Hennessey Performance took a stock 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS hit their in-house dyno to find that the Camaro officially has more power than the Corvette.
It’s one thing to have another car one rung down the ladder from another manufacturer laying claim that their cheaper offering is faster than your iconic supercar, but when it comes from your own family talk about a classic case of sibling rivalry. Texas-based tuner Hennessey Performance recently took delivery of a brand spanking new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS and the first thing they did before messing around with it was to strap it onto their in-house dyno to take some initial readings.
After a couple of runs, Hennessey confirmed what a lot of people thought all along. The smaller brother is now packing more punch than its larger, well established bigger brother. The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS laid an impressive 431 WHP and 427 lb-ft all to the rear wheels. Check out the dyno runs below and just soak in the fact that you can buy this car as it sits right from the dealership.
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The tail of the tape is pretty simple. A 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS V8 costs $37,295 if you skip any options. The claim from the factory is that this pony car packs 455 HP and 455 lb-ft of torque. 0-60 MPH comes and goes in 4.0 seconds and the quarter miles is all but gone in 12.3 seconds. Dyno numbers put it at the aforementioned 431 HP and 427 lb-ft. The Camaro weighs slightly more than a C7 Corvette coming in at 3685 pounds when equipped with the manual.
A 2016 Chevrolet Corvette starts at $55,400 and the LT1 V8 in this American supercar packs 455 HP and 460 lb-ft. 0-60 MPH is an advertised .3 seconds faster than its little brother at 3.7 seconds and Motor Trend was able to blaze a 12.2-second quarter mile. When Late Model Racecraft laid down the power on their similar dyno, a stock C7 Stingray put out 402 WHP and 393 lb-ft. Curb weight for the coupe comes in at 3298 pounds.
It’ll be mighty interesting to put these two on the track together at the same time to see if that power translates into corner beating prowess. Well done Chevrolet. A little competition never hurt anyone, even if it’s from another family member.