Development work on the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is kicking into high gear as our spies have caught the model undergoing testing on the Nürburgring.

Development work on the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is kicking into high gear as our spies have caught the model undergoing testing on the Nürburgring.

Looking instantly recognizable, the redesigned Camaro has a new front fascia that appears to resemble the one used on Bumblebee in Transformers: Age of Extinction. The car has also been equipped with a sportier greenhouse, muscular rear fenders and a four-tailpipe exhaust system.

The styling is pretty evolutionary but bigger changes are expected under the skin. The most notable difference will be a switch to the long-wheelbase Alpha platform that underpins the Cadillac CTS. This doesn't sound too radical but the move could enable the Camaro to weigh several hundred pounds less than its predecessor.

Engine options remain unconfirmed but they are largely expected to carryover. However, there could be a new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder option to battle the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder that resides in the 2015 Ford Mustang. The turbocharged 2.0-liter engine produces 272 bhp (202 kW) and 295 lb-ft (399 Nm) of torque in the Cadillac ATS and CTS but that's significantly less powerful than the Mustang's 2.3-liter EcoBoost that develops 310 bhp (231 kW) and 320 lb-ft (433 Nm) of torque. Given the sizable difference, it's possible that GM engineers could make some modifications to bring the engine closer in line with their cross town rivals.

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