Chevrolet has announced that the 6th generation Camaro will be introduced to the public at an event at Belle Isle in Detroit on May 15th. The event is open to Camaro owners who will agree to bring their car to the event.
In the meantime, Chevrolet has provided a website that will reveal pictures of the car starting on March 19th. 2 pictures will be revealed every ten days right up to the event. There is also a signup link for email information.
The 6th generation Camaro is very significant: built on the Alpha platform, already used by the Cadillac ATS and CTS, the new Camaro promises to be lightweight and will offer a very sophisticated suspension and dynamics. The Camaro will also be built on the same assembly line as the ATS. Note that the Alpha platform was all-new, designed from scratch as a rear and AWD-platform (unlike the current Mustang S550 platform, which is an evolution of its previous S197 platform and a devolution of the prior DEW98 platform), and engineered to a gram strategy with best in class weight, extraordinary rigidity, and component reuse. Components such as engines, transmissions, and features such as magnetorheological shocks are already paid for and developed and only need to be tuned to the specific “user” of the platform. A naturally aspirated 4-cylinder and a turbocharged 4-cylinder, a naturally aspirated six and a twin-turbo six, and a supercharged V-8 are ready and waiting for use in the Camaro, along with 6- and 8-speed automatic transmissions (and the upcoming 10-speed) along with a range of manual transmissions for each engine. Camaro owners will benefit in quality and durability because the components have already been on the market for three years in the Cadillac products sharing this platform.
This will be an exciting announcement to watch: only the 6th generation in 50 years. And the Camaro vs. Mustang battle for sales will be joined by a much more worthy competitor.