After months of speculation, renderings and illustrations, a prototype of the sixth-generation 2016 Camaro has been spied undergoing testing. It’s nice to finally see the real thing, but don’t get too excited, because Chevrolet did an excellent job covering it up with secret-concealing camouflage.
While expertly disguised, you can still make out a few changes on the prototype over the current car. The A-Pillar looks more sharply raked and the front fascia appears to incorporate a low-hanging front diffuser. There are also dual vents on the hood and large wheels with low profile rubber. Unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to make out anything except for the quad exhaust tips from the B-pillar backward.
From what we can tell, this prototype supports claims we heard in March which stated the styling of the Alpha-based Camaro would be an evolution of the fifth-gen car. This is evident in the similarly shaped greenhouse, high beltline and nearly identical grille. The overall design looks slimmer compared to the Zeta-based car, however.
Underpinning the 2016 Camaro will be an extended version of the Alpha platform currently used in the compact Cadillac ATS and mid-sized CTS. Engine options are currently unknown, but expect the usual run of V8 and V6 options with a 2.0-liter turbocharged unit potentially making an appearance.
The photos don’t show much, but give us enough to say that if you were a fan of the current Camaro, you will have little not to like about the next-generation car. We should see the whole thing at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next year. For now, check out all the photos here and let us know what you think in the comments.