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2014 Camaro V6 Brochure Leaked, Gains Power Boost and Different Tail Lamps

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At the ongoing New York International Auto Show, General Motors pushed the white covers off two versions of the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro, the 426hp V8-powered SS, and a brand-new entry, the track-focused, but street-legal, 500hp+ Z/28 that slots right under the ZL1.

Over the next few months, the bow-tie brand will officially churn out the rest of the Camaro models, including the base V6, the range-topping ZL1, possibly a replacement for the 1LE and of course, the convertible lineup. However, as is often the case with upcoming vehicles, leaks are bound to happen…

A Carscoops reader and GM insider who wishes to remain anonymous, got his hands on a pilot brochure for the base 2014 Camaro V6 model, in which we see that Chevrolet has applied the new and slimmer looking front grille and headlamps as with the rest of the range, but opted for a different tail light assembly.

The latter should not come to as much of a surprise as the 2014 Camaro SS and Camaro Z/28 also feature different tail lamp clusters (see photos below), with the SS featuring wraparound LED fixtures and the Z/28, regular light clusters with the reverse lights positioned in the center. Clearly, the 2014 Camaro V6's rear lights fuse the design of the new SS' one-piece LED units and the outgoing model's two-piece lamps.

That's not the only change for the V6 as according to the preliminary brochure, GM has also boosted the output of the 3.6-liter direct-injection engine from 323-horses to 354 horses, with the coupe completing the 0-60mph (96km/h) in 6.2 seconds, and averaging 34mpg on the highway.

So, what do you think about the new Camaro V6; has GM made the right moves for the 2014 model?


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9 Comments:

T-Cake said... »April 01, 2013

"354 horses...and averaging 34mpg" - Unless this is just a April Fool's Day statistic, that's pretty impressive, especially for the a base model.

jl215esq@yahoo.com said... »April 01, 2013

These are nothing but photoshops, or a bad April Fools joke.



The image used for the blue car is from: http://www.maxmotors.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/2012-Chevrolet-ZL1-Camaro-Between-Trucks.jpg

SgtBeavis said... »April 01, 2013

No kidding... that is hella impressive.

ssss said... »April 01, 2013

354 hp and 0-60 in 6.2 seconds?? that's very slow for a car of this power. In comparison, BMW 328i with a small 2 liter, 4 cylinder turbo with 240 hp does 0-60 in 5.5 seconds!

William Lee said... »April 01, 2013

Is something bothering you today? Lighten up, it certainly wasn't a bad April Fools attempt. And would it be a shocker to you if I tell you automakers practice bad photoshopping for brochures 365 days a year?

Brian Meissen said... »April 02, 2013

It's clearly tagged at the top as April Fools' Day -- I wouldn't trust this article. The one photo of the interior with taillights next to it is of European export taillights. The lighter blue Camaro is a poor photoshop. I'm thinking this is a April Fools' Day prank.

Tom Laq said... »April 02, 2013

Different weight class altogether!

Ryan said... »April 04, 2013

That's a 5mpg increase over this year's model. That would almost have to be from a new 8 speed transmission or something.

james said... »April 06, 2013

Well if they utilized some of the weight saving tech that brought the z28 down 300 lbs they'd be just about equal. In any case, he's got a point...the 335 weighs about 3600lbs and at 300/300 would finish a second to 1.5 quicker, smashing the 354hp v6 april fools day creation.

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