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Chevrolet Camaro SS Sixth Generation

Updated on October 22, 2017
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Gaurav Verma is a creative an Automobile Engineer also a creative Technical writer.

When you think of a muscle car the two most well-known names in the states remain the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro. Let's take an in-depth look at the all-new sixth generation 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS.

Chevrolet Camaro
Chevrolet Camaro | Source

History of Chevrolet Camaro

Now when you think of an arch rivalry the Ford Mustang in the Chevrolet Camaro have been duking it out for quite a long time now. Ford was technically the first manufacturer to introduce the pony car back in 1965 and Chevrolet followed suit the following year the first production Camaro was modeled as a 1967 model and today the Camaro has spawned through six generations this 2016 model represents the all-new 6th generation. If you guys remember the Camaro went out of production for a few years the 4th gen wasn't really the most well received model they went out of production in 2002 Chevrolet reintroduced the Camaro in 2009.


It was made pretty much into a celebrity when the Transformers movie franchise picked it up and used it as bumblebee now the fifth-generation Camaro was a pretty big success for General Motors. It instantly started out selling the Ford Mustang to become one of the best-selling are the best-selling muscle car in the States of course the Ford Mustang and the Camaro do exchange positions from time to time.

Chevrolet Camaro 6th gen
Chevrolet Camaro 6th gen | Source


Chevrolet today consistently sells about eighty to ninety thousand Camaros every year. So this is a pretty important redesign for the sixth generation Camaro you can see if you look at the design it doesn't look terribly different from the radical styling of the fifth generation. In fact when Chevy introduced that all new Camaro it won a lot of awards for best designs and you can see this new one certainly looks just like the Fitch end with a couple of evolved elements.

Now personally I thought the old Camaro or the fifth gen looked pretty good I really I'm liking the lines of this new one. You have the same traditional Chevy design elements on the Camaro on this new one.

You can still take your pick between LT and SS. There's two levels of trims one LT or one SS and then two LT and two SS the SS model will have its own distinctive front end the LED running lights on the SS model are slightly different. You have a horizontal running light with an actual running light bordering the projector high-intensity headlight the LT miles or the v6 models will have a vertical LED running light in the lower bumper and if you guys get the lighting package you'll have the LED running strip underneath. Now the new Camaro is actually on an all-new platform even though it doesn't look completely new. This rides now on the Alpha platform the same wonderful platform in the Cadillac ATS and CTS. This Camaro is essentially that ats-v but with the Corvettes LT for 6.2 liter v8.

Red Camaro
Red Camaro | Source

So this technically appeals to me more, I like the sound and with this new up platform the Camaro did shrink GM shrunk the overall length in wheelbase by about 2 inches. It's now around the same size as the Mustang it's about an inch lower and an inch narrower as well and GM reduced the weight of this new Camaro as well. It's about between two to four hundred pounds lighter than the previous model depending on the engine, depending on the transmission.

Now looking around back this is probably where you're going to see the most new elements of the Camaro. It doesn't have those four individual taillights like the Corvette like the previous generation Camaro had. The quad outlet exhaust is part of a performance package its standard on the SS and available on the v6 models. If there's one thing about the Camaro that I like more is the Mustang, it's the sound the stock 4 stock Camaro definitely helped out muscles the Mustang in terms of power and in terms of noise it sounds like a proper muscle car but overall I really like the new design of the Camaro.

Let's take a look at the interior and see all the changes that GM is made to this all-new sixth generation model. Now first approaching the new Camaro one thing that the company did add is their smart key axis system. This is the new key fob that I showed you guys on the new Volt the previous pitch and did not offer the smart key with push-button start so to lock the vehicle you just have this button. It locks the vehicle for you so I'm lucky you have to tap the button again and that unlocks the door.

Now looking at the interior you can see the previous Camaro definitely was a weaker link in terms of interior. The functionality just wasn't there, the material quality wasn't there and in at a glance this new interior certainly worlds better. A lot of materials are much improved, lots of stitching, lots of contrasting stitching, real aluminum trim. It's so overall much nicer place so I give GM a round of applause for really upping the interior quality and design of the all-new Camaro.

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Performance, Exhaust and it sounds fantastic when you get on it so this is definitely a car that's gonna wake your neighbors. GM has added a lot of modern technology that the old model was simply just lacking. Underneath the hood is the star of the Camaro, 6.2 liter direct injection v8 with variable valve timing, variable cylinder management. Camaro makes 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque.

I prefer the Camaro in terms of interior I prefer the ergonomics of the Ford I haven't had a chance to try out for sync 3 I hope to show you guys the newest boards in the next coming reviews the visibility the forward is easier to live with but the Camaro definitely puts a bigger smile on my face just because it's more track focused and performance focus out of the factory anyways hope you guys have enjoyed my overview of the all new redesigned 2016 Camaro if you're in the market for a muscle car I definitely would recommend one whereas in the past I would probably steer you over to the the Ford dealer for the Mustang.

© 2017 Gaurav Verma


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      Sharon Verma 

      24 months ago

      Amazing Article

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      2 years ago from U.S.A.

      Nice, you did a great job at covering the Chevrolet Camaro! I also like how you made articles for the other big muscle cars too! Maybe next is the Supra or GT-R??

      Happy hubbing :)


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