The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro has many new exciting features: a solid lineup of three new engines, a much lighter and more nimble Alpha architecture, evolutionary styling and much, much more. But to be honest, we were most happy to see the Camaro team had fitted it with a small, flat-bottomed steering wheel fit for a performance car.
To us, the steering wheel is a huge part of a car’s driving experience. Having something easy to hold onto that’s suited for the suggested 9-and-3 hand position when doing performance or track driving is massively important. We’re not alone on this, which is why the Camaro interior team borrowed the small steering wheel from the C7 Corvette for their sixth-generation car.
The Camaro’s wheel is actually closer to the wheel from the C7 Corvette Z06, as it has a flat bottom. It shares the same buttons and button placement as the C7’s, but obviously utilizes a different face with Camaro branding. When you grip it, it’s immediately obvious it’s the same wheel as the Corvette, and we’re sure that will make it a welcome addition to the car from fifth-generation owners.
When you take a look at the comically oversized wheel initially offered in the fifth-generation Camaro and the small wheel in the sixth-generation car, it gives you a good idea of how far the nameplate has come in five short years. Best of all, the flat-bottom wheel isn’t exclusive to SS models and will be standard on all trim levels for sixth-gens.