Those following the unveiling of the 2016 Chevy Camaro will already know that the sixth generation of Chevy’s sports/muscle/pony car will offer GM’s turbocharged 2.0L inline-four turbo engine as the base powerplant. And if this video is any indication, the boosted Camaro might not have the most glorious soundtrack.
The video marks the very first time we’ve heard the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG do its thing in the new Camaro. However, a few issues throw the validity of the video into question.
First, the video was posted under a YouTube account called titled exhuastROAR, which is not affiliated with any OEMs, GM included. Of course, first look videos and spy shot shots pop up all the time online, so we can’t use that fact to discount the video entirely.
Second, we wonder about the sound of wind lashing against a microphone from the 0:4 to the 0:15 mark. That’s an odd sound considering that the video shows stock GM footage that was shot entirely in a closed-door environment. Clearly, the audio was set over the video.
The only thing this video has going for it in the validity department is that the 2.0L I4 LTG doesn’t sound that great in other vehicles based on the Alpha platform that underpins the new Camaro, specifically the Cadillac ATS and CTS.
Even so, until Chevy or GM confirms otherwise, we’ll take this video with a big pinch of salt. Until then, we’ll be quietly hoping that the base Camaro will have a better exhaust note.
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