Chevrolet has finally officially taken the wraps off the 2016 Camaro after much of the teasing. The Camaro, which happens to be the sixth generation version is said to be the most aerodynamic design ever for this muscle car. Apart from the standard Camaro, Chevrolet has also launched the 2016 Camaro RS and SS with a much bigger engine option.
Chevrolet has opted to give the new Camaro an evolutionary design change, which is more functional then mere looks only. The new Camaro is almost 90 kg lighter than the outgoing model and has undergone a wind tunnel test for 350 hours to get optimized design. Structural rigidity is also increased by 28%, while 70% of the car's architectural components are developed specifically for the Camaro.
On the exteriors, the standard version gets halogen projector headlights and taillights. On the other hand the RS and SS get HID projector-beam headlamps with LED DRLs and LED taillights. The standard version rides on the 18-inch wheels with Goodyear Eagle Sport all-season tyres while the SS version sits on the 20-inch rims wrapped around in Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 run-flat tyres.
Inside the cabin, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro gets more driver-focused layout this time. There's a 8-inch high-definition instrument cluster, a 8-inch display with the next generation MyLink infotainment system in the center of the instrument panel and LED ambient cabin light feature. A Driver Mode Selector gives the option to select from - Snow/Ice, Tour, Sport and Track (SS only) modes.
On the power front, the sixth-generation Camaro gets two engine options - a newly developed four-cylinder power unit and an all-new V6 3.6-litre mill. The 2.0-litre turbo engine is capable of producing 275 bhp of power and 400 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the 3.6-litre unit produces more lethal 335 bhp of power and 385 Nm of torque.
Both the engines are mated to a six-speed manual gearbox or an optional new 8-speed Hydra-Matic 8L45 paddle-shift automatic gearbox. The power from the 2.0-litre unit is enough to push the car from 0-100 kmph in less than 6 seconds. The model returns a mileage figure of 13 kmpl on the highway, making it the most economical Camaro ever.
The Camaro SS, though, is a different ball game altogether and comes powered by a might 6.2-litre V8 engine. The unit produces 455 bhp of raw power and 617 Nm of massive torque. The power is sent to the wheels via a six-speed manual transmission that comes equipped with an Active Rev Match technology. An optional 8-speed Hydra-Matic 8L90 paddle-shift automatic transmission can also be ordered.
Prices of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro have not been revealed yet!