2016 Chevy Camaro SS Hits 60 MPH in Four Seconds

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Chevy has released performance statistics for the new Camaro, which can hit 60 miles per hour from a standstill in four seconds in SS trim.

Equipped with the 455-hp 6.2-liter V8 and an eight-speed automatic transmission, Chevy says that the quarter-mile sprint for the Camaros SS will take 12.3 seconds, while cornering G-forces max out at 0.97G. Pair the big V8 with the six-speed manual transmission and the car will sprint to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds. Thanks in part to Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 run-flat summer-only tires, 60-0 mph braking happens in 117 feet.

With the 355-hp 3.6-liter V6 and automatic transmission, the car will run to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds, while opting for the manual transmission comes with a penalty of 0.1 seconds, taking the 0-60 time to 5.2 seconds. Quarter miles times are 13.5 seconds for the automatic and 13.7 for the manual. Maximum lateral grip is pegged at 0.89G.

SEE ALSO: 2016 Chevy Camaro Price: Starts at $26,695

The all-new base engine, a 2.0-liter turbo four cylinder, makes 275 hp, propelling the car to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds when hooked up to the six-speed manual transmission. With the auto box, that time grows to 5.5 seconds. Running the quarter mile with the small turbo engine will take 14 seconds with both the manual and automatic transmission.

Curb weights were also released for the new Camaro, with the base model car losing 368 pounds compared to its predecessor to sit at 3,339 lbs when equipped with an automatic transmission. With the 3.6-liter V6, the car has lost 294 lbs. and now packs a curb weight of 3,435 lbs with the auto box. The top-dog SS model has lost 223 lbs., sitting at 3,685 lbs with a manual transmission.

The 2016 Camaro goes on sale later this year, with a starting price of $26,695 for the Camaro 1LT, climbing to $37,295 for the 1SS model.

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  • Auto Motive

    Lets imagine the numbers on the upcoming ZL1 utilizing the Z06 LT4 at 650/650……0-60 3.3/3.5 with the qtr mile at 11.0-11.3 then comes a pair of nitto slicks with a qtr mile run hitting 10.7/10.9……just to imagine.

  • Reckoning Day

    Good……….. – God.

  • maserati123

    HELLCAT= BETTER CAR

  • Rickers

    I’d still rather have a Mustang.

  • Felix James

    LOL… no traction Mopar crap

  • Lennie Pike

    How long until an AWD 4 or V6 package comes along? After all, it is derived from the ATS which already has that same capability.

  • jimbo

    sure looks like a Mustang side view

  • 1.2 liters bigger than the Mustang and about the same horsepower. Yawn.

  • You have a great imagination.

  • johnls39 .

    Highly doubt this thing will get AWD.

  • johnls39 .

    The Camaro will set the standard and will shit on the competition big time. Even the Mustang can’t touch it in performance and design wise.

  • Reckoning Day

    Buy what you like, & put your cheap money where your cheap mouth is, and be prepared to be beaten by the ‘non-cheapskate’ GM owners. your friggen choice.. Or are you merely typing ?!!?

  • Typical Chevy jackass. If I needed a bigger motor to keep up with a better designed smaller motor I guess I’d be a sore ass too….wait, no I wouldn’t, But you obviously are.

  • Reckoning Day

    Oh, I… am a jackass ? and you aren’t ? really ? So you are next to God ?… and Jesus Christ himself is below you you ? Do you actually know what I own ?…. and you , you piss-ant don’t own? pfffffft !Disappear you utterly useless amoeba !

  • you have exemplified a jackass perfectly right there. I don’t care what you own, and you obviously have no idea what I own, and I assure you, I am not worried about a 450 hp Camaro. I just thought that will all those extra cubes it should have been a lot faster. But then Chevy has always had to follow Ford, and that hasn’t changed yet. You are just a loudmouthed sore loser.

  • Wow, fanboy much?

  • I wonder how many recalls per gallon this one will get…?

  • Reckoning Day

    So say you, a known liar…..

  • Reckoning Day

    I don’t have a board up my bum… like you do.

