Have no fear that the next-gen Camaro's switch to the Alpha platform is just going to make it a Cadillac ATS with a different look. After a few recent teasers of the future pony car, Chevy is finally dropping a few technical details, and they make the sixth Camaro sound even more intriguing.

Over 70 percent of the new Camaro's architectural components are unique to it and not shared with other General Motors vehicles. In fact, the only two parts carrying over from the previous model are the brand's bow-tie emblem at the back and the SS badge. The pony car uses a modified front structure to create a wider track and has changes to the front and rear suspension. The interior and exterior dimensions are also altered compared to other Alpha vehicles.

Even the company's 6.2-liter LT1 V8 gets some tweaks. Chevy claims that the mill is 20 percent different than other applications, including new tubular exhaust manifolds (pictured above).

The next Camaro makes its grand debut at a big party at Detroit's Belle Isle on May 16. In the meantime, give a listen to its growling V8 in the embedded clip below for an idea of what's to come.


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2016 Camaro is All-New from the Bowtie Up 70 percent of architectural components unique to the Gen 6 Camaro
2015-03-19

DETROIT – The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will be a truly all-new car – from the grille's bowtie to the rear spoiler.

In fact, only two parts carry over from the fifth-generation model: the bowtie emblem on the taillamp panel and the SS badge.

The Gen 6 Camaro is based on General Motors' award-winning Alpha architecture. Designed to compete with premium European brands, Alpha offers exceptional driving dynamics and refinement, as well as a balance of mass and stiffness necessary for a world-class performance car.

"Our global engineering team is incredibly passionate about Camaro, and they sweated all the details to make Gen 6 the best Camaro we could possibly put into the hands of our customers," said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president, Global Product Development.

"Alpha provided a strong foundation, but more than 70 percent of the components are unique to the Gen 6 Camaro, including exterior and interior dimensions, an all-new interior, front and rear suspension, and powertrain components," he said. "The minute you see – and hear – the Gen 6, you know it's a Camaro, from the stance to the driving experience to the sound of the Small Block V-8."

From the strong Alpha foundation, the Camaro team made the most of every component to create a worthy successor for the Gen 5 Camaro, which has been America's best-selling performance car for five consecutive years.

The front structure, for example, was developed specifically for Camaro. It is lengthened, to create the dash-to-axle ratio necessary for car's iconic profile, and widened to provide the desired track width for stable, confident cornering. In addition, 20 percent of the 6.2L LT1 V-8 engine has been tailored to fit the Camaro's packaging, including new, tubular "tri-Y"-style exhaust manifolds.

Chevrolet will introduce the all-new, 2016 Camaro on Saturday, May 16, during a special public event at Detroit's Belle Isle park.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling around 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

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