Our colleagues over at Hot Rod are big fans of the new Camaro. With a claimed 455 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS is a serious muscle car, but the Hot Rod staff wanted to test the accuracy of Chevy’s ratings. Thankfully, Hot Rod wrangled a set of keys to a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS, and hooked the car up to a dyno.
The 2016 Camaro SS is powered by the 6.2-liter LT1 V-8 engine ripped straight from the heart of the C7 Corvette. Because of this, power is almost perfectly matched between the two V-8 coupes, with the Camaro utilizing tri-y headers, with the Corvette’s LT1 featuring a four-into-one header configuration. Hot Rod says that this, along with different engine management, means the Camaro has a thick torque curve, with the dyno showing 350 lb-ft from 2,000 rpm up to a lofty 6,000 rpm, with peak twist occurring between 4,000 and 5,000 rpm.
At the wheels, power and torque from the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS came in at a maximum of 405.2 hp and 405.4 lb-ft of torque, enough that when drivetrain loss is accounted for, there is a little bit more firepower leaving the factory than Chevy lets on. Hot Rod believes the car probably make a bit more than the 455 hp listed on the spec sheet.
Head over to Hot Rod for a closer examination of the findings and to see the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS dominate the dyno. And check back later this week for our first drive review of the all-new sixth-gen Camaro.