You can also imagine torque is up from the last car’s 556 lb-ft of torque rating, but that figure wasn’t specified in the leaked PDF.
This also means the new Camaro ZL1 is about 10 horses shy of one of GM’s other ultimate cars, the 640hp 2017 Cadillac CTS-V. But sadly, it still does trail behind the Dodge Challenger Hellcat’s 707hp.
As a refresher, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 was revealed at the 2016 New York International Auto Show a few months back with the all-new sixth-generation Camaro platform. Oomph is still supplied by a supercharged V8 6.2L LT4 V8.
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But nonetheless, it’s pretty awesome occasion to not only receive the world’s first 2016 Chevrolet Camaro for the public, but also to have Ms. Patrick hand you the keys while being at the front of the ceremony to celebrate it all.
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The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is heading to showrooms soon – and perhaps one will end up in your driveway before the end of the year? The first ones will roll off the line this week, putting them on dealership lots by the middle of next month.
Camaro’s performance strategy focused on a few main points: weight reduction, aerodynamics, and handling. Depending on the model, overall mass was reduced between 223 and 390 pounds as the pony car underwent rigorous, wind tunnel testing. The new Camaro rides on a much leaner but stiffer platform for increased efficiency and handling.
The 2016 Camaro was specifically sculpted for aerodynamic advantages.
Multiple powertrain combinations are available, including a standard 2.0L Turbo, an all-new 3.6L V-6 for LT models, and the LT1 6.2L V-8 in the SS. The latter creates 455 horsepower, making it the most powerful Camaro SS yet. Each engine is available with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.
The 2016 Camaro starts at $ 26,695 for the 1LT and $ 37,295 for the 1SS.
The Gen Six Camaro will be assembled at GM’s Lansing Grand River Assembly in Lasing, Michigan. The facility, which received a $ 175-million tooling upgrade to support Camaro production, opened in 2001. The 2016 Camaro represents, for the 1,200 employees, a thrilling milestone.
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DETROIT – Let the sun shine in. Chevrolet will offer a convertible model of the all-new 2016 Camaro, featuring the segment’s most advanced top.
The 2016 Camaro is the only convertible in the segment to offer all of the following:
- Fully automatic operation with latches that automatically release and secure the top
- Capability of opening or closing at speeds up to 30 mph
- Remote opening with the key fob
- A hard tonneau cover that deploys automatically, providing a more refined, finished appearance when the top is lowered and stowed.
The electro-hydraulic power roof system features multilayer construction – including acoustic and thermal barriers – designed for a comfortable, quiet driving experience in all seasons. The top emulates the sleek silhouette of the Camaro coupe.
“The 2016 Camaro coupe will set the benchmark for the segment in terms of technology, performance and design,” said Todd Christensen, Camaro marketing manager. “Adding the most sophisticated top in the segment brings another level of refinement – and driving enjoyment – to the Camaro convertible.”
The new Camaro convertible arrives in early 2016.
Like the Camaro coupe, the convertible benefits from a stiffer, lighter structure that helps reduce total vehicle weight by at least 200 pounds compared to the model it replaces. Consequently, the Camaro convertible retains the coupe’s sharp chassis tuning and nimble reflexes.
“From the beginning, the Camaro’s architecture was developed to incorporate a convertible with uncompromised driving dynamics,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “Customers will appreciate what they don’t feel: quivers, cowl shake or an under-damped chassis typically found in a four-seat convertible.”
The architecture also enables the Camaro convertible’s sleek design, allowing the top to fold down completely beneath the belt line. The hard tonneau cover automatically covers the folded top, creating a finished appearance.
“With many convertibles, you have to affix a tonneau cover manually – if it’s done at all,” said Tom Peters, design director. “The Camaro convertible’s automatically deploying hard tonneau not only makes it easier to enjoy convertible driving when the inspiration hits, it ensures the car always looks its best.”
About the 2016 Camaro
When GM lifted the veil on the all-new 2016 Camaro it was obvious the sixth-generation was not a radical redesign. Instead, it appears Chevrolet engineers and designers wanted to focus on a more refined approach and build off of an already successful formula.
“From every angle, you’ll never mistake this for anything but a Camaro,” said Design Director Tom Peters.
“We’ve taken that iconic design and amplified its proportions to reflect a more dynamic driving experience – like the T-shirt on a muscular physique.”
While obvious changes to the car’s front and rear fascias, such as a more distinct grill, new headlights, taillights and added creases are easy to see with the naked eye, the fact the car is riding on a completely different platform is not.
The 2016 Camaro will be built on GM’s Alpha platform, which also underpins the critically-acclaimed Cadillac ATS.
