The 2016 Chevy Camaro is by far the lightest of the Camaros ever to have rolled down the Chevrolet assembly with 368 pounds less from the previous model. Aside from being lighter, the 2016 Chevy Camaro is also packing with improved exterior design and can beat the 2016 Ford Mustand in the left-hand drive markets.
According to Automobile.com, the long upgrades included in the next generation Chevy Camaro gives the new vehicle an edge over its closes rival, the 2016 Ford Mustang. However, because the new Chevy Camaro is only available in left-hand drive, the new Ford Mustang has a wider market-base because it has a right-hand drive system model.
This was the same observation by NSEAVOICE which said that while the 2016 Chevy Camaro could beat the 2016 Ford Mustang in terms of performance, the latter can still outrun the Camaro in terms of sales.
It added that Ford Mustand is sold worldwide while the Camaro is exclusively sold in North America only.
2016 Chevy Camaro
In a statement, Chevrolet disclosed that the new Chevy Camaro can accelerate faster than the previous models. It is powered by 6.2L V8 engine running to 60 MPH in just four seconds flat. That's .3 seconds faster than the Shelby GT350R with its 5.2 L Flat plane crank V8!
The base 3.6L V6 packs 335 HP and 284 lb-ft of torque. If you pair it with an automatic transmission the V6 weighs in at 3,435 pounds which is a 294-pound weight savings over last year's Camaro. The sprint to 60 MPH takes 5.2 seconds in the manual and 5.1 seconds in the automatic.
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."
The 6.2L V8 version of the new Camaro is capable of delivering 455 HP and 455 lb-ft of torque. Weighing in at 3685 pounds, it's 223 pounds lighter than the last year's V8. You can hit 60 MPH in four seconds flat with the automatic and 4.3 seconds in the manual.
2016 Ford Mustang
The 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is expected to hit the street in the coming months if not weeks, but experts are saying that for a starting price at $50,000 the new 2016 Ford Mustang is a bargain considering the amount of improvements Ford has added into the car.
The 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 is powered by a 5.2L V8 engine capable of producing 8000 rpm and between 300 and 529 horsepower of sheer muscle, 429ft-lbs of torque while being driven on the RWD system, with a custom-made cross-drilled braking and magnetic suspension.
The Ford web site provided this specs for the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350:
- The 3.7L V6 offers up 300 hp and 280 lb.-ft. of torque. Standard on V6 Fastback model.
- The 2.3L EcoBoost engines churns out 310 hp and 320 lb.-ft. of torque. Standard
- EcoBoost and EcoBoost Premium models.
- The 5.0L V8 kicks out 435 hp* and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. Standard on GT and GT Premium models.
- The 5.2L V8 delivers 526 hp and 429 lb.-ft. of torque. Standard on the Shelby GT350