The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro has been officially unveiled, treatment following a long teaser campaign which has went on for months in a row.
Chevrolet has finally taken the wraps off the sixth generation of the Camaro which has a tough job, that of competing with the new Mustang generation and that of trying to figure it out what to do with the Challenger SRT Hellcat. The model in question is coming with a significantly updated body which has been aerodynamically optimized in the wind tunnel for 350 hours, with 28 percent boosted structural rigidity, with 70 percent of the architectural components been developed especially for it and with several other tweaks.
The new generation of the popular muscle car created by General Motors is also more than 90 kg (200 lbs) lighter than its predecessor and in the standard version it is bringing goodies such as the halogen projector beam headlights and taillights, high-intensity HID projector-beam headlamps with LED daytime running lights, LED taillights and auxiliary LED light guides in the RS and SS, 18-inch wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagle Sport all-season tires as standard with 20-inch wheels covered in Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 run-flat tires in the SS and so on.
The interior design of the vehicle is also updated and we can notice the different looks with a more-focused layout and features such as the LED ambient lighting, the Driver Mode Selector with Snow/Ice, Tour, Spot and Track (SS only) driving modes, electronic parking brake, 8-inch display for the next-gen MyLink infotainment system, 8-inch high-def instrument cluster and much more.
The 2016 Camaro is also benefiting from the multi-link MacPherson strut front suspension and the five-link independent rear suspension, from Magnetic Ride Control which is debuting on the Camaro SS and which was available until now only on the ZL1, 320mm four-piston and 315mm single-piston calipers on the LT and 345mm four-piston and 338mm four-piston on the SS, signed by Brembo.
The 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine has been designed to compete with the Mustang EcoBoost, despite being less powerful and slightly smaller, as it is coming with 275 HP (205 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque, enough for a 0 – 60 mph (96 km/h) sprint made in less than 6s and 30 mpg on the highway. The 3.6L V6 is also available, with its 335 HP (250 kW) and 385 Nm (284 lb-ft) of torque. This unit is also connected to the same 6-speed manual transmission, as the engine mentioned above, or to the optional 8-speed Hydra-Matic 8L45 paddle-shift automatic.
The range-topping version, the Camaro SS, is using the 6.2 liter V8 engine under its hood, which is capable of putting down a total of 455 HP (339 kW) and 617 Nm (455 lb-ft) of torque. This is connected to the 6-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Match technology or the optional 8-speed Hydra-Matic 8L90 paddle-shift automatic, sending power to the rear-wheel drive. The Camaro will be assembled in Michigan and it will be available for the 2016 model year. No pricing details have been announced at this time.