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    2016 Chevrolet SS Sedan, Camaro and Camino hardtops.

    Revised version of Alpha Camaro. This time the Monte Carlo is replaced by an "SS" series collonade hardtop sedan.

    The following is the "SS" series brochure blurb.

    Chevrolet 430 SS, 530 SS and 620 SS – The Supercars of Sports Sedans.

    Chevrolet still stands as the winning-est brand in NASCAR history, and for 2016, we will return to the high banked ovals of Daytona and Talledega with our new ‘flagship’ Super Sport, or “SS.” The SS series is not just the fastest four door car we’ve ever offered it’s also the most luxurious. At only 54” tall, it will remind you more of a sports car like the Camaro than a staid German sports sedan. That makes sense, since the SS is basically a stretched out version of our Camaro with a generous 116” wheelbase. If you ever longed to own a Corvette or Camaro, but you need the practicality of a genuine five passenger, four door sedan, we built the SS for you – it’s like a Camaro that comes in size “XL.” The Chevrolet SS is like no other sedan you’ve ever seen. It features ‘hardtop’ style doors with no window frames – the same as found on the Camaro. The low driving position and the controls and instrument panel are also the same as the Camaro’s. But for the SS series we’ve added unique touches you won’t find on other cars. For example, we built it with ingenious ‘staggered’ rear seats with reclining rear seat backs, so it really can carry five people in luxurious comfort for long trips.

    The 430 SS is a grand touring car with luxurious touches that make the miles fly by in restful comfort for passengers, but precision tuning to keep the driver’s senses on the road. Standard equipment includes many of the luxury features on the Camaro SS like extra sound deadening insulation, satellite radio, OnStar navigation system and power front bucket seats. Handsome but durable 17x7” chrome clad styled steel wheels with low profile, all season tires are standard running stock. The 430 SS features standard V8 power for stellar acceleration even at high speeds – but it costs less than you’d pay for a four cylinder German sports sedan. And the 320hp 4.3 liter “260” V8 uses cylinder shutdown under light loads, a belt driven alternator/starter for engine shutdown during braking, high pressure direct fuel injection and variable length intake runners to give it fuel economy more like those German four cylinder engines. For an added measure of acceleration and traction, the inexpensive optional “G-80” locking differential with a performance axle ratio delivers sporting acceleration, but with plenty of traction in rain or snow. If think a rear drive performance car is too tough to drive in snowy conditions, you’ll be most pleasantly surprised in a “G-80” equipped SS430.

    If you need an extra large dose of super car speed and handling, consider the 530 SS. Standard fare includes forged aluminum 20x8 inch wheels, “Z” speed rated tires, heavy duty brake rotors, thicker anti-sway bars, stiffer springs and bushings, the “G-80” performance differential and the formidable 400hp premium fuel 5.3 liter “325” V8 - all borrowed from our Z-28 Camaro. There’s more of the Z-28’s influence on the inside, where you get its high bolster, premium leather bucket seats. The special leather wrapped sport steering wheel has F-1 style paddle shifters for the standard 8 speed automatic transmission. The instrument panel adds oil pressure and ammeter gauges and a premium driver information center.

    The 620 SS is simply the best performance sedan we’ve ever offered. For the person with discerning taste who wants to own the very best, but who doesn’t want to spend the most to get it, the 620 SS fits the bill perfectly. When you start with our mighty 475hp 6.2 liter “376” V8 engine under the hood, you know the acceleration and top speed will be breath-taking. But that’s just the beginning. We stirred in the 530 SS’s interior elements plus the suspension, wheels and brakes. Specific to the 620 SS are special ‘magneti-ride’ adjustable shock absorbers that you can set up for ‘cruise’ ‘performance’ or ‘sport.’ But the big difference compared to our other SS sedans is the 620 SS’s standard all wheel drive system. It’s a sophisticated multi vector drive-train which can deliver power to individual wheels based on wheel slippage, engine load and vehicle speed. When super traction is not needed, the system allows the front wheels to ‘free wheel’ to optimize fuel efficiency. Now you can own a super car that doesn’t have to sit out the winter months! But then that’s the appeal of all three SS models – they’re sports cars that also serve as your primary vehicle.

