Now, after powertrain plans have been finalized by each competing university, General Motors is beginning to deliver a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro to each school. The process? Disassemble and reassemble the 2016 Camaro with a new powertrain that not only is more efficient and produces less emissions, but retains the sporting, fun-to-drive characteristics consumers love and know about the Camaro.
The first university to receive its Camaro is the University of Tennessee, which will utilize a plug-in hybrid powertrain running E85.
GM will also provide each team with vehicle components, funding and technical and operational support during the project. 15 other sponsors, and government agencies, have signed on to provide support for the project in the pursuit of finding the next great innovation.
The competition will conclude in the summer of 2018, with one winning Camaro design crowned the victor in the competition.