According to TFL Car, this 2016 Camaro has additional roof-obscuring padding, leading them to believe that this is none other than the next-generation Camaro convertible. They also speculate that this camo-car may be powered by a turbocharged, four-cylinder response to the turbo 2.3 liter four-banger recently added to the Mustang’s powerplant lineup for 2015.
TFL Car is not the first to ponder the possibility of a turbo-four finding its way under the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro bonnet; the turbo 2.0 liter used in the Cadillac ATS is an attractive option, putting out around 272 HP tuned for that application. The engine could easily be bored or tuned to pump out enough power to match the 2015 Ford Mustang’s 305 HP EcoBoost 2.3 liter turbo.
Also new for 2016 in the Chevrolet Camaro is the switch to the Alpha platform, the same as that used in the Cadillac CTS. The weight-reducing focus of that platform should lend itself well to improved economy and handling over the new Ford Mustang.
Not that the Camaro needs any more of an edge over the Mustang.