Chevrolet El Camero, a Camaro-Based Coupe Utility

 Chevrolet El Camero, a Camaro-Based Coupe Utility
Chevrolet El Camero / Bo Zolland

Still only in Bo Zolland’s thoughts

The Chevrolet El Camino has been based in many cars, such as Impala, Chevelle, Malibu and Monte Carlo, but GM has never thought of giving this coupe utility a Camaro base. Anyway, Swedish designer Bo Zolland has, but was only able to accomplish that in his renderings. If you check out the results of this idea in these articles’ images, you will probably ask yourself why GM has not had the same idea in the first place. Even if it had, the name would not have changed, for sure. And Zolland’s creation is not called El Camino. This is the El Camero.

Since it is not more than just a nice idea, there are no technical specs or any other sort of information on the El Camero, only Zolland’s wish to see it powered by a V8 (not the V6 or the hybrid GM is expected to put in the Camaro). And to have a SS version, something more powerful and more adequate to the design of the vehicle. Size would also be the same of the Camaro.

Would this beauty ever go into production? We doubt it, although it would be possible, since GM has already discussed the possibility of taking the El Camino back to the American market, and this new El Camino would be basically a Holden VE Ute, a sport truck that uses the same platform the Camaro will have. In short, it may be unlikely, but it would not hurt if GM gave it a thought. Considering the losses the company has faced in 2007, more creativity may come in handy from now on.

Published Feb 14, 2008 1:41 am By Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

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what crappy looking ute the yanks need to look at holden and HSV to learn how to build a cool ute hell evan FPV and ford australia build better looking utes
Sep 16, 2009 4:49 am
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where I live, trucks are our sport cars. We have a ton of rednecks who really want this vehicle.
Feb 14, 2008 7:46 pm
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yeah that looks worst than a SSR, and a SSR looks like real s*&%
Feb 14, 2008 6:07 pm
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GM please, pay attention... you need to.
Feb 14, 2008 4:07 pm
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Thats pretty bloody sick....even makes our Utes look average...
Feb 14, 2008 11:11 am
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Depending on the suspension they end up using, this may not be too bad an idea. However, it makes too much sense, and for that reason it will never sell. What people -need- and what people -want- unfortunately never fall on the same page. People who -need- the ground clearance, for instance, -want- loads of power, because heaven forbid they're outpaced by a properly sized vehicle that is not filled to the brim with cement and beer cans. Likewise, these people -need- to haul around heaps of mulch but -want- to sit up high so they can half-yell, half-slur drunkenly at cyclists.
Feb 14, 2008 9:57 am
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Too trailer trash looking. I never liked those low riders.
Feb 14, 2008 8:42 am
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I like it, maybe a retractable hardtop??
Feb 14, 2008 8:31 am
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i'm not a big fan of american cars in general... but DAMN i'm loving this ride
Feb 14, 2008 8:29 am
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Oh that car is really nice. Low silhouette, some muscle... perfect.
Feb 14, 2008 7:03 am
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