The wheelbase is now shorter by 1.6 inches and the car’s overall length is down by 2.3 inches with a height that is just over an inch lower than the previous generation. In addition, the Sixth-Generation Camaro has dropped more than 200 pounds while structural rigidity has increased by 28 percent.
What does this really mean though?
“Immediately, you will notice how much lighter and more nimble the Camaro feels,” said Aaron Link, Lead Development Engineer.
Due to the 2016 Camaro’s reduced weight, stiffer architecture and more powerful engines, the sixth-gen Camaro SS delivers faster lap times than the 1LE performance package in previous years.
The result is a Camaro that is more exhilarating.
“That feeling increases when you drive harder – it brakes more powerfully, dives into corners quicker and accelerates faster than ever,” Link said.
A great deal of time also went into Camaro’s aerodynamic design to enhance performance.
Engine & Powertrains
The standard engine in LT models is a four-cylinder, 2.0L Turbo that produces 275 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque and is said to hit 60 mph in less than 6 seconds.
Average fuel economy is 30 mpg on the highway.
An all-new 3.6L V-6 is the next available engine, rated at 335 hp and 284 lb-ft of torque, which is more powerful than comparable six-cylinders found in the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger.
The 3.6L V-6 will also feature cylinder deactivation to improve fuel economy.
As the king of the hill, or at least until the new ZL1 and Z/28 models are released, is the SS that shares the same 6.2L LT1 V-8 with the Corvette Stingray.
The Camaro’s V-8 is rated at 455 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque.
Six-speed transmissions are available on all models with the V-6 getting the optional six-speed with Active Rev Match that comes standard on the SS. An eight-speed automatic with paddle-shift is also available on all models.
Brembo Brakes are standard on the SS but available on all models.
After 350 hours of wind tunnel testing – often 24 hours a day – the new Camaro will slip more easily through the wind, and drivers of the Camaro SS will experience a marked improvement in reduced aerodynamic lift.
These changes illustrate the lengths the aerodynamics team went to for improved performance, stability, cooling and lower wind noise intrusion
“The importance of aerodynamics increases exponentially as we increase vehicle performance,” said Kirk Bennion, Exterior Design manager. “As engine output increases, we need more engine cooling. As acceleration and top speeds climb, we need to reduce lift for better high-speed stability. However, we cannot make any changes at the expense of increasing drag, which can hurt fuel economy.
“To balance these different aerodynamic targets, we tested literally hundreds of changes on the new Camaro, millimeters at a time.”
For example, the initial design called for the lower grille bars to be set at a 20-degree angle to the horizon. However, after meticulous testing, the team improved engine-cooling airflow by 1 percent by shifting the angle to 13 degrees – a change that achieved the airflow target while maintaining the original grille design.
DETROIT – The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro revealed nowadays offers higher stages of functionality, technology and refinement and is designed to sustain the sporty vehicle section management acquired above the earlier 5 many years.
The Gen 6 Camaro supplies a faster, more nimble driving encounter, enabled by an all-new, lighter architecture and a broader powertrain assortment. Six all-new powertrain combos are offered, like a 2.0L Turbo, an all-new 3.6L V-six and the LT1 6.2L V-eight, which is SAE-accredited at 455 horsepower (339 kW) and 455 lb-ft of torque (617 Nm) – for the most potent Camaro SS ever. Each motor is offered with a 6-velocity handbook or eight-pace automated transmission.
Camaro’s leaner, stiffer platform and marginally more compact proportions are accentuated by a spectacular, sculpted exterior. Meticulously tuned in the wind tunnel, the exterior contributes to performance through reduced aerodynamic lift for far better dealing with even though enhancing performance.
A driver-targeted interior integrates course-foremost management technologies, like a new Driver Mode Selector, configurable instrument cluster and a customizable ambient lighting feature.
“Redesigning the Camaro is thrilling and challenging all at after, but the magic formula is to supply some thing a lot more,” mentioned Mark Reuss, Common Motors government vice president of Item Improvement. “For Camaro fanatics, it retains legendary design and style cues and offers even more functionality. For a new generation of customers, the 2016 Camaro incorporates our most revolutionary engineering concepts with finely honed overall performance and foremost design.”
Only two parts have in excess of from the fifth-era Camaro to the new Gen Six: the rear bowtie emblem and the SS badge.
