2016 Chevrolet Camaro – The latest generation of the Camaro has been available for sale for nearly a year and while it may not be the perfect car, the lightweight construction and powerful engines make for a really enjoyable ride which some people say that is better than that of the Mustang. Well, we would have to agree because Camaro’s Alpha platform is one of the most advanced on the US market and on top of that, it is also one of the lightest out there.
2016 Chevrolet Camaro Release date
Despite the fact it has been released quite recently, rumors say that the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will be displayed at the Chicago Auto Show which could only mean one thing; the car’s sporty trim levels are finally going to be released.
With the new Camaro there are a few different trim levels that need to be released on the market. These are the 1LE which will be a sportier SS, the ZL1 which will be the high performance straight line performer while the most anticipated of the lot will be the Z/28 which will be the equivalent of the Shelby GT350R, an all our racing car for the open road.
Price for Chevrolet Camaro
The price for the base model will not change but the new trim levels will cost quite a bit more than the base car. However, these are still at least a year away from production which means that the price could change until then.
Let’s start this small preview of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro with the 1LE trim level. If this doesn’t sound familiar, it is because it hasn’t been that popular. This basically combines the running gear of the ZL1 with the engine of the SS which means it will offer a 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque V8 mated to either a 6 speed manual or an 8 speed automatic.
The running gear will receive stiffer shock absorbers and lowering springs, thicker anti-roll bars as well as stiffer bushings. The car’s exterior will be left pretty similar to the SS, with the only real change being in the front where it will receive a black hood and a new bumper.
The ZL1 on the other hand is expected to make use of GM’s 6.2 liter supercharged V8 from the Corvette. This will provide the car as much as 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque which should be more than enough to get the Camaro to 60 MPH in around 3 seconds or less and to give it a maximum top speed as high as 200 MPH.
Just like with the 1LE, the car will get an upgraded suspension system with slightly bigger brakes and better tires. However, it will not be aimed for track use but it will rather be intended as a high speed cruiser.
The one everyone’s waiting is the upcoming 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 which will be the most expensive and the fastest of the bunch. In fact, this will be the only one which will likely cost more than $100,000 which is a lot for a car that starts its life at less than $25,000.
Engine of 2016 Chevrolet Camaro
Unfortunately we don’t have any official information about what type of engine the car will use but some rumors suggest that it will use a newly developed turbocharged mill.
This will be lighter than GM’s current offerings and it will be able to provide all that power on a broad rpm-range which will be perfect for track use. It will likely offer around 500 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque which will all be routed to the rear wheels via a lightweight 6 speed manual gearbox.
Chevrolet Camaro Exterior
The exterior will also get major aerodynamic upgrades such as a carbon fiber splitter, rear diffuser and even a large rear spoiler.