2016 Chevrolet Camaro Teased One Last Time
Plus details on the new car’s improved aerodynamics.
We've seen so many teasers for the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro that it feels like we've seen the whole car already. Before the car's debut this weekend in Detroit, we're now seeing the very last of these tidbits about the new musclecar, and this one focuses on the sixth-generation car's aerodynamics.
Chevrolet says total aerodynamic lift for the new car is reduced by 30 percent compared with its predecessor, thanks to intensive wind tunnel testing and a sleeker shape. We can see this shape in a profile teaser shot issued along with this release, which confirms earlier spy shots and teasers that show an evolutionary design. The profile remains similar to the fifth-generation Camaro, but the nose is lower and the greenhouse is more streamlined.
To maintain a balance of aerodynamic factors like lift, drag, and airflow, the design team made many detail improvements on the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro. For instance, the lower grille bars (pictured below) are set at a 13 degree angle to help airflow for engine-cooling. A new flush belly pan combines with spats in front of the front tires to make for a smooth underbody that reduces both lift and overall aerodynamic drag.
As we near the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro's debut this Saturday May 16, we already know plenty of information about the car. It's 28 percent stiffer than its predecessor, saves more than 200 pounds of weight, and will offer an optional magnetic ride control suspension. The SS trim will be powered by a 6.2-liter LT1 V-8 engine, with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a 3.6-liter V-6 engine also on the menu.
Stay tuned over the next few days to hear more about the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro as it makes its official debut at an event on Belle Isle in Detroit.