The Fast Lane Car has uploaded a video to their Youtube channel of host Roman chasing down a cloaked prototype vehicle in the highly elevated state of Colorado, home to some of America’s highest roads (no pun intended).
Most of the snapshots are taken from the rear and side, but certain cues most definitely make us believe it’s the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro. The snapshot at 1:51 gives a pretty good look of the tail-lamps, but we can can get a clearer idea of what the 2016 Camaro will look like thanks to this rendering based on spy photos.
The best part of the footage is perspective of the wheelbase: the car has definitely shrunk in a good way. Being able to see the car amongst traffic gives a good sense of the newly found weight-loss and leaner dimensions of the Alpha platform-based 2016 Camaro. The prototype eventually makes a left into a parking lot where GM engineers quickly cover the vehicle up. Not much can be seen from the front before it’s awash in a sea of tarp and spy cladding.
Unfortunately, the video doesn’t capture the sound emitting from the dual exhaust tips at the rear, and rumors continue to swirl as to what the power train line up will consist of when the car debuts. The Camaro could follow in the footsteps of the 2015 Ford Mustang and drop a turbo four-cylinder under the hood, a likely call. Expect a naturally aspirated V6 and Small Block V8 to be offered once again, with the V6 serving as the entry level flavor for perspective buyers. The wildcard is the twin-turbocharged V6 found in the Cadillac CTS Vsport. Certainly the motor can be horseshoed into the 2016 Camaro, and if it found its way under there, it would offer a compelling twist in the traditional pony car wars.
Expect the Camaro to be unveiled at some time in 2015.