Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro have made to the Indian Auto Expo this time as always and continue to be eye candy at the GM pavilion
The sixth generation Camaro convertible has made it to the stall of India but the not the showrooms yet. Since Ford has launched the Mustang it could reconsider it strategy this time. Worldwide it the Camaro is offered in two version the LT and SS models that are built on the GM Alpha platform. The 2016 Camaro weighs 91 kg less than its predecessor. This new generation has over 70% new parts when compared that of the sixth generation’s.
Engine range has increased from just the usual V8 version to make it proper affordable sports car. The Camro is sold internationally with a 2.0-liter turbo-charged inline-four producing 279 PS, a new 3.6-liter V6 making 340 PS. The SS model features the full blown 6.2-liter V8 with 461 PS. The track focused ZL1 model uses a supercharged 640 hp. The transmissions are a six-speed manual, a seven-speed manual for the 2017 ZL1 or an eight-speed automatic.
The seventh generation Corvette has also made to the stall of GM too. The sports car is mid engined, rear wheel drive car which fights against sophisticated competition such as the Porsche 911 and the Audi R8. The engine is the familiar small black 6.2L V8 engine which is supercharged and makes 650 bhp from the supercharged LT4 aluminium 6.2L V-8 engine.
Transmission options are simple. The 7-speed manual gets paddles at the steering for blipping the throttle and matching the revs. Meanwhile the 8-speed automatic also makes its entry and has regular paddle shifters. The new Corvette saw the name of the sub-tag plate of Stingray coming as the company said the performance finally matches to the original unit as it the most powerful and best Corvette they ever made. Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro could come to the country within the next two year as by that time GM would have its passenger car market ready and steady.