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The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro just debuted in Detroit during a special event at Belle Isle.

This is an all-new Camaro that heralds the nameplate’s sixth generation. It’s a new car from the ground-up based on the same Alpha platform as the Cadillac ATS and CTS built at GM’s Lansing assembly plant. By basing the new muscle car on that platform, it sheds up to 200 lbs and is significantly stiffer than the outgoing model.

Production of the current Camaro in Oshawa, Canada, will end later this year, likely in November. The new model boasts a long list of mechanical enhancements that will make it a significantly more capable product.

Like the Mustang, the new Camaro will be available with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Unlike that car, the boosted four-banger is going to serve as the base powertrain, followed by the V6 as a mid-range option capped off with the V8-powered SS.

The four-cylinder model makes 275 HP and 295 lb-ft of torque while the mid-range V6 offers 335 HP, 284 lb-ft. Of course that leaves one engine: the new 6.2-liter V8 that is a close relative to the motor powering the C7 Corvette. And power? It makes 455 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque.

All variants of the new Camaro will be available with either a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic. Like the new Corvette, the manual offers automatic rev matching downshifts.

Both the V6 and V8 models come standard with a variable exhaust that has a hushed “stealth” mode accessible via the snow and ice drive mode. When courtesy doesn’t matter as much, there’s also a setting that bypasses the mufflers entirely to increase engine performance.

On top of that, the car will also offer a variety of drive modes. All versions of them will come with a snow and ice mode, a normal mode and a sport mode, but the SS will also offer a “track” setting.

SS models also come standard with Brembo brakes and the same magnetic ride suspension that gives the supercharged ZL1 from the fifth generation respectable handling chops despite its gut-busting curb weight. The car uses a new multi-link MacPherson strut front suspension that Chevrolet says will offer more precise handling than the fifth-generation model.

Chevrolet is also introducing a more “driver focused” interior with the 2016 Camaro that includes a touch screen in the dashboard and an eight-inch digital display in the gauge cluster sitting between two analog gauges.

Halogen projector beams are standard on the car, but the RS and SS models will include HID headlights and LED daytime running lights along with LED taillights.

Official curb weights for the model line aren’t available yet, but the car is roughly two inches shorter than the outgoing model and a little less than an inch narrower while riding on a shorter wheelbase. It also sits about an inch lower than the old model.

General Motors hasn’t announced pricing for the new Camaro yet, but it should start showing up at dealerships sometime in the fourth quarter of the year.

See more 2016 Camaro photos at AutoGuide.com
 

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I like everything except the look. I was really hoping they would get away from the bulky "retro" styling and give it better visibility. I hate the high beltline. Unfortunately the styling was more evolutionary than revolutionary and it looks like you still won't be able to see anything out of it.
 

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Uh.

I feel kinda bad saying this, but I like it. I don't want to like it, but I do. A lot.

It might even be a P Magnet. I need to see it in person though.




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The only bad part of ownership of these types of cars today is that there are too many POS econoboxes on the road and the follow the leader sheeple do not know how to step on the gas peddle and go in order to make the next light . so I just get to judge the flow and work ahead of the pack to get a head of the pack in order to get the next green light and cruise on down the road ..

Now that Illinois has made it illegal to drive and yap on your phone has not stopped this peculiar behaviour none .. can some one please tell these people we have hands free now !
 

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I'm a huggge Mustang fan. But this is one sexy looking Camaro....
Yessir, can't deny that this looks meaner. Is be worried about power in the 2.0T on such a big car, however I don't know the weight


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Brian bought his new IT too soon.

Looks much better than the "refreshed" old model.

I still want a Stingray =D. And I still wouldn't bother with a 4 cyl in one of these. It just wouldn't sound right.
 

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Brian bought his new IT too soon.

Looks much better than the "refreshed" old model.

I still want a Stingray =D. And I still wouldn't bother with a 4 cyl in one of these. It just wouldn't sound right.
Exactly... 4cyl does not sit well with me. Go big or go home.

Dat Stingray tho.... man what I would do to have one... I'll even get a second job just to afford one. I am that crazy.
 

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Id like to add, that while I cringe at the thought of this having a 4 cylinder, the new Cadillac CTS is a bigger can which also has a 4 cylinder. I'd also like to further remind that, if this is the same power plant they have in the ATS (bar the self destructing bottom end) it's been tuned to over 400hp. And these parts are already available. Never underestimate the power of what can be done to a 2.0 liter. For $1,500, back in the early 1990s we were going 12s in the qtr mile in 2.0 liter cars, all day long.
 

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One article I read claimed sub 6 second 0-60mph with the 2.0T and over 30mpg hwy, seems entirely possible considering the corvette with this V8 gets 29mpg hwy. The 2.0T should also be significantly lighter than the V8 car so should have a more balanced chassis. This would best be compared to the 1969 Z28 with a small block vs the big block V8(396 or 427) 1969 camaro SS, The Z28 was a much better handling car. The 3.6L V6 engine that runs middle of the pack has less torque stock and at a much less usable RPM(4000RPM for the current car vs 1800RPM for the 2.0T).

The 2.0T sounds like a great combo of power and MPG, one of which my cruze is lacking.
 

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May as well buy a used v8 from the previous gen. Any man who prefers a 4 cyl over a v8 in a specific model car isn't a man at all.


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Its not that I wouldn't prefer the V8, its not worth the cost. A car that cost $22K starting is instantly almost double with the V8, that's ridiculous. I guess the same thing can be said for any of GM cars though the base price is usually almost half the loaded car.

Worst is the Silverado or Colorado, Silverado is $26K starting and over $50K loaded, Colorado $20K and currently tops out without the optional diesel at $40K. That's comparing the same engine and chassis(2wd or 4x4). I should not be able to buy 2 base model trucks for the price one 1 loaded one!!! Someone is getting the shaft.
 

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I'd rather have the V6. I have almost zero opportunities where I live to use V8 horsepower, and 330 would be more than adequate. Plus it wouldn't sound like angry bees when you floor it :)
 

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I'd be extremely torn if I had to choose the v6 or the 2.0T. The v6 would probably be more reliable in the long run but the 2.0T already has a whole host of mods available.


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