Chevrolet Teases Aero Package For 2016 Camaro
Chevrolet has released numerous teaser images of the upcoming 2016 Chevrolet Camaro ahead of its big debut, but the latest set of images is our clearest look yet at the sixth-gen Camaro’s body. Although these new teasers only show the Camaro’s heavily shadowed profile and part of its front fascia, Chevrolet has revealed a little of the wind-tunnel magic that shaped new Camaro design.
To get the new Camaro just right, Chevrolet engineers spent 350 hours tweaking the car’s aerodynamics right down to fine details. According to Chevy, this includes adjusting the angle of the grille slats to improve air flow to the engine for better cooling. Also, instead of a front air dam, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro has a flush-mounted front belly pan and small air spats (common on higher-end performance cars like the Audi R8 GT and Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series), which help reduce lift at the front end by 30 percent. Chevrolet suggests that the Camaro SS will get special aero tuning to further reduce rear lift, and the might be visible in these pictures by the obvious decklid spoiler.
As far as the design goes, the teasers don’t reveal anything we didn’t already know. The styling of the 2016 Camaro won’t be a clean-slate redesign, as the basic body shell – especially what is shown in these pictures – is very similar to the current design. The roof appears to be slightly more rounded, there’s a shorter rear decklid and a different shape (and possibly smaller size) to the side quarter windows.
Want to see more? Check back on May 16 as the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will be revealed as a lead-up to the Chevrolet-sponsored Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, which runs May 29-31.
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Why it matters
Optimizing aerodynamics will not only give the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro improved performance on the track, it will also equate to better fuel economy on the street. And when it comes down to it, as hot as the horsepower wars are getting these days, automakers also have to worry about meeting the strict federal fuel economy standards that are coming up.
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