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Dyno Tested: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Makes 405 HP at the Wheels

The dyno doesn’t lie.

William WalkerphotographerPatrick M. HoeyphotographerConner Goldenwriter

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.