2016 Chevrolet Camaro Spied for the First Time

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Chevrolet has been caught testing the next-generation Camaro.

Though it’s heavily camouflaged, the 2016 Camaro spy photos confirm earlier reports that the new Camaro will be evolutionary, not revolutionary.

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will ride on the new, lighter Alpha chassis that underpins the new Cadillac ATS and CTS models. Expect the typical lineup of six- and eight-cylinder engines, but don’t be surprised if GM’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gets added as a base model engine.

Its appearance does look more aggressive and muscular, but that’s not the big surprise. The quad-tip exhaust setup seen in the photos along with large wheels and what appears to be vents on the hood hint that the American automaker is actually testing a high-performance variant and not the base model Camaro.

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It is likely that Chevrolet will follow in the footsteps of the Corvette Stingray, with an accelerated launch program for performance variants of the next-generation Camaro. This time around, Chevy didn’t waste much time between unveiling the standard Stingray and the high-performance Z06.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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