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    Mark Your Calendars: Sixth-Generation Camaro to Debut on May 16th


    • There's a party happening for the Sixth-Generation Camaro


    Chevrolet is planning something big for the debut of the sixth-generation Camaro. The brand announced this morning what can be described as a jamboree or a big party. They are inviting 1,000 Camaro owners to a day-long celebration on Belle Isle Park in Detroit on May 16th where the brand will show off the new Camaro. But that isn't all Chevrolet has planned for the day.

    • A “Camaro Museum” display of the most significant vehicles from the brand’s history
    • Hot-lap rides in the 2015 Camaro Z/28 around the Belle Isle Grand Prix course
    • Meet-and-greet opportunities with Camaro designers and engineers.
    • Camaro-only parking for owners

    “This will be an event Camaro fans will not want to miss. This is only the sixth time we have introduced an all-new Camaro. We wanted to share the moment with the customers and fans who have helped make Camaro both America’s favorite performance car for the past five years, and a cultural icon since 1967,” said Todd Christensen, Camaro marketing manager.

    Now if you own a Camaro and want a chance to be at the unveiling, you can register at thecamarosix.com.

    Source: Chevrolet

    Press Release is on Page 2


    2016 Camaro Drops Cover on May 16 in Detroit

    DETROIT – Chevrolet is inviting fans to see the all-new 2016 Camaro on Saturday, May 16, in Detroit.

    The sixth-generation Camaro will cap a day-long celebration on Belle Isle, the 982-acre island park that is home to the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. This year’s running is May 29-31.

    “This will be an event Camaro fans will not want to miss,” said Todd Christensen, Camaro marketing manager. “This is only the sixth time we have introduced an all-new Camaro. We wanted to share the moment with the customers and fans who have helped make Camaro both America’s favorite performance car for the past five years, and a cultural icon since 1967.”

    Chevrolet expects approximately 1,000 people to attend the Camaro reveal, which will also include:

    • A “Camaro Museum” display of the most significant vehicles from the brand’s history
    • Hot-lap rides in the 2015 Camaro Z/28 around the Belle Isle Grand Prix course
    • Meet-and-greet opportunities with Camaro designers and engineers.
    • Camaro-only parking for owners

    The event is free, however space is limited and registration is required. Attendance will be allocated with priority given to fans who agree to bring their Camaros to Belle Isle. For more information, or to register, please visit www.thecamarosix.com.



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    Awesome ... just a short 2 months from now!

     

     

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    I am going to make a bold prediction.  The L83 EcoTec3 5.3 L V8 will be used in some fashion with 400+ horsepower as the engine for the SS model.  That would leave the LT1/LT4 available for limited edition ZL1/Z28 models and the 5.3L will keep the power and mileage up for everyone else.  Also, since this will be built on the same platform as the ATS, there needs to be some different "flavor" for the Camaro for people to taste.  Otherwise, the Caddy and the Camaro are indistinguishable for consumers. 

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    Yes and no.

     

    Cadillac is making every effort to distinguish itself from the rest of GM.  New headquarters, new marketing, new racing, etc.  But it is still part of GM production whether they like it or not.  If there is too much similarity with options and drivetrain among the cars, then there will be an identity crisis.  I am sure that there are plenty of nay-saying critics that are ready to dust-off the 30+ year old retort about the Cimarron and the Cavalier being the same car.  I am tired of people cashing in on that chip for the sake thereof.

     

    The ATS coupe needs to be just better than the Camaro.  The ATS-V with the Turbo v6 at 450 hp will have to be more than your garden variety Camaro V8 model.  A 5.3L v8 with 410-420 hp will do just fine for performance with a lighter platform and better fuel economy.  The Camaro will only borrow Corvette engines for the limited edition Camaro models so as not to cannibalize Corvette sales.

     

    The ATS and Camaro will both have 4 cylinder engines because that is the way of government fuel economy standards.

     

    In many ways, the 5.3L V8 is the 21st century version of the classic 327 V8 in displacement and performance.  Putting it in a production car as opposed to a heavy full-size pick-up will make this thing the best bang for one's buck.

     

    That will keep the Camaro in line with the "old school" buyer for the muscle car while the tarted-up Turbo V6 will cater to the upscale crowd that Cadillac wants.

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    Even if the Camaro and the Caddy are the same cur underneath, Buyers will be taken to the Camaro for its heritage and muscle car looks while the Cadillac will reel people in with its faux-aurora of luxury and comfort. Either way, I think that the new Camaro will be a sick car and hopefully lives up to its hype. 

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