Camaro fans are gearing up for what could very well be the best Camaro yet. With a rumored weight loss and more power inevitable from the projected Gen-V LT1 V8, things are already looking great for the 2016 Camaro.
The only real question remains: what’s it actually going to look like? There have been renderings, rumors, and sketches trying to place a finger on what the new car will look like, for over the last few years. Everything from a retro 1970 model, to the version that looks like a slightly tweaked and smaller 5th-gen – we’ve seen them all.
Nobody knows for certain, but what we do know is that it’s still undergoing testing and it’s set to unveil at the 2015 NAIAS. We’ll cover it as it happens, and GM will more than likely have a live video feed for you folks at home, via YouTube. We’ll be sure to bring you the date once it’s available.
A few days ago an eagle-eyed cameraman at TFLCAR.com spotted what could potentially be a 2016 Camaro convertible during testing. While many skeptics have denied that this is more than likely just another coupe with some odd-looking and excessive camo, we beg to differ.
We’ve already seen the basic body of the car over a week ago during testing at the Nurburgring, so we don’t see the point in adding the camo now. Besides, even with the camo in place, the C-pillar looks to be in the shape of a convertible top.
Until it’s officially unveiled, we’ll never know. What we can count on at least, is that the mainstream V8 car will feature the 6.2L LT1, with around 450 hp, while there will be an entry-level V6, an LT4-powered variant at some point down the line, and quite possibly, the on-again-off-again-on-again turbocharged 4-cylinder of some type.
Frankly, we can sit here and speculate all day, but the one thing we know for sure, is that the 6th-Gen Camaro is going to be a force to reckon with. We already feel sorry for the new Mustang.
Rick Seitz is the owner and founder of GMEFI Magazine, and has a true love and passion for all vehicles. When he isn’t tuning, testing, or competing with the brand’s current crop of project vehicles, he’s busy tinkering and planning the next modifications for his own cars.