Chevrolet has released new details about the 2016 Camaro, revealing some of the new technologies that the all-new model will boast. The company says that it wanted to build the standard 2016 Camaro on the flexibility of the current Camaro ZL1. The aim was to make the all-new model even more adaptable, with up to eight vehicle characteristics adjustable as per driver’s preferences.
With the launch of the sixth-generation model, it will be for the first time that the Camaro SS will be available with Magnetic Ride Control – a feature which was exclusive to the ZL1 previously. The active damping system offers three drive modes on the 2016 Camaro SS – Tour, Sport and Track, and automatically adjusts the ride and handling balance as per the drive mode selected. The enhanced dual-mode exhaust system features new electronically controlled valves which bypass the exhaust mufflers under acceleration, for improved performance and increased sound levels. The performance and sound level can be personalized by options like “stealth” mode or a more aggressive “track” mode for instance.
As reported earlier, the sixth generation model will be more than 200 lbs (91 kg) lighter than the fifth-generation model, thanks to the rear-wheel drive Alpha platform underpinning the all-new model. The beam that supports the instrument panel is also now lighter in weight. The fifth generation model’s beam supporting the instrument panel is made of steel, while the same of the sixth-generation model uses aluminum. The front and rear suspension assemblies are also made of aluminum now. Moreover, the suspension links on some models are made with a hard composite material that is even more lighter (than aluminum). Effectively, this helps making the suspension 21% lighter than that of the fifth generation model.
The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will debut on Saturday, May 16, in Detroit. The the all-new model will be unveiled on Belle Isle island park where the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Ise Grand Prix is hosted.