  • Pretty sure you fired the first shot bud, which was not invited and man, you just get dumber and dumber as you go.

  • Reckoning Day

    And I should give a shit about your personal opinion because why ?

  • You DON’T need to give a shit, but you obviously do or you would just STFU. No-one invited you into a conversation, you Volunteered by insulting someone you don’t even know and know nothing about. why would you feel the need to do that? There is something in there that makes you need to abuse others, Whats is it? Daddy beat you? Wifey left you? Boss treat you like shit? Can’t get it up? Closet homosexual? Kids pick on you in school? There is some reason you feel the need to be a complete ass to people who have done nothing to you….what is it? Whatever it is, I feel sorry for you, really. You should get some counseling and get this shit straightened out because I assure you, one day somebody with less of a sense of humor is going to drag you into an alley somewhere and teach you some manners the hard way and I’d hate to see that happen to you now that we have become such good friends. I’m serious dude, deal with your demons and leave other the fuck alone.

  • Reckoning Day

    Good drugs aye ? Lay off of them, and put more sugar in your coffee… Oh, and don’t forget that you can hurl death threats all you want, but no tough guy on a keypad, is stronger than a bullet.

  • You are such a buffoon…

  • Reckoning Day

    Your Mom was sad when she mistakenly didn’t abort you.

  • You offer no factual data regarding the actual post, so your only reason for posting at all is to insult people? How mature.

  • So, let me get this straight, the Camaro needs
    1.2 liters more displacement than a mustang to make the same amount of power,
    and that’s better design?

  • Reckoning Day

    Keep telling yourself that.

  • Those are the facts you idiot. What are you, 12?

  • Reckoning Day

    So-called facts, don’t represent real-life data, bonehead !

  • You have offered no facts…all you do is insult. You offer no substance or data or any relevance. You are just a Punk. Show me one fact that you have offered…one.

  • Reckoning Day

    Displacement as you proffer, doesn’t equate to winning results. Only an idiot with no REAL experience ( this where you come in) ..would stick to that unfounded belief. There are so many parameters to consider besides mere displacement, as to 0-60,1/4 mile, and handling on an actual track. Can you guess of any my child ?

  • And once again you have no idea what you are talking about….I’ve raced professionally for probably longer than you have been living. You are so out of your league here I am not going to bother with you any longer. You are just an idiot with a big mouth and a nasty streak.

  • Reckoning Day

    You don’t know what I own, what I do, or how successful I am, with wheels that turn, as I don’t care to indulge a useless one celled amoeba’s curiosity such as yourself. Be gone twit !

  • Man, you just get dumber and dumber….do you even read what you write? You come across as a complete loser…..you should really think before you type.

  • Reckoning Day

    What, and be like you ?……pffffft !

  • Like an intelligent human being. You come off as a total no nothing jackass….the crap you spew doesn’t even make sense. If you knew what you were talking about you would NEVER say crap like that. You aren’t trying to get a point across, you are just trying to be an ass. And at that, you have succeeded wonderfully.

  • BDT

    You understand what great displacement affords you, correct?

  • Of course, when you have an obsolete motor you just keep making it bigger and bigger until it can keep up with the smaller better designed motors. Pretty simple fact as illustrated here.

  • BDT

    How is the LT1 obsolete?

  • Come on now, push rods and 2 valves per cylinder? That’s old as dirt. The proof is in the pudding; it takes a much bigger Chevy motor to compete with a much smaller Ford motor. that’s just a fact, there is nothing to debate here. The numbers are clear and printed in this very article. You can fanboy all you want but that doesn’t change the facts.

  • BDT

    Overhead cam technology is almost exactly as old as overhead valve (very early 1900’s). Ford isn’t doing anything interesting or exotic with the 5.0L, they are simply revving higher to achieve their numbers, which is a tactic as old as engine building. GM and Ford are solving the same problem using two equally old, if slightly different solutions. Neither is better or more right. Ford’s 5.0 is a fantastic engine: smooth, rev happy, and powerful throughout the rpm range. So is the GM 6.2. Displacement, or lack thereof, does not indicate technological or design superiority. If you want a more direct comparison, recall Ford’s 6.2 in the Raptor. It “only” made 411hp from the same configuration and same displacement as the 6.2 in the 2010 Camaro SS, but the Camaro made 426hp. Does that render the Ford 6.2 obsolete? Obviously not. You have to stop looking strictly at displacement, as it only tells a small part of the story.

