2016 Chevrolet Camaro Named Motor Trend’s Car of the Year
It’s this month of the year once again when car enthusiasts gathered to see which ride will bag one of US’ popular car awards, Motor Trend’s Car of the Year award. And just yesterday, after four days of checkups and test drives, the judges made one of the most unexpected and surprising decisions – naming the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro as the winner. It is without a doubt one of the best future cars!
One of Motor Trend’s judges, Johnny Lieberman, admitted himself that he and his fellow judges were surprised to see the Camaro in the list of finalists and initially thought that it has no chance of winning against competitors like BMW 7-Series, Toyota Mirai, Mercedes-AMG GT S, Honda Civic, and Maza Mx-5 Miata. But after checking out the specs and doing some test drives, they came to the conclusion that General Motor’s sixth-generation car did well against a number of criteria, including safety, efficiency, design advancement, performance and engineering excellence.
“Had we stopped and thought about it a little harder, however, we might have reached a different initial conclusion. Why’s that? Because the sixth-generation Camaro is based on General Motor’s awesome Alpha platform architecture, the same structure that underpins the Cadillac ATS and CTS, the latter being our 2014 Car of the Year,” wrote Lieberman in Motor Trend’s website.
Even Motor Trend‘s guest engineering judge Theodore was impressed with the sixth-generation Camaro. “Quite an accomplishment. Bravo!” he said. Motor Trend associate editor Christian Seabough shared the same opinion. “The performance you get out of this six-cylinder is amazing,” Seabough said impressed. “It might as well have an SS badge on it. I can already hear the fanboys: ‘My RS does 0-60 mph in 5.3 seconds, handles better than an ATS, and gets killer mileage.’
“Hallelujah, Jesus Christ, and holy stuff this thing is fracking incredible! I could have lapped it for the next 10 years. I am absolutely in love with this car’s limit handling,” exclaimed editor Jason Cammisa.”
But will the Camaro get the same positive impression from customers? We’ll have to find that out in the coming months.