Engineers have spent nearly 9 million hours of computational time figuring out the best ways to make the sixth-generation Camaro better than ever. The 2016 Camaro design is set to feature a lighter body thanks to recent innovations in chassis engineering.
According to Chevy, engineers have found a way to make the new structural framework of the Camaro about 30% stronger, allowing them to use fewer materials. Thanks to added torsional strength, the chassis can shed some pounds, improving overall performance and handling.
“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.”
Thanks to the added strength of the frame and lighter weight, the new Camaro will have improved handling, quicker acceleration, and better fuel economy. The 2016 Camaro is bound to be one of the best muscle cars in the world.