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Chevrolet is paving the way for the sixth-generation Camaro, scheduled to be unveiled on 16 May, in Detroit, on Belle Isle, the 982-acre island park that is home to the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix.
 
Until the official unveiling we have new information about the muscle-car that wants to rival with the current Ford Mustang. The newest press release regards the weight improvement new Camaro will offer.
 
By obsessively searching for opportunities to save ounces, the team pared more than 200 pounds off the Camaro compared with the fifth-generation model. A new architecture, one of the most mass-efficient ever from General Motors, is responsible for much of the weight savings.
 
Additionally, dozens of small changes cumulatively contributed to shedding pounds. For example, the beam that supports the instrument panel is now made of aluminum, saving 9.7 pounds (4.4 kg) over the steel beam on the current generation Camaro.
 
In addition, the front and rear suspension assemblies are now aluminum, and links on some models feature an intricate, structurally optimized design made with a rigid composite material that’s even lighter than aluminum. As a result, the total weight for the suspension is 21 percent lighter compared to current steel-intensive assemblies.
 
As a result, the Camaro does more with less, according to Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer, who said: “The new Camaro brakes harder, flicks into corners more quickly, and drives out of the corner faster. We expect it will set the benchmark in the segment and give many sports cars a challenge.

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