The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro was recently official previewed
at a special public event arranged at Detroit’s Belle Isle Park in USA. Though the
new design is not a radical transformation from the out-going model, a new
chassis, fresh engine line-up, and smart technologies takes this car to a whole
new level of ‘pony’ motoring.
(USA), the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger, are more exciting in looks and
pretty powerful, redesigning it would have been a herculean task for the
company’s designers. While retaining its legendary muscular looks that define
Camaro for almost 50 years, the new car is slim and sleep with better
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of an evolution from the last generation, with aggressive front and muscular
side profile. The new car actually sits on a new GM’s Alpha platform that
underpins the new Cadillac ATS, and is 90.7 kg lighter due to extensive
aluminium usage. It also uses 70 percent new components, says the GM-owned
performance, stability, cooling and lower wind noise intrusions, and has been
subjected to 350 hours of wind tunnel testing to affirm its reduced aerodynamic
lift. The 20-degree angle lower grille bars planned earlier has now been
replace with a 13-degree one for improved engine-cooling airflow, without
tampering the car’s original grille design.
|2016 Chevy Camaro retains its legendary muscular appeal|
belly pan that stretches from the front grille to the center of the pony car in
place of regular front air dam to ease aerodynamic lift. In addition, the small
“spats” in front of the tires, and the overall lift of the car has been reduced
by 30 percent.
On the other hand, the new pony car gets new engine offerings
that makes it a hell lot powerful that it used to be. The entry-level 2.0-liter
4-cylinder turbo unit pumps out 275 hp and 295 lb-ft of max torque. An all-new
3.6-liter V6 has been added to the list, which makes 335 hp and 284 lb-ft of
peak torque. Do notice that the 4-cylinder unit has better torque than V6 –
unbelievable! While the most-powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine in the SS trim
receive a performance boost up to 455 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque and lower
Thus, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro tries to address two
greatest criticisms of the model – heavy for ‘pony’ standards and less
powerful. It has always been an iconic car in its typical American car segment
of pony cars, along with Mustang and Dodge Challenger.
range to the Indian market, although it has imported a car for its R&D
early this year.