Lighter and more powerful – these words best describe the new MY2016 Chevrolet Camaro. Indeed, Chevrolet was able to come up with a Camaro that is up to 390 lbs (177 kg) lighter and more powerful than the previous model.
According to Oppenheiser, the Camaro’s modular design has made the architecture more adaptable and mass efficient.
He disclosed that as a result, Chevrolet was able to come up with 12 chassis components that would meet the structural requirements of each Camaro model, without the additional yet unnecessary mass on other models.
In terms of numbers, the MY2016 Camaro has a base curb weight that is around 368 lbs (167 kg) lighter than that of its predecessor.
On the other hand, the 1SS model is around 223 lbs (101 kg) lighter and 29 hp more powerful, resulting to a 14-percent improvement in its power-to-weight ratio.
Chervolet will start selling the MY2016 Camaro this fall, with a suggested retail price of $26,695 for the Camaro 1LT and $37,295 for the 1SS.
Based in Detroit, Chevrolet is one of the largest auto brands in the world with operations in over 115 countries and annual sales of around 4.8 million cars and trucks.