The long hood-short deck initial requirement is very evident in the side view. Just as important is the turn under of the sides, front and rear, which give the car a flattened cylindrical cross section. A similar theme is carried throughout the front and rear views by the proportionally greater overall width, extra wide tire tread and curved contours of the body sides. One interesting styling aspect of these rounded beauty surfaces is the feeling of mothion achieved by light reflections while the car is stationary as well as moving. This caracterizes the basic theme of the Camaro: smooth, horizontally accented surfaces blended together into a aerodynamically functional shape, a clean, straight-forward piece of sculpture.
More to come in the next blog.
by Donald H. McPherson, Charles M. Rubly, and Victor D. Valade
the Chevrolet Camaro
Chevrolet Motor Div.
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