New Chevy Camaro Concept is Designed to Carve Cones

The Chevrolet Camaro isn’t designed to just race down the quarter mile.

At the 2016 SEMA Show, the American automaker unveiled the new Camaro Turbo AutoX concept, combining the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with a performance suspension, brake system, air intake and exhaust system.

Rolling on concept Chevrolet Accessories 20-inch aluminum wheels wrapped with Goodyear 285/35R20 tires, the Camaro Turbo AutoX concept sits closer to the ground with a Chevrolet Performance suspension lowering kit, which includes stiffer springs and specifically tuned dampers to lower the ride height by 0.75 inches (20mm). Providing additional chassis stiffness is a concept strut tower brace under the hood.

Braking performance is also improved with a Chevrolet Performance front brake kit, boasting six-pistoncalipers and 370mm, two-piece slotted rotors.

To give it a look that fits in with the sea of modified cars at the 2016 SEMA Show, Chevrolet gave the concept Camaro a Shock Yellow exterior paint finish complemented with Pearl Nickel hood stripes and satin Carbon Flash Metallic accents on the hood vents, rockers and rear diffuser.

Inside, the black leather-trimmed interior includes a suede-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel and shift knob and boot, as well as a carbon fiber instrument panel insert. And since the car is designed to take on autocross courses, there’s also a bolt-in harness bar and five-point safety harnesses.

“This concept pushes Camaro in a new direction, integrating new performance parts that make the most of the turbocharged Camaro’s lightweight dynamics,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports.