DETROIT – Chevrolet introduced a line of performance parts and accessories for the all-new sixth-generation 2016 Chevrolet Camaro coupe, which begins arriving at dealerships this fall.
Chevy says performance-enhancing engine components have been designed for both the Camaro SS with the LT1 6.2-liter V8 and the Camaro LT with the 3.6-liter V6, while a variety of suspension, brake and appearance upgrades will be available for these and other Camaro coupe and convertible models.
“These accessories and parts were designed, engineered and tested by our Camaro team, assuring proper fit and integration – and they are backed by Chevrolet,” said Jim Campbell, GM’s U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports, in a statement.
For example, there are axle-back exhaust kits that will increase performance and improve the sound on V8 and V6 models, while owners of LT1-powered SS Camaros can add a performance air intake that helps improve airflow for better engine breathing.
Four suspension-lowering kits, for both LT and SS models, include front and rear coil springs and tuned struts and shocks. In addition to decreasing ride height up to 0.8 inch, they lower the center of gravity, give the vehicle a more aggressive stance and improve handling while retaining ride quality. Chevy notes that these kits are not compatible with Magnetic Ride Control, which is available on the Camaro SS.
Braking on Camaro LT models with the 2.0-liter turbo and the 3.6-liter V6 can be upgraded with a Brembo four-piston front brake package that includes red aluminum calipers, performance pads and 13.6-inch vented and slotted rotors.
The next step up, available for all Camaro models, is a six-piston Brembo front brake package that features red monoblock aluminum calipers, performance pads and two-piece, 14.6-inch vented and slotted rotors. Like the four-piston version, this package includes low-expansion hoses and all necessary mounting hardware.
In addition to performance parts, Chevrolet has come up with a number of appearance-enhancing accessories for the new Camaro, including three aluminum wheel styles, grille kits with body-colored inserts, a rear spoiler and ground-effects kit and interior trim kits in multiple colors.
There are also four exterior graphics packages, in a number of colors, including rally stripes, front fender “hash marks, racing stripe designs and a side “spear” graphic.
Some of these parts and accessories will be available at the time the 2016 Camaro goes on sale, and others will be added at the beginning of next year. In the meantime, fans can check out many of them on the Camaro Visualizer.
Key competitors to the Camaro include the Dodge Challenger and Nissan 370Z, as well as its traditional rival, the Ford Mustang.
Edmunds says: Buyers who want to personalize the order of their 2016 Camaro should get in touch with their Chevrolet dealer for more information.