  • Which brings me back to my original point. The much bigger CID Chevy makes about the same HP as the much smaller Ford that it is designed to compete with. I just didn’t find that very exciting, Now if they made a motor the same CID and made MORE power that would be something….but they didn’t. 🙁 Look at the Hellcat. They made 707 hp which is awesome, but when you figure out how much bigger that motor is than a 5.4L GT500 to only make 40 more HP it’s not all that impressive. When you put them all on an even playing field-HP per Liter Ford has done a pretty impressive job. That’s not even arguable. The numbers don’t lie.

  • Reckoning Day

    I love my Z06…It isn’t top heavy unlike the 4 camers, It sits lower below the hood also as a result, therefore a lower center of gravity, making it better handling on corners, it’s lighter overall than a 4 cam lump. Way better torque with two huge vales per cylinder, than the 4 valvers. My Caddy STS Northstar 32 valve was Ok, but sucked compared to my Vette. I think we can outthink ourselves on paper. It’s what happens in the real world that is important….. Also, ones who have owned both, have more say than mere armchair philosophers. So good for you BDT ! Well written ….

  • jbw9999

    Camaro = 455 ft lbs of torque
    Mustang = 400 ft lbs of torque
    Big difference.

  • jbw9999

    The Camaro has always been larger and heavier than the Mustang. So nothing wrong in giving it a larger engine.

    But 20HP and 50ftlbs more is not “the same amount of power”.

  • You missed the point. That’s a LOT of extra cubes to make that small amount of power increase.

  • 1.2 liters could be a whole additional engine and they only got 20 hp for the extra displacement? Not what I would call stellar.

  • Simply put, Ford is making more power per liter than Chevrolet. Period.

  • I have owned both….I was a die hard Chevy guy for decades and raced professionally under many nameplates, so I have a very educated opinion. Also, whenever the mustang vs Camaro subject comes up the Vette comes up as a comparison. A mustang is not a corvette. A Camaro and Mustang are similar, if you want to compare apples to apples, compare a vette to a Ford GT. Boom-done.

  • You are such an idiot. You can’t argue the facts so you insult and make ridiculous claims and have no idea what you are talking about.

  • Reckoning Day

    nope.

  • Reckoning Day

    jealous ?

  • Of what? You are such a moron.

  • You are such a moron, you should shoot yourself.

  • jbw9999

    You don’t think 55 more ft lbs of torque is a lot? That could be a whole additional engine as well.

  • jbw9999

    You missed the point. 55 ft lbs is a lot. Easily felt. If it’s not a lot, then neither is 1.2L.

  • For an additional 1.2 liters of displacement? That’s dismal. You could build a whole other engine with 1.2 liters.

  • Lets do the math, shall we?

    Ford 5.0 liters and 400 pounds of torque.
    That’s 80 pounds/liter.

    GM 6.2 liters and 455 pounds of torque.
    That’s only 73 pounds/liter.

    So how is this somehow a win for GM?
    Its not….it’s a win for Ford who makes a more powerful, more efficient engine pound for pound and Liter for Liter which is what I have said (and we now see is true) from the beginning. The math doesn’t lie. Fanboys do.

  • Ford 5.0 liters and 400 pounds of torque.
    That’s 80 pounds/liter.
    GM 6.2 liters and 455 pounds of torque.
    That’s only 73 pounds/liter.
    So how is this somehow a win for GM?
    Its not….it’s a win for Ford who makes a more powerful, more efficient engine pound for pound and Liter for Liter which is what I have said from the beginning.

  • no, YOU missed the point….it took them 1.2 liters to make it which is pathetic. I don’t see why this is so hard for you…

  • jbw9999

    Likewise. Just call me names like a child, like you have everyone else and lets call it a day.

