Want to see more 2016 Camaro parts, well you’re in luck because Chevy just so happens to be showing more of them off. This time we’re getting a look at the new enhanced dual-mode exhaust system, seen above, along with its new Drive Mode Control system. Chevy says drivers will be able to tailor their drive to the moment, “whether it’s heading to work, touring the Pacific Coast Highway or lapping a road course.”
“We wanted to build on the flexibility of the current Camaro ZL1, which is great for grand touring, commuting, the drag strip and track days,” said Aaron Link, Camaro lead development engineer. “The new Camaro will be even more adaptable, with up to eight vehicle attributes adjusted to fit a driver’s preference.”
Chevy claims its new drive modes will set the technological “benchmark” for the segment. Drive modes include Snow/Ice, Tour, and Sport as well as a Track mode in the SS model. The SS will also offer Magnetic Ride Control which was previously only available on the ZL1.
In each mode, the Camaro reads driver and road inputs at 1,000 times per second to automatically adjust the cars calibration, stability control, balance, and more to optimize performance and overall handling. Plus, new electronically controlled dual-mode exhaust valves will be able to bypass the mufflers for even better acceleration and sound levels.
Of course, the hype around car parts is all leading up to the Gen 6 Camaro debut coming up May 16 in a day-long special event at Detroit’s Belle Isle Park. The automaker also released more pics recently. Chevy says 70% of architectural components are unique to the sixth generation Camaro, including exterior dimensions, suspension geometry and powertrain components.
In fact, only two parts carry over from the fifth-generation model. Those two are the bowtie emblem on the taillamp panel and the SS badge. More than 20 percent of the 6.2L LT1 V-8 engine has been tailored to fit the packaging for the 2016 Camaro, including unique, tubular “tri-Y” exhaust manifolds.
The new Camaro is based on General Motors’ Alpha architecture, which is designed to compete with premium European brands.
“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.
We’ll get a first look at the whole package on May 16.