There has been a lot of speculation around the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, as more and more spy shots keep rolling in. In fact all the details making rounds on web about this car, as we speak, are basically non-existent. But one thing we’re all sure of is that the 2016 Camaro will come with a more evolutionary update and extensive redesigning.
That said; let’s add some more fuel into the speculation by digging deep into some of the details. First of all, it’s a well-known fact that the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will be making a switch from the heavy, Australian-based Zeta-platform to an all-new Alpha platform. It also won’t be on the Short-wheel base of Cadillac ATS version of Alpha, but on the long-wheel version of the new 2014 Cadillac CTS. With the CTS, then there’s a greater possibility that hundreds of pounds will be sliced off the new Camaro’s weight.
From the spy shots captured when the car was being tested near Nurburgring, this model is set to come up with an evolutionary design, and an aggressive fascia with split grilles. From a rear view, a bulging hood, muscular rear fenders and a sportier greenhouse can clearly be seen. In a nutshell, the 2016 Camaro will be an aggressive, striking, attractive car that dongles in between retro and modern.
As of the wheelbase, the 2016 Camaro will have a wheelbase of 114.6 inches, which in actuality is 2.3in longer than the existing Camaro’s wheelbase, and 7.5inch longer than Mustang’s; however, this will be somewhat shorter than the Dodge-Challenger’s wheelbase
Engine and performance
2016 Camaro is likely to retain the SS and the high-performance variant of the V-8 small block, as well as the 3.6L V-6. To compete effectively against is key competitors; the new Camaro will be having a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, which will be producing 272 horses with a torque of 295 lb-ft (399 Nm).
2016 Chevrolet Camaro Estimated Arrival date and price
The model is expected to arrive anytime during the last quarter of 2015, at an estimated base price of $20, 000. On the larger side, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro leaves room for competition from Scion FR-S/Subaru in the Chevrolet line-up, as previewed by Code 130R concept back in 2012. But as it seems, there’s a greater possibility that Chevy may side-line the rear-wheel-drive project. Also suspected is that the small sporty coupe—set for this 2016 model, will be based on Tru 140S front-wheel drive concept that was unveiled almost simultaneously with Code 130R.
GM has withheld all the details concerning this car model; as such, only a little is known about it. And considering that the current Camaro has been selling like hotcakes, besting many of his chief competitors, it’s pretty obvious the General would still want to maintain the same level of success come 2016 with this new model.