2016 Camaro Spied on Public Roads

The automotive world is alight with the big hype surrounding the sixth-geneneration Chevrolet Camaro and for good reasons: never before was the Camaro in such a make-or-break situation as it is now. With the all-new 2015 Mustang and the revised 2015 Challenger on the horizon, there's a lot of weight hanging on the shoulders of the golden bowtie.
2016 Chevrolet Camaro 1 photo
Photo: screenshot from Youtube
If GM engineers will mess an important detail of visual or mechanical nature, then the all-new Camaro will arrive in dealer showrooms with a handicap.

After the public opinion dissed General Motors as a compromised manufacturer over the 30+ million cars it had recalled since the beginning of 2014, it's easy to foresee that GM will most certainly thread carefully.

The Detroit-based giant's new vehicles will definitely be developed to be safer than before. Furthermore, to win back the angered public opinion, we expect GM to pay more attention to the subjective details that ultimately convince you and me to buy a particular vehicle over its main competitors in the segment.

Muscle car dreams are made of this - watch and hear the 2016 Camaro V8 tackle the Nurburgring

These are the main hardships both General Motors and the 2016 Chevy Camaro will have to go through in order to make a difference. That's why the Camaro is going to adopt a slightly different variant of the GM Alpha platform that underpins the Cadillac ATS, as well as a 2-liter four-cylinder turbo'd engine that'll ensure the Camaro will have a model to battle with the 2015 Ford Mustang 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-pot.

Speaking of ponies going turbo, the guy that spotted this 2016 Chevrolet Camaro prototype roaming free on the public roads is adamant that what he's filmed is propelled by a turbocharged engine. Despite the fact the dude calls it a "GM two-door vehicle" without even mentioning the Chevrolet Camaro moniker, he shamelessly titled his YouTube video "is this the 2016 Chevy Camaro Turbo Prototype Spied in the Wild?"

But the most shameless detail of it all is that you can't even hear the engine or exhaust sound of the spied car, not once in all the 3 minutes and 44 second of footage. Don't know about you, but one thing is a given - view-hungry YouTube users and channels are so passé.

Video thumbnail
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram
About the author: Mircea Panait
Mircea Panait profile photo

After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
Full profile


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories