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:

Performance

  • Vehicle mass has been reduced by approximately 90 kg, creating a more nimble, responsive driving experience.
  • The most powerful Camaro SS ever built, with a new 6.2L direct-injected Small Block V-8 rated at 455 hp (339 kW) and 455 lb-ft of torque (617 Nm).
  • For the first time ever, Magnetic Ride Control active suspension is available on the Camaro SS. Previously this feature was only available on the Camaro ZL1.
  • With improved handling and performance, the Camaro SS delivers better lap times than the fifth-generation’s track-focused Camaro 1LE package.


Technology

  • All-new Drive Mode Selector, which tailors up to eight vehicle attributes for four modes: Snow/Ice, Tour, Sport and – on SS models – Track settings.
  • Segment-exclusive, Interior Spectrum Lighting that offers 24 different ambient lighting effects on the dash, door panels, and center console.
  • High-definition, configurable color displays – including available dual, 8-inch-diagonal screens.
  • Driver-centric technology including Head-Up Display, wireless smartphone charger and Apple CarPlay.

Design

  • Aerodynamically optimized design that is the result of 350 hours of wind tunnel testing, reducing drag on LT models and improving downforce on SS.
  • More athletic-looking, sculptured exterior that complements the tighter, leaner architecture – and offers all-new, modern lighting signatures, including light-emitting diode (LED) technology.
  • Greater emphasis on customer personalization with wider range of choices, including 7 exterior colors, five interior color combinations, lighting options available at launch – including wheels, stripe packages.
  • All-new, interior with shifter-focused center console, intuitive controls, flat-bottom steering wheel, and higher quality materials throughout.
  • Unique control rings around the air vents used for temperature and fan speed adjustments, eliminating the need for conventional buttons.

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.