talking about. It does look good and i heard the car was the only thing good about the movie. :lol:
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