The upcoming Camaro Z28 has had Internet forums abuzz for a while now, and the latest report on Camaro5 may have had some Camaro fans searching for flights to Detroit in January--at least until one forum member who appears to work for GM shot that rumor down.
The story goes like this: A forum member saw a Fast Lane Daily video claiming that GM would unveil the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. More than a few fans got excited over the prospect, until a member named "fbodfather," who appears to be GM employee Scott Settlemire, chimed in and said that won't happen. Furthermore, Settlemire confirmed that the convertible Camaro will debut at next month's Los Angeles Auto Show.
Google as I might, I couldn't find Settlemire's official title or position within GM, but it appears that he worked as a member of the Camaro team until just a few days ago. It looks like he now has been moved to another product team within GM.
As is typical of upcoming product launches, the rumors and buzz are swirling around the Z28's eventual arrival. We'd love to see the car debut in Detroit, but if Settlemire's right and it won't arrive then, that doesn't mean the project is doomed. It could be set for launch in Chicago in February or New York in April, or it might not debut at an auto show at all. Or it could be one more year off.
Take a look at the video that set the forums abuzz below.