Does faster mean better?
We’ve been waiting a long time to see what the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is made of. We don’t have to wait anymore as Chevy just released specs for the sixth generation of the muscular coupe, and they’re impressive. Camaros fitted with the 455-hp 6.2-liter V8 and eight-speed automatic transmission get to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds, with the quarter-mile taking 12.3 seconds at 116 mph. For Ford fans that’s 0.4 seconds faster than anything we’ve seen from the Mustang. In fact, the entire Camaro lineup is faster.
For enthusiasts out there, Camaros with V8s and a six-speed manual transmission do the same 60 mph sprint in 4.3 seconds. That’s not a bad trade-off when it comes to shifting for yourself. The next engine in line is the 3.6-liter V6 that makes 335 hp and can get to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds with an automatic transmission, while a manual can complete the trip in 5.2 seconds. Lastly, the 275-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is capable of getting to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds with an automatic transmission and 5.4 seconds with a manual transmission. So, does the Camaro’s 0 to 60 mph time make it the better choice for enthusiasts?