- Fresh, contemporary design expresses rich heritage
- 298 kW, 6.2-liter V8 with Active Fuel Management
- Six-speed manual and automatic transmissions
The all-new Chevrolet Camaro is a high performance sports coupé that spices up its revered appeal as a historical automotive icon with advanced, contemporary technology.
The new Camaro delivers a great heritage together with a thoroughly modern, advanced package of performance, comfort and technology. Its styling and driving appeal provide a distinctive choice for customers seeking a performance-orientated vehicle.
Back to the Future
With a strong, low-slung stance and front to rear body proportions that remain faithful to the original concept, the design of the Camaro acknowledges its rich past without being trapped in a ‘retro’ focus.
The V-shaped nose, the ‘gills’ in the rear quarter panels and the broad rear shoulders are all distinctive and iconic Camaro cues. While these elements make the latest Camaro instantly recognisable, their execution is crisp and modern. Combining the traditional with the contemporary was a key requirement for the Camaro design team. “We acknowledged the Camaro’s strong heritage but recognised that keeping this modern sports car relevant means more than simply honouring a classic car,” says Ed Welburn, Vice President of GM Global Design.
Attention to detail and expressing a balance between heritage and modernity, characterizes the new Camaro’s interior. A pair of deeply recessed instrument binnacles, with round gauges in square housings, is a nod to classic Camaros. This contrasts with an ambient light package that uses advanced LED light pipe technology to give the cabin a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Details, such as large, chrome-trimmed controls, low-gloss surfaces and premium fabric or acrylic trim appliqués, convey a quality level never seen before in the Camaro. More attention to detail is evident in the centre-console gauge cluster. It takes its cue from a similar option on 1969 Camaros, but now adds contemporary LED backlighting.
A superb 314 kW, 6.2-liter V8 engine generating 553 Nm of torque gives the Camaro the muscle to match its looks. First seen in the 2008 Corvette, this engine features high-flow cylinder heads for good low-end torque and strong top-end power. When fitted with the six-speed automatic transmission, it delivers 298 kW/535 Nm and includes GM’s fuel-saving Active Fuel Management system, enabling it to cruise on only four cylinders during light load conditions.
Electronic stability control (GM’s StabiliTrak system) and traction control both come as standard equipment. A Competitive/Sport mode is adjustable for performance driving, such as on track days. With the six-speed manual transmission, this also includes a Launch Control feature for consistently quick take-offs.
The large, ventilated disks (355/365 mm), clamped by four-piston aluminium Brembo calipers, ensure impressive braking performance and are also designed to withstand punishing track day use. The front suspension uses a multi-link strut arrangement with a double ball-joint configuration. The unique, 4.5-link independent rear suspension is double-isolated from the chassis for a smoother, quieter driving experience.
GM’s new global rear-drive architecture provides a strong body structure that enhances safety, running refinement and handling. World-class build quality is enabled by one-piece body side stampings and extremely precise tolerances between body panels.
The Camaro offers comprehensive safety features, including dual-stage front airbags, front seat- mounted thorax side airbags and head curtain airbags for front and rear occupants.