How the New Camaro is Winning Over Mustang Drivers – Miami Lakes Automall Chevrolet
Whether you choose to classify it as a pony car, or a muscle car, the Chevrolet Camaro has been providing performance-rich driving experiences since it first came to market in 1966. The bowtie brand designed the Camaro with the sole intention of taking out the Ford Mustang, and the two cars have been in close competition with one another ever since. The Camaro and the Mustang have taken turns over the years as the leader in the sports car segment, and with that amount of competition, both vehicles have been given various updates throughout the years. In May of this year, Chevrolet introduced the sixth generation of the Camaro to the public in Detroit, Michigan – giving the Ford Mustang a very real run for its money. The new generation came at the perfect time, as the automotive giant introduced the 2016 Chevy Camaro on the car’s 50th birthday.
The brand new Camaro may not quite be ready for dealership showrooms, but that fact hasn’t stopped critics from hailing the newest version of the muscle car as the “King” of the segment. With any new generation of a vehicle, a lot of changes were made to the 2016 Camaro. We have condensed those changes down, and will share the highlights with you in this post. We have also taken what automotive experts are saying about the new Camaro, and have all of the information on why it is expected to crush the Ford Mustang in the coming months.
Everything You Need to Know About the 2016 Camaro
A lot has changed for the sixth-generation Camaro. This restyling is arguably the most extensive change that the sports car has ever received, and Chevy’s effort is more than paying off. Just last week, the 2016 Camaro was named by Motor Trend Magazine as the “2016 Car of the Year,” beating out a long list of worthy contenders. The honor was not bestowed on the new Camaro by accident, but rather as a result of the extensive changes the Camaro underwent this past year. Completely reworked from the ground up, the latest version of the Camaro has everyone talking, and lining up to get their hands on one.
New Design? Check!
The all new Camaro is uniquely sculpted to elicit a more athletic, modern appearance than the outgoing model. These design changes have made the overall shape of the Camaro smaller, wider, and with tighter proportions. Shedding 390 pounds, the new design helps the sports car give drivers a more responsive, agile, and nimble performance. The changes made to the design of the 2016 Camaro also give it a more demanding road-worthy appearance. Trust us, when you see this chiseled work of art, you won’t be questioning whether or not it’s the latest Camaro model. You will know.
Performance Upgrades? Check!
We can’t talk about the new sixth-generation Camaro and not mention performance. Engineers over at Chevy take this aspect of the Camaro very seriously. The completely new lightweight platform offers a responsive suspension system, performance technologies, and an overall stiffer, lighter, and stronger base.
Under the hood, Chevrolet added an all new base engine to the Camaro lineup. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine amasses 275 horsepower, 295 lb.-ft. of torque, and can manage up to 30 miles per gallon on the highway. Even more impressive, is the new engine under the hood of the 2016 Camaro SS models. The performance enhanced 6.2-liter V8 is the most powerful engine to ever sit underneath the hood of a Camaro. With 455 horsepower, and 455 lb.-ft. of torque, the Camaro SS can make to from 0-60 miles per hour in just 4.0 seconds. Not only are those numbers enough to take your breath away, they are enough to take over the Ford Mustang – but we will get more into that later on.
Refined Interior? Check!
The exterior appearance and performance changes made to the Camaro are arguably the most important. After all, we are talking about a high-performance sports car. But just because interior refinement isn’t on the top of the list for sports car enthusiasts, doesn’t mean that Chevy was going to ignore it. Bringing in a lustrous array of premium materials, enhanced textures, and hand-tailored stitching – not one single area of the Camaro was overlooked.
Aside from premium material enhancements, the new Camaro’s cockpit is centered around the driver even more than the outgoing model. With a performance-oriented flat bottom steering wheel, an updated climate control system, a re-configurable instrument cluster, and the available 8-inch touchscreen display, the driver of the 2016 Camaro is able to reach everything with ease. And let’s not forget about the comfort seating with the option to add heat and ventilation to the already supportive bolsters. Whether you are the enthusiastic driver, or the front seat passenger, the new Camaro promises comfort and ingenuity for all.
Taking Out the Competition? Check, Check, and Check!
The competition between muscle cars in the United States is fierce. American sports cars are among the most powerful on the market, with the top three contenders being the Chevy Camaro, Ford Mustang, and the Dodge Challenger Hellcat. The Camaro and Mustang have long been neck-in-neck for the title as the most powerful sports car in America, and with the newly redesigned 2016 Camaro, there is a definitive leader in the segment.
When looking at performance-enhanced versions of these models, we are talking specifically about the 2016 Camaro SS, and the 2016 Mustang Shelby GT350. While the Mustang may overpower the Camaro in terms of ponies, the Camaro offers a more refined handling of that raw power. Looking at the torque aspect of these sports car’s performances, the Camaro’s 455 lb.-ft. of torque puts the Mustang’s 429 lb.-ft. of torque to shame. That gap in numbers may seem small, but it’s that difference that gets the Camaro from 0-60 mph a half second quicker than the Mustang.
Also taking into consideration that the new Camaro just won Motor Trend’s coveted “Car of the Year” award, the 2016 Camaro is the new king of its segment. Automotive critics across the country are touting the new Camaro as the best one ever built, suggesting that people forget everything they thought they knew about the model. With that kind of support for the new Camaro, coupled with the recent “Car of the Year” award from Motor Trend, it’s no wonder that the Ford Mustang is losing fans left and right.
Coming to Dealerships Soon
Chevrolet has released the official pricing for the 2016 Camaro, with the base model starting at just $25,700. If you want all of the high performance specs, and the most powerful engine available to the Camaro, you will end up spending upwards of $40,000. Owning and driving the most impressive, and most powerful Camaro to ever grace the American automotive marketplace – might just be worth that hefty price tag.
Whether you are set on buying the 2016 Camaro SS, or want to check out the sixth generation in person to see what you think, be sure to come down to Miami Lakes Chevrolet. Once these bad boys arrive at dealerships across the nation, they will sell quickly, so be sure to get behind the wheel of one before it’s too late!
We will keep you up to date and informed, so that you will be the first to know when the 2016 Camaro arrives on our showroom floor. See you soon!