Chevrolet has unveiled the redesigned Camaro that is planned to be launched in 2016. The new Camaro has a fresh look based on performance and modernization. Every detail was crafted with those factors as a priority. More than 35o hours in the wind tunnel of the Chevrolet facilities are a proof of that.
Now, let’s take a look on the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro new features.
The new design is clearly based on the past Camaro, but this new model is notably smaller and lighter than its predecessor. Several modifications had achieved an important loss in weight: almost 100 kilograms. Every edge is now optimized in aerodynamic terms and it has a more athletic design.
Since there are several setups for this new Camaro, some of the exterior features will be exclusive of the most powerful model available, the SS. For example, the rear spoiler, air intakes dedicated to brake discs cooling, ventilated hood and other details will be only seen on the most expensive version.
The LT version will have 18 inches wheels. While the SS model will have 20 inches wheels. Both setups will have Brembo brakes of 345 and 338 millimeters. At the suspension topic, the new Camaro will feature a multi-link suspension, MacPherson type in the front and an independent five-arm in the rear axle.
The Camaro’s suspension will have a Magnetic Ride Control system in the SS model only. This system will provide an outstanding driving experience through the smart analysis of the road and the further automatic adaptation of the vehicle to the terrain conditions.
The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro offers three engines, each one separated by a great performance gap. The 2.0 Turbo Engine will have 4 cylinders and 275 horsepower. Tests have showed already that it is the less gas consuming Camaro in the history. Despite this fact, a Camaro with this setup can reach the 100 km/h mark in 6 seconds. It will also feature and noise cancelation system that can suppress annoying sounds related to the suspension and body. Next, there is a 3.6 V6 engine with 335 horsepower. A selective deactivation system for two of the cylinders is available with this engine.
And the most powerful engine available: the 6.2 LT1 V8, exclusive of the SS version.
This setup will be track-prepared, with high-performance parts installed. An interesting fact is that the 6.2 LT1 V8 is the exact same engine on the new Corvette Stingray. It also has the selective deactivation of the cylinders at the preference of the driver, like in the 3.6 V6 setup.
There will be several driving modes: Snow/Ice, Tour, Sport, and Track. The last one is SS’ exclusive.
The exhaust system will feature a sound configuration to change the output through the main instruments in the console. These and more options will be available to the most expensive model in the technical subject.
Despite all the inside were redesigned, Chevrolet didn’t want to erase all the traces of the classic looks. True fans will notice that everything is now modernized and different, but it’s still a Camaro.
Several details were left behind on purpose to maintain the classic Camaro’s spirit in the interior, but now all the instruments are electronic and great efforts of making everything digital has been done. For example, the big, round analog clocks are still there, only with a few touches of modernization and luxury.
And for 2016 Camaro, as a novelty, the handbrake stopped being mechanical and become electronic for the first time in the car history.
Regarding other notable aspects of the interior, there are five colors of upholstery, mainly on leather. Also, there is a special option for extra LED illumination and decoration on several parts and instruments on the inside.
The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro was a great surprise for every fan. Unveil at a great moment to compete with the new Mustang. The basic model, the LT with a turbocharged 2.0 V4, will have a starting price of US$26.695.