6th generation Chevrolet Camaro coming as a 2016 model year

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 26, 2011

Chevrolet has started working on the 6th Gen Chevy Camaro, sources told GMInsideNews. It’s best to wait for official confirmation but we can’t help but be excited about reports that the next-gen Chevy Camaro will be offered with the Gen V 6.2-liter V8 and that it’s expected to enter production in 2016.

It’s speculated this engine is the direct-injection version of the Chevy Small block that could displace fewer than 6.0-liters and is expected to make its debut in the C7 Corvette.

The other Corvette features that may be used here are the 7-speed manual and the dual-clutch automatic. Despite the Camaro’s poor visibility and unremarkable looks, it is selling very well.

It is why it’s surprising that Chevrolet will back off of that momentum. What many enthusiasts want for the next-gen Camaro is for it to offer improvements in visibility, a reduced weight, more mature looks, and an engine that seems to be intended for a sports car.

Chevrolet's 2010 Camaro is a two-door sports coupe that features a design very akin to the original concept and that acknowledges its heritage from the very first-generation Camaro, which was in production from 1967 to 1969. The 2010 Camaro boasts classic proportions: a wheelbase of 2,853 millimeters, an overall length of 4,836 millimeters, a width of 1,918 millimeters, and a height of 1,376 millimeters.

Moreover, the car has a long hood and a short deck, pushed far to the corners of its fender forms. It also has a fast rake windshield (67 degrees) that contributes to its aerodynamic performance. More specifically, the V6 model delivers a 0.37 drag coefficient, whereas the V8-powered SS model delivers 0.35 Cd.

The design process has also given special attention to the wheel arch openings. The relationship between the top of the tire and the fender’s bottom is consistent on all Camaro models, whether it’s equipped with the standard wheels measuring 18-inch, or with the optional 19- or 20-inch wheels. All of the Camaro models also showcase the classic "V" motif in the nose and a 2.5-inch long power dome in its aluminum hood, which will remind you of high-performance Camaro models. Meanwhile, when it comes to the SS models, the simulated air intake positioned can be found in the upper front fascia, whereas the lower air intake is just larger.

Furthermore, Chevrolet designers have given the 2010 Camaro a presence that is distinctively Chevrolet by taking a cue from the Corvette and sculpting double cockpits across the roof. You cannot spot the car’s B-pillar when you look at it from the outside, and this gives the new Camaro a true hardtop coupe appearance. This B-pillar gives the car increased structural rigidity.

To ensure manufacturing quality, the car has a single-piece body stamping that gives its side a cleaner overall appearance that’s also seamless and free of gaps and plastic appliqués. Additionally, the front of the car’s rear quarter panel features "gills," which are recognizable as Chevrolet Camaro styling cues.

There are 10 available exterior colors for you to choose from, including white, black, "Silver Ice Metallic," "Victory Red," "Rally Yellow," "Imperial Blue Metallic," "Cyber Gray Metallic," "Aqua Blue Metallic," and "Inferno Orange Metallic." Also available is the "Red Jewel Tintcoat" option.

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