Someone envisioned a mid-engine Camaro and we want it to become a reality. Until now, GM’s mid-engine architecture was apparently exclusive to the Corvette Stingray and the upcoming 2023 Corvette Z06. Graphic designer Oscar Vargas has shared his renders of a mid-engined third-generation Camaro using the gigantic engine. ZZ632 bodyshell, which displaces 10.4 liters and produces 1,004 horsepower without the need for a supercharger or turbocharger, or overhead cams, or direct injection. Good.
At first glance, it looks like Vargas took a lot of inspiration from the third-generation Hoonigan Chevrolet Camaro ZZ632 concept that was on display at the 2021 SEMA Show. Except the engine conventionally saw the Big Block V8 in a traditional layout: just forward . And while this isn’t the first mid-engined Chevrolet Camaro design we’ve seen on the internet, it might just be our favorite. Not that GM is planning such a venture – there’s the C8 Corvette for that – but the mid-engined American muscle seems very much on the tongue.
This isn’t the first render we’ve dreamed of becoming a reality. Vargas, also known as Wb.artist20 on Instagram, shared his vision for a military-grade GMC Hummer EV that gave us hope for real-world application. Months after this mockup, GM Defense announced that it would produce prototype light reconnaissance vehicles using the Hummer EV as a base. Maybe the precedent was set, then? If only.
Continuing to toy with everyone’s imagination, Vargas has a slate of concept vehicles we’re still wondering about, including a Dodge Charger TRX, a modern Maverick Muscle car, and an F-150 Raptor SUV, to name a few. -ones.