2016 Chevy Camaro performance specs revealed

Chevy has released all the performance specs for the all-new 2016 Camaro, which drops almost 400 pounds compared to the outgoing model.

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Chevy has released all the performance specs for the all-new 2016 Camaro, which drops almost 400 pounds compared to the outgoing model.
Starting from the top, the 2016 Camaro SS is powered by a 455-hp 6.2L V8, making it the most powerful Camaro SS to date. It reaches 60 mph in 4.0 seconds with the eight-speed automatic or 4.3 seconds with the manual. The Camaro SS can also cover the quarter-mile in 12.3 seconds with the automatic transmission.

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Related: 2016 Chevy Camaro priced at $26,695

Moving down the line, the V6 Camaro is powered by a 335-hp 3.6L V-6. When paired with the eight-speed automatic, the Camaro reaches 60 mph in 5.1 seconds and the quarter-mile in only 13.5 seconds. There’s also a new four-cylinder Camaro, which is powered by a 275-hp 2.0L Turbo delivering 5.4-second 0-60 performance and a 14.0-second quarter-mile, with the six-speed manual.

“The performance of the Camaro 2.0L Turbo will challenge many of the iconic muscle cars from the 1960s, while the Camaro SS’s performance – including 0.97 g cornering – makes it one of the most capable 2+2 coupes on the market,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “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.”

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With standard 18-inch wheels and Goodyear Eagle Sport all-season tires, the 2.0L Turbo delivers 0.85 g in cornering grip and 60-0-mph braking in 129 feet. With the RS package, which includes 20-inch wheels and Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric all-season run-flat tires, the 3.6L V-6 delivers 0.89 g in cornering and 60-0 mph braking in 124 feet. The Camaro SS features Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 run-flat summer-only tires, enabling 0.97 g in cornering and 60-0 braking in 117 feet.

The 2016 Camaro is priced at $26,695 for the Camaro 1LT and $37,295 for the 1SS.

Source: Chevy