Just when you thought that this year couldn't get any more exciting (read Lamborghini Huracan and the 2015 Ford Mustang), out of nowhere, two sketches of the 2016 Camaro have emerged. They are the creation of a Transportation Design student, Jingxu Zhan from Detroit, Michigan but look pretty realistic.
These sketches are the second batch of renderings to appear after the first set was introduced by Michael McGee, during his internship at General Motors. Showcasing a different design, the model has taken cues from an F-35 fighter jet. Michael had also displayed a 1:3 scale half mirror model along with the sketches.
According to the latest renderings, the Camaro will ditch its classic muscular look for a completely different design. The model features a low roof line and sports the familiar but more aggressive Camaro grille, coupled with slim headlights. The wheel arches are flared, giving it a supercar-like stance along with sharper tail-lights.
The 2016 Camaro will use GM’s rear-wheel-drive vehicle architecture known internally as Alpha which will be shared with the Cadillac ATS, 2014 CTS, Buick Grand National and the GNX. The sports car will be put on a diet to lose some weight and is expected to be smaller too.
It was less than a year ago when GM unveiled the 2014 Camaro, a mid-generation update to keep the model fresh. The fifth generation Camaro took influence from the styling of the 1967-1969 Camaro and was first depicted as 'Bumblebee', a yellow Autobot in the Transformer series. But with the announcement of the Z/28 model, which will feature in the latest installment of the series, the more aerodynamic front and reshaped tail-lights seem to indicate what is to be expected from the 2016 model, a less-retro but revolutionary design.