The Camaro is one of my favorite domestic cars. Ever since Chevrolet brought it back its been on a gradual ramp up but its been left behind a bit by the super muscle cars like the Challenger Hellcat and the ‘roided out Mustangs coming out from Ford. Today Chevrolet is putting itself back in the fight by teasing the 6th generation Camaro and announcing that it will be a completely new car from the ground up. In fact Chevrolet even went as far as to say the only exterior parts carried over from the gen 5 Camaro are the bow-tie and SS emblems. That claim already got me pretty interested but on top of that Chevrolet dropped a video of the new Camaro’s exhaust note and now I’m excited! Chevrolet plans to pull the sheet off the 2016 Camaro on May 16th during a “special public event” in Detroit. For now the only visuals we have of the gen 6 Camaro is a shot of its new “tri-Y style” exhaust manifold, which is probably responsible for that sweet exhaust sound you’ll hear in the video below. Turn up your speakers for this one!
70 percent of architectural components unique to the Gen 6 Camaro
DETROIT – The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will be a truly all-new car – from the grille’s bowtie to the rear spoiler.
In fact, only two parts carry over from the fifth-generation model: the bowtie emblem on the taillamp panel and the SS badge.
The Gen 6 Camaro is based on General Motors’ award-winning Alpha architecture. Designed to compete with premium European brands, Alpha offers exceptional driving dynamics and refinement, as well as a balance of mass and stiffness necessary for a world-class performance car.
“Our global engineering team is incredibly passionate about Camaro, and they sweated all the details to make Gen 6 the best Camaro we could possibly put into the hands of our customers,” said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president, Global Product Development.
“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,” he said. “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.”
From the strong Alpha foundation, the Camaro team made the most of every component to create a worthy successor for the Gen 5 Camaro, which has been America’s best-selling performance car for five consecutive years.
The front structure, for example, was developed specifically for Camaro. It is lengthened, to create the dash-to-axle ratio necessary for car’s iconic profile, and widened to provide the desired track width for stable, confident cornering. In addition, 20 percent of the 6.2L LT1 V-8 engine has been tailored to fit the Camaro’s packaging, including new, tubular “tri-Y”-style exhaust manifolds.
Chevrolet will introduce the all-new, 2016 Camaro on Saturday, May 16, during a special public event at Detroit’s Belle Isle park.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling around 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.