2016 Chevrolet Camaro - Engine Sound Teased: Video
For those of you who can’t wait for the sixth-generation Camaro, Chevrolet decided to alleviate the wait by starting one of those dreadful teasing campaigns that almost everyone hates. Part of it is a short YouTube clip that features the 2016 Camaro being revved – without actually showing the car. Judging by the sounds, the teaser is likely depicting a V-8 model, with my prediction being the Camaro SS, as it sounds good but not as good as a ZL1 or a Z/28.
As a refresher, the 2016 Camaro will be unveiled during a special event in Detroit’s Belle Isle Park, on May 16th, where an impromptu Camaro museum and track laps with pro drivers will take place during the day-long celebration. The model is expected to switch from the current Zeta platform to the Alpha architecture, shared with the Cadillac ATS and CTS. Also shared with the ATS will be a new turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that should give the Camaro a rival for the Mustang 2.3-liter EcoBoost.
The sixth Camaro is expected to shed a couple of hundred pounds compared to the current model, translating into better handling and improved fuel economy, but those waiting for an entirely new design language will probably be disappointed. As it became evident from recent teasers and purported leaks, the 2016 Camaro will largely look like a refreshed 2015 model, at least from a distance. Hopefully, at least some of those monstrous blind spots from the current model have been addressed.