The all-new sixth-generation 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS reaches 60 miles per hour in four seconds and covers the quarter-mile in 12.3 seconds, setting new factory performance standards in the pony car category, Chevy announced Monday.
Chevy shaved as much as 390 pounds off the new Camaro models and mated them with various Goodyear performance tires to achieve the model’s best-ever cornering capabilities.
The 2016 Camaro SS is powered by the 6.2-liter LT1 V8, which makes 455 horsepower.
The new Camaro RS features a 3.6-liter V6, which gets to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds, and runs the quarter in 13.5 seconds.
The third Camaro option is the brand-new 2.0-liter Turbo, boasting 275 horsepower, 5.4-second 0-60 performance and a 14-second-flat quarter-mile.
“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’s chief engineer, in the Chevy news release. “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.”
The new Camaro goes on sale this fall, with Turbo and RS models starting at $26,695, and SS models starting at $37,295.
Read more about the new Camaro, including more technical data about each new model, at Chevy’s media site here.