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Kelly Ripa Kristen Chenoweth (Kelly is apparently on vacation) and Michael Strahan as much as the next auto-obsessed blogging website… but to reveal the new 2014 Chevy Camaro on the talk show ahead of its official unveiling at the New York Auto Show strikes us as a rather strange choice. Regardless, that’s what we’re dealing with – the talk show hosts were the first people to pull the covers off the new Camaro, and you can see the results above.
Additionally, one lone low-res image was published on the talk show website, and we enlarged it, reduced noise and sharpened it as much as we could. The original low-res version can be seen in the image gallery, as can a single shot of the interior, which sadly doesn’t appear to have gotten any major attention.
We don’t have any great views of the car from the screenshots that have hit the web, but from what we can tell, the changes made to the Camaro for 2014 are more noticeable than we had initially thought. For instance, the front fascia is completely new, with a grille insert that looks more condensed than before. The old mail-slot opening in the center of the face has been removed on the SS model, which is an update we’re okay with but is likely to be controversial.
The biggest change to the SS model is a new hood with what appears to be a functional heat extractor. The bright red Camaro seen on the talk show doesn’t have any stripes, and we’re curious to see how Chevy deals with these classic additions on SS models with this new hood. Out back, we note a new rear spoiler along with taillamps that lose some of the past model’s retro vibe in favor of a more modern, though still squared-off, look.
According to the show’s website, the 2014 Camaro’s powertrain options will carry over from 2013, with a 323-horsepower V6 and a 426-hp V8, along with the 580-horse supercharged ZL1. We suggest you take a gander at the image gallery above to form an initial opinion, but we’d also stress that many more high quality images will be coming from our crew in New York before too long.