Chevrolet is teasing every last bit of the 6th Generation 2016 Chevrolet Camaro before its official launch on May 16, 2015. Two announcements suggest that Chevrolet is offering a lot more Corvette equipment on the Camaro.
“We wanted to build on the flexibility of the current Camaro ZL1, which is great for grand touring, commuting, the drag strip and track days,” said Aaron Link, Camaro lead development engineer. “The new Camaro will be even more adaptable, with up to eight vehicle attributes adjusted to fit a driver’s preference.”
A new Drive Mode Selector provides modes you’ll recognize from our review of the 2015 Corvette: Snow/Ice, Tour, Sport — and on the SS — a Track setting that minimizes driver aids to the furthest extent.
Also turning the Camaro into something more Corvette like is the announcement that the Camaro SS will get the Corvette’s Magnetic Ride Control for the first time. This was offered on the Camaro ZL1 only prior to the 6th Generation.
MRC provides three preset programs — Tour, Sport and Track — that adjust ride and handling anywhere between cruising comfort to teeth-rattling performance. The system automatically reads road and driver input at a rate of 1,000 times per second, automatically adjusting the dampers for peak performance.
The enhanced dual-mode exhaust system features electronically controlled valves that can bypass the mufflers on wide open throttle, providing a badass exhaust note along with improved performance. Two modes — “stealth” and “track” — can either keep the neighbors happy or rouse them out of REM sleep.
Chevrolet introduces the all-new, 2016 Camaro on Saturday, May 16, during a special public event at Detroit’s Belle Isle Park.