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Revealed: New 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Badge Goes Retro

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 2015-03-16 Karla Sanchez
Chevrolet Camaro Six Teaser © Provided by MotorTrend Chevrolet Camaro Six Teaser

Chevrolet recently gave us a sneak preview of a 2016 Camaro in a teaser video, but since it was camouflaged, we didn’t get to see certain details like the new badge it will wear -- until now. The automaker has fully revealed the new logo that will be affixed to the pony car, and it oozes American pride.

The sixth-gen Camaro throws back to its rich history by wearing a new interpretation of the three-stripe emblem that first appeared on the Camaro in the 1970s. The badge was revived for the third- and fourth-generation models, but the 2016 pony car has brought it back with a new twist on the original design. While the new emblem still features the same red, white, and blue stripes, the entire shape of the emblem has been stretched out horizontally so that it looks more like a shield. Instead of the bowtie or the “Camaro” lettering at the bottom of the stripes, the new badge features the word “Camaro” in big block letters above the stripes.

2016 Chevrolet Camaro Prototype © Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Prototype

Now that we’ve seen the 2016 Camaro’s badge, we can start to really imagine what the car will look like. From all the spy shots we’ve seen of the car, we could see that the new muscle car will have a lower, more rounded nose with a narrower upper grille opening between the headlights. It also appears as though the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will continue the current model's high-beltline, short-window silhouette, although the rear of the new car has a more fastback-like slope to the rear windshield. Around back, the new car’s flat trunklid also appears to wear a small spoiler.

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will use General Motors' Alpha platform that also underpins the Cadillac ATS and CTS. While the current model's 3.6-liter V-6 and 6.2-liter V-8 engines are expected to carry over, with six-speed manual and automatic transmissions, the sixth-gen Camaro should also pack a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four borrowed from the aforementioned Cadillac ATS so that it can better compete with the Ford Mustang EcoBoost.

Revealed: New 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Badge Goes Retro

The newly revealed badge should be enough to tide us over until the 2016 Camaro’s official reveal on May 16 in Detroit.

Source: Chevrolet

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