The design of a car, from the beginning idea to the final mule prototypes before production, interests us. What the purpose of the car will be, the shape of the body, the layout of the interior, the engines, suspensions…all of it must be taken into consideration long before the public gets a shot at driving the company’s latest sales bet.
In 1966, Chevrolet found themselves in dire need of a car to compete with the wildly successful Ford Mustang. After the Ford’s completely unexpected sales in 1964-1965, GM realized that they needed a car to match Ford in the marketplace.
In this historical video, you get to see every point of design, from interior ergonomics to road testing. It’s surprising to see how much computerized equipment was used in the Camaro’s development…though, “computer” is a bit of a stretch when it looks like NASA’s control station panel.
Click Here to see great classic footage of the Camaro’s development.