The annual Car and Driver competition to determine the ten best cars sold in the United States is strongly oriented around cars for driving enthusiasts. Sporty, fast, good handling, excellent all-around dynamics. And it’s that last word that fits the Camaro best: dynamics.
The 2016 Camaro is a Car and Driver 10Best. The article also includes a nice analysis of Milford Road Course, which we’ve driven at speed ourselves. High-speed banking and top end straights as well as a road course inside the oval means the Camaro was tested at the extremes – and survived. For those of us who would use the 2016 Camaro for weekend track events, this is a good sign that the Camaro has what it takes.
Chevrolet Press Release follows:
2016 Chevy Camaro is a Car and Driver 10Best
LOS ANGELES – The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is a Car and Driver 10Best. After driving the Camaro SS, Car and Driver editors praised the Camaro for “elevating the entire genre,” writing:
“Quick electric-assist steering and excellent front-end grip mean that you fire the Camaro into corners. There is no extraneous steering input necessary as the Camaro exhibits excellent path control. Body motions – roll, pitch, and squat – are all tightly controlled. What little body motion that is allowed is meted out in a perfectly progressive fashion. A trustier back-road companion is hard to come by. It’s not the muscle-bound brute some might be expecting and that its body might suggest – it’s a fully modern sports coupe.”
For Steve Majoros, director, Chevrolet Car Marketing, the 10Best recognition indicates that Camaro again sets the performance-car segment benchmark:
“The fifth-gen Camaro was America’s best-selling performance car for five consecutive years,” said Majoros. “To build on that success, the team delivered an all-new sixth-gen model with even greater levels of performance, efficiency, and technology. Being named one of the 10Best cars of 2016 by Car and Driver shows new Camaro is not only the best car in the performance-car segment, but is one of the best new cars on the market regardless of category.”
The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro starts at $26,695 for the Camaro 1LT and $37,295 for the 1SS.
Editors: Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price includes destination charges but excludes tax, title, license, and optional equipment and dealer fees.
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