Don’t let the similar exterior shape fool you: the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Camaro’s transformation is huge, and it ups the Camaro’s driving game in a big way. More than ever, the 2016 Camaro SS can be likened to a four-seat Chevrolet Corvette thanks to an all-new weight-reducing, rigidity-enhancing platform and heightened driving dynamics, plus a slathering of tech goodies and features found in the Corvette itself.
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I racked up 900 miles in an SS coupe with a six-speed manual transmission driving from Dallas to Albuquerque, N.M.; a bore if you take the direct route, but we found a number of interesting roads to showcase the Camaro’s extensive changes. The 455-horsepower, V-8-powered SS sits at the top of the current Camaro lineup above the 335-hp, V-6-powered LT. A 275-hp, turbocharged four-cylinder becomes available in early 2016.