We’ve been reading the forums lately where some enthusiasts are wondering what new things are in store for the 2017 Corvette.
Well, based on this dyno test of a 2016 Camaro SS by Hennessey Performance, we’d say one thing on the 2017 Stingray wish list would be more horsepower.
While we appreciate Chevy trying to spread the wealth around, we’re not sure if Corvette enthusiasts will appreciate being one-upped by their little brother. What if Michael Jordan’s kid bro went out and beat him in a game of horse?
Anyway, this video from Hennessey’s dyno test of the Camaro shows the SS produced 431 horsepower and 427 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels.
The same test by Hennessey of a C7 Stingray back in 2013, also equipped with a manual transmission like the Camaro, revealed the Corvette making “only” 428 horsepower and 425.85 lb-ft of torque.
Official ratings from Chevrolet claim the Camaro SS makes 455 horsepower, equal to the Corvette’s base rate without the performance exhaust option that is good for 5 more horses.
We’re sure it won’t be long before we see lots of videos showing races between the Stingray and the new SS. Since the Corvette is lighter, on paper it should win the competition.
Still, this dyno test makes us wonder who will come out on top in this sibling rivalry?