  • Once again, I point to the facts and you deflect because you are simply wrong. Fanboys don’t like facts especially when it PROVES them wrong…..yes, that makes you a jackass. The truth in the math is undeniable, and to further deny those facts makes you either a liar or a moron. Just man up and admit if it for fuck sakes. Tell the fucking truth!

  • Reckoning Day

    Whoever wins on the track, wins, no matter ones prejudice…. Simple.

  • Reckoning Day

    You first.

  • Reckoning Day

    I ‘drive’ the facts…. You, are merely a big …’mouth’.

  • Reckoning Day

    The track is what proves actually… Diatribes such as yours prove only misguided prejudice… basically proving NOTHING !!!! The use of the silly word, ‘moron’ used by 5 1/2 year olds only, prove you to be one yourself…. Buy what you like, and prove on the track. Simple.

  • Dude, give it up, you lost this a long time ago when you declined to talk reasonably about actual facts and math. I gave you the truth, you just dont like it so fuck off.

  • Reckoning Day

    Sure, but my point, after reading your point is….Who really gives a shit about your lousy point ?… Do you really think Chevy needs to ask your and Fords lofty self-serving advice or acceptance in order to do what they are inspired to do ????? How bloody presumptuous of you ! You should sell shares in your dream world.

  • spoken like a true loser….you don’t care about the facts because they prove you wrong…

  • you can drive a wet bar of soap up your ass. So what.

  • Reckoning Day

    ‘Dude’ is a fancy boy. A fancy boy is a homo. So speak for yourself on that manner. And so fuck you yourself you useless Ford lover and get off the Chevy lovers page. I don’t see much in favor of you and your hate spewing ‘Ford lovin’ ideology’ towards Chevy, crap herein.. Gee, I wonder why ? (not)

  • Dude, you are the one who made a big deal out of this, I simply made a comment that I didn’t find such a big motor making so little power impressive. Period, you are the one who got nasty and insulting when I explained the FACTS to you and provided ACTUAL MATH. You have nothing but a bow tie up you ass. You are just pissed off because you have NOTHING. Must suck to be you.

  • Reckoning Day

    Once again, so say you, a nothing in the great stream of things in this universe.

  • There’s nothing left to say to you. I have given you the facts, which you continue to ignore, you can’t be reasoned with, you are just a jackass and I can’t help you with that. You are on your own bud. Good riddance.

  • Reckoning Day

    So let me get this ‘simply made comment’ straight… You don’t like Chevy do you ?

  • I do, I think they make a bunch of great stuff, I have several championships in chevy powered stock cars. I simply made a factual statement and you go all screwy on me. You aren’t interested in facts or truth or understanding or agreement, you just want to be a pompous dickhead and you’ve played your part perfectly. Bravo sir.

  • Reckoning Day

    It takes one to know one, ‘pimpous’ clitoral-head !

  • and as usual, rather than respond with something intelligent, you respond like a 12 year old. thank you for making my point. I think we’re done here.

  • Reckoning Day

    Except…. you, can’t think.

  • another moronic and obviously untrue statement…why do you continue to make a fool of yourself like this? Anybody reading this see’s your desperation and ultimate failure to one up someone, when it’s simply not needed or wanted by anyone but you? You dont care about facts or truth or reality, it’s personal. You just need to feel like you had the last word to say….like a child. So I am giving you your wish. Now show everybody what a totally immature jerk that you are by slamming me and making ridiculous comments after I go because that is the only way you think you can “”win”….whatever that buys you. So I am checking out. Go ahead and make my point for me. You open your mouth, and that proves it. Go ahead, let’s see if you are mature enough to shut up. I won’t post another word no matter how big a jackass you make of yourself, and I’m sure that you will. Which only makes me right. Whatchya gonna do….?

  • Reckoning Day

    Yep…and that from a traitorous former Chevy lover, but now Ford lover….untrustworthy therefore.

  • diehard

    This was an hilarious read. I wonder if Ford and GM look at it as a HP per liter thing or a $$ per HP thing?