The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is still two full months away from its Belle Isle unveiling in Detroit, but it is arriving in bits and pieces, Johnny Cash-style, in the lead-up. Today, Chevy revealed more details about the car’s construction and engine.
That’s right, not that anyone doubted it, but the 2016 Chevy Camaro is confirmed to get the new 6.2-liter LT1 V-8 engine. In the Corvette Stingray, it puts out 455 horsepower, so a similar figure is natural for the Camaro.
Beyond that, Chevy is keyed up on the amount of custom parts used in the Alpha architecture build.
“[M]ore than 70 percent of the components are unique to the Gen 6 Camaro, including exterior and interior dimensions, an all-new interior, front and rear suspension, and powertrain components,” said Mark Reuss, GM’s executive vice president for global product development.
2016 Chevrolet Camaro engine bay
The front end of the Camaro was also widened and lengthened to deliver the car’s core styling traits and provide better track width for handling.
To fit the 2016 Camaro’s engine bay, about 20 percent of the LT1 V-8’s accessories and fitment had to be tweaked. All-new “tri-Y” tubular exhaust manifolds send the scorched remnants of fuel and air rearward.
In fact, the only items that carry over from the fifth-generation Camaro are the SS badge (confirming the SS model name for 2016) and the Bowtie emblem on the tail lamp panel.
All will be revealed soon, but stay tuned for more in the weeks ahead.
2016 Chevrolet Camaro 'tri-Y' exhaust manifold