Chevrolet has revealed further details on its all-new 2016 Camaro, ahead of the muscle car’s unveiling next month.
Fans can expect a trimmer model for the Camaro’s sixth generation - down 90kg on its predecessor - and ‘proof’ of this has come via images showing some of the new model’s lightweight components (above).
The US carmaker remained silent on the new model until quite recently, but the drip-feed of information has now begun ahead of the Camaro’s launch at a special event in May.
Much of the weight-shedding has come from the Alpha rear-wheel-drive platform that underpins the Camaro, following similar diets for Cadillac models sharing the same platform that have emerged in recent months.
More aluminium now features in the front and rear suspension, aiding a 21 percent weight reduction for suspension components over the previous model.
Chevrolet says the new suspension combined with weight-saving elsewhere in the car will improve the Camaro’s handling characteristics, while also aiding faster acceleration times.
Braking will also be improved, by default if nothing else, and corner exit speed is predicted to be higher for the all-new model.
Chevrolet teased the new model with the classic red, white and blue flag graphic that has appeared on past models last month, and a pair of leaked images have also given fans an early hint of what to expect.
The 2016 model was spied testing last year, revealing a new Camaro that evolves the look from the outgoing fifth-generation model.
While Australia is unlikely to see the 2016 model in Holden showrooms, there’s every chance an updated version could become Holden’s next performance hero once the Commodore departs the scene in 2017.
Although widely rumoured, Holden or General Motors has yet to confirm local availability for any future Camaro at this stage.
Watch TMR for more news on the Camaro, plus the unveiling on May 16 (early May 17, Australian time).
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