A Pony Car developed by Chevrolet; the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro was first shown to the public on May 16, 2015. It is the company’s most successful model to date. Sales began in 2015 for the 2016 model year, with deliveries beginning in 2016.
The sixth-generation Camaro now rides on the GM Alpha platform, which also underpins the Cadillac ATS and CTS, and is equipped with MacPherson struts in the front, as opposed to the previous multi-link configuration. In the new Camaro, General Motors claims that 70 percent of the architectural components are exclusive to the vehicle. The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro is available in both coupe and convertible body variants, just like its predecessor. It’s 2.3 inches shorter, 0.8 inches wider, and 1 inch shorter in height than the previous model. It is also more than 200 lb. lighter than a vehicle with equivalent equipment and engine.
1LT, 2LT, 1SS, and 2SS are the trim levels that were introduced at the time of launch. On all levels, automatic climate control, cruise control, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, satellite radio, parking assist, and seven airbags are included as standard equipment, as is a rearview camera. For the 2017 model year, a ZL1 trim level with a supercharged 6.2 L V8 engine will be offered. It will have a smaller grill opening for enhanced cooling, as well as a revised front splitter and a carbon hood insert that drains hot air from the engine compartment. It also has bigger front fenders for better handling, as well as rockers that are unique to this vehicle and Magnetic Ride suspension. A rev-matching six-speed manual transmission or a new 10-speed automatic transmission are available as options.
Engines and transmissions are two important components of every vehicle. The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro will initially be offered with three different engines that will drive the rear wheels:
Inline-4 engine with 275 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 295 pound-feet of torque at 3,000 rpm. This is the first 4-cylinder engine in a Camaro since the third generation. It is available in 1LT and 2LT models, and it has 35 fewer horsepower than the Eco boost 4-cylinder found in the sixth-generation Ford Mustang.
The 3.6 L LGX V6 produces 335 bhp at 6,800 rpm and 284 lb. ft of torque at 5,300 rpm. It is available in two configurations. It has 12 bhp more power than the V6 from the previous generation and 35 bhp more power than the V6 from the sixth-generation Mustang.
The 6.2 L LT1 V8 shared with the Chevrolet Corvette produces 455 bhp at 6,000 rpm and 455 lb. ft. of torque at 4,400 rpm, which is 29 bhp more than the previous generation’s standard V8 on 1SS and 2SS models. The 6.2 L LT1 V8 shares with the Chevrolet Corvette produces 455 horsepower.
The ZL1 versions will be equipped with a 6.2-liter LT4 V8 engine. The engine produces 640 horsepower and 640 lb.-ft of torque. These stats outperform the previous version by 60 horsepower and 84 pound-feet, with a top speed of 204 mph, as opposed to the previous generation’s top speed of 186 mph.
All engines are available with 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmissions, with the exception of the ZL1 vehicles, which are available with a 10-speed automatic transmission in addition to the 6-speed manual transmission.
For the 2017 Model Year, the 1LE packages are back, and they are designed specifically for the V6 and V8 six-speed manual coupe variants. Both 1LE kits have a satin black hood wrap, a front splitter, and a three-piece rear spoiler, which are all standard equipment. Aside from the V6 1LE package, which includes FE3 suspension from the Camaro SS, 20-inch forged wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1 245/45R20 front tires and 275/35R20 rear tires, Brembo 4-piston front brake calipers, mechanical limited-slip differential with 3.27:1 ratio, track cooling package, suede steering wheel and short-throw shifter, dual mode exhaust, a fuel system from the Camaro SS to accommodate higher horsepower.
With the SS 1LE package, you get the Magnetic Ride Control FE4 suspension from the ZL1, an electronic limited-slip differential with a 3.73:1 ratio, 20-inch forged wheels with Goodyear Supercar 3 285/30R20 front tires and 305/30R20 rear tires, Brembo six-piston front brake calipers with two-piece 14.6-inch rotors, track-cooling package, Recaro front seats with suede and leather upholstery, When Bumblebee transforms into the sixth-generation Camaro in Transformers: Age of Extinction, the vehicle’s paint scheme matches that of the recently unveiled convertible version.