How Different Is The New 2016 Camaro From The Outgoing Generation?

One word: very.

Chevrolet announced earlier this week that its all-new 2016 Camaro will debut on May 16 in Detroit, Michigan. Until then, the bowtie brand continues to drop various clues and factoids about its redesigned, sixth-generation pony car. Aside from being built on GM’s new Alpha rear-wheel-drive platform, Chevrolet claims that only two parts carry over from the fifth-generation model: the bowtie emblem on the taillamp panel and the SS badge. That’s it. Everything else is completely new.

Oh yeah, Chevy also admitted that the familiar 6.2-liter LT1 V8 will be offered. In fact, 20 percent of the engine has been tailored to fit the Camaro’s packaging. The Alpha platform itself, which also underpins the Cadillac ATS, has more than 70 percent of components unique to the Camaro. The front structure, for example, has been lengthened in order to create the dash-to-axle ratio necessary for that iconic profile. It’s also been widened to provide the desired track width. More details to come in the coming weeks leading up to the official reveal.

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