Chevrolet has taken the wraps off the 2016 Camaro which compared to its predecessor has lost more than 90 kg (200 lbs). The body adopts an evolutionary design and has been tested in the wind tunnel for 350 hours to boost its aerodynamic efficiency while the structural rigidity has increased by 28%. Chevrolet says 70% of the car’s components have been created specifically for the new model which uses more aluminum to shave off weight. It has a front multi-link MacPherson strut suspension and a rear five-link independent suspension. It will be offered with the Magnetic Ride Control system, Brembo brakes and 20-inch wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 run-flat tires.
Motivation is provided by a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine delivering 275 bhp and 295 lb-ft of torque, enough for a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) sprint in less than six seconds while on the highway it will be able to return more than 30 mpg. There’s also a beefier V6 3.6-liter engine with 335 bhp and 284 lb-ft and these two engines are paired to either a six-speed manual or an optional eight-speed Hydra-Matic 8L45.
As for the 2016 Camaro SS, this one is equipped with a V8 6.2-liter producing 455 bhp and 455 lb-ft sent to the road via a 6-speed manual (with Active Rev Match) or an 8-speed Hydra-Matic 8L90.
Chevrolet has announced the new Camaro will go on sale later this year as a 2016MY.