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2016 Chevy Camaro drops 200 pounds

We’re still about a month and a half away until Chevrolet takes the wraps of the all-new 2016 Camaro, but the automaker has just revealed that the new Camaro will be lighter than the current model.

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We’re still about a month and a half away until Chevrolet takes the wraps of the all-new 2016 Camaro, but the automaker has just revealed that the new Camaro will be lighter than the current model. To improve the 2016 Camaro’s handling, acceleration and fuel economy, the engineering team was able to reduce the Camaro’s weight by 200 pounds compared to the current model.
The 2016 Camaro rides on a new platform, which is responsible for much of the weight savings. Aluminum will also be used more, for parts like the beam the supports the instrument panel and the front and rear suspension assemblies. As a result, the total weight for the suspension is 21 percent lighter compared to current steel-intensive assemblies.

Related: 2016 Camaro teased ahead of its debut on May 16 [VIDEO]

Chevrolet will introduce the all-new 2016 Camaro on Saturday, May 16, during a special public event at Detroit’s Belle Isle Park.

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