2016 Chevrolet Camaro News: It Will Be Revealed on May 16th
Since the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is going to have its world debut in Detroit on May 16th, General Motors already started with teasers. We haven’t figured out how the Gen 6 Camaro is going to look like, but they said that the pony car is completely new, from the bottom up. This total makeover probably isn’t focused on the Camaro fans only; it’s obvious that General Motors targets other muscle car enthusiasts, so the 2016 Camaro is certainly the most competitive generation ever built.
The fact that it’s based on the famous Alpha architecture implies that the redesigned Camaro is going to have amazing performance. They already revealed some structural changes they’ve made, so we know that the Alpha platform significantly contributes to the car’s specs.
Their dedication to the sixth generation is expressed in the fact that 70 percent of the Alpha underpinning is unique and designed especially for the 2016 Camaro. Thanks to that, the next-gen Camaro is going to be at least 200 pounds lighter than the predecessor.
Mark Reuss, General Motors executive vice president, Global Product Development, said:
“Alpha provided a strong foundation, but more than 70 percent of the components are unique to the Gen 6 Camaro, including exterior and interior dimensions, an all-new interior, front and rear suspension, and powertrain components. The minute you see – and hear – the Gen 6, you know it’s a Camaro, from the stance to the driving experience to the sound of the Small Block V-8.”
The 2016 Chevy Camaro is going to have noticeably improved handling and responsiveness thanks to the numerous changes it suffered. Of course, the base of all those changes is the new platform which is lighter and more rigid. Thanks to the structural improvements, the new 2016 Camaro is 28 percent stiffer than the previous generation. And this means that it has sportier spirit and athletic performance.
The early reports are certain that the muscle car is going to have noticeably improved performance, but there are no official confirmations or performance specs that would illustrate how much the redesigned Camaro is better than before.
Jim Karlavage, Camaro program engineering manager said:
“The structural weight savings are compounded by opportunities to reduce un-sprung weight. The result is a more nimble driving experience that rewards the driver with satisfying feelings of responsiveness and control.”
So, expect an athletic performance car whose acceleration, cornering and overall behavior on the road must be drastically better than before.
As we already said, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is going to be unveiled on May 16th, but we hope that the automaker will leak more about it as the premiere approaches. As soon as we get the fresh information about the Gen 6, we’re going to share it, so stay tuned.