Originally Posted by 2001ragtop
I like what the GM executive said. Just because they are moving the Camaro to Lansing, does not automatically mean Camaro will have the ATS chassis.
I have wondered about that for a while. The idea that there are (2) Camaros on the lot. One is a 2014 weighing 3900. and a 2015 weighing 3400.
To me that is a drastic change. And it could "bother" the owners who have 2010-2014 models.
For this reason I have wondered what exactly they plan to do. I think people would be ecstatic to see a "new" Camaro that only weighs 3400 lbs or less. But when you do that, it makes the 2010-15 seem like those are inferior and (did not get the meaningful design it should have).
It did take time for the ATS to be developed. (Does the Gen 5 V8 fit into the ATS chassis? I have never checked on that. Surely it does. and if it doesn't, then they would make it fit for the Camaro I assume...)
Also, the ATS does not seem like it is all that wide. I'm curious what a Camaro-type of body shape would look like on that size chassis....
It's pretty much a given. The only RWD passenger car platform worth using right now is Alpha. Zeta is on the way out and the full size Cadillac platform is too expensive and too big.
And yeah, it will bother 5th gen owners. But who cares? Every time a new generation is released, it's going to be better in some way than the last one. That's called progress.
Why should GM not produce the best Alpha-based Camaro they can just because a handful of 5th gen owners will be butthurt?
And yes, the LT1 does fit in Alpha.