To make it not only the ideal Camaro at any time, but one of the greatest efficiency automobiles offered, Chevrolet targeted on three pillars of growth:
- Car mass has been reduced by 200 pounds or a lot more, depending on the product, creating a far more nimble, responsive driving experience
- Most effective Camaro ever, with a new two.0L turbo SAE-accredited at 275 hp (205 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) – and provides more than 30 mpg on the highway (GM-believed), and -60 mph acceleration effectively underneath 6 seconds
- Successful overall performance in a new three.6L V-6 featuring direct injection, constantly variable valve timing and – for the 1st time – Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation), providing an SAE-accredited 335 hp (250 kW) and 284 lb-ft of torque (385 Nm), for the optimum distinct output of any in a natural way aspirated V-six in the segment
- The most powerful Camaro SS ever, with a new 6.2L LT1 immediate-injected Small Block V-8 rated at 455 hp (339 kW) and 455 lb-ft of torque (617 Nm)
- Magnetic Ride Handle active suspension accessible on Camaro SS for the 1st time
- With improved dealing with and performance, the Camaro SS provides better lap instances than the fifth-generation’s keep track of-focused Camaro 1LE bundle.
- All-new Drive Method Selector, which tailors up to 8 vehicle characteristics for 4 modes: Snow/Ice, Tour, Sport and – on SS versions – Observe settings
- Section-exclusive, Interior Spectrum Lighting that offers 24 various ambient lights outcomes on the sprint, doorway panels, and middle console
- Substantial-definition, configurable color shows – such as accessible twin, eight-inch-diagonal screens.
- A lot more athletic-searching, sculptured exterior that complements the tighter, leaner architecture – and provides all-new, modern day lights signatures, like gentle-emitting diode (LED) engineering
- Better emphasis on consumer personalization with broader range of options, like ten exterior hues, five inside color combinations, lighting alternatives and a full enhance of supplier-accessible components available at start – which includes wheels, stripe deals and further components
- Aerodynamically optimized design and style that is the consequence of 350 hrs of wind tunnel tests, lowering drag on LT designs and strengthening downforce on SS
- All-new, inside with shifter-focused middle console, intuitive controls, flat-base steering wheel, and higher good quality resources through
- Distinctive management rings around the air vents used for temperature and supporter pace changes, getting rid of the require for conventional buttons
“We have experienced the outstanding opportunity to satisfy literally thousands of Gen 5 Camaro proprietors who offered immediate comments on what they beloved about their car and what they wished for the next-gen Camaro,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro main engineer. “As a consequence, the 2016 Camaro builds on what created the present Camaro such a accomplishment with more power, far more agile dealing with and far more engineering.
“We count on it will set the new benchmark in the segment – and give a new generation of enthusiasts a explanation to drop in really like with Camaro.”
The Gen 6 Camaro goes on sale later on this yr, presented in LT and SS types.
Light-weight architecture and chassis systems
About 70 % of the architectural components are unique to Camaro. By means of in depth laptop-aided engineering, structural rigidity was elevated by 28 percent, while the entire body-in-white mass was reduced by 133 kilos (sixty.five kg).
In their quest to make the 2016 Camaro as lean as possible, engineers and designers evaluated every single element of its architecture – already the most mass-effective at any time designed by GM – and supporting elements, preserving grams below and pounds there that contributes to the car’s lower suppress weight. As a outcome, the overall curb bodyweight for Camaro has been reduced by much more than two hundred lbs . (90 kg).
Important weight cost savings arrived from utilizing an aluminum instrument panel body instead of metal, which saved nine.2 lbs . (four.2 kg). The use of lightweight parts, like aluminum entrance suspension backlinks and steel rear suspension links with lightening holes, in the new 5-link rear suspension program contributed to a 26-pound (12 kg) reduction in the overall suspension fat. With the lighter, stiffer architecture and far more effective engines, the Gen Six Camaro SS delivers far better lap instances than the fifth-generation’s observe-focused Camaro 1LE package deal.
“The driving expertise is significantly distinct,” explained Aaron Link, direct advancement engineer. “Immediately, you will discover how much lighter and a lot more nimble the Camaro feels. That emotion will increase when you generate the Camaro harder – it brakes much more powerfully, dives into corners a lot quicker, and accelerates more rapidly than at any time.”
The Camaro functions a new, multi-hyperlink MacPherson strut entrance suspension with Camaro-particular geometry. The double-pivot layout supplies a far more exact feeling of manage, like far more linear and communicative really feel from the fast-ratio electric powered electricity steering program. At the rear, a new 5-website link impartial suspension yields fantastic wheel control and minimizes “squat” for the duration of acceleration.
In addition, the Magnetic Journey Handle is available on the Camaro SS for the initial time. Beforehand limited to the Camaro ZL1, the lively suspension reads street and driving circumstances 1,000 occasions for each second, and immediately adjusts the damper configurations to enhance experience comfort and handle.
