2016 Camaro Debuts in Detroit: Is it a Mustang Killer?

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The battle between the Chevy Camaro and the Ford Mustang has never been more intense. The May 16th unveiling of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro was as bold as the car itself. It’s the sixth generation Camaro and it is, without question, the best platform on which the car has ever been released. General Motors announced the new Camaro in Detroit at an exclusive event limited to 1,000 registered guests. Registration was free.

GM is supporting the new Alpha platform with $175 million in plant upgrades and a second shift of 500 workers at the Lansing, MI plant.

The all new look is sleek with competition styling at both front and rear and GM plans to offer it with 4, 6, and 8 cylinder options. In the entire history of the Camaro line, a 4 cylinder has never been available until now. The 3.6 liter V6 may be receiving the newest twin turbo package which would then give the six cylinder option more than 400 horsepower.

As of today, GM has no plans to offer the car with a dual clutch paddle style transmission, which disappoints us but the all new 8 speed conventional transmission is a great second choice.

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Donny is a Southern California specialty shop owner with primary emphasis on transmission and differential systems. He is an automotive technology graduate with over 30 years of experience. He and his wife own DMC Transmission outside of Los Angeles and were awarded “Shop of the Year” honors in 2010 and 2011.

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