We're a little less than two months from the debut of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, but General Motors is letting a few interesting new details trickle out. Also, we know what it sounds like now, and it had better call me Ms. Jackson and not Janet, because it's nasty.
GM said that the only thing the 2016 Camaro will keep from the outgoing car is the bowtie emblem and the SS badge. Otherwise it's all new and built on the Alpha platform that underpins the excellent Cadillac ATS and CTS.
Don't call it a re-badged Cadillac though. Seventy percent of the components on the car are unique to the Camaro itself. That includes the exterior, interior, front and rear suspensions, and powertrain components.
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. In addition, 20 percent of the 6.2L LT1 V-8 engine has been tailored to fit the Camaro's packaging, including new, tubular "tri-Y"-style exhaust manifolds.
Neat-o. Now let's talk noise:
AWWW HELL YEAH listen to that. If I was the writer for some buff book your dad subscribes to, or that you read at the dentist's office, this is the part where I'd work to inflame decades-old passions and rivalries by writing something like "YOUR MOVE, MUSTANG!"
But how can I not? It's a new Camaro! YOUR MOVE, MUSTANG!
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