The Chevrolet Camaro has been known for its power and speed; it’s no surprise then that the carmaker considers these attributes to be its source of pride. Through continuous development and evolution, the Camaro has become one of the most beloved supercars in terms of dynamic performance on the road.
At the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Chevrolet has been showing off a Camaro Concept with primary focus on handing. Featuring a LTG 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, brake system, a performance suspension and exhaust system as well as air intake, the new Camaro Turbo AutoX Concept boasts of very agile handling that is usually linked to autocross.
The 2.0-liter turbo engine of the new Camaro Turbo AutoX concept sports a concept cold-air intake system while its controller has been calibrated to provide optimum performance across the rpm band. Meanwhile, turbocharger system installed on the Camaro Turbo AutoX concept could generate 20 pounds of max boost. It comes with a twin-scroll design that allows for a more efficient use of engine power, thereby getting rid of the so-called turbo lag while delivering a broader power band. Power is sent to the wheels through a six-speed manual transmission with a concept short-throw shifter.
New AutoX rides on concept Chevrolet Accessories 20-inch aluminum wheels wrapped in Goodyear 285/35R20 performance tires. Stopping power comes courtesy of Chevrolet Performance’s front brake kit that includes six-piston calipers and 370mm two-piece slotted rotors. In addition, the new Camaro Turbo AutoX has been installed with a Chevrolet Performance exhaust system with a four-inch outlet for a beefier exhaust note. This exhaust system could also reduce backpressure by around 14 percent.
The new Camaro Turbo AutoX concept comes fitted with the Chevrolet Performance suspension lowering kit that makes use of stiffer springs as well as tuned dampers. This Chevrolet Performance suspension lowering kit – which could lower the ride height of the Camaro Turbo AutoX by up to 0.75 inch (20 mm) – is complemented by a concept “plus performance” handling kit that makes use of stiffer suspension links and larger stabilizer bars.
Turbo AutoX concept also features a strut tower brace under the hood. These new components enhance the Camaro Turbo AutoX concept’s roll stiffness and result to a quicker turn-in performance. Overall, these enhancements help make the new Camaro Turbo AutoX concept more agile and much easier to handle.
As shown at the 2016 SEMA Show, the new Camaro Turbo AutoX concept is wrapped in Shock Yellow exterior color with Pearl Nickel hood stripes. Satin Carbon Flash Metallic accents can be found on the hood vents (borrowed from Camaro SS) and rockers as well as rear diffuser (both derived from a Chevrolet Accessories ground effects kit). It modified front splitter is also derived from the Camaro SS model. The exterior of the new Camaro Turbo AutoX concept also features a GoPro camera mount, a front tow hook, and a new accessory rear spoiler as well as export side marker lamps.
Inside, the concept features a black, leather-trimmed cabin with a suede-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel and shift knob and boot. It also dons a carbon-fiber instrument panel insert and a bolt-in harness bar with a five-point safety harness.