Any sports car enthusiast will tell you that the lighter a car is, the faster it can go, which is why we’re really excited about the new 2016 Camaro stats Chevrolet just released.
Chevrolet said it has cut out a whopping 390 pounds from the curb weight of the all-new Camaro. In addition to cutting the weight, Chevrolet also boosted the Camaro’s power.
According to Chevrolet’s testing, the new 2016 Camaro SS equipped with its 455-horsepower engine and eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission can go 0 to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds. This time, sets a new benchmark for the segment and its engine makes it the most powerful Camaro SS ever.
Even the other Camaro models with less powerful engines are still quick. The 2.0-liter Turbo with its 275-horsepower engine reached 60 mph in 5.4 seconds and the 335-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 will get you to 60 in just 5.1 seconds.
“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, in a statement. “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.”
There is a downside to this story—we can’t drive it yet! But, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will be coming to Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet soon and will go on sale this fall.