Chevrolet has just released pricing for the all-new 2016 Camaro. They have also started to let us play with various configurations to spec our prospective new toy, but you can play without having to buy.
Chevrolet calls this a “Visualizer”. To try it out for yourself, use the link at the bottom.
Personally I settled on a Nightfall Gray Metallic paint job, the 2SS body kit, as it has a great front end and a sensibly sized fin. Then I swapped the stock wheels for 20” split spoke rims finished in bright silver, ground effect obviously, and fender hash marks in white. The interior has some very nice options, but for me I will take the Ceramic white as I found it really punches things up.
The visualizer allows you to view your selections from different angles inside and out.
As I have already written about the 2016 Camaro, I will not go into too much detail about what is new.
Chevrolet claims the new model is lighter, smaller, and more efficient. As far as I am concerned they could have added better looking.
In order to remain competitive the Camaro now includes things like a backup camera, auto climate control, leather wrapped flat bottom steering wheel, electric parking brake, color driver information screen in the gauge cluster and capless fuel filler.
There are more standard features but the important piece of information is all the standard kit is either entirely new or was available as optional extras on the previous generation.
As mentioned the Gen 6 Camaro is lighter, by 200 pounds to be exact. This has led to improved handling and acceleration.
Aiding the nimble driving character of this new muscle car is a new, double-pivot MacPherson strut front suspension that provides a more precise feeling of control, including more linear and communicative feel from the quick-ratio electric power steering system.
The all-new interior integrates class-leading control technologies, including a new Driver Mode Selector, configurable instrument cluster with an eight-inch-diagonal display and the available, customizable interior spectrum lighting feature that offers 24 different ambient lighting effects on the dash, door panels, and center console.
There are 3 engine options all sound fantastic.
The smallest is the new 2.0L Turbo engine that generates 275 hp, enough to deliver a 0-60 time under six seconds and will still return more than 30 mpg on the highway (GM-estimated).
Next up is another new engine, a 3.6L V-6 that pumps out 335 hp and 284 lb-ft of torque.
The big gun is the all-new6.2L LT1 found in the SS. This V8 makes 455 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque. That is enough to make it the most powerful production Camaro of all-time.
As far as when you can drive one the Coupe V6 and V8 models will be available fpor purchase by the end of the year, convertible and 4 cylinder versions will arrive in dealership in the first couple months of 2016.
Prices start at a suggested retail price of $26,695 for the Camaro 1LT, while the most powerful Camaro SS ever starts at $37,295 for the 1SS.
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price includes destination charges ($995) but excludes tax, title, license, and optional equipment and dealer fees.