The switch to the Alpha platform and new aluminum components are letting the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro cut over 200 pounds compared to the current model. Examples include suspension components using the lightweight metal and the beam that supports the instrument panel.
For the next episode of Motor Trend's Head 2 Head, the 580-horsepower Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 takes on the 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. In spite of the power differential it's a close fight on performance, but one of them takes the feel-good factor way beyond its engine numbers.
The latest episode of Petrolicious looks at auto restorer Adam Martin and his 1968 Chevrolet Camaro that he calls Lucy. He bought the pony car at just 16, and by learning to work on it, the classic Chevy pushed him into his current career. Eighteen years later, Martin has kept driving Lucy and continues to make her even better.
Over two decades before Motor Trend had a similar idea, in 1983, MotorWeek compared the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 to the Porsche 928S. At the time, the Camaro was America's best-selling sports coupe and the 928S was Porsche's top-of-the-line model that also happened to have the highest top speed of any car sold here.
Motor Trend tests the Camaro Z/28 against the Porsche 911 GT3 in the latest episode of Head 2 Head. That's a 7.0-liter V8 versus a 3.8-liter flat-six, 505 horsepower vs. 475 hp, 3,882 pounds vs. 3,267 pounds, and an as-tested price of $76,150 vs. $145,785. It isn't exactly fair, but it's totally fun to watch.
Going back to their origins in the Swinging '60s, the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro have been fierce rivals for fans' hearts and dollars. Historically, the Ford often led in volume, but Chevy took the muscle car top spot in 2009 upon the Camaro's rebirth. However, with the launch of the latest Blue Oval pony car, the tide is turning back in Ford's favor.
Shanghai General Motors took 32 cars to this year's Guangzhou Motor Show, with its Chevrolet Sail 3 leading the way. After putting almost 1.4 million of them into Chinese hands, the third generation of the Bowtie's entry-level sedan wants to "take the nameplate and the segment to a new level." Its new architecture sporting a 1.4-inch longer wheelbase supports a growth spurt of two inches in length and 1.8 inches in width. The exterior also gets "eagle eye-shaped" headlights and "dual-c-element t
If you need the extra convenience of four doors but don't want to give up the thrill of high performance, the Chevrolet SS represents a potent package. The exterior is understated and the design certainly doesn't scream about the 415-horsepower, 6.2-liter V8 hiding beneath the hood. Unfortunately, there are some questions about how long this muscle sedan will last.
The storied Yenko name is back on the scene, and it comes courtesy of well-known Chevrolet tuner SLP. This 2015 Yenko 427 Camaro builds on the standard Bowtie muscle car by adding in a hand-built, all-aluminum V8 displacing – you guessed it – 427 cubic inches. The latter sings to the tune of 700 horsepower thanks to the inclusion of a TVS 2300 supercharger.
Soon, Chevrolet will debut the sixth-generation version of its Camaro muscle car. That means the fifth generation – which revived the Camaro name and proceeded to regularly outsell its cross-town rival, the Ford Mustang – is on its way out. To commemorate the Gen 5's successes, Chevrolet brought two limited editions to the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.