General Motors and Chevrolet have been out at Germany’s Nurburgring recently putting their Alpha-based sixth-generation Camaro through some rigorous testing. Both photos and videos of the car being pounded around the racetrack have surfaced in recent weeks, with the latest footage coming courtesy of Motor Authority.
The design of the sixth-generation Camaro is more evolutionary than revolutionary, but that’s not a bad thing. Underneath its skin is where the real changes will happen, with an all-new Alpha platform that is much lighter and more agile than the fifth-generation car’s Zeta underpinnings. The Alpha platform currently serves as the basis for the Cadillac CTS and ATS, and has received rave reviews in those applications.
What makes this video of the sixth-generation Camaro especially interesting is it features footage of the V6 version of the car being tested. We can’t confirm or deny what engine the car has hiding under its hood, however it features only dual exhaust tips, not the quad setup as seen on the loud V8-equipped car, and is relatively quiet when driving past. It could be a potential four-cylinder variant of the car, however since Camaro chief engineer Al Oppenhesier has denied the sixth-gen Camaro will have one, the V6 seems like a safer bet.
To our eye, the non-V8 version of the car looks a little less composed than the V8, shaking and moving a bit more under heavy braking and hard cornering on the track. This could point to the V8 car being a stiffer, more track-focused version of the car, comparable to the 2015 Ford Mustang GT’s Performance Pack, though such details are pure speculation this early on.