With a profile that harkens back to the 1967 original, the sixth-generation Camaro looks pleasingly familiar, marking a subtle styling evolution over the previous model. But don't let that fool you. The new Camaro is a delight to drive, with dynamic prowess that can give even snooty European sportsters a run for their money. But as a daily driver, you might want to think twice because outward visibility is atrocious.
At a glance, the new Camaro may appear to be the result of a cosmetic makeover, but it is now based on the accomplished Alpha rear-drive platform that underpins the Cadillac ATS and its dimensions are a bit smaller. This pedigree gets the coupe off to a good start. Reduced weight, revised suspension, and sharp steering create an experience unlike any muscle car buyer's expectations. The Camaro feels much more like a fine European sport sedan than anything a typical shopper may be trading in.
Accordingly, the Camaro vanquishes the notion that muscle cars are designed purely for running in a straight line. Here is a car that loves curvy roads, rewarding the driver with a planted body and an athletic demeanor. The steering is well-judged with decent feedback. While the ride is firm and connected, it masks bumps remarkably well.