    Super Sport Appearance Package For the ultimate in eye catching good looks, this package features special argent, gold, black or white contrasting roof and lower body paint, prominent “SS” chrome badges on the decklid, grille and fenders and “SS” insignia on the steering wheel, door panels and floor mats. Deep front air dam and rear deck spoiler increase down force without increasing drag coefficient. It’s available on any of the SS models.

    Super Moon Roof. The SS has a longer roofline than the Camaro on which it is based. This allowed us to create an extra large moon roof that makes your SS feel almost like a convertible.

    Trailering Package. Allows 430 SS to tow up to 3500lbs. Features auxiliary rear air springs that keep the car level with up to 300lbs in tongue weight, G-80 performance differential, transmission cooler, HD shock absorbers, HD alternator, HD radiator, weight distributing hitch and 7 pin wiring harness. Not available on 530 SS and 620 SS.
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    Re: 2016 Chevrolet SS Sedan, Camaro and Camino hardtops.

    This is a revised version of my Camaro 'series' brochure. This time, the only two cars are the Camino and Camaro, since the "SS" is its own distinct series. The Monte Carlo is dropped because it was too much like the Camaro.

    New design features hardtop roof with 1/4 rear doors, which allows for a CONVERTIBLE Camino...the SSR makes a comeback!


    2016 Camaro: All New Sports Car Series

    Camaro burst on the scene in 1967. It was a new kind of car – wide as an intermediate but short as compact. It had full size engines in a compact package for blistering performance. Through the years it has come to represent a uniquely American sports car – one that is as affordable as it is thrilling. It can be a ‘supercar’ in every sense of the word but one that’s within reach of many people. This year, Camaro is expanding into a full-fledged ‘series’ of cars. For the first time you can get a Camaro not just as a convertible or hardtop coupe, but also as coupe/pickup in the “Camino,” or as a convertible pickup (the world’s only one!) in the Camino convertible or Camino SSR.

    The All New Compact Camaro

    For 2016 Camaro’s flagship sports car has a wheelbase decreased by three inches and a body width that’s reduced over four inches. The standard model, which now uses a lightweight four cylinder engine instead of last year’s standard V6, weighs less than 3400lbs – that’s over 400 fewer pounds than last year! You’ll easily recognize the new Camaro as an heir to a long line of exciting sports cars. There is a built in spoiler in the rear deck and the front fascia has an aggressive bottom breather grille under the bumper. Despite a shorter wheelbase, we’ve repositioned the rear seats so that there is more headroom and legroom for rear seat passengers. You’ll be pleased to find the basic Camaro comes standard with stylish but durable, 17x7” chrome clad styled steel wheels rather than the black steel wheels we used last year. Interior materials and switch gear have a decidedly more plush and sumptuous feel. You might be surprised to learn all of it is standard equipment – but if you want the look and luxury of our top SS model with four cylinder fuel efficiency, you can order any of the paint, wheel, trim, luxury and convenience features standard on the SS as individual options on the base model.

    Camaro fans will be pleased to see that the ‘hardtop’ style roof has returned to the Camaro for the first time since 1969. When you roll down the door windows and rear quarter windows, there is an uninterrupted open void with no ‘b’ pillar between the door and rear quarter window – similar to the convertible Camaro. The most prominent feature of the new Camaro, and the one that is shared by its Camino stable mate, is all new quarter bay type rear doors. They don’t have outside door handles or doorframes so you still get that unmistakable two door hardtop style. Unlike in previous four door hardtops, there is no need for half post in the middle for the rear door to swing on. That’s because the back doors open bay style. This not only reduces weight, it improves body stiffness. Best of all, the rear quarter doors don’t just allow easier ingress and egress for rear seat passengers, they also allow us to shorten the front door, so that you, have a wider door opening to exit in crowded parking lots. The shorter doors and narrower width make this the most practical Camaro ever for parking and exiting in close quarters.

