Only a day left until the mere possibility that we are going to see, in flesh, the new 2018 Chevrolet Camaro.
As you all probably know, the 2015 New York Auto Show is about to start, and GM announced the new Chevy Camaro to be shown very soon. They have even set the date, but this is an opportunity, at least for some teasing.
So, here is what we know so far.
2018 Chevrolet Camaro Exterior
Judging on the spy photos we all saw during this and the last year, General Motors tried to hold on to the concept used on the previous Camaro. There were some leaks about the aerodynamic flaws detected in the wind tunnel. The problem was the lower grille where there were insufficient space for air to flow as it should. So obviously decided to expand it.
The whole chassis is a bit shorter, rear overhands are smaller, side window is a bit curvier and the space between the doors and the rear wheels is smaller.
Front grille is smaller, hood has been slightly redesigned, light markers have been repositioned from the bumpers to the wheel arches and the rear is a bit raised.
There are also smaller vent holes positioned on the front, used to extract the hot air from the engine and thus, helping the engine area to cool down.
2018 Chevrolet Camaro Interior
Nothing is sure about the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro interior. We, and everybody else can only guess on the base of previous versions. We can assume that the dashboard is going to get the new look because the previous was too much. You should never make anything in your car on the bases of some movie’s theme. Ever!
We can expect a bit more room in the front, because the vehicle is narrower in the back. Actually anything can happen. They could even install the state of the art, bobble head dolls inside and nobody would know. That is how top secret their concept is.
Engine of 2018 Chevrolet Camaro
It looks like the GM has taken another approach to the design of 2018 Chevrolet Camaro engine. They will certainly change something about the soul performance of the engine, but the other thing is the body weight adjustment.
All muscle cars in US tend to get a new, more powerful engine after each release. This one is going to, on the top of all, lose a bit of weight. The rumor has it that everything, including some of the engine parts, is going to be made out of the new materials, mainly aluminum.
They also rebuilt 6.2 liter V-8 to fit the smaller package. Every part that engineers could make lighter, they did it. Pound per pound, they slowly trimmed one part after another. Resulting with much lighter vehicle, with better handling and suspension.
The complete engine lineup has not yet been released, but we can always speculate.
What we can all assume is that the current 3.6 liter V-6 is not going anywhere. It has 323 HP and 278 pound-feet of torque and that will be more than enough for a new weight ratio.
GM also announced that 2018 Camaro SS is going to have a V-8 from a new Stingray, but a little bit trimmed.
2018 Chevrolet Camaro Release Date and Price
The official 2018 Chevrolet Camaro Release date is set for the 16th of May, this year. But maybe, in New York we are going to have some glimpses into the new model. Never lose your hope!
As the price is considered, it is probably going to be around 24,000 for the base model.