2016 Chevrolet Camaro Makes More Horsepower than Corvette?
You know an automaker has created a good car when it bests its closest competitor. Thanks to its available 455-horsepower 6.2-liter V8, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is more powerful than the 2016 Ford Mustang GT.
It’s also significantly lighter than the outgoing Camaro. However, perhaps the new Camaro, which Chevrolet says generates 455 horsepower and pound-feet of torque under the hood, is a little too good as far as the Corvette Stingray is concerned. According to the following video shot by Hennessey Performance, the 2016 SS model of the Mustang fighter makes 431 hp and 427 lb.-ft. at its rear wheels. In terms of horsepower, that’s only a 5.3-percent parasitic loss in translation. If a 15-percent dip took place between the engine and the back tires and ended in the same readout of 431/427, the V8 would actually be pumping out under-the-hood figures of 507/502. Yowza!
The High Tech Corvette clip below shows a Corvette Stingray spinning its way to a reading of 402 horsepower and 393 pound-feet. Compared to its Chevy ratings of 455 hp and 460 lb.-ft., that translates to decreases of roughly 12 and 15 percent, respectively.
Whether the Camaro’s rear-wheel output is due to Chevrolet underrating engine power or the variables involved in the car’s dyno run or both, it still churns out impressive numbers. We can’t wait to experience them from behind the wheel.
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