    With all the more practical and utilitarian touches, you’ll never forget that the Camaro is a most stylish and powerful sports car. We’ve totally revamped the engines for the new Camaro series with most choice in engines since 1992. This year, the new standard engine is a 3.1 liter four cylinder that shares the same bore and stroke as our 6.2 liter V8. It pumps out 230 horsepower and nearly as many pounds/feet of torque. It’s the best of both worlds, with the low cost and fuel efficiency of a four cylinder but the torque and response of a V6. Also for the first time since 1992, you can order a V8 engine on the base model: It’s our new 320hp 4.3 liter “260” V8. This engine combines all the latest advances we’ve made in our renowned V8 engine with a smaller, fuel sipping displacement. It features variable cam timing, cylinder shutdown, variable length intake runners, tuned header type exhaust manifolds, full dual exhausts and direct fuel injection. Despite its 11.5:1 compression ratio, it runs fine on ‘regular’ or 87 octane gasoline. For fans of the previous generation V6 Camaro, we think you’ll be more than pleased if you opt for the new ‘economy’ V8 – it has ten percent more torque than last year’s 3.6 liter V6, and thanks in part to cylinder shutdown and lighter body weight – it gets the same city EPA fuel economy rating and actually exceeds the 2015 V6 in highway fuel economy.

    Z-28 and Super Sport - Still Supercars!

    Just because the new Camaro is smaller and lighter, don’t think we’ve given up on super performance models. In fact, for 2016 we’ve revived the storied “Z-28.” It’s the most powerful Z-28 we’ve ever offered, with an all new, premium fuel 400hp, 5.3 liter “325” V8. The Z-28 has always been a giant killer that has routinely out-handled, out-braked and out-accelerated European performance cars selling for more than twice its price. The newest Z-28 uses super light 20x8” forged aluminum wheels, a special high adhesion rubber compound for the speed rated tires, unique aluminum front control arms and stiffer suspension bushings, a lightning fast 12.5:1 steering gear ratio along with thicker sway bars and high rate springs, to give you that ‘glued to the road’ feeling whether you are running some errands or racing your shadow. It also happens to be our best performance value, since you can buy a Z-28 without a lot of luxury equipment that doesn’t enhance performance.

    In the Super Sport, we’ve continued our long tradition of combining a luxurious interior on the inside, eye catching paint, stripes, wheels and trim on the outside, and our biggest and most powerful V8 under the hood. This year the Camaro SS’s big 6.2 liter “376” V8 gets another dose of horsepower and efficiency thanks to a new direct fuel injection system. In concert with our all new eight speed automatic transmission, this new combination is simply unbeatable. You get 475 horsepower – the most ever offered in any Chevrolet SS model! But because the SS, even with its host of standard luxury and convenience equipment, weighs under 3800lbs, it has a pounds to horsepower ratio of just under 8:1 (!) Take any performance parameter you choose – dragstrip acceleration, all out lateral acceleration in cornering, or transient handling – even its dizzying top speed and you will find only a tiny number of exotic sports cars and European GTs can dare challenge your Camaro SS.

    Camino Comeback: Chevrolet’s Chameleon Compact Pickup

    Camino is the “pickoupe” that hauls like a pickup and handles like a Camaro. It looks like a sport coupe, complete with a true “hardtop” roofline – and for the first time, you can even get the Camino as a convertible! And it’s low like a sports car at only 54” tall. But make no mistake, the Camino is a real pickup that means business – or pleasure – it’s all up to you. This is a true compact pickup, measuring six feet in width, and riding on an easy handling 116” wheelbase. Camino features a practical five foot long bed with utilitarian flat bedsides and built in stake-holes. With over 40 inches of flat loading floor between the wheel wells, it can hold most industrial pallets. When equipped with the 4.3 liter “260” V8 and heavy duty trailering package, you can tow up to 4000lbs or haul 1000lbs in the bed. That’s right. Camino is a bona fide ‘1/2 ton’ pickup. But while the all new Camino has more truck-like practicality than the ’59 to ’87 “El Camino” ever had, it also offers the innovation of rear bay ¼ doors and optional ‘occasional’ coupe style bucket seats to expand passenger capacity to four people (N/A on Camino convertible). This makes the Camino more like a family sedan – one that can serve as your primary vehicle and not just a second or third car. If you plan to use the Camino as strictly a work vehicle, you will appreciate the standard two passenger version’s voluminous space behind the front seats to protect valuable tools or precision equipment from prying eyes – and hands – not to mention wind, heat, rain or snow.

