On the back of a teaser video for the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro being released, new details about the latest American muscle car have emerged.
For starters, it has been confirmed that the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will be available with the 6.2-litre LT1 V8 engine which debuted in the C7 Corvette Stingray. In Corvette specification, it pumps out 455 hp and while it remains to be seen how powerful it will be when fitted to the latest Camaro, a figure around 455 hp seems inevitable.
Interestingly, some modifications had to be made to the LT1 V8 engine to get it to fit into the Camaro’s engine bay. As a matter of fact, about 20 per cent of its components have been tweaked for packaging purposes with new tri-Y exhaust manifolds also featured. Elsewhere, Chevrolet has confirmed that the car’s front track has been widened and lengthened to provide improved handling over the outgoing Camaro model.
Further discussing the sixth-gen Camaro, General Motors’ executive vice president for global product development Mark Reuss said ““[M]ore than 70 per cent 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.”
Beyond range-topping Camaro versions using a 6.2-litre V8 engine, there are suggestions that an updated variant of the existing 3.6-litre V6 will also be offered. Additionally, the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine used by the Cadillac CTS and ATS is likely to be made available. It will serve as Chevrolet’s answer to the sixth-generation Mustang’s 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine.