For 2016, the Chevrolet Camaro SS packs 455 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque, or 29 more hp and 35 more lb-ft than its predecessor. But just how well does the new Camaro live up to its claimed performance?

HOT ROD has an answer to that question now that it has tested the car on the dyno. The Camaro made its way to Addiction Motorsports in Chatsworth, Calif., where it performed exceptionally well (and sounded great). During the tests, the Camaro SS with a six-speed manual transmission hit 405.2 hp and 405.4 lb-ft of torque at the wheels on its best go-around. Apparently, these numbers are similar to those of the C7 Corvette with which the Camaro shares its LT1 engine.

The Camaro’s V-8 reached peak horsepower at 6,000 rpm and peak torque between 4,000 and 5,000 rpm. But then torque dips just after 6,000 rpm. The reason for this dip remains unknown, although it could be the result of engine tweaking for emissions purposes. Or perhaps Chevrolet wanted to detune the Camaro so it doesn’t overshadow the Corvette.

Watch the video below to see how the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS performs on the dyno.

Also check out our recent dyno of the 2016 Shelby GT350.

Source: HOT ROD