Chevrolet is continuing its media blitz over the all-new 2016 Camaro by releasing some shots of its components.
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.
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.
“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,” he said. “The minute you see – and hear – the Gen 6, you know it’s a Camaro, from the stance to the driving experience to the sound of the Small Block V-8.”
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.
From the strong Alpha foundation, the Camaro team made the most of every component to create a worthy successor for the fifth generation Camaro. The front structure, for example, was developed specifically for Camaro. It is lengthened, to create the dash-to-axle ratio necessary for car’s iconic profile, and widened to provide the desired track width for stable, confident cornering.
Chevy will unveil the new sixth generation Camaro on May 16 at a party it’s throwing at Detroit’s Belle Isle park. Fans can RSVP to the limited space event. Attendees will spend the day doing laps around the Belle Isle Grand Prix course in a 2015 Camaro Z/28. They’ll also get to meet some of the Camaro’s designers and engineers. Plus, there will also be a Camaro museum that will display some of the most significant vehicles from the brand’s history. Chevrolet expects about 1,000 people to attend the celebration.
“This will be an event Camaro fans will not want to miss,” said Todd Christensen, Camaro marketing manager. “This is only the sixth time we have introduced an all-new Camaro. We wanted to share the moment with the customers and fans who have helped make Camaro both America’s favorite performance car for the past five years, and a cultural icon since 1967.”