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The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is Stripping Before Our Very Eyes

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You can slip the bills between the camo and the door cracks.

Forget the previous, long-range spy shots of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro we had back in July. Our photographers have outdone themselves this time. A round of applause is in order here. What you’re looking at is the next-generation Camaro with relatively light camouflage. We can now see a fair amount of the new design, which really doesn’t look all that different than the current car. Look closer, however, and the changes become more apparent.

This prototype is likely a high-performance version (the new SS?) because it’s got quad tip exhaust outlets, large, sporty double-spoke wheels, and vents that are visible through the camo on either side of the hood. There’s also a trunk lid spoiler. Built on GM’s new RWD Alpha platform, which also underpins the Cadillac ATS and CTS, the 2016 Camaro is shorter and lighter than today’s car, which is based on the Zeta platform, essentially making it a coupe version of the Holden Commodore/Chevy SS. The front wheels appear to be pushed out further as well, and the distance between the front and rear wheels has been shortened. Engine wise, expect the familiar V6 and V8 to return.

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And to compete directly against Ford’s Mustang EcoBoost, will be a turbocharged 2.0-liter four banger. Production of the new Camaro will begin exactly one year from now in Michigan, and we fully expect the official reveal this January in Detroit. In related news, these spy shots couldn't have been better timed as today just so happens to be the 48th anniversary of when the Camaro first went on sale: September 29, 1966.