• Allen Austin

    Please don’t put a 4 cylinder motor in this car. It would ruin any integrity that has been established by Chevrolet. We need to think more out of the box. Have you considered the possibility of the use of the e-assist engine in this vehicle to enhance the fuel economy as well as boost the power output.

  • oknahs

    Talk about some fun.   Go drive the new Optima Turbo SX with paddle shifters.  Its amazingly fast off the line and fun to drive.   With 274 hp and 269 torque at a low 1750 rpms makes this sedan rock.   I can only imagine a twin turbo 2 liter camaro which should be able to push the 400 hp range.   The camaro will be lighter and 0-60 times should be under 4 seconds.

  • Byrdie

    Turbo-charged engines tend to be heavy because the turbo and related plumbing adds weight.  Their advantage is smaller displacement and greater combustion efficiency thus creating better fuel economy for a given horsepower output in relation to a normally aspirated engine.

    The press has written about GM using the same platform as the Cadillac ATS for the new Camaro.  This will lower the curb weight tremendously making a small displacement, normally aspirated V8 engine a great choice for the performance model. But a base model with a turbo-charged 4-cylinder engine, just like the mid-level Cadillac, will be essential to meet CAFE standards.

  • oknahs

    Not only are we seeing turbo technology but hybrid electric motors over the front wheels on the more exotic vehicles coming out like the porche ferrari etc.,This will eventually trickle down to our modern muscle cars as new technology becomes common place. Options a few years ago like abs traction control cruise control stability control even a rear window defogger were all costly and now std on most lower priced vehilces like a Hyundai Elantra.  CAFE has helped in forcing the auto makers to make more efficient vehicles.  Twin turbo even bi turbo diesels are making a run on std production vehicles. The new nine and ten speed automatics will soon replace the manuals and paddle shifters will trickle down into our compacts.  GAS mileage will increase and the modern combustion engine will push the bounds with amazing hp torque and epa numbers. Very exciting as we move forward to each auto show.  Hyundai racing 1.6 liter engine is cranking out over 600 hp.  The aftermarket RD is another factor in the hp wars.  The best engine thus far is the Mustang GT 500 pushing over 650 ft torque and getting epa number of 26 mpg.  They are the leader in modern muscle.  Now Ford needs to install a automatic in this amazing vehicle and I will have one in my garage by weeks end.

  • Byrdie

    E-assist technology would be the ‘modern’ thing to do.  However it adds weight, complexity and electromagnetic fields; things I would not buy.  It also has less ‘integrity’ than a turbocharged four cylinder gasoline combustion engine.  If you want to think outside the box, try a diesel engine.

  • Dave

    Yes, Please slim down the 2016 camaro (less weight and definitly make it about 3 inches
    narrower. By making it smaller, it will handle and corner alot better. This will also incease mpg without reducing power. Keep the same general design as the 2013 (love the side profile). If GM does this I will be the first one in line to buy.

  • Wallace

    I got a Chevy Volt and fully tested it for EMF’s. It does not put out any more EMF’s than my gas car. Maybe even a little less.

  • 1SS/1LE owner

    Go drive a 2014 1LE and you might buy one now.