2016 Camaro Performance numbers revealed
More power and less weight, the sacred quest all car enthusiasts seek. That’s exactly
what Chevrolet did with the all-new 2016 Camaro. We all know more power and less
weight equals a very good time and that’s what Chevrolet wanted their new Camaro to
Sales.    

Chevrolet just released the performance numbers to prove what their new creation is
capable of and it looks rather impressive. With a lighter and stiffer chassis the new
Camaro is up to 390 pounds (177 kg) lighter and promises to be more agile and more
fun to drive.  The new Camaro 1SS model is now 223 pounds (101 kg) lighter and has
29 extra ponies for a total of 455 hp. 0-60 mph comes in just 4.0 seconds and the
quarter mile happens in 12.3 seconds with the 8-speed automatic transmission. If you
are like us and prefer to row your own gears you will be 0.3 seconds slower to 60 mph
and 0.2 seconds slower in the quarter mile.  The manual is slower but at least you can
lose and still feel good knowing that you drive a manual.

The 335 hp 3.6L V6 can do 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds and do the quarter mile in 13.5
seconds also with the faster automatic transmission.  The biggest surprise could be the
all-new 2.0L Turbo Camaro weighting at 3,339 lbs with 275 hp. A respectable 0-60 mph
of 5.4 seconds and a quarter mile of 14 flat means this could be a very fun car to drive
and an excellent competitor to the Ecoboost Mustang and even possibly to the
Toyobaru BRZ/FRS/GT86.  We would have to wait and see how fun this car really is to
drive but if Chevrolet’s video of the turbo car drifting is any indication of the driving
behavior of the car, it sure looks like it will be a blast to drive.

Chevrolet promises this to be one of the most capable 2+2 coupes on the market.  “The
performance numbers only tell half of the story, because the lighter curb weight also
makes the new Camaro feel more responsive and agile behind the wheel. It brakes
more powerfully, dives into corners quicker, accelerates faster and is more fun to drive
than ever,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer.  

The 2016 Camaro will go on sale this fall with a suggested retail price of $26,695 for
the Camaro 1LT and $37,295 for the 1SS.
September 22, 2015
2016 Camaro: Faster - Lighter - Stronger
photo Courtesy of General Motors
photo Courtesy of General Motors
photo Courtesy of General Motors
photo Courtesy of General Motors
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