JDP Motorsports decided to find out the truth behind the videos popping up of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS putting down more power than the C7 Corvette Stingray on the dyno. While both cars are powered by the LT1 V8 engine one does, in fact, make more power to the wheels than the other.
The dyno runs were performed on the same day, with the same dynamometer and the same fuel. Here are the results:
- C7 Corvette: 417.49 hp and 418.49 lb-ft
- 2016 Camaro: 421.48 hp and 427.80 lb-ft.
Both cars made more power on their second runs, but the Camaro initially made 4 more horsepower and climbed 6 more to 427.80 whereas the Corvette peaked at 418.49. Both of these cars were manual, and unlike the models equipped with the 8-speed automatic, they do not share the same transmission.
So now we’re left wondering if the six-speed manual in the Camaro SS transmits power more efficiently than that of the seven-speed unit found in the C7 Corvette. Though perhaps it’s something else. Share your thoughts in the comment section below.