The wraps were taken off of the fully redesigned 2016 Chevy Camaro last weekend. This is the first redesign of Chevy's muscle car since it was reintroduced for the 2010 model year. In a press release, Chevrolet says the sixth-generation Camaro is built on a new platform and that it "provides a faster, more nimble driving experience. …"
The 2016 Camaro now comes standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 275 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The Camaro is again available with a 3.6-liter V6 engine, which is now rated at 335 horsepower and 284 pound-feet of torque, up from the 2015 V6's 323 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. The 2016 Camaro SS is powered by a Corvette Stingray-sourced 6.2-liter V8 that produces 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque. By comparison, the 2015 Camaro SS has 426 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. No matter the engine, the 2016 Camaro comes with a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional eight-speed automatic.
Chevrolet says the new Camaro is more aerodynamic than the current model, as well as slightly smaller, 200 pounds lighter, faster and more agile. According to Chevy, the only components that are unchanged from the 2015 model are the rear bow tie and SS emblems. Autoblog notes that the changes to the Camaro's styling "are subtle, but meant to call out the car's renewed attention to weight and handling."
Little information about interior features has been released yet, but Chevy says the 2016 Camaro is available with a Bose audio system and the MyLink infotainment system with an 8-inch display screen. With the available Drive Mode Selector, you can put the Camaro in Snow/Ice, Tour, Sport and SS-only Track driving modes. V6- and V8-powered models are also available with a dual-mode exhaust system with which you can make the exhaust noise louder or quieter. Cars.com writes that the 2016 Camaro's interior styling is more streamlined and appears to be built with nicer materials.
Pricing for the 2016 Camaro hasn't been announced yet, but the 2015 model starts at $23,705. The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro goes on sale later this year. The 2016 Camaro will compete against muscle cars like the recently redesigned Ford Mustang and recently refreshed Dodge Challenger, as well as affordable sports cars such as the redesigned 2016 Mazda Miata. The 2015 Camaro currently ranks sixth in our affordable sports car rankings. Do you think the 2016 Camaro can knock the top-ranked Ford Mustang out of the top spot in our rankings?