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?