Chevrolet continues the slow trickle of 6th-gen Camaro leaks on the internet, via their #CamaroSix website. They give us a little taste of the next generation car. Their recent update on the GM Media press release website revealed more information we’ve already anticipated; less weight, more chassis stiffness/rigidity, Brembo brakes, and naturally, a more powerful powerplant by way of the LT1.
Over the course of the last week, they’ve unveiled images of the wheels, brakes various section of the chassis and suspension over. We’ve also seen peeks of the rear spoiler, rear quarter window and what we can only assume is the front grille. However, since they’re embargoed until their release date we’ll play by the rules, for now. .Until then, read more about what Chevrolet has up their sleeve in the official release from GM below!
DETROIT – The engineering team spent 9 million hours of computational time honing the driving experience of the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro before the first prototype turned a wheel. The structural modeling led to the Gen 6 Camaro being 28 percent stiffer than the current model.
“The modeling abilities of computer aided engineering are advancing at incredible rates,” said Jim Karlavage, Camaro program engineering manager. “Today, we can accurately model opportunities to add torsional strength without adding unnecessary mass. The result is a lighter, stiffer structure that benefits every aspect of the driving experience.”
The more rigid body structure allowed the engineers to more precisely calibrate the steering and suspension systems because they didn’t have to compensate for chassis flex. The lighter structure also enabled the size and mass of elements such as the wheels, tires and brakes to be scaled accordingly.
“The structural weight savings are compounded by opportunities to reduce un-sprung weight,” said Karlavage. “The result is a more nimble driving experience that rewards the driver with satisfying feelings of responsiveness and control.”
Chevrolet will introduce the all-new, 2016 Camaro on Saturday, May 16, during a special public event at Detroit’s Belle Isle Park.