When a 455-horsepower engine propels a car that shed over 90 kg from its predecessor, a new benchmark of power is set. And when this power is enhanced by an arsenal of sophisticated performance technologies, drivers will experience an unparalleled sensation of agility and control. Learn why the Camaro SS earns the title of the fastest, most powerful Camaro SS ever.
The star of the Chevrolet performance lineup, the 6.2L V8 with the capability of 455 horsepower and 614 Nm of torque, will accelerate the 8-speed automatic Camaro SS from 0 to 100 in 4.0 seconds flat. With direct Injection, Variable Valve Timing and, on the 8-speed automatic, Active Fuel Management™, it offers efficiency when you want it, power when you need it.
The 6-speed manual features Active Rev Matching which anticipates downshifts with throttle blips for smooth shifting. This replicates “heel and toe” shifting—a precision technique that professional race car drivers master after hundreds of hours of practice. The result? Camaro SS drivers will experience refined shifting and absolute confidence during performance driving.
Available on Camaro SS, this track-proven magnetic suspension technology reads the road surface 1,000 times per second, precisely adjusting dampers for optimum handling even on rough conditions. Third-gen MR dampers improve reaction time and balance for a more natural feel, resulting in optimum performance and driver feel without sacrificing a smooth ride.
In addition to Sport, Tour and Snow/Ice drive modes, drivers of Camaro SS may also select Track Mode to adjust suspension, throttle progression, shift feel, steering calibration, exhaust sound and even interior spectrum lighting for the best on-track experience possible.
The elite name in track-caliber performance braking technology comes as standard on the Camaro SS, helping achieve an impressive 100 to 0 stopping distance of 35 meters. Cooling ducts route air to the brakes to help control temperature and reduce brake fade.
The springs, dampers, sway bars and every suspension component has been re-designed to fit the new model’s shorter wheelbase. This means the tire contact patches stay consistently planted so more rubber grips the road with every turn. In fact, the 2016 SS proved faster in the corners on our engineering test track than the 2015 Camaro SS 1LE. Paired with more caster and a faster steering ration—2.5 turns lock-to-lock—everything works in tandem to grant drivers the freedom to corner harder with exceptional grip and control.
The advanced braking system incorporates torque vectoring (Competitive Braking Mode on SS models) which brakes the rear inside wheel to increase agility and help pivot the car into a turn. On tight corners, it will help Camaro reach a higher level of driver control and nimbleness.
A trifecta of radiators, one in the traditional location and two outboard feeding air in from the lower grille opening, split the job of high-performance engine cooling. Under that, a differential oil cooler runs transmission fluid through a heat exchanger submerged in the differential oil, plus a transmission cooler sits under the car parallel to the road, creating a low-pressure area that helps draw cool air in. The best part? They’re all standard on Camaro SS.