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C/D Reporting '16 Camaro SS to weigh 3685 lbs


El Kabong

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Here's the link:

http://blog.caranddriver.com/2016-chevrolet-camaro-performance-estimates-and-more-detailed-curb-weights-revealed/

The concluding quote sums it up nicely: "soon we will be putting as many Camaro variants as we can on our scales—and through their paces at the track—to get figures of our own, but in the meantime, the takeaway is this: The new Camaro certainly will be lighter than the car it replaces, and while the weight savings came out of a car that was too heavy to start with, the sheer size of the weight deltas are impressive and bode well not only for straight-line performance, but also for fuel economy and handling, too."

Incidentally, they're claiming 0-60 in four flat for the SS. Not bad numbers for a cooking-grade chassis and engine, wot?

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And U can bet that they are under promising by at least 1- 2/10ths. Meaning V8=3.8 to 3.9 seconds; V6= 5.0 to 4.9; 4cylin=5.3 to 5.2 seconds in magazine tests. This 4cylinder is faster than the last few V6 by a nice bit. GM is so scrutinized they would be fools to do anything else but. Have U seen the Volt range numbers coming in. Yup.. above what Chevy stated. I have a strong feeling that this car is a true look into what the the already magnificent, spectacular, almost perfect ATS-V would have.. could have.. been with the LT1 under the hood.

 

 

 

 

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I believe I read that the turbo engine is the majority seller for Mustang, even though it is an upgrade.  So it is almost a certainty that it will be for Camaro as well, as it is the base engine.  Which bodes well for enthusiasts who look to upgrade far more performance for really cheap. Something you just can’t do with the V6 NA engines.  So with all of the aftermarket tuners coming on line, you can bet there will be a major focus on turbo upgrades for American muscle.

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And U can bet that they are under promising by at least 1- 2/10ths. Meaning V8=3.8 to 3.9 seconds; V6= 5.0 to 4.9; 4cylin=5.3 to 5.2 seconds in magazine tests. This 4cylinder is faster than the last few V6 by a nice bit. [/size]GM is so scrutinized they would be fools to do anything else but. Have U seen the Volt range numbers coming in. Yup.. above what Chevy stated. I have a strong feeling that this car is a true look into what the the already magnificent, spectacular, almost perfect ATS-V would have.. could have.. been with the LT1 under the hood.[/size]

 

 

 

 

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What I find most interesting is the weight numbers. GM is claiming an SS weight of 3685 pounds based off a base weight of 3908. Thing is, C/D had a test SS that weighed in at 3860 once.

So, it is not outside the realm of possibility that a run-of-the-mill Zeta SS will weigh in at 3650 pounds. I predicted this elsewhere, some time ago.

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And U can bet that they are under promising by at least 1- 2/10ths. Meaning V8=3.8 to 3.9 seconds; V6= 5.0 to 4.9; 4cylin=5.3 to 5.2 seconds in magazine tests. This 4cylinder is faster than the last few V6 by a nice bit. [/size]GM is so scrutinized they would be fools to do anything else but. Have U seen the Volt range numbers coming in. Yup.. above what Chevy stated. I have a strong feeling that this car is a true look into what the the already magnificent, spectacular, almost perfect ATS-V would have.. could have.. been with the LT1 under the hood.[/size]

 

 

 

 

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What I find most interesting is the weight numbers. GM is claiming an SS weight of 3685 pounds based off a base weight of 3908. Thing is, C/D had a test SS that weighed in at 3860 once.

So, it is not outside the realm of possibility that a run-of-the-mill Zeta SS will weigh in at 3650 pounds. I predicted this elsewhere, some time ago.

 

I believe you did.. and I doubted it. lol

 

But, with the new packaging it won't ever be a bare bones SS. I personally don't think they will weigh this new one as low as 3650 but it is a possibiliy.

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The best strategy IMO would to be to do a combination of both with an LT4. You're not going to take the hp crown from Mopar and you're not going to take the rpm crown from Ford. The best thing to do is go for the power/weight, while maximizing the handling the Alpha gives you.

Or they might do a DI 7.0. Who knows.

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The acceleration times are really good. I am not so surprised by the V8, but the V6 and I4 are about .2 seconds faster than I would have guessed. I have seen ATS V6 times of 5.4 so the Camaro is pretty quick.

 

SMK saying something complimentary about a GM car and even a Cadillac!?

 

 

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