Power comes from the existing 6.2-litre V8 engine – putting out 426bhp at 5900rm and 419lb ft of torque at 4600rpm. Either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission can be chosen.
In manual form, the Camaro will accelerate from 0-62mph in 5.2sec, with the convertible reaching the same speed just 0.2 seconds later.
Revised aerodynamics are said to provide more efficient cooling and stability at high speeds. Chevrolet has added a wider, lower grille, while the functional bonnet vent helps reduce heat and aerodynamic lift. A ‘sculptural’ deck lid, horizontal lamps and a diffuser complete the new design.
Inside, the Camaro boasts a new colour heads-up display and the new Chevrolet MyLink connected radio located in the centre stack; the radio being built around a seven-inch touch screen.
The manufacturer is claiming the latest Camaro represents the most significant redesign since the introduction of the fifth-generation model in 2006.