As we recover from the holiday season that’s just passed, Chevy isn’t content to let us relax. The 2016 Chevy Camaro SS is set to arrive at Harbin Automotive, and it isn’t pulling any punches. The legendary pony car gets a total facelift for the new model year, and the SS trim in particular deserves special mention. So what is there to know about the 2016 Chevy Camaro SS? Let’s take a look.
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The Most Powerful SS Powertrain Ever
No one selects the Camaro SS because they are expecting a leisurely drive, and Chevy undeniably knows this. That’s why they’ve outfitted the 2016 Chevy Camaro SS with the most muscular engine in its entire history, a 6.2L LT1 V8 that roars with the power of 455 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque. Drivers also have the choice of an 8-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual gearbox, while the 4.0-second zero-to-sixty sprint ensures that you’ll be put back in your seat.
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Available Magnetic Ride Control
With the sort of power numbers described above, it’s crucial that the Camaro SS maintains precise control when you hit the pedal. Magnetic suspension technology allows the Camaro SS to read the road surface 1,000 times per second, which lets the vehicle deliver excellent handling even when road conditions would seem to make that impossible. Dampers adjust on the fly, so the driver doesn’t sacrifice any performance in pursuit of a smooth ride.
All-New Track Mode
If you’ve decided that it’s time to introduce the Camaro SS into your life, it’s likely that you’re also entertaining the idea of taking the beast to the track. We don’t blame you. Fortunately for you, in addition to the Sport, Tour and Snow/Ice drive modes, drivers now can also select Track Mode, which shifts suspension, steering, throttle and more to give operators the most optimal track experience possible.
Of course we had to mention this. The 2016 Chevy Camaro SS has been fully redesigned, with a leaner, lower, lighter silhouette than in past years. It takes cues from the fastback generations of old, and sheds more than 200 pounds from the previous model. For those who’ve been waiting for the SS trim to fully develop, the 2016 model sets a new benchmark.