In just a month’s time, you could see the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro popping up on dealership lots in regions near Lansing, Michigan. Given that the sixth-gen pony car is the first Camaro to be produced stateside since the third-gen, making many patriotic and puristic enthusiasts excited, and that’s not to mention the fact that the sixth-gen is an all-new vehicle that’s lighter and more nimble, has a higher-quality cabin, and has so much to offer, making us and many other fans, enthusiasts, and prospective buyers feel like Christmas is on the way.
The biggest buzz about the 2016 Camaro is probably that it’s the first Camaro ever to be offered with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine — the 2.0L LTG. The next step up is the six-cylinder model, which features the all-new 3.6L V6 LGX good for 335 horsepower and 384 horsepower, which is more than any other naturally-aspirated V6 in the segment (including the base V6 in the Ford Mustang). What’s more, the 3.6L V6 LGX is also the first six-cylinder engine with a DOHC design from General Motors to contain Active Fuel Management (AFM, or cylinder deactivation), thereby being the first six-banger with AFM in the Camaro. And who could overlook the most powerful Camaro SS to ever be produced? The 2016 Camaro SS makes 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque from the 6.2L LT1 V8.
Keep in mind that the only similarities between the all-new, sixth-gen 2016 Camaro and fifth-gen 2015 Camaro are the rear SS bow tie and SS badges. To us that just means that there is just that much more to be excited about, and the folks in Lansing certainly are.