Of its many amazing and enviable qualities, one key element has driven the Camaro into the annals of history as one of the world’s greatest sports cars – its unbeatable performance. Built to take on the track as well as it conquers the highway, the Camaro is designed to be a driver’s car – packing in plenty of power under the hood while precisely-crafted underpinnings offer premium handling to bring one serious ride totally under your control.
How does a team of craft engineers boost the road-conquering performance of a model already built to be the best racer it can be? For the 2016 Camaro, this meant more lightweight materials and a more efficient design, resulting in a Camaro that’s 390 pounds lighter and 28 percent stiffer than its immediate predecessor, meaning your 2016 Camaro will be more nimble and agile than any that came before it.
Lightweight aluminum wheels help reduce mass overall, while lightweight aluminum suspension improves handling by reducing unsprung mass to make your Camaro more flexible without adding extra weight. Up to four selectable driving modes – Sport, Tour, Snow/Ice, and Track (on the SS trim only) – help you meet the demands of the road as they happen, while the available dual-port exhaust will audibly let you know when you’ve shifted into each mode with a different sound. The choice between the standard 6-speed manual or available 8-speed automatic let you choose between total control and easy accessibility when it comes to roaring your Camaro down the track, and the automatic even features a remote starting system for easy access to your Camaro anytime.
A Trio Of Engine Options
The 2016 Camaro starts off strong with the standard 2.0-liter Turbo 4-cylinder, a fierce and feisty machine that utilizes the model’s decreased weight to pump out up to 275 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque, all while offering an exceptional 31 miles per gallon highway and 22 miles per gallon city. This impressive standard option boasts a 0-60 mph time of just 5.4 seconds with the manual transmission, and surprisingly adept cornering and braking to make sure you can stop just as quickly as you rev into gear.
Those looking for a little more power under the hood without sacrificing efficiency should pick the 3.6-liter V6, a mighty option that can reliably push out up to 335 horsepower and 284 lb.-ft. of torque, seamlessly balanced with Direct Injection and Variable Valve Timing for efficient power at your fingertips. Best of all, drivers who mate this engine to the 8-speed automatic transmission will get Chevy’s Active Fuel Management and be able to clock 0 to 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds. Built with an impressive fuel economy offering up to 28 miles per gallon highway and 19 miles per gallon city, this engine option offers superior performance without sacrificing all that easy handling and efficiency.
Of course, when it comes to truly enjoying your powerful sports car, few can match the raw power of the 6.2-liter V8, a monster of a machine that can pump out unmatched power whenever called upon. Able to power up from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 4 seconds flat, this impressive option packs up to 455 horsepower and 455 lb.-ft of torque under the hood. And thanks to tech like Direct Injection, Variable Valve Timing and Active Fuel Management with the automatic transmission, the 6.2-liter still manages an impressive fuel economy of 28 miles per gallon highway and 17 miles per gallon city. So whatever your engine preference might be – from raw power to efficient operation – there’s something for everyone in these amazing Camaro engine options.