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Chev flexes its muscle: New 328kW Camaro

2015-05-18 09:41

NEW CHEV MUSCLE CAR: The new Chevrolet Camaro was unveiled during a news conference at the Belle Isle Park in Detroit, MichiganImage: AP / Carlos Osorio

DETROIT, Michigan - Chevrolet has launched its sixth-generation Camaro. The new Camaro is, the automaker says, "designed to maintain the segment leadership it earned over the past five years, the new Camaro offers even higher levels of performance, technology and refinement".

The Gen-Six Camaro provides a faster, more nimble driving experience, enabled by an new, lighter architecture and a broader engine range.

Six new engine combinations are offered, including a two-litre turbo, an all-new 3.6 V6 and the LT1 6.2 V8, which is estimated at 328kW/610Nm for the most powerful Camaro SS yet.

NEW ENGINES, TRANSMISSIONS

The new engines are matched with a six-speed manuals and new eight-speed auto.

The new Camaro's leaner, stiffer platform and slightly smaller dimensions are accentuated by new design elements.

GM executive vice president, Mark Reuss, said: "Meticulously tuned in the wind tunnel, the exterior contributes to performance through reduced aerodynamic lift, for better handling, and enhances efficiency."

"A driver-focused interior integrates class-leading control technologies, including a new Drive Mode Selector, configurable instrument cluster and a customizable ambient lighting feature."

The new Camaro retains iconic design cues and offers even more performance.

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