It looks like a sports model Chevy Camaro and the truth will no longer beAugust 20, 2019
The American concern GM abandons the IROC-Z trademark and “kills” all hope for the continuation of the life of the sports model Camaro. According to rumors, the legend will disappear at the beginning of the next decade.
The future of the Chevrolet Camaro is definitely in doubt. Against the backdrop of rumors of a decision to stop any further development of the model, news comes from the GM Authority that the American concern GM abandoned its brand under the name IROC-Z. Few cars from the 1980s are as iconic as the Camaro IROC, and it was believed that Chevrolet could revive this trade name for the Camaro special edition in the near future. This seems to be no longer the case, but as with many similar trademark stories, it’s not so simple.
According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), GM abandoned the trademark on July 25 after filing an application on October 15, 2018. I note that the last IROC-Z Camaro came off the assembly line back in 1989. IROC is the abbreviation for the US racing series called International Race Of Champions, where drivers competed in equally prepared cars. Most of the races took place on NASCAR superhighways, and so most drivers were from NASCAR. Starting the series in 1974 with the Porsche 911 Carrera RSR, the Chevrolet Camaro became the main car of the IROC series in 1990.
Sales of the current (sixth) generation Chevrolet Camaro have fallen since its debut in the 2016 model year. 2018 was the worst year of sales for the sports coupe.
In the past few months, we have heard a lot of insider data saying that the company decided to completely abandon further production of the model at the beginning of the next decade.
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