Another week, another 2016 Chevrolet Camaro teaser. The bowtie brand has been slowly sending information our way in regards to their sixth-generation Camaro, detailing different aspects of the all-new pony car ahead of its planned debut on May 16 at Belle Isle Park in Detroit.
Today Chevy’s focus is on the 2016 Camaro’s new Drive Mode Selector and electronically controlled dual mode exhaust system. The Drive Mode Selector “will enable drivers to tailor the car to the moment, whether it’s heading to work, touring the Pacific Coast Highway or lapping a road course,” Chevrolet says, while the dual-mode exhaust will allow them to further mould the car’s traits to the driving situation at hand.
All versions of the 2016 Camaro will come with Snow/Ice, Tour, and Sport modes, while SS models will come with an additional ‘Track’ mode. The different modes will adjust the settings for throttle progression, steering, stability control and more, allowing the car to behave in an ideal manner no matter the driving scenario.
Chevrolet also announced SS models will be available with Magnetic Ride Control, an option only offered on the Camaro ZL1 in fifth-generation models. This system can also be adjusted through active damping and offers three pre-programmed settings: Tour, Sport and Track.
Adding to the 2016 Camaro’s adjustable personality is the dual-mode exhaust. The system uses electronically controlled flaps to bypass the mufflers and provide a more spirited, aggressive sounding exhaust note under heavy acceleration. There’s also pre-set modes for further personalization, including a quiet ‘stealth’ mode and a louder ‘track’ setting.
“We wanted to build on the flexibility of the current Camaro ZL1, which is great for grand touring, commuting, the drag strip and track days,” Aaron Link, Camaro lead development engineer, said in a statement. “The new Camaro will be even more adaptable, with up to eight vehicle attributes adjusted to fit a driver’s preference.”