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Wow! I am quite impressed, to say the least. The weight savings and performance figures makes it worth every penny. This looks miles better than the Mustang on paper.
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DETROIT – Less weight and more power is the combination for performance success and engineers of the 2016 Camaro have the numbers to prove it. With weight savings of up to 390 pounds (177 kg), the all-new Camaro delivers performance numbers that reset the benchmark for the segment.

Chevrolet testing shows the all-new, 455-hp (336 kW) Camaro SS coupe – the most powerful Camaro SS ever – sprints from 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds and covers the quarter-mile in 12.3 seconds, when equipped with the all-new eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission.

The other Gen Six Camaro coupe models are commensurately quick, with the 275-hp (205) 2.0L Turbo delivering 5.4-second 0-60 performance and a 14.0-second quarter-mile, with the six-speed manual. With the available, 335-hp (250 kW) 3.6L V-6 and eight-speed automatic, the Camaro zips to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds and down the quarter-mile in only 13.5 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. “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.”

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.



Lighter, stronger architecture
Much of the Camaro’s performance can be attributed to the development team’s focus on reducing vehicle mass and improving structural stiffness. They invested 9 million hours of computational time looking for opportunities to make the chassis lighter and stiffer. That computer-aided engineering led to a modular architecture strategy that tailored the chassis to each model (see accompanying infographic).

“Every Camaro model offers exceptional chassis strength and rigidity, but the modular design made the architecture more adaptable and mass-efficient, because we didn’t have to compensate for the unique demands of, say, the SS convertible when building a 2.0L Turbo coupe,” said Oppenheiser. “The result was an elegant engineering solution: 12 chassis components that could be combined to meet the structural requirements of each specific model, without adding unnecessary mass to other models.”

Consequently, 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.

FAST FACT: The 2016 Camaro 2.0L Turbo’s 275 horsepower rating matches the output of the 1993-1995 Camaro Z28’s 5.7L V-8 – and offers comparable acceleration performance.
 

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lol...where is camaro5 most wanted?:lol:
 

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[MENTION=6383]thePill[/MENTION] You are being summoned! :D
 

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This exterior and interior I'm sold lol

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This exterior and interior I'm sold lol
Not too sure how Chevy is going to do in terms of sales, this Camaro looks almost identical to the last one. The average person might not even noticed that it's all new. I guess time will tell.

Didn't you buy a Corvette last year? Maybe that was another member.
 

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Not too sure how Chevy is going to do in terms of sales, this Camaro looks almost identical to the last one. The average person might not even noticed that it's all new. I guess time will tell.

Didn't you buy a Corvette last year? Maybe that was another member.
Yup and it was run over by a F350
 

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I'm totally getting one.... I'm glad that dealer that is supposedly getting a GT350R ain't gonna deliver, because this just puts icing on the cake that Ford has a lotta catching up to do...
 

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I'm totally getting one....
I don't think Ford knew Chevy would be able to pull off this kind of weight savings, or else they would have spend more money to keep S550's weight down. My guess is Dodge is going to come out with a lighter Challenger or a Cuda in 2017, making the Mustang the fattest and the slowest out of all 3. :lol:
Still love my stang tho!
 

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Hehe :D Hopefully Chevy fixed the problems with the 8 speed breaking in the c7, cause that was really disappointing...
 
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[MENTION=6363]Topnotch[/MENTION] How will Ford respond to this? This should be a very sad day for Ford engineers. Shame!
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Where's all the hope? Come on people ford isn't stupid.

Numbers are impressive, but I foresee troubles with this new camaro. Very close to a c7 performance. Chevy threw everything they had at this car and if ford responds, what will they do? Win for a year?

Also anyone remember 99-02? The SS beat the GT by half a second. Yet people bought the cheaper one because 3-4k for just .4 wasn't justified.

Fear not young padiwans, the mustang has been in continuous production for a reason. :ford:
 

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Where's all the hope? Come on people ford isn't stupid.

Numbers are impressive, but I foresee troubles with this new camaro. Very close to a c7 performance. Chevy threw everything they had at this car and if ford responds, what will they do? Win for a year?

Also anyone remember 99-02? The SS beat the GT by half a second. Yet people bought the cheaper one because 3-4k for just .4 wasn't justified.

Fear not young padiwans, the mustang has been in continuous production for a reason. :ford:
This is true, I can see Chevy not selling as much as the mustang. It costs more and looks very similar to the old one. The average Joe doesn't care about weight or quarter mile times.
 

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This is true, I can see Chevy not selling as much as the mustang. It costs more and looks very similar to the old one. The average Joe doesn't care about weight or quarter mile times.
Just let this sit, you can buy a v6 mustang for 23,800 + TTL OR
A v6 camaro for 27,200 + 1300(upgrade to v6 from 2.0) + TTL

So for probably close to 5k is .5 second really worth 5,000$?

Same mistake Chevy made before, the prices are too damn high!!

Lower prices = gobble up ford sales
 

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Less Weight...More Ugly
 

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