New 2016 Camaro Will Be All New From Bowtie to Trunk
If it seems like GM has a raft of new vehicle debuts on the immediate horizon like the new Malibu
, new Spark
, Cadillac’s new range-topping CT6 flagship
and the upcoming reveal of the sixth-gen Camaro
, you’d be right.
And the details just keep coming. We are happy to announce today that the new Camaro will be all new, from the bowtie on its hood to the rear spoiler out back. The only parts it will share with the current generation Camaro will be the bowtie emblem on the taillamps and the SS badge.
One of the biggest changes will be one that is not immediately visible to the eye: the shift from the Zeta platform, which underpins the fifth-generation, to the new Alpha platform, which you’ll find under the sheet-metal of the sixth-gen.
Alpha offers exceptional driving dynamics and was designed to compete with the best European brands. To that end it offers remarkable stiffness and well-balanced weight distribution, two key aspects of a world-class performance.
“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,”
The designers, for example, developed the front structure specifically for the sixth-gen Camaro. They took time to craft the Camaro’s iconic dash-to-axle ratio and also widened the track in order to provide even more stability and confidence in the corners. In addition, 20 per cent of the Camaro’s 6.2L LT1 V8 was tailored specifically to fit the upcoming Camaro.
So, we know its all-new, we know it looks like a Camaro, and we know its wide like a Camaro. Oh, and we know it will feature a thundering 6.2L V8 engine.
Suffice to say, we can’t wait for its official debut in May