Chevrolet Camaro: the official sixth generation

Chevrolet Camaro: the official sixth generation


The sixth generation Chevrolet Camaro is a completely new car, with only the logo remaining from the previous generation. The final body shapes are the result of 350 hours of testing in the wind tunnel.

The new Chevrolet Camaro is 4,784 mm long, 1,897 mm wide and 1,348 mm tall. The weight of the car, which was built on the Alpha platform, decreased by 90 kg, but by 28 percent. The stiffness of the body, which was made of aluminum elements, has increased.

The Chevrolet Camaro Gen Six (as officially defined by GM) can be powered by one of three gasoline engines. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder with turbo offers 279 hp and a maximum torque of 400 Nm between 3,000 and 4,500 rpm. The new V-six engine with a displacement of 3.6 liters produces 340 hp and a maximum torque of 385 Nm. It has an Active Fuel Management dual-cylinder disconnect system.

The most powerful unit in the range, the eight-cylinder LT1 V8 6.2 l, which produces 461 hp and a maximum torque of 617 Nm.

All Chevrolet Camaro engines are mated to a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed Hydra-Matic automatic with shift control, and the levers are located under the steering wheel.

The chassis in the SS version will receive MRC (Magnetic Ride Control) suspension, which in the blink of an eye adapts to the current road conditions. Camaro LT has 320 mm front brakes with four calipers and 315 mm rear disc brakes with one caliper. The SS version, on the other hand, has 345 mm front discs and 338 mm rear discs, both with four calipers. They are from Bremo and the tires are supplied by Goodyear.

The interior is driver friendly. The dashboard kept the usual analog style, lights and LED diodes were installed. A driving mode lever is placed on the center console, and the driver can choose between Snow / Ice, Touring, Sport and Track for track use in the SS version.

Two eight-inch LCD displays allow full monitoring and use of all available systems.

The new Chevrolet Camaro will go on sale later this year (date not yet known). The car will be manufactured at the Lansing Grand River plant. It is true that Chevrolet withdrew from Europe, but there is hope that this model will also be included in the European offer.