Production-ready Chevrolet Code 130R rendering is the baby Camaro we’ve always wanted

A small, light, and powerful coupe is everything a driving enthusiast can ask for.

Small, light … and powerful? These are not words often associated with Chevrolet. 

If you haven’t heard the Code 130R concept, don’t feel ashamed. The 130R debuted back in the 2012 Detroit Motor Show and has lain dormant since.

Despite its absence from the spotlight, automotive photo manipulator X-Tomi thought the concept was worthy of production. Accordingly, he went ahead and created something the Code 130R should resemble, which – intriguingly – is only slightly different than the concept created by Chevy.

If Chevy were to take on the lightweight sports car market, currently comprising the Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S, and Mazda MX-5, the Code 130R would have to be underpinned by a shortened version of the new Cadillac ATS platform

To me, X-Tomi’s 130R looks like something between a baby Camaro and Cruze. If the car were ever produced, the looks would suit it, considering the possible engine options are most likely small: 2.0-liter turbocharged units sourced from GM Euro brand Opel.

A fun, light, rear-wheel drive car would fit in nicely beneath the Camaro and Corvette. If Chevy could price it around the $20,000 mark, then it might just be a hit.

(photo credit: X-Tomi)

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