View Full Version : 2016 Camaro road/drag test

12-18-2015, 06:37 AM

"The car is an absolute darling on a dragstrip. Once you get the hang of the baby-passing launch, both the manual and the auto track straight and true, pulling the whole way. We traded off best runs with Lutz in the 2SS, hovering in the 12.30 mark from the get-go until he pulled ahead with a 12.28 at 114.38 mph. Then we got a 12.23. Then he got a 12.21. Then the track officials pointed out that between the two cars we’d made more than 80 passes, and timeslips were floating around the start line like dollar bills after a bank heist. Translation: our track rental was up. How does a day go so fast 12 seconds at a time? The end result was a best e.t. for the automatic of 12.21 at 114.93. The manual put down a 12.40 at 115.30. On a few runs, we saw top speeds of almost 116, and one particularly good launch netted a 60-foot time of 1.87—most of the fast-pass 60-foots were in the 1.9 range. Our conclusion? The car is way quicker than its advertised e.t.’s and could be even quicker than any of our e.t.’s, given a sticky track and a patient throttle application."

"Hell, we just ran the same e.t. numbers in the SS that people were barely making in the fifth-gen ZL1."


12-18-2015, 07:19 AM
MPH good for a 12.20 ride, 60 foot time not so hot.

12-18-2015, 07:33 AM
This car with a supercharged LS-9 or LS-7 would really be fun!! I hope they make the Z/28 a true street car this time.

The problem is that the hottest C7 Corvette (ZO6) "only" has 650 HP, so GM won't offer any more than that in the Camaro until the Corvette gains some HP. That's been their approach since the beginning and I expect that to happen with the next ZR-1. If Dodge can make 707 HP with a supercharged 6.2 liter engine Chevy can too!! :)