Chevrolet has released additional details of the upcoming sixth generation Camaro. The sixth gen Camaro rides on General Motors’ award-winning Alpha architecture. Designed to compete with premium European brands, Chevrolet says the Alpha architecture offers exceptional driving dynamics and refinement.
“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.”
According to Chevrolet, the front structure has been 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. Also, 20 percent of the 6.2L LT1 V-8 engine has been tailored to fit the Camaro’s packaging. It also gets a 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. Around 1,000 people will be able to freely attend and check out a “Camaro Museum” displaying the most important models in the history of the model. Moreover, participants will also have the chance to take hot-lap rides in a 2015 Camaro Z/28 around the Belle Isle Grand Prix course as well as meet with Camaro designers and engineers.