Rain Prisk’s GM-Inspired Renderings Changed Our Mind About The Aztec

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These days, it can be difficult to discern between reality and Photoshop wizardry when it comes the things you see on the inter webs everyday. Sometimes its obvious, other times you get swept up in the curvy perfection of say a vehicle rendering, or perhaps even a Victoria Secret model or ten. And while technology has made it a lot easier to fool people, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it makes the images we are seeing any less desirable—often time it’s just the opposite; they are impossibly perfect.

That’s the way we felt when we came across Rain Prisk’s collection of automotive renderings—many of which are pretty damn convincing. Our feelings were comparable to thumbing through a Victoria Secret catalog—you realize that what you are looking at is possibly unachievable perfection, but that just makes you want it all the more. That’s why we’ve complied a list of our favorite renderings form Prisk for your perusal—and most likely, ogling.

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Walter? Is that you?

The first rendering that caught our eye is this bad ass version of Walter White’s Pontiac Aztec. Given, it’s a much different color, but we think that Walter would have garnered a lot more respect on the streets, and possibly have survived his meth cooking exploits (spoiler alert), had he been sporting this intimidating version of the Aztec (note the Walter White sticker on the driver’s side door).

Fun fact of the day: the Pontiac Aztec was the number one ugliest car on almost every list we came across on the internet. And while we definitely don’t disagree with that assessment, this particular Aztec caused us to re-evaluate how we felt about possibly the world’s ugliest vehicle—or what we thought was the world’s ugliest vehicle until we came across the Fiat Multipla.

Regardless, this Aztec had us imagining ourselves behind the wheel after completing a twin turbo LS build and converting the thing to rear wheel drive—or better yet, all-wheel drive. As bad as the original looked, this thing would be a far better choice than say, oh, a Prius. While this thing still might not be your cup of tea, we’re sure that it gave you strong feels one way or the other.

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We don’t know how many El Camino concepts we have to see before the General builds one of these things.

Next on our list is Prisk’s 2016 El Camino Concept, or as most like to call it, the El Camaro. This rendering started life as a 2016 Camaro and was morphed into what a modern day El Camino just might look like. Again, this may fall into the category of people not caring for it much but we are huge fans of the original Camino and of it’s Australian brother the Ute. Which also brings us to another point; GM has already basically built this thing. We’re sure they could figure out a way to bring this to production—right?

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It’s shooting brake cousin—British talk for hatch back—isn’t half bad looking either; although, we’re not sure why it has a ski/snowboard rack on it. We’ve driven Camaros in varying degrees of inclement weather and we can tell you that they are not exactly know for their all-weather handling capabilities. However, of the two, we’d much rather see the El Camaro in real life.

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We’re really hoping that someone at GM sees this and takes the hint. This country needs more bad ass, rear wheel drive wagons.

Next on our list is this rendering of what a CTS-V wagon (or Vagon) would look like if the General had kept it around for the third iteration of the marque. We find it very unfortunate that GM put the kibosh on the second-gen V wagon and have been clamoring for one ever since. Take one look at this thing and tell us it wouldn’t sell. Add the LT4 to the all-wheel drive system Cadillac offers for the V6 model and this thing could be unstoppable.

Even without the wide body that has been digitally applied to this Caddy, this car would still tickle our fancy. We’re still confused why more of the second-gen V wagons didn’t sell and it’s a shame that we never got to see a third-generation; but now that we’ve seen what one could have looked like theoretically, we want it even more. This rendering just may haunt our dreams forever.

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This wide body sixth-gen is realistic enough that we could definitely see someone offering a wide body kit for the car that would look identical.

One of the more realistic renderings that Prisk has produced is this wide body sixth-gen Camaro. The track on the car appears to have been widened substantially and it has a pretty menacing front splitter combined with other lower body aero pieces. However, the car is still clean and subtle and the kit could be produced fairly easily. 

Wide body kits seem to be all the rage at the moment and any aftermarket manufacturer would be wise to take a few queues from this rendering. We know we’d buy one.

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Last, but certainly not least, is Prisk’s rendering of a hatchback first-gen Camaro, decked out with all of the drag racing trimmings. While it would be absolute blasphemy to cut up an original, building a reproduction version from the ground up and modifying it like this would be a pretty cool project—at least in our eyes. Naturally it would be powered by an LS7 to match the 427 fender badges and the rear hatch would be good for nothing more than housing several bottles of nitrous.

But no matter how it’s built, it would definitely be one of the most unique first-gens ever conceived and that is a hard thing to do these days. Would everyone love it? No. But isn’t that kind of the point these days? To build something that you’ll love and will stand out from the crowd?

And while all these cars might just be rendering, we’re sure that we weren’t the only ones inspired by these things. We will be waiting by our keyboard to see someone build the Walter White-mobile.

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Chase Christensen

Chase Christensen hails from Salt Lake City, and grew up around high-performance GM vehicles. He took possession of his very first F-body— an ’86 Trans Am— at the age of 13 and has been wrenching ever since.
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