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    Default 2016 Camaro to be Unveiled May 16 at Belle Isle, Mich.

    DETROIT – The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will be a truly all-new car – from the grille’s bowtie to the rear spoiler.

    In fact, only two parts carry over from the fifth-generation model: the bowtie emblem on the taillamp panel and the SS badge.

    The Gen 6 Camaro is based on General Motors’ award-winning Alpha architecture. Designed to compete with premium European brands, Alpha offers exceptional driving dynamics and refinement, as well as a balance of mass and stiffness necessary for a world-class performance car.

    “Our global engineering team is incredibly passionate about Camaro, and they sweated all the details to make Gen 6 the best Camaro we could possibly put into the hands of our customers,” said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president, Global Product Development.

    “Alpha provided a strong foundation, but more than 70 percent of the components are unique to the Gen 6 Camaro, including exterior and interior dimensions, an all-new interior, front and rear suspension, and powertrain components,” he said. “The minute you see – and hear – the Gen 6, you know it’s a Camaro, from the stance to the driving experience to the sound of the Small Block V-8.”

    From the strong Alpha foundation, the Camaro team made the most of every component to create a worthy successor for the Gen 5 Camaro, which has been America’s best-selling performance car for five consecutive years.

    The front structure, for example, was developed specifically for Camaro. It is lengthened, to create the dash-to-axle ratio necessary for car’s iconic profile, and widened to provide the desired track width for stable, confident cornering. In addition, 20 percent of the 6.2L LT1 V-8 engine has been tailored to fit the Camaro’s packaging, including new, tubular “tri-Y”-style exhaust manifolds.

    Chevrolet will introduce the all-new, 2016 Camaro on Saturday, May 16, during a special public event at Detroit’s Belle Isle park.

    Here's the only photos available so far:

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    Will it be lighter than the new Mustang? Should be close but I think Chevy can do it.
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    [excitement intensifies]

    I love the current Camaro. If Chevy can do better then that will be something to see.
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    They shouldn't debut it on Belle Isle. It should reveal burning rubber, screaming out of the old "Goodyear Tunnel" portion of the original Detroit Grand Prix street circuit on Atwater Street, which is right below the GM Tower (formerly the Renaissance Center), down near the riverfront. That would be dramatic, scenic, and badass. Get your promotional marketing **** together, GM!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red_5 View Post
    Will it be lighter than the new Mustang? Should be close but I think Chevy can do it.
    The new Camaro is based on the Alpha platform, which also underpins the ATS coupe, which is 3,418 pounds. Fingers crossed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Force McCocken View Post
    They shouldn't debut it on Belle Isle. It should reveal burning rubber, screaming out of the old "Goodyear Tunnel" portion of the original Detroit Grand Prix street circuit on Atwater Street, which is right below the GM Tower (formerly the Renaissance Center), down near the riverfront. That would be dramatic, scenic, and badass. Get your promotional marketing **** together, GM!
    Easy there, you're making way too much sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Force McCocken View Post
    They shouldn't debut it on Belle Isle. It should reveal burning rubber, screaming out of the old "Goodyear Tunnel" portion of the original Detroit Grand Prix street circuit on Atwater Street, which is right below the GM Tower (formerly the Renaissance Center), down near the riverfront. That would be dramatic, scenic, and badass. Get your promotional marketing **** together, GM!

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    Chevy claims to have dropped 200 pounds off the current Camaro's weight with the new version. I think that puts it right there at the current Mustang weight. Hopefully Chevy actually drops the weight they claim unlike Ford's attempt with the Mustang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Force McCocken View Post
    They shouldn't debut it on Belle Isle. It should reveal burning rubber, screaming out of the old "Goodyear Tunnel" portion of the original Detroit Grand Prix street circuit on Atwater Street, which is right below the GM Tower (formerly the Renaissance Center), down near the riverfront. That would be dramatic, scenic, and badass. Get your promotional marketing **** together, GM!

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    I grew up in Detroit and my Dad's office was on the route. We would go down and watch from his office. Couldn't see much of the track but it was still fun and the sound of those cars echoing of the buildings was awesome.

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    The (not) heavy Chevy!

    correction: The still pretty heavy Chevy.
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    The Camaro/ATS (Buick turbo Regal maybe), based off the Holden Commodore V8 out of Australia.

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    I was hoping for ATS-like weights. Two hundred pounds lighter than the current Camaro is still at least 3,600 pounds.

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