You can rest assured that the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is going to be quite a fancy car. This is, after all, the sixth generation of automobiles, and it is going to be quite a year for them. Here is what is known about the 2016 Chevy Camaro release date, specs, price, and review.
The first development that has been made for this sixth generation of Camaro is that the 2016 Camaro is under the GM Alpha platform. For those that are not aware of this, it currently underpins General Motor's compact to mid-size, front-engine, rear-wheel and four-wheel drives. The Platform basics include MacPherson struts on the front, 5 link independent rear, use of high strength steel and aluminum, plus a focus on reducing weight.
2016 Cars Reviews anticipates a big wide grill and the 2016 Camaro will be wider with a bigger surface area. The car will also be lighter by at least 200 pounds. Many improvements for the 2016 model will most likely be in the exterior. In addition to the aforementioned weight loss on the chassis, smaller seems to be what is going to happen this year and this will probably translate to faster. There is a rear spoiler on the back which will increase the car's performance.
As for the engine, the powertrain line up is the 2.0L Turbo, the 6.2 L V8, and the 3.6L V6 according to the official Chevrolet website. The last will have the same 3.6 liter aspirated V6 from the older model, giving it 305 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. As for the 2.0L, it should have a new 2 liter turbocharged inline that was developed in Europe. This will make as much as 250 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque which will use less than 40 percent less fuel than the V6. The top of the range will have a 6.2 liter aspirated V8 with anywhere from 460 to 500 horsepower and up to 500 lb-ft of torque, making it faster than its Mustang competitors.
If it is anything like Camaros of the past, you can count on elegance as well as sleekness on the seats or the dashboard, as quoted by Day Herald.
Road and Track had a chance to look at the 2016 Bumblebee Camaro, and they describe the exterior as being both leaner and "angrier" than the 2015 edition. Part of it is the sleeker roofline as well as the shorter wheelbase, and the headlamps are deeply recessed in split upper grill. The headlights also look a little bit like the 2015 Mustang. It doesn't feel right to say that, as any fan of the Camaro knows that the Mustang is the mortal enemy of the Camaro, a rivalry that has existed for decades.
Since the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is under development, there is nothing specific known about its release date and price. However, a recent report from iDigitalTimes puts the release date as late this year. As for the price, most are estimating starting somewhere below $25,000.