All Camaro types offer you Brembo brakes – they’re common on SS – optimized for the car’s mass and overall performance capability. On Camaro LT, the accessible brakes consist of 12.6-inch (320 mm) entrance rotors with 4-piston calipers and twelve.4-inch (315 mm) rear rotors with single-piston sliding calipers. Camaro SS employs 13.6-inch (345 mm) entrance rotors with four-piston fixed calipers and 13.3-inch (338 mm) rear rotors with four-piston mounted calipers.
Goodyear tires are used on all designs: The LT characteristics standard 18-inch wheels wrapped with Goodyear Eagle Activity all-year tires and offered twenty-inch wheels matched with Eagle F1 Asymmetric all-period run-flat tires. Camaro SS attributes common 20-inch aluminum wheels with Eagle F1 Asymmetric three run-flat tires.
Much more powerful and productive
The new Camaro will be presented with six different powertrain mixtures, each and every created to supply improved performance and performance.
The Camaro LT’s regular engine is a new two.0L Turbo, rated at an SAE-qualified 275 horsepower (205 kW) and 295 lb-ft of torque (four hundred Nm). For electrical power on need, it offers a extensive torque band with 90 p.c of peak torque accessible from two,one hundred rpm to three,000 rpm, and maximum torque from 3,000 to 4,five hundred rpm. The 2.0L turbo will produce -sixty mph acceleration in considerably less than 6 seconds and offer you more than 30 mpg on the freeway (GM-believed), producing it the most gas-successful Camaro ever.
An all-new 3.6L V-six is available in the Camaro LT, making and SAE-certified 335 horsepower (250 kW) and 284 lb-ft of torque (385 Nm), for the greatest particular output of any normally aspirated V-six in the phase. The motor incorporates a trio of systems for uncompromised performance and efficiency, such as immediate injection, variable valve timing and, for the very first time, Energetic Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation), which disables two cylinders beneath light-weight throttle apps to enhance efficiency.
The 2.0L turbo and 3.6L V-six engines are provided with a 6-velocity guide transmission or the all-new Hydra-Matic 8L45 paddle-shift eight-velocity computerized transmission. It’s primarily based on the Hydra-Matic 8L90 8-velocity, but scaled for the overall performance envelope of the scaled-down engines and providing an approximated 5-% efficiency enhancement in excess of a comparable 6-pace automated.
Camaro SS is run by the six.2L LT1 V-8 engine launched on the Corvette Stingray. About twenty % of the factors are specific for the Camaro’s architecture, including new, tubular “tri-Y”-sort exhaust manifolds. It also delivers advanced systems this kind of as variable valve timing, immediate injection and Energetic Fuel Management (on automatic-equipped versions) to help balance performance and efficiency. Output is SAE-qualified at 455 horsepower (339 kW) and 455 lb-ft of torque (617 Nm), producing it the most-powerful Camaro SS at any time.
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Horsepower and torque are essential for any muscle vehicle but people components standing on their own cannot generate whole efficiency.
If the engine of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro had been the beating heart, the exterior is the tone, agile body which houses it. It has to be cut and lean in get to intensify the power said heart delivers to the wheels.
“The importance of aerodynamics increases exponentially as we boost vehicle performance,” clarifies Kirk Bennion, Exterior Design and style Supervisor for the Chevrolet Camaro.
Right after 350 several hours of wind tunnel testing at non-cease charges of 24 hours a day, the new Camaro glides more evenhandedly though the air for a obvious improvement in reduced aerodynamic raise.
Nevertheless, to get there, it is having into account the fantastic balance of things related to performance vehicle dynamics.
“As motor output raises, we require far more motor cooling,” Bennion explained. “As acceleration and prime speeds climb, we need to reduce elevate for much better higher-pace security.”
The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Aerodynamics Crew set objectives of enhanced efficiency, stability, cooling and reduced wind sounds intrusion but to get there, alterations essential to be manufactured.
Quite meticulously, even so.
“We could not make any modifications at the price of increasing drag, which can damage fuel economic system,” Bennion stated.
Now, they verified the Camaro also arrives with some bodywork, like a new rear-spoiler, and a new motor hood.
“The Camaro went to the fitness center and arrived out with a lithe, much more athletic physique for the sixth era,” mentioned Ed Welburn, vice president, GM International Layout. “It’s a far more expressive evolution of the Camaro’s iconic character – and 1 that complements its leaner size and sharper reflexes.”
Not much is acknowledged about the sixth-gen Camaro, other than it is all-new all all around and will be lighter, many thanks to extensive use of aluminum.
The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is owing for a expose on May possibly 16.
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