The sixth generation of the Camaro, the classic Chevy sports car, was recently unveiled in Detroit. The unveil was a big deal for car enthusiasts everywhere and tickets to the event were scooped up within eight hours of the announcement! So what’s all the hype about?
To start, a team of Chevy engineers worked tirelessly, spending more than 9 million hours of computational time making adjustments to the new Camaro. And all that occurred before the prototype even hit the road.
All that work led to the finished product, which is more than 200 pounds lighter than current Camaro. Engineers were able to make minor adjustments throughout – for instance, the front and rear suspensions assemblies are now made from aluminum – to make it 21 percent lighter than before.
And engineers found innovative ways to make the Camaro handle better by going with a more rigid body structure that’s nearly 30 percent stiffer. With a body that’s less flexible, it means the suspension and steering systems will be more precise, giving drivers better control behind the wheel.
“The modeling abilities of computer aided engineering are advancing at incredible rates,” said Jim Karlavage, Camaro program engineering manager. “Today, we can accurately model opportunities to add torsional strength without adding unnecessary mass. The result is a lighter, stiffer structure that benefits every aspect of the driving experience.”
Of course, the Camaro is still a muscle car through and through. More details will come out soon about the new version, but if you want to know how it sounds, click here (http://www.chevrolet.com/2016-camaro/). You can even make it your ringtone!
Once you get a look at the new Camaro, contact a Bachman sales rep to learn more about it and find out when you can take one for a test drive.
So what’s all the hype about?