Chevrolet has just unveiled the range of performance parts for the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro.
Kicking off the performance parts range is a new exhaust for both the V8 and V6 powered Camaro variants. Elsewhere are four different suspension lowering kits which drop the ride heights of the respective models they are paired with by 20 mm. Importantly, the lowering kit isn’t available for Camaro SS units optioned with the Magnetic Ride Control system.
Elsewhere, is a Brembo performance front brake package for the American muscle car which consists of four-piston calipers and 345 mm vented and slotted Duralife discs. The four-pot Brembo brakes are available for the V6-powered Camaro LT. For those looking for extra braking performance, a six-piston Brembo setup is offered for all Camaro variants with red calipers and 370 mm discs.
A new performance air intake has also been developed which reduces air restriction and is offered for the Camaro SS. Completing the range of new accessories are a selection of different engine covers for the V8 and V6 models and soon for the 2.0-litre turbo Camaro.
Visually, the Camaro is now offered with three additional aluminium wheel designs, new grille kits, four exterior graphics packages, blacked-out of LED-illuminated bowtie emblems and smoked taillights.
“Broad range of components designed to enhance personalization and driving fun
DETROIT – As the all-new Gen Six Camaro rolls into showrooms this fall, Chevrolet is matching its introduction with accessories and performance parts that enable greater personalization and driving fun.
From performance air intake and exhaust systems, to lowering kits, ground-effects packages, spoilers and even performance Brembo® brake systems, the lineup is designed to offer customers choices for distinguishing their new Camaros on the street and making the most of the cars’ performance capabilities.
“These accessories and parts were designed, engineered and tested by our Camaro team, assuring proper fit and integration – and they are backed by Chevrolet,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports.
The roster of 2016 Camaro performance parts includes:
Performance exhaust – Kits will be available late this year for Camaro SS with the LT1 V-8 and Camaro LT with the 3.6L V-6. These axle-back systems enhance the performance sound of the Camaro and offer a premium appearance. Each is a direct replacement for the factory system and maintains the vehicle’s factory warranty. The kits are not compatible with the available dual-mode exhaust system.
Suspension lowering kits – Incorporating higher-rate front and rear coil springs, along with specifically tuned struts and shocks, theses kits are designed to provide an integrated package that provides an aggressive stance by lowering the vehicle up to 0.8-inch (20mm), while optimizing ride quality and vehicle performance. They also deliver a lower center of gravity that enhances the feeling of responsiveness. Four kits are tailored for LT and SS coupe and convertible models. The SS kits are not compatible with vehicles equipped with the available Magnetic Ride Control. They will be available in early 2016.
Brembo® performance front brake package (four-piston calipers) – Developed as an upgrade for Camaro LT models with the 2.0L Turbo and 3.6L V-6 engines, this kit features Brembo® four-piston aluminum calipers in red with performance brake pads and 13.6-in. x 1.2-in. (345mm x 30mm) vented and slotted Duralife™ rotors – the same size as the Camaro SS. The kit is a direct replacement for the original front brakes and includes low-expansion front brake hoses and all necessary hardware.
Brembo® performance front brake package (six-piston calipers) – Developed for the enthusiast looking for ultimate braking performance while maintaining street drivability. This Brembo® front brake system features six-piston monoblock aluminum calipers in red with performance brake pads and two-piece, 14.6-in. x 1.3-in. (370mm x 34mm) vented and slotted Duralife™ rotors (cast-iron braking rings with aluminum hats). This kit is available for all Gen Six Camaro models and includes low-expansion front brake hoses and all necessary hardware.
Performance air intake – This kit, available in early 2016, helps reduce air restriction and includes a reusable open-element air filter, a sealed compartment with all the necessary installation hardware for the Camaro SS with the LT1 V-8.
Engine covers – These stylish, easily installed covers give the Camaro engine a show-quality appearance. They will be available by the end of the year in red, blue or black for the V-8 and V-6 engines and a cover for the 2.0L Turbo engine is planned as well.
These performance parts complement a full line of Camaro accessories including wheels, exterior and interior enhancements and graphics packages.
Three aluminum wheel designs, in multiple finishes
Grille kits with six body-color inserts for LT and SS models; inserts are also available in chrome-appearance or primed versions for custom painting
A blade-style rear spoiler and ground effects kit, each offered in 10 colors
Four exterior graphics packages, offered in multiple colors, including,” rally stripe,” front-fender “hash mark,” racing stripe designs and a body-side “spear” graphic
Interior trim kits, offered in multiple colors.
Customers can also select alternate-finish versions of existing features such as smoked taillamp lenses and blacked-out or LED-illuminated bowtie emblems.
Customers can view many of the accessories on the new Camaro using the online Camaro Visualizer.
“There’s almost no limit to the performance and personalization possibilities with the 2016 Camaro,” said Campbell.”