Revealing more details about the highly anticipated sixth generation Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet has announced that the new muscle car will be more than 200 lbs (91 kg) lighter than the fifth generation model. The substantial weight loss will aid with a significant improvement in performance, handling and fuel economy of the car. The company says that the notable weight reduction has been achieved mainly due to the rear-wheel drive Alpha platform which underpins this car.
The beam that supports the instrument panel is made of steel in the fifth-generation model. The sixth-generation model sees usage of aluminum here instead, saving 9.7 lbs (4.4 kg). The front and rear suspension assemblies are also now made of aluminum, and the links on some models feature a detailed, structurally optimized design made with a hard composite material that is lighter than aluminum. As an effect, the suspension is 21% lighter compared to that of the fifth-generation model.
The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will be unveiled on Saturday, May 16, in Detroit with a day-long celebration on Belle Isle island park where the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Ise Grand Prix is hosted.