By on May 15, 2015


Thanks to CNBC, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro was revealed to the world ahead of its global debut Saturday at Belle Isle in Detroit.

The unofficial unveiling occurred during a segment about the upcoming Camaro on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” Friday morning, AutoGuide reports. The screencaps, captured by forum users over at GM Inside News, show the front and rear profiles of two 2016 models.

Of the few other details revealed thus far, the new Camaro will receive a 6.2-liter V8 and a possible turbo-four as two options, the latter meant for battle against the Ford Mustang EcoBoost. Magnetic ride control will be available for the SS, while handling has been improved thanks to a stiffer, lighter construction. A flush belly pan is said to reduce lift by 30 percent, and optional dual exhaust will come with a number of settings, ranging from roaring track destroyer, to quiet cruiser in the city.

More will be revealed Saturday, where Chevrolet is holding a special event at Belle Isle celebrating the Camaro’s history alongside the debut of the 2016 model.

[Image credit: GM Inside News]

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38 Comments on “Autoleaks: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Revealed Ahead Of Weekend Debut...”

  • avatar

    The hood shut line now looks like a toilet lid. That is all.

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    I’m glad that someone finally showed it since GM is sure taking it’s sweet time. The regular flow of teaser pictures was getting old IMO.

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    I bet it will be super sharp looking with horrible visibility and ergonomics.

    • 0 avatar

      That’s the vehicle design tradeoff.

      Your design can be sleek and sexy, with great proportions.

      Or it can be ergonomic, easy to get in and out of and have good visibility.

      But, generally, you can’t have both sets of qualities in the same car.

      Though, I suppose you COULD technically have a vehicle that’s both good looking and easy to see out of, but it’ll be ENORMOUS.

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    They made it look more like the Mustang from the rear. Anyone else notice this? Specifically the rear wheel wells. The tag line “muscle car makeover” says a lot- this seems almost like a mid-model refresh.
    Anyway, I have no interest in driving a pillbox. Unless they’ve significantly improved the interior ergonomics and visibility I’m not interested.

    • 0 avatar

      And in comparison, the new Mustang is SO SLICK and quite a looker. I’m very glad they went back to fastback design there. Are the two really priced the same? I’ll also be interested to see what happens to the Challenger. I like how huge that thing is.

      • 0 avatar

        Right. The Challenger is more of a big coupe taught to go fast, and as such, it has a lot more room than the Mustang and Camaro.

        • 0 avatar

          I wish it were A) more luxurious and B) had a Chrysler twin without retro-ness.

        • 0 avatar

          The Challenger is a coupe body blown up to fit over a sedan platform, a throwback to the 70’s-era huge coupes.

          • 0 avatar

            > The Challenger is a coupe body blown up to fit over a sedan platform, a throwback to the 70’s-era huge coupes.

            The days of big ol’ coupes seem to be gone for good. If the Challenger had more of the grill and look of the 1970 Charger, it would be the ideal modern-day Charger. I’m not sure what to make of the current Charger, too many doors, and not helped by all the ghetto versions I see cruising around when I am in Atlanta and Charlotte. And it doesn’t help that the folks I know who have bought them do not seem to end up keeping them for very long, Chargers or Challengers.

        • 0 avatar

          ah…but you can’t get a challenger convertible!
          Wish you could.

          • 0 avatar

            Not from FCA, but one could be commissioned:


  • avatar

    I was excited because they were touting how it was going to be much smaller and lighter than the current porker. But now they’re saying it’s only going to be a couple hundred pounds lighter than the current model, which weighs about what a Buick Electra 225 weighed with the Camaro was first introduced.

    A couple hundred pounds in the context of a 4,000 plus pound vehicle is kind of meaningless.

    • 0 avatar

      Well a basic LS Camaro is currently a hair over 3700 LBS so with 200 or more LBS dropped that would mean the new one is in the 3500 LB range and the SS should ring in around 3780-3800 LBS. AT least the Chevy delivered and actually took weight off unlike the over promising but under delivering Ford with there heavier new Mustang!

    • 0 avatar

      The F6 is basically a poor man’s ATS-V using an NA 6.2L V8 instead of a 3.6 (?) twin turbo V6. Both are 450 hp plus engines so I didn’t expect to see a huge weight reduction.

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    I guess for those hoping for either better visibility, or even a new design,, will be disappointed.

    However, if they manage to combine the ATS driving dynamics with the an LT1 powertrain then it should be a hoot to drive.

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    I find the bumper creases below the taillights distracting and obviously there just to mask mass.

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    Since the Camaro will push up the volume of LT1 engines produced… long before we see a drop in price on the crate engine? Right now it’s $11k while a 525hp LS3 is $7.7k on most sites, and $9.5k(!!) on the Chevy page.

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    Guess I’ll wait for the refresh.

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    Should be interesting if they use the same 2.0T which blows up in the ATS. Personally based on information I have on some Zeta Camaro owners I predict a low take rate on the turbo four pots (after they sit GM may put tons of money on them to move ’em or just go to you have a pulse subprime).

  • avatar

    Meh, the new Mustang looks lightyears better.

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    Read the Q&A over at Jalopnik, GM in a pretty smart move let’s you build the car the way you want be it 4, 6 or 8 and isn’t trying to eqm rod people into the turbo four by locking out features like Ford.

    GM is claiming that the SS is on par or better than the current 1LE equipped car around a road course.

  • avatar

    That front end is just bad. It looks just like a Scion.

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