2016 Chevrolet Camaro vs. 2015 Chevrolet Camaro
2016 Chevrolet Camaro Teased To Perfection
Chevrolet is getting better at revealing their upcoming models. Unlike the few teaser images the automaker showed off before launching the new Spark and Malibu earlier this year it’s being more detailed with a longer reveal of the sixth-generation, 2016 Chevrolet Camaro. GM made it known that the new Pony car was re-engineered from the inside out, so it’s appropriate that the first teaser images were of the exhaust manifold and front frame. Shortly thereafter the rear frame and hood were released followed by more individual parts. Chevrolet knows who its target market is, and gear heads everywhere have been experiencing wet dreams since.
The latest teaser image is the most revealing and manages to whet our appetites before the full reveal on May 16th. Three exterior shots of the 2016 Camaro show a redesigned front and rear, and a minor change in its silhouette. The top grille on the front appears narrower than the current one in order to make room for a larger lower air intake. Although not visible the headlights are most likely redesigned as well. The image of the rear frame reveals a redesigned trunk lid and slots for new tail lights. There’s no way of telling what the bumper will look like as it’s separate from the frame.
It’s hard to notice any changes to the side profile until it’s side by side with the current model. The most visible difference is toward the rear as the sixth-gen Camaro has a tapered roof-line leading into a fast-back rear end that’s reminiscent of the Camaros from the 70s. The change makes sense considering engineers put in hundreds of hours of testing to make the all-new Pony car more aerodynamic. Wind noise in the cabin has also been reduced, which will allow the driver to enjoy the rumble of the engine while racing from one red light to another.
GM states that the new Camaro is more than 70 percent unique, meaning that most of its components are not shared with any other vehicles. The brand’s bow-tie emblem and the SS badge are the only two parts carrying over from the previous model. It’s safe to assume the Pony car’s dimensions have also changed, most likely making the 2016 Camaro longer, wider, and perhaps lower to the ground. It’s also supposedly as much as 200 pounds lighter than its predecessor. Despite all the changes, GM promises that it is still easily recognizable as a Camaro. A special public event (already sold out) is set for May 16th in Detroit.