New super car coming, 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will be one of the most popular Chevy cars. The current Camaro has been around for more than 6 years, so it is already an old model even though it did receive a few updates in its life.
There have been rumors about it being discontinued all together and replaced with the Barracuda, a lighter and faster type of muscle car which would be able to compete with the newer Mustang. However, after GM’s latest press release it seems that the Camaro name will be kept. The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro should now use a much lighter platform which will aid both with fuel consumption and with the way it drives while the new engines will ensure that it will be able to face the new Mustang once again.
Desing – Interior and Exterior
As far as car insiders, this car is not a different than the previous edition. Its exterior hasn’t been disclosed just yet but from the early spy shots we can clearly see that the car is going to be around 3 inches shorter than the current model as well as a bit narrower. This is mostly thanks to the new platform which it will share with the new ATS. However, it should also be a bit shorter. All these changes will make the car a lot easier to drive and they should also make for a more beautiful car than before. The front end will use slimmer headlights with a slim and wide grille while at the back fully LED tail lights are more likely going to be used.
The interior of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro on the other hand will most likely be of a similar size to the ATS coupe and the general layout is likely to be similar as well. Standard equipment will include most of the usual equipment while the higher end models will get things such as heads up display, satellite navigation, sport seats or even carbon fiber inserts. All of these though are going to be made available after the launch of the car.
The Engine range and Options
Firstly, new Chevy Camaro is based on the same platform like new Cadillac ATS. Engine wise, the new Camaro will depart from the current range of engines to more fuel efficient designs. The base car will not get a 2 liter turbocharged inline 4 which is going to make around 240 to 270 horsepower and it will provide as much as 270 lb-ft of torque. Coupled to a 6 speed manual and rear wheel drive, fun should be guaranteed. Further up the range a 3.6 liter aspirated V6 will likely come with around 300 horsepower while a twin-turbocharged version of this should become possible as well.
The latter will provide 420 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque and it is likely to replace the older V8 engine which was similarly powerful but not as fuel efficient as the V6. The top of the range model though will get the same 6.2 liter V8 as in the Corvette but this time it won’t make 650 horsepower but a more reasonable 550 to 580 horsepower.
All of these engines should easily accelerate the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro from 0 to 60 MPH in under 5 seconds and up to a maximum top speed of at least 155 MPH. The best value for money will likely be the 3.6 liter twin-turbo engine which is also the expected best seller so far.
2016 Chevrolet Camaro Price and Release date
The release date for the new car has been said to be some time in 2015 but it is actually highly possible that the actual release date will be at the Detroit Auto Show, in January 2016, when the starting of the production will most likely be announced. The base price for the new model should be quite similar to that of the current generation, meaning around 24.000 dollars for a base model and as much as 55.000 dollars for the high performance car with special editions coming at more than 65.000 dollars.
As you can imagine, the main competitor is Ford Mustang, traditionally. Those two cars are very similar, but small things are the most important, when we talk about muscle cars.