When we sat down with Al Oppenheiser, lead Camaro engineer, during the 2016 New York International Auto Show, he was quite pleased with the identity the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro has taken on. It’s not a pony car anymore, and it was never a muscle car. This is a sports car. No doubt about it.
The fact we can even mention a Chevrolet and BMW in the same sentence should warrant a pat on the back for the Camaro team. The fact it wipes the floor with a BMW M4 should warrant champagne showers.
The latest Head 2 Head from Motor Trend provides nearly 24-minutes of video evidence as to how BMW has fallen from grace with its M division, and how Chevrolet welcomes sports car loyalists with a fun to drive, well thought out package for the masses.
Objectively and subjectively, the 2016 Camaro reined supreme, not to mention, it beat or tied the M4 in the standard slew of textbook tests.
We couldn’t help but love the cheeky shot at naysayers, who have criticized MT for being bought off by Chevrolet as well. “Did you get your check from Chevrolet?” Jonny Lieberman asks. There are no buyouts. This is the real world. A brave new world, indeed.