New Camaro Promises To Be Both Lighter And Stronger
Chevrolet has continued to drip feed us more information
on the yet-unseen sixth-generation Camaro, which will receive its global unveiling at Detroit’s Belle Isle Park on May 16.
This time Chevrolet has revealed more about the cars structure, along with some info on the testing that went into its development.
Chevrolet says the team spent more than 9-million hours of computational time honing the driving dynamics of the new Camaro before the first prototype had even fired its engine.
“The modeling abilities of computer aided engineering are advancing at incredible rates,” said Jim Karlavage, Camaro program engineering manager. “Today, we can accurately model opportunities to add torsional strength without adding unnecessary mass. The result is a lighter, stiffer structure that benefits every aspect of the driving experience.”
The 2016 Camaro also features a new, more rigid body structure that is 28 percent stiffer than its predecessor, which means it can tackle corners even better than before.
“The result is a more nimble driving experience that rewards the driver with satisfying feelings of responsiveness and control.”
Amazingly, the team also says that the new car will be more than 200 pounds lighter than the outgoing model, helping contribute to better handling, fuel efficiency, body-roll and more.
One thing is for sure, we can hardly wait until the Camaro’s big reveal next month
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