Chevrolet has announced the sixth generation Camaro is more than 200 lbs (90.7 kg) lighter than its predecessor.

Chevrolet has announced the sixth generation Camaro is more than 200 lbs (90.7 kg) lighter than its predecessor.

The diet was possible thanks to a brand new architecture making extensive use of aluminum, including for the beam that supports the instrument panel which is now 9.7 lbs (4.4 kg) lighter than the steel beam of the outgoing Camaro.

Moreover, both front and rear suspension assemblies are now manufactured from aluminum while the links on some of the versions will use a rigid composite material lighter than aluminum. Thanks to this new lightweight construction, the entire suspension is 21% lighter than on the fifth generation model.

In the previous teaser we learned the Camaro 6 will have more than 70% brand new components, including the body, suspension and interior. The front structure is longer and wider while the V8 6.2-liter engine has gone through some changes to fit the new packaging.

The sixth generation Chevrolet Camaro will be unveiled on May 16 during a special event organized in Detroit.

As a final note, it should be mentioned the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe 1LS (V6 engine) weighs 3,719 lbs (1,686 kg) while the 2SS (V8 engine) tips the scales at 3,935 lbs (1,785 kg).

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