This is the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro!

On Detroit’s Belle Isle Park, Chevy finally pulled the wraps off its next-generation Camaro — a hotly anticipated upgrade that GM has been teasing bit by bit over the past several weeks. It’ll go head-to-head against the recently revamped Ford Mustang when it hits dealers in the coming months.

In general, Chevy has hewn closely to the look and feel of the outgoing model, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing: the musclebound lines of the car have aged well over the past several years.

There will be six — yes, six — engines offered, ranging from a 455-horsepower 6.2-liter V-8 all the way down to a 2.0-liter turbocharged four. An equally big story might be the new interior — unlike the exterior, the cockpit looks all-new, featuring something Chevy is calling “Interior Spectrum Lighting” that shines a light pipe in any of 24 selectable colors across the dashboard. (It looks awesome.)

There’s even a “show mode” that will randomly cycle through all the colors, just for effect.

There’s a reason that GM took to Belle Isle for this particular unveiling: besides the fact that GM headquarters can be seen a mile away on the Detroit skyline, Belle Isle is hosting a Grand Prix in two weeks’ time where IndyCar drivers will negotiate the twists and turns of the island’s road course.

This weekend, Chevy is using that same course to demonstrate the new Camaro’s chops on the track.


Paris Motor Show 2012: Lamborghini Drops The Sheets On The NEW Gallardo!

What Lambo’s done is take a Gallardo – one of its most successful cars, with more than 13,000 leaving the Sant’Agata factory – and made it… triangley. But seeing as you’re equipped with eyes and a brain, you’ll have your own opinion on whether this facelift’s uglier or prettier than its predecessor. And whether or not facelifting it at all was a pointless exercise. But, in the most literal sense, that’s clearly not the case.

The new front end now wears an anglegasm of triangular and trapezoidal forms, which the manufacturer describes as “highly typical of the Lamborghini design language”. Overall, the new look’s broader and more fighty with larger air intakes in front, fresh 19-inch rims, and a brand-spanking bottom with a wider air outlet for better thermodynamics.

Bolt-on options only involve a “Style Package” thus far. You get high-gloss black paintwork on the underside of the front spoiler, front and rear grilles and the rear trim bit that stretches across the rear. Not gaudy enough? Lambo’s “Ad Personam” personalisation program lets you run wild with other shades (and your bank balance) inside and out.

Not a fan? Well how d’you like these apples – the black one’s called the Gallardo LP 570-4 Edizione Tecnica and it’s a new 1340kg lightweight special (power to mass has been whittled down to 420bhp per tonne, 53bhp more than standard). There’s extra spec, a chuff-off great big spoiler and squeaky carbon-ceramic brakes.

You can choose from three new colour combos, where the roof arch and front air intakes are painted in a contrasting hue. You can have a Nero Nemesis (matt black) body with Arancio Argos (orange) pillars and front air intakes, Bianco Canopus (matt white) body with Arancio Argos pillars and front air intakes, and Arancio Argos body with Nero Nemesis pillars and front air intakes.

We’ll find out the finer details on power outputs, weight loss and whether or not the drivetrain setups have changed over the course of the Paris motor show. That said, Lambo’s not shouting about engine mods, which probably means the 543bhp, 5.2-litre, 398lb ft V10’s not been subject to much surgery.