A common tactic to making cars better is reducing their weight. Less weight contributes to improved handling, faster acceleration, and increased fuel economy.
Unfortunately, American muscle cars are often quite heavy compared to their European counterparts. They sound great and go fast in a straight line, but when it comes to maneuverability, their heavy frames hold them back.
Chevrolet is aiming to change that with the upcoming 2016 Camaro, whose engineers focused on reducing mass in all the ways they could. An ounce saved here, a pound saved there, a new architecture, and suddenly you’ve got a car that’s more than 200 pounds lighter than the current Camaro we’re selling at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet!
One of the ways they saved weight was making parts out of aluminum instead of steel, like the beam that supports the instrument panel. It’s a relatively small part that saved them “only” 9.7 pounds, but dozens of these changes add up to make a much lighter and engaging car.
— Chevrolet (@chevrolet) April 9, 2015
The 2016 Camaro will be revealed May 16 during a special event at Belle Isle Park in Detroit!