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1970 Chevrolet Camaro Vector
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Published: January 25, 2005
© 2005 - 2019 CRWPitman
Adobe Illustrator CS, approx. 8 hours

After two years of watching the Ford Mustang enjoy tremendous success, General Motors finally launched its entry into the pony car segment, the Chevrolet Camaro. Although available with a mediocre six cylinder for volume sales, the Camaro could be equipped with several V8s and a myriad of performance options. Then, of course, was the famous Regular Production Code, Z/28, that would change the industry's view of pony cars.

After just three years, Chevrolet released their second generation model halfway through the 1970 model year. This generation would last over 12 years and would see the once mighty Camaro become strangled by crash and emission standards.

The state of things wasn't too sad in 1970 though. The new Camaro was released with much fanfare and much success late in the 1970 model year. Most of the credit went to the new styling, which was European-inspired. Still based on the Nova, the new Camaro was two inches longer and had five inch longer doors, and was now available only as a coupe (no convertible). It featured a new A-arm front suspension and better noise insultation. Under the hood, the proposed new 454 blocks never made it and the Camaro SS continued with the 350 and 396 engines. After January 1970, however, the 396 engines no longer displaced 396 cubic inches. Chevrolet actually enlarged them to 402 cubic inches but the executives decided to name it the 396 to take advantage of the name recognition and avoid any attention from insurance carriers. The RS option now included a free standing grill, twin bumperetes, an Endura rubber grill frame, and parking lights between the headlights and the grill. The SS option included a special black grill, hidden wipers, power brakes, engine trim, white-letter tires, chrome dual exhausts, and the SS396 also came with black-painted trunk panels and a special suspension.

The Z28 saw the most radical change -- an all new 350 cid engine know as the LT-1 350. It was rated at 360bhp (it had a rating of 370bhp when installed in Corvettes). This engine proved much more tractable, reliable, and generally outperformed the 302 engine of old. It was also available with an automatic transmission, the first time for the Z28.
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MATTHEW19000Hobbyist General Artist
thats beautiful, I wish I had the car that image would match, with 4 10s in the trunk.
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MeAli-ADKProfessional Photographer
Awesome work, very nice I really like the colors :clap:

I want to invite you to our group for vector artists here: [link]

We're trying to collect only the best and high quality works in this gallery.

We'll be happy if you join the group and share this beautiful car with the others :D
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Fuzzyhair General Artist
Bumble-beeee!!! :D
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dieselartProfessional General Artist
Awesome vector! I love the attention to details and color you gave this :)
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phsnsane Interface Designer
stunning
benrulz's avatar
Cool work.......a lil' more attention to detail and u'l be awesome.........the rear view mirror doesn't seem to be attached to anything.........and the no. plate wud look better if sumthing were on it....otherwise it looks absolutely awesome..............Keep aT iT !!!!
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HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!!!!1
7caco's avatar
Awsome car! Nice job.
7caco's avatar
Awsome car! Nice job.
cityofthesouth's avatar
this has popular hot rodding written all over it :) ... me likey
Neelima's avatar
Oh, a Mustang!:)
Very good job:) I love it!:)
devianb's avatar
I remember that 2ndgen Camaro, pretty cool, as well as the drawing.
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fuck my arse. sorri thats just really good love it defently a fav
Mav10's avatar
i love camaros :+fav:
CapnDeek373's avatar
In Yenko colors, no less!
robertojok's avatar
I like your work as I am a fun of vector and cars. The colours are so great and shows your skill and patience with getting every thing just right
koo-OOM-bah's avatar
OH MAn...... I love this one!!!!!!!!!!!
Silvarith's avatar
i love the camaro ...i love the camaro..i love camaro to bits :heart: :deviation: :love:
yes..great deviation :D
i shall keep!
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krazykohlaStudent Interface Designer
that's sweet.

damn nicely done.
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bluesky95Hobbyist General Artist
damn thats really good!
formula-s's avatar
Nice work, as always!!! '71 or '72 Camaro Z28, waiting for the next victim to roll by... Driver's probably leaning over rummaging through CDs to play while racing illegally! Looks like he has his foot on the brake there! Eight hours well spent, I'd say!!! :)
Basil178's avatar
Looks pretty cool, rims are nice.

Good work. :)
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