On paper, both cars are nearly matched when comparing their powerplants. The 2016 Camaro will utilize the 2016 Corvette Stingray‘s LT1 6.2-liter V8 engine, making 455 naturally aspirated ponies and 455 lb-ft of torque. The 2016 ATS-V arrives with the LF4 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine, cranking out 455 boosted ponies, and 445 lb-ft of torque. While it was believed the ATS-V may soon arrive with an LS7 swap under the hood, those rumors have been totally dismissed from Cadillac itself.
So, will the 2016 ATS-V’s twin-turbo power take down the 2016 Camaro’s traditional, burly V8? It would be an interesting straight-line drag race.
But, these cars are both extremely track capable. One, we know holds its own on the track, being the 2016 ATS-V. The other, the 2016 Camaro, will no doubt be a star on the circuit with a first-application of General Motors’ Magnetic Ride Control and its newfound weight savings.
But, it still makes for a difficult on paper winner, since both cars come from GM’s stunning and tactile Alpha platform.
The 2016 Camaro very well could be the case of the poor-man’s ATS-V coupe. Until we drive the Camaro, speculation is all we have to go on.
But, we’re asking you how you think the 2016 Camaro will hold up against he 2016 ATS-V. Will the 2016 Camaro provide an even match for the 2016 ATS-V? Or, will one of the cars be the better performance powerhouse? Sound off in our poll, and talk to us down below in the comments.