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    • Slow? 2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS LT1 10-speed automatic test results - 0-60 in 4.1, 12.4@115 1/4 mile, 3739 pound curb weight

      GM updated the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS and those updates proved controversial. The styling change is the most noticeable change and it is proving to be quite polarizing. Many view the front end design negatively but it also has its fans.


      The reaction is definitely mixed.

      Styling aside the SS gets the 10-speed automatic the ZL1 already had. You would think this fancy and quick shifting transmission would make for an appreciable acceleration gain but the MotorTrend test numbers are not great:

      0-60 in 4.1 seconds.
      12.4 @ 115.8 1/4 mile

      That is roughly equivalent to BMW DCT E92 M3 performance from over a decade ago. The Mustang GT with the same speed 10-speed automatic manages a 12.1 @ 118 1/4 mile with 60 miles per hour coming in 3.9 seconds as timed by MotorTrend.

      Maybe something is off with this SS as you simply expect better from the 455 horsepower 6.2 liter LT1 V8 paired to this 10-speed automatic.

      Perhaps the 3739 lb curb weight is hurting it but these test numbers just are not impressive in 2019.

      2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe (2SS)
      BASE PRICE $42,995
      PRICE AS TESTED $44,590
      VEHICLE LAYOUT Front-engine, RWD, 4-pass, 2-door coupe
      ENGINE 6.2L/455-hp/455-lb-ft OHV 16-valve V-8
      TRANSMISSION 10-speed automatic
      CURB WEIGHT (F/R DIST) 3,739 lb (54/46%)
      WHEELBASE 110.7 in
      LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 188.3 x 74.7 x 53.1 in
      0-60 MPH 4.1 sec
      QUARTER MILE 12.4 sec @ 115.8 mph
      BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 103 ft
      LATERAL ACCELERATION 1.00 g (avg)
      MT FIGURE EIGHT 23.9 sec @ 0.84 g (avg)
      EPA CITY/HWY/COMB FUEL ECON 16/27/20 mpg
      ENERGY CONS, CITY/HWY 211/125 kW-hrs/100 miles
      CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB 0.99 lb/mile






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      1. 335e92tx's Avatar
        335e92tx -
        Wasnt there a thread here recently about how Car and Driver didnt acknowlege the MPH increase on the M2-S55 vs the M2-N55? Like 3mph difference I think it was, well since a E92-M3 at best is a 12.4 at about 113, thats a good 3 to 4 mph slower than the Camaro SS.. Not to mention a 2017 SS-1le is at least 10 secs faster around vir than an E92-M3 according to Lightning Lap Results 2006 to 2018: Every Car, Every Lap Time


        And CD has a 19-A10 at 118mph in the traps -
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 335e92tx Click here to enlarge
        here recently about how Car and Driver didnt acknowlege the MPH increase on the M2-S55 vs the M2-N55?
        Yes: https://www.bimmerboost.com/content....ts-credibility

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 335e92tx Click here to enlarge
        well since a E92-M3 at best is a 12.4 at about 113,
        It was either Car and Driver or MotorTrend that got a 12.5@115 out of the M3 so actually the same. The point being the SS isn't much faster with these numbers but they sure seem slow.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 335e92tx Click here to enlarge
        Not to mention a 2017 SS-1le is at least 10 secs faster around vir than an E93-M3 according to Lightning Lap Results 2006 to 2018: Every Car, Every Lap Time
        VIR was repaved but I should hope a brand new SS is quicker than the E92 M3. I was talking about acceleration though.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 335e92tx Click here to enlarge
        And CD has a 19-A10 at 118mph in the traps -
        So MotorTrend got a dud?
      1. 335e92tx's Avatar
        335e92tx -
        MT rarely has the best times. EVen their vettes arent in the low 12s like most others.
      1. 335e92tx's Avatar
        335e92tx -
        From MT

        COMPARISON: 2011 FORD MUSTANG GT VS. 2011 BMW M3 COUPE

        Both hit 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, but the Mustang is faster to the quarter mile by a tenth of a second and 0.7 mph-12.7 seconds at 111.6 mph - my bad that was the manual. The 2008 was 113mph
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 335e92tx Click here to enlarge
        MT rarely has the best times. EVen their vettes arent in the low 12s like most others.
        Well I'm with you that these magazines can't be counted on these days for solid testing.

        Unless it's a Ferrari... then the numbers are incredible.
      1. 335e92tx's Avatar
        335e92tx -
        Most 2016 tests of A8 Lt1 alpha bodies are around 116mph. And since the vette is usually 118-119 (I dont think I have any mag tests above 119), a camaro is usually at least 1mph behind and they say the new 10speed has given it about 1mph in the traps. Where I would be pissed is if a a10 camaro ran with my c7 vette.. They really are very close and figure the camaro weighs usually 250lbs more thats some funky math..
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 335e92tx Click here to enlarge
        They really are very close and figure the camaro weighs usually 250lbs more thats some funky math..
        The weight difference is around ~400 pounds. Odd as that doesn't really make sense for the difference to be only 1 mph.
      1. 335e92tx's Avatar
        335e92tx -
        well, as you pointed out this one was 3750 and C7s are generally 3450-3500.. They picked up 150lbs over c6s. Converts and hardtops are generally about the same..
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 335e92tx Click here to enlarge
        From MT

        COMPARISON: 2011 FORD MUSTANG GT VS. 2011 BMW M3 COUPE

        Both hit 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, but the Mustang is faster to the quarter mile by a tenth of a second and 0.7 mph-12.7 seconds at 111.6 mph - my bad that was the manual. The 2008 was 113mph
        Road and Track got a 12.5 @ 114.8 in cold weather but I can't find it.

        I personally ran 12.1@115 with bolt ons so it's about right for the conditions.

        I fully expect the Camaro to be faster, it should be. Just not based on those Car and Driver test results.
      1. 335e92tx's Avatar
        335e92tx -
        Yeah, RT doesnt even correct for standard conditions. They just run whatever the air happens to be.
        All kinds of variation on their results. Or at least thats the way it was up till about 3yrs ago.