The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS: Transforming A Genre


When Chevrolet announced a redesign to their best selling sports coupe, you could cut the anticipation for its unveiling with a chainsaw.  When the curtain was finally raised last May, anticipation was quickly transformed into desire.  The sixth-generation Camaro came in lighter, tighter, and loaded to its stylish grille with performance features that industry insiders are still trying to get their heads wrapped around.

So let’s get the preliminaries out of the way. If you like the look of the Camaro (and who doesn’t), you’ll see everything you love about Chevy’s modernization of the classic muscle car plus some new twists.  There is no mistaking the Camaro look, but the 2016 version seems to have been engineered in a wind tunnel.  “Aerodynamic” doesn’t begin to cover how tightly this car has been designed. This is a leaner, meaner looking sports car designed to not simply turn heads but to permanently lock them onto its muscle-bound lines.

But if you’re talking Camaro, you’re talking performance and generation six stands to put all previous generations to tear-jerking shame.  If zero-to-sixty in 3.9 seconds sounds like your speed, then this Camaro should have your full attention. Pop the hood on the SS version and feast your eyes on the Corvette Stingray’s meaty 6.2-liter LT1 small-block V8.  Drop all 455 horses on a chassis that is easily 100lbs lighter than the gen-5 Camaro and you may think you’ll need an altimeter added to your instrument panel.  But lighter doesn’t necessarily mean it feels like a lightweight.  With Chevrolet’s lightning fast electric-assist steering and asphalt-hugging front end grip, the low-riding Camaro corners like a dream and will easily make short work of anything a tour through the back roads can throw at it.

Toss in all of the modern conveniences and technological gadgetry known to 21st century drivers and you’ve found your cure for the rush hour blues. The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is already rolling into showrooms across the country and Finnegan Chevrolet Buick GMC has them. Shop us online or stop in for a test drive today and find out for yourself how the 2016 Chevy Camaro hasn’t just raised the sports car bar, it has redefined it.


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