5th Gen Camaro Projects By Clean Cut Creations Vintage Auto Works. On this page you can find all of the different 5th Gen Camaro projects we’ve worked on. Here a Clean Cut Creations we primarily work on classic cars, however we are also a custom shop that has found a niche with modern collector cars and the retro styled muscle cars, in-particular the 5th Gen Camaro. Ever since they first hit the streets we have been modifying these future classics.
Our work & expertise in 5th Gen Camaros has been featured in many Super Chevy Tech Articles and other magazines. On this page you’ll find links to a lot of build, photo shoots, and magazine articles. Take a look around and enjoy!
A Little Bit about the 5th Gen Camaro
The fifth generation Camaro is a Canadian-manufactured muscle car and sports car produced by General Motors in the United States and marketed under the Chevrolet brand. It is the fifth distinct generation of the Camaro to be produced since its original introduction in 1967. Production of the new Camaro began on March 16, 2009after several years on hiatus since the previous generation’s production ended in 2002 and went on sale to the public in April 2009 for the 2010 model year.
On August 10, 2006, GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner announced that GM would build an all-new version of the Chevrolet Camaro based on the award-winning concept that debuted at the Detroit auto show in January 2006. The all-new Camaro was originally scheduled to begin production at the end of 2008 and to go on sale in the first quarter of 2009 for the 2009 model year, but General Motors stated in March 2008 that production would be delayed until February 2009 with the Camaro going on sale in the spring of 2009 for the 2010 model year.Chevrolet General Manager Ed Peper said the new Camaro “will appeal to both men and women, and unite customers with fond memories of previous Camaros with those who first experienced a Camaro” when the concept was unveiled in January. Bob Lutz’s post on the GM FastLane Blog for August 10, 2006 thanked everyone in the blogosphere who commented and offered feedback on the Camaro. Following the development of the Zeta architecture and because of its position as the GM global center of RWD development, GM Holden in Australia led the final design, engineering, and development of the Camaro. Original plans for the car included sharing the chassis with the Chevrolet Impala, which was to have switched to the Zeta platform. However, a 2007 energy law drastically changing the Corporate Average Fuel Economy forced GM to scuttle plans for replacing the W-Body Impala with the Zeta-based Impala. However, the new Camaro will be produced at the Oshawa Car Assembly manufacturing plant in Canada. 2,750 jobs would have been lost at the Oshawa manufacturing plant which had been originally scheduled to be closed in 2008; some of these jobs were saved due to the new Camaro’s production.This new product program and conversion of the Oshawa plant to a state of the art flexible manufacturing facility represented a US$740,000,000 investment.