2016 Chevrolet Camaro news: car showcased on Jay Leno's Garage; accessories and performance kits unveiled


The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro has made its debut on CNBC show “Jay Leno’s Garage” ahead of its release later this year.

On the hit YouTube series, Leno alongside drag racing champion, Erica Enders-Stevens head to the drag strip to try out the upcoming vehicle which reportedly has undergone many improvements to make it one of the top not only against current contenders but in comparison with predecessors.

Reports claim that the 2016 Camaro will be offered in three engine options. The first one is the 2.0-liter turbo, four-cylinder that is equipped with 275-horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. When driven, it can reach up to 60 miles per hour in under six seconds starting from zero.

Another is a 3.6-liter V6 engine, described to be mid-range with the capacity of 335-horsepower, 284 lb-ft torque and a faster acceleration from 0 to 60 in just 5.1 seconds and 5.2 seconds for automatic and manual transmissions, respectively.

The third offering is a 6.2-liter V8 engine with the fastest four-second acceleration of 0 to 60 mph.

According to Digital Trends, a list of accessories and performance parts will be offered for the compatibility of some engines such as a performance air intake kit for V8 models and suspension-lowering kits that can decrease the height of the car by up to eight inches.

Brembo brakes will also make their way to the models, with Chevrolet offering two packages one for both 2.0L and V6 models that upgrades the brake to four-piston calipers and another one for V8, to match the size of its rotors. Owners have the option to have six-piston calipers for the front brakes which is also available regardless of the engine they have, with even bigger rotors.

When it comes to accessories, the manufacturer also offers grille kits, a rear spoiler, ground effects kit, three wheel designs, interior trim option, custom taillight lenses, and four exterior graphics packages including classic dual racing stripes, a single center stripe, front fender hash marks and side spears.