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Car and Driver: Dyno Shows 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Out-Muscles the Corvette

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If you go by manufacturer ratings, the Corvette Stingray makes 460 horsepower, and the Camaro SS makes 455 horsepower. That’s not a big margin in the Corvette’s favor, but it at least gives Chevrolet’s halo car enough of an edge to say it’s more powerful than the quite-quick V-8 Camaro.

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If you watch the video Hennessey Performance just uploaded, that might not be so true. On Hennessey’s dyno, it shows the Camaro SS making 431 horsepower at the wheels. In Hennessey’s dyno test of the 2014 Corvette Stingray, you see a significantly lower numbers. Specifically, that car put down just under 400 horsepower.

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The car being tested had an automatic transmission, and the Camaro had a manual, but Hennessey reportedly only got 410 horsepower out of a manual version.

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There are obviously quite a few factors that can affect how a car performs on a dyno, but you wouldn’t expect the Corvette to make 21 horsepower less than the Camaro on the same dyno if it was actually a couple horsepower more powerful.

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Assuming Hennessey’s results are accurate, that makes the Camaro SS even more of a performance bargain than we thought. And if Chevrolet sees the Camaro being more powerful than the Corvette, the only solution will be to give the Corvette more power. Since when has adding more power been a bad thing?

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This story originally appeared on Road and Track via Jalopnik.

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Being the same engine that is interesting. Being two different transmissions, that might explain for the loss.

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