2016 Chevy Camaro
The designers at Chevrolet really went back to the drawing board when they designed the 2016 Chevy Camaro. They made a lot of sweeping changes in an effort to grab back some of the pony car market from their bitter rival, the Ford Mustang. And it looks like they might have something with this year’s model. The newest Camaro is lighter, faster, and handles better than previous models. We will see how it stacks up against the Mustang on the road, but so far things look promising for this car.
The 2016 Chevy Camaro is actually smaller than its predecessor the 2015 Camaro. The engineers at Chevrolet put a modified GM Alpha platform underneath the Camaro, and the dimensions of that platform are a bit different from previous years. The new Camaro is just under three inches shorter from front to back. It is also just over one inch shorter in height, and just under an inch narrower. This all might not sound like a big deal, but these changes combined with other innovations have made the 2016 Chevy Camaro over 200 pounds lighter than the 2015 model.
The engine in the 2016 Chevy Camaro is a turbocharged four banger. This is the first time in thirty years that Chevrolet engineers have put the four into the Camaro. Typically this car has been offered with V6 engines off the line. You can still get the V6 or the V8 as an option, but the four cylinder engine still cranks out 275 horsepower, and get from zero to sixty in just under six seconds. The four cylinder engine has been rated at 30 miles to the gallon on the highway, which isn’t bad for a muscle car when you get right down to it.
The 2016 Chevy Camaro has top of the line Brembo brakes available. These are the brakes you want when you’re navigating through tight turns and adverse weather conditions. Most Camaros will come with 12.6 inch rotors, the Camaro SS will have slightly bigger ones at 13.6 inches. The stock Camaro has four piston calipers in the front and one in the back, and the Camaro SS has four in front and in back. The 2016 Camaro has eighteen inch wheels from Goodyear Eagle Sport, the all weather kind. Drivers can choose to upgrade to the 20 inch variety with the Eagle F1 Asymmetric brand.
From the outside, the 2016 Chevy Camaro doesn’t look much different than the 2015 did when it was rolled out. This was mostly because the engineers at Chevy felt that the body style didn’t really need much improvement. The 2016 model still looks like a lean, mean, road eating machine. One of the biggest improvements they did make was to improve the sight line from the driver’s seat. They lowered the instrument panel a bit so that there was more room to see out of the windshield. They added more LED displays to the instrument panel and they also brought back the Camaro symbol for the 2016 something they haven’t been doing for a while.
All in all, the 2016 Chevy Camaro is a pretty decent car. Whether or not this car is superior to the latest offering from Mustang will be determined in a whirlwind series of competitions. But the big deal here is how much the engineers at Chevy managed to improve the 2016 model over previous years. People who have tested it say it’s like driving a totally new kind of car. The 2016 Camaro comes in ten different exterior colors, and can be further customized by dealerships.