Arrival of the Fittest: The All-New 2016 Camaro SS
2016 Camaro SS Establishes New Performance Benchmark in 0-100 mph-0 Test
DUBAI – The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS is establishing a new performance benchmark in the sport car segment for Middle East customers. Designed to be lighter, more powerful, refined, with more advanced technology, the Camaro SS set to prove its performance capabilities with an extreme 0-100 mph-0 test.
As the most powerful Camaro SS ever built, the vehicle went from a standing start, accelerated to 100 mph and then back to a complete stop in 313 meters – 100 meters less than the closest competition.
The 0-100 mph-0 test incorporates both acceleration and braking to showcase performance and handling. This test is a guide to display the Camaro SS’ sporting prowess, in addition to its 0-60 mph time of 4.0 seconds (automatic).
The Camaro SS provides a faster, more nimble driving experience, enabled by an all-new lighter architecture. The 6.2L V-8 is SAE-certified at 455 lb-ft of torque (617 Nm).
To make it not only the best Camaro SS ever, but one of the best performance cars available, Chevrolet focused on three pillars of development:
Lightweight architecture and chassis systems
Significant weight savings came from using an aluminum instrument panel frame instead of steel, which saved 4.2 kg (9.2 pounds). The use of lightweight components, including aluminum front suspension links and steel rear suspension links with lightening holes, in the new five-link rear suspension system contributed to a 26-pound (12 kg) reduction in the overall suspension weight. With the lighter, stiffer architecture and more powerful engines, the Camaro SS delivers better lap times than the fifth-generation’s track-focused Camaro 1LE package.
The Camaro features a new, multi-link MacPherson strut front suspension with Camaro-specific geometry. The double-pivot design provides a more precise feeling of control, including more linear and communicative feel from the quick-ratio electric power steering system. At the rear, a new five-link independent suspension yields outstanding wheel control and reduces “squat” during acceleration.
Camaro SS features standard 20-inch aluminum wheels with blackwall, summer-only, run-flat tires.
Magnetic Ride Control
In addition, the Magnetic Ride Control is available on the Camaro SS for the first time. Previously limited to the Camaro ZL1, the active suspension reads road and driving conditions 1,000 times per second, and automatically adjusts the damper settings to optimize ride comfort and control.
More powerful and efficient
Camaro SS is powered by the 6.2L LT1 V-8 engine introduced on the Corvette Stingray. About 20 percent of the components are specific for the Camaro’s architecture, including new, tubular “tri-Y”-type exhaust manifolds. It also offers advanced technologies such as variable valve timing, direct injection and Active Fuel Management (on automatic-equipped models) to help balance efficiency and performance. Output is SAE-certified at 455 horsepower (339 kW) and 455 lb-ft of torque (617 Nm), making it the most-powerful Camaro SS ever.
Compact, athletic design
In many cases, the exterior design not only communicates the performance capabilities of the new Camaro, but contributes to them. For example, the teams spent more than 350 hours testing the Camaro in the wind tunnel, meticulously tailoring the exterior to improve cooling and reduce aerodynamic lift and drag.
All 2016 Camaro owners will receive a new level of customer experience courtesy of Chevrolet Complete Care. The comprehensive aftersales package promises additional value with competitive and transparent maintenance pricing; one-hour servicing; two days advanced booking; a regional three-year/100,000-km warranty; and four years of regional 24x7 roadside assistance.
The 2016 Camaro SS is manufactured at GM’s Lansing Grand River assembly plant in Lansing, Mich.