It’s time to get excited for the next-generation muscle car!
The Chevrolet Camaro made quite a name for itself during the muscle car days where the Big Three were involved in a heavy horsepower arms race. After slow sales, production for the model came to an end in 2002 with the fourth-generation model. It wasn’t until 2010 that new Camaro wheels touched the pavement again with the fifth-generation, igniting the horsepower wars once again.
Now, the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro is right around the corner and bringing in a whole lot of excitement for automotive enthusiasts. The new vehicle has not made its official debut, but Chevrolet is dropping a few details including teasers of the new Camaro wheels and brakes for the 2016 model-year sports car. The new Camaro will also have a stronger, stiffer structure created thanks to advanced technology.
“The modeling abilities of computer aided engineering are advancing at incredible rates,” said Jim Karlavage, Camaro program engineering manager. “Today, we can accurately model opportunities to add torsional strength without adding unnecessary mass. The result is a lighter, stiffer structure that benefits every aspect of the driving experience.”
Thanks to the added torsional rigidity, engineers were able to improve other aspects of the muscle car. The new Camaro wheels, for example are larger because they don’t have to compensate for chassis flex. The same is true for the tires and brakes, which leads to not just better style but better overall performance.
“The structural weight savings are compounded by opportunities to reduce un-sprung weight,” said Karlavage. “The result is a more nimble driving experience that rewards the driver with satisfying feelings of responsiveness and control.”
The new Gen 6 Chevrolet Camaro will be unveiled on May 16th at the Belle Isle Park in Detroit during a special public event. Until then, all we have to admire are the new Camaro wheels and brakes.