CamaroNews Exclusive – On Sunday’s episode of Smithsonian Channel’s SUPERCAR SUPERBUILD, viewers visit Detroit and catch an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at the meticulous design and engineering of the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro! For more than 50 years, the Chevrolet Camaro has been an American icon — an important fixture in U.S. manufacturing and symbol of the U.S. itself. This episode heads to Motor City to visit the world-renowned Chevrolet factory and explore how and why the renowned brand reinvented its classic Camaro model as it struggled through bankruptcy: from its muscle car origins to an all-new sixth generation machine that’s now a true full-blown sportscar.
EPISODE DESCRIPTION – SUPERCAR SUPERBUILD (Smithsonian Channel)
SUPERCAR SUPERBUILD: CHEVY CAMARO
Premieres Sunday, February 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
INTERVIEWEES IN EPISODE:
Al Oppenheiser – Chief Engineer
Tom Peters – Head of Design for Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette
Richard Scheer – Chief Designer for Camaro
Key Craftspeople, including trade workers who are multi-generational Chevy family members:
Matt Bowen- 2nd Generation Chevrolet Worker
David Ringheisen – 4th Generation Chevrolet Worker
Erik Radzilowski – Team leader on Trim Line – Tells story of buying his first Camaro
Dana Richardson – 2nd Generation Worker
About Supercar Superbuild:
In the ultra-competitive automotive environment, they out-race and outperform the pack. These are the world’s most powerful, stylish, and desirable supercars. Buckle up as we lift the hoods and gun the engines on the latest exotic vehicles from Porsche, Rolls Royce, Jaguar, and more. From the boardrooms to the factories to the showrooms, SUPERCAR SUPERBUILD reveals the high-stakes gambles, engineering challenges, and years of sacrifice designers and craftspeople face to bring these ultimate fantasy cars to life.