Chevrolet has released performance specs for the 2016 Camaro, which in SS guise goes from 0 to 60 mph in 4 seconds. The most powerful Camaro SS ever also covers the quarter-mile in 12.3 seconds, when equipped with the all-new 8-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission.
Thanks to the lighter weight and power increases, 2016 Chevrolet Camaro models are quicker than their predecessors. The 275hp 2.0L Turbo goes from 0 to 60 in 5.4 seconds and covers the quarter mile in 14 seconds with the six-speed manual, while the 335hp 3.6-liter V6 with the 8-speed automatic reaches 60 mph in 5.1 seconds and covers the quarter-mile in only 13.5 seconds.
The 2.0L Turbo delivers 0.85 g in cornering grip and 60-0-mph braking in 129 feet (39.3 meters) with standard 18-inch wheels and Goodyear Eagle Sport all-season tires. With the RS package, which includes 20-inch wheels and Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric all-season run-flat tires, the 3.6L V6 delivers 0.89 g in cornering and 60-0 mph braking in 124 feet (37.8 meters). 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 (35.6 meters).
“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 base curb weight for the 2016 Camaro is 368 pounds (167 kg) lighter than the previous model. The 1SS model is 223 pounds (101 kg) lighter, while offering 29 more horsepower, for a 14-percent improvement in its power-to-weight ratio.
The 2016 Camaro goes on sale this fall, with a suggested retail price of $26,695 for the Camaro 1LT and $37,295 for the 1SS.