6th Generation Chevrolet Camaro Revolutionized and Sophisticated - The Chevrolet Camaro always been one of the most preferred cars for the young (and not so young) speed freaks and thrill seekers alike. You know, the type of folks who value the rumble and thrust of a small-block V8 and sleek styling as much as would-be Kenyan celebrity values a photo op on one of our local dailies. Starting out in the late 1960s as an answer to Ford's Mustang, the original Chevrolet Camaro could be brought in coupe or convertible form and with V8 power.
Forty years and six generations later, the concept really hasn't changed, as the latest Chevrolet Camaro also can be specified as either a coupe or convertible form and, you guessed it, a rumbling V8 powerhouse. The sixth generation Camaro brings with it a faster, more nimble driving experience, enabled by an all-new, lighter architecture and a broader powertrain range.
|6th generation Chevrolet Camaro|
|First gen Camaro|
The design of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is defined by an athletic-looking sculptured exterior, which is complemented by modern fittings. The front of the Camaro is defined a cross-car grille/headlamp opening, a signature cue that dates to the first generation. The front design gives the Camaro a stronger, more determined face.
The muscle car also displays a new, nearly fastback profile, which flows into the pronounced flanks of the rear fenders, enhancing the wider, more aggressive stance. The dual rear light design blends with the horizontal line of the rear bumper. All models share a more pronounced, sculpted roof panel that improves the structural rigidity of the roof for greater refinement.
|Outgoing Camaro in Z28 trim|
|Poised and aggressive face|
Behind the grille/headlamp opening is a choice of six different powertrain combinations. The entry level engine is 2.0 litre V6 unit with an output of 205 kW (275 hp) and 400 Nm of torque. The mid spec 3.6 litre V6 unit has an output of 250 kW (335 hp) and 385 Nm of torque. The most powerful Camaro SS is adorned with a 6.2 litre V8 power unit, with an output of 339 kW (455 hp) and 617 Nm of torque.
All engines are paired with either a six speed manual or a paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission. The soundtrack from both the 3.6 litre and 6.2 litre units are delivered to the outside world by a dual-mode exhaust. The exhaust features electronic valves, which allow drivers to personalize can personalize the exhaust sound, from a ‘stealth’ mode to the most aggressive ‘track’ mode.
|A fast back coupe inspired profile|
|Driver focused interior|
Like the exterior, the interior is completely new yet instantly recognizable. The instrument panel still retains the dual-binnacle-styling. The driver focused centre console and stack features easy to reach controls. An electronic parking brake replaces the previous mechanical parking brake handle. The instrument cluster features analog instruments to provide the driver with essential performance information, as well as an available eight-inch-diagonal high-definition center screen that can be
configured to provide additional information including navigation, performance, and infotainment features. A LED ambient lighting system, integrated in the dash, door panels and center console, offers 24 different colors as well as fade and transition effects that spread across the interior. The redesign seats offer plenty of comfort to both the driver and front passenger.
|Sporty dimensions inspired by the first gen model|
|Striking rear with twin LED rear lights|
The sixth Chevrolet Camaro is more modern and advanced compared to its first generation great grandparent. However, just like its forefather the latest Camaro still has the tire-spinning performance and a reasonable base price. With the muscle car segment featuring numerous players, the Camaro is placing its bets on ruling the segment on its refined design, performance and character. General Motors is yet to confirm if the latest Chevrolet Camaro will be available for the RHD market.