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New Camaro ready to take on Mustang

New Camaro ready to take on Mustang

 

Chevrolet has revealed its sixth generation Camaro. The new Ford Mustang rival is 57mm shorter, 20mm narrower and 28mm lower than the outgoing car. The Camaro is based on GM’s lightweight Alpha platform, with more than 60kg saved from the car’s structure compared with the previous car. Overall, the Camaro’s kerb weight has been reduced by 90kg, which represents a significant saving over the outgoing model’s 1687kg.

 

Chevrolet says significant weight savings have come from replacing the instrument panel frame with an aluminium unit and introducing a new five-link rear suspension system. A MacPherson strut suspension set up features at the front. The Camaro’s engine line-up includes a new turbocharged 2.0 litre four cylinder unit that produces 271bhp and 295lb ft, and a new 330bhp 3.6-litre V6 . At the top of the range, the SS gets a 6.2 litre small block V8 with 449bhp and 455lb ft.

 

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The four cylinder model is capable of more than 30mpg, making it the most efficient Camaro yet, yet it can still get from O-60mph in less than six seconds. The V6 and V8 are available with cylinder deactivation for the first time. All three are available with a six speed manual gearbox or an eight speed automatic with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Both V6 and V8 engined Camaros can be ordered with a dual-mode exhaust,allowing drivers to switch between a quieter Stealth mode and louder Track mode as required.

 

The high performance SS version also gets the option of Magnetic Ride Control, with the car’s damper settings automatically adjusted for maximum comfort. The standard car sits on 18in wheels, while the Camaro SS comeswith2 0 initems. Italso gets a unique rear spoiler.

 

Inside, the Camaro features a new instrument panel, which features traditional looking analogue dials alongside an 8 .0 in information screen. Another 8.0inch screen in the redesigned centre console displays infotainment functions and servesasan interface for GM’s MyLink system. Drivers can calibrate many of the Camaro’s settings, including its throttle response, launch control, steering effort and engine sound, via a new Driver Mode Control switch on the centre console.

 

The sixth generation Camaro will go on sale in the US later this year, but it won’t reach Europe until the first half of next year. Exactly whi ch Camaro models and engine options will be available in Europe is still being decided, as is pricing. However, Chevrolet has confirmed that the new Camaro won’t be sold in right hand drive form.

 

 

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