Chevrolet has just released official 2016 Camaro performance numbers, claiming new benchmarks for the segment.
Given that Ford has yet to share its own numbers for the latest Mustang, we’ll just have to believe them. Step on it, Ford.
Thanks to weight savings of up to 390 pounds and new, more refined powertrains, the 2016 Chevy Camaro SS can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.0 seconds. Even the barebones Camaro coupe can do the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 5.4 seconds, which our customers at Bill Harris Auto Center are sure to appreciate.
What’s interesting to note is that using a manual is quicker than using an automatic with the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder. But when using the 3.6-liter V6, the performance just about evens out. And when powered by the massive 6.2-liter V8, the new eight-speed automatic transmission really comes into its own and allows for decent gains.
The Camaro SS can also muster up to 0.97g of cornering force when equipped with 20” RF4 tires, largely thanks to the stiffer chassis for the 2016 model year.
For more details and comparisons, check out the official press release.