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New 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Revealed

Chevrolet reveals new sixth generation Camaro…

Photo: GM

Photo: GM

Chevrolet has revealed the new 2016 Camaro SS, the sixth generation Camaro, on Saturday, which seeks to hit several performance benchmarks.

GM says this will be the most powerful Camaro ever made, with the highest of six all-new powertrain options the 6.2L LT1 V-8, which is SAE-certified at 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque.

Each engine is available with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.

GM has focused on performance, technology and design for the new Camaro. The vehicle mass has been reduced by 200 pounds or more, with improved handling and performance.

A new Drive Mode Selector, Interior Spectrum Lighting and high-definition color displays have been added from the technology standpoint.

Design-wise, while the sixth generation Camaro retains a similar styling cue to past ones, this one features a more athletic-looking, sculptured exterior that complements the tighter, leaner architecture.

“Redesigning the Camaro is thrilling and challenging all at once, but the secret is to offer something more,” said Mark Reuss, General Motors executive vice president of Product Development.

“For Camaro enthusiasts, it retains iconic design cues and offers even more performance.

“For a new generation of buyers, the 2016 Camaro incorporates our most innovative engineering ideas with finely honed performance and leading design.”

No mention was made in the GM release regarding any race version of the new Camaro. The Camaro Z/28.R is in its second season in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, and first season in the Pirelli World Challenge.

The unveil today also featured a gathering of Camaro owners throughout the six generations at Belle Isle Park in Detroit, not far from GM’s corporate headquarters and only two weeks ahead of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix weekend.

Tony DiZinno (@tonydizinno) is Sportscar365's North American Editor, focusing on coverage of the IMSA-sanctioned championships as well as Pirelli World Challenge. DiZinno also contributes to and other motorsports outlets. Contact Tony


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