Chevrolet Camaro Turbo AutoX concept bows at SEMA image

The Turbo AutoX SEMA concept shows that Chevrolet’s Camaro is now not all burnouts and drag strips, but the sixth generation model puts handling above everything else.

The Camaro ZL1 has recently posted an official lap time of under 7 minutes and 30 seconds on the Nurburgring Nordschleife – bettering the previous generation’s record by a mile. Now the experiences in the new V8- and V6-powered models get even more focus on handling thanks to the SEMA concept. The AutoX makes reference to autocross – the tight cone courses that put agility in front of top speed. This why on board sits the lighter, 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four, and the model comes with a raft of modifications designed to enhance the already sharp handling capabilities.

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Aside from this Shock Yellow paint that might be too much, the rest seems feasible for series production. We have reworked springs, modified dampers, lower ride height, as well as the “plus performance” handling kit that has larger stabilizer bars, stiffer suspension links, and a strut tower brace under the hood. The concept also has 20-inch wheels and 285/35R20 Goodyear performance tires, with braking power enhanced with six-piston front calipers and two-piece slotted rotors. Meanwhile, the 2.0-liter engine now has a cold-air intake system, the six-speed manual transmission a short-throw shift kit, and a performance exhaust system makes the turbo-four sound better. The design is enhanced with carbon accents, a ground effects kit, a modified version of the Camaro SS’ front splitter, a front tow hook, and for an unknown reason a GoPro camera mount, as well as a SEMA-style spoiler in the back.