Our modern rendering of the Chevrolet Biscayne brings the GM icon to life in digital form | Taza Khabre

Key findings

  • The new Chevrolet Biscayne muscle car could be the affordable, stripped-down revolution we’ve been waiting for, combining modern design with the inspiration of the classic ’67 Biscayne.
  • The modern rendering of the Biscayne showcases a muscular and modern design reminiscent of the Camaro and Challenger, with elements of a throwback to the original design of the 60s.
  • Chevy Biscayne specifications offered include a choice of a naturally aspirated LT1 V8 engine or a supercharged LT4 V8 engine to meet different performance needs.


WITH Chevrolet The Camaro is gone in 2024, with no direct replacement on the horizon, the GM pony car consigned to history along with the Dodge Charger and Challenger. For now, the big American flagships are Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Corvette. But whether in electric form or with its own internal combustion engine, the new Chevy muscle car will likely be well received.

Since the Camaro name has already been put out to pasture, there may be a new use for one of the nameplates of yesteryear, the Biscayne. This could be the stripped-down, affordable muscle car revolution we’ve been waiting for, inspired by the late ’60s classic car. HotCars artist Timothy Edry Emmanuel gives us an inspired rendering that takes the spirit of the ’67 Biscayne and applies it to a modern musclecar base.

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As we see later (where we take a brief look at the values ​​of the Chevy Biscayne), the inspiration from the classic car is clearly visible in this modern rendering. The base of the rendering model is reminiscent of the Chevy Camaro and Dodge Challenger left behind. Its front end looks totally Challenger, while that Coke bottle curve in the back could be from any muscle car. Similar to the original 1967 full-size car, this reinterpretation features a pointed nose and angular wingtips—notice the grille that flares to each protruding side. Ah, there’s nothing quite like 1960s design.

Dual LED headlights mimic the look of the Biscayne, but there’s more inspiration from the side. That curve at the rear and the triangular, sloping rear window are also inspired by the original, along with the ‘Biscayne’ badging. The wheels are very large in diameter and look like modified Camaro rims.

Highlights of the modern Chevrolet Biscayne rendering project

  • A muscular and modern design that is partially similar to the 2023 Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger.
  • Modern wheels complete the aggressive look, but other elements refer to the Biscayne design of the 60s
  • The ’67 Chevy Biscayne’s flared hood/fender edges, nose, and protruding side edges with a continuation of the grille design are an obvious throwback to the past.
  • An opportunity for a modern muscle car with the added class of a 60’s Biscayne design

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We’d give this new Chevrolet Biscayne an LT4 engine

This muscle car concept is a stylish flagship that Chevrolet could have as a counterpoint to the dynamic Corvette. Below, we’ll look at potential rendering engines. While the Corvette Z06’s LT6 C8 engine is a 670-horsepower monster, this Biscayne might be more suited to the 2023 Chevrolet Camaro’s LT1, according to the entry-level Biscayne’s affordable vibe. Alternatively, as a more expensive flagship option, the brand could use the LT4 from the Camaro ZL1 with its supercharger for more performance.

Suggested technical characteristics of the Chevrolet Biscayne

Biscayne with Chevrolet LT1 V8

Biscayne with Chevrolet LT4 V8

Engine

6.2 liter, NA V8

6.2-liter supercharged V8

power

460 hp

640 hp

A turning point

465 lb-ft

630 lb-ft

Transmission

Engine front, rear

Engine front, rear

Method of transmission

6-speed manual, 10-speed automatic

6-speed manual, 10-speed automatic

(Data provided Chevrolet)

Engine specifications are based on the Chevrolet engine lineup

Key points of the fictional Chevy Biscayne transmission

  • Can be had with a naturally aspirated or supercharged GM V8 and a manual or automatic transmission.
  • The naturally aspirated LT1 engine and 10-speed automatic may be best for the Biscayne’s laid-back purpose.
  • Positioned as a stylish yet affordable V8 coupe, the Biscayne could be the next Chevy Camaro LT1
  • The Chevrolet Camaro LT1 was the most affordable V8 trim option in 2023 under the “SS” model.
  • GM’s “LT4” V8 was also used in the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and is the current engine for the Cadillac Escalade-V and CT5-V Blackwing

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Affordable muscle car in classic style

It is worth remembering Biscayne as it was. The artist chose the 1965 model from the fourth of five generations, which were produced from 1965 to 1970. This classic car sat at the bottom of Chevy’s full-size hierarchy below the Bel Air.

At the top of the range were the premium and expensive Caprice and Impala, but this car had the same looks, size and power for less (with fewer options and luxuries). In a world where Chevrolet could continue the V8-powered Camaro lineup, the lineup could be split into a pared-down Biscayne model with fewer options, as well as a more luxurious flagship Camaro.

The Chevrolet Biscayne could become an affordable muscle car for GM

  • Creating a new look would cost GM, but the Biscayne could be mass-marketed at a lower price
  • There may be a market for a retro-modern Biscayne nameplate comeback
  • The production version will likely lose the big wheels and have more Camaro body styling and panels
  • The Chrysler PT Cruiser, Plymouth Prowler, last-generation Ford Thunderbird and Chevrolet SSR also used the retro-modern design

The original Chevy Biscayne is still an affordable classic

1967 Chevrolet Biscayne, front view
Via: Mecum

Findings from the current values ​​of the ’67 Chevrolet Biscayne

  • According to Classic.comthe average value (all trims) at auction for a ’67 Chevrolet Biscayne is $35,300, but few sales have been recorded.
  • According to Hagerty, the affordable price reaches $21,700 for the desirable 7-liter version, making it competitive at the time
  • Also available as a 4-door sedan and wagon, but no coupe or convertible

As we can see below, the Chevy Biscayne is relatively affordable, almost doubling from the base 4.6-liter to the 7-liter. Alternatives from Chevrolet include other full-size cars of the time, such as the Bel Air, Caprice, and Impala.

1967 Chevrolet Biscayne Engine Averages and Specs

1967 Chevrolet Biscayne 283

1967 Chevrolet Biscayne 327

1967 Chevrolet Biscayne 396

1967 Chevrolet Biscayne 427

Engine

4.6 liter, NA V8

5.4 liter, NA V8

6.5 liter, NA V8

7 liter, NA V8

Horsepower

195 hp

275 hp

325 hp

385 hp

Average value

11,300 USD

12,500 USD

15,700 USD

21,600 USD

Data provided Hagerty

Value for 1967 Chevrolet Biscayne 2-Door Sedan only

Most of the key features of the ’67 Biscayne made it into the render, but the modern concept looks more like a muscle car thanks to the big wheels and muscular proportions. Chevrolet won’t be making such a car, as it discontinued its Camaro lineup after 2023, but an electric car with a nameplate can’t be ruled out, though it’s unlikely. After all, Dodge did resurrect the “Daytona” nameplate for its upcoming Dodge Charger Daytona SRT gasoline/EV muscle car.

Sources: Chevrolet, Hagerty, Classic.com

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