    Compared to its sport coupe cousin, Camino features more advantageous ‘approach’ angles for driving on rutted dirt roads, standard color-keyed styled steel wheels, unique ‘top breather’ truck style grille and headlights and a reinforced unit body chassis. It also features the performance 3.42:1 axle and “G-80” locking differential, which is optional on the base Camaro, as standard equipment. Camino is the lowest priced model in the Camaro series, and comes standard with a rugged, work ready interior, but you can equip the Camino with the luxurious SS trim, which includes high-bolster leather front bucket seats, two tone paint and 20x8” forged aluminum wheels. Camino SS is also the only compact pickup that’s a legitimate super-sports car too, since it employs the 400 horsepower 5.3 liter “325” V8 used in the Camaro Z-28. Try finding another compact pickup with that much power! For the ultimate street machine, order the ultimate Camino: the SSR. SSR is a convertible Camino that includes all of the SS equipment. There’s literally nothing like it. That’s Camino – it’s a chameleon that you can customize for your purse and purpose.
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    Cool Re: 2016 Chevrolet SS Sedan, Camaro and Camino hardtops.

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    Chevrolet 430 SS, 530 SS and 620 SS – The Supercars of Sports Sedans.

    Chevrolet still stands as the winning-est brand in NASCAR history, and for 2016, we will return to the high banked ovals of Daytona and Talledega with our new ‘flagship’ Super Sport, or “SS.” The SS series is not just the fastest four door car we’ve ever offered it’s also the most luxurious. At only 54” tall, it will remind you more of a sports car like the Camaro than a staid German sports sedan. That makes sense, since the SS is basically a stretched out version of our Camaro with a generous 116” wheelbase. If you ever longed to own a Corvette or Camaro, but you need the practicality of a genuine five passenger, four door sedan, we built the SS for you – it’s like a Camaro that comes in size “XL.” The Chevrolet SS is like no other sedan you’ve ever seen. It features ‘hardtop’ style doors with no window frames – the same as found on the Camaro. The low driving position and the controls and instrument panel are also the same as the Camaro’s. But for the SS series we’ve added unique touches you won’t find on other cars. For example, we built it with ingenious ‘staggered’ rear seats with reclining rear seat backs, so it really can carry five people in luxurious comfort for long trips. .....

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    The 620 SS is simply the best performance sedan we’ve ever offered. For the person with discerning taste who wants to own the very best, but who doesn’t want to spend the most to get it, the 620 SS fits the bill perfectly. When you start with our mighty 475hp 6.2 liter “376” V8 engine under the hood, you know the acceleration and top speed will be breath-taking. But that’s just the beginning. We stirred in the 530 SS’s interior elements plus the suspension, wheels and brakes. Specific to the 620 SS are special ‘magneti-ride’ adjustable shock absorbers that you can set up for ‘cruise’ ‘performance’ or ‘sport.’ But the big difference compared to our other SS sedans is the 620 SS’s standard all wheel drive system. It’s a sophisticated multi vector drive-train which can deliver power to individual wheels based on wheel slippage, engine load and vehicle speed. When super traction is not needed, the system allows the front wheels to ‘free wheel’ to optimize fuel efficiency. Now you can own a super car that doesn’t have to sit out the winter months! But then that’s the appeal of all three SS models – they’re sports cars that also serve as your primary vehicle.

    Super Sport Appearance Package For the ultimate in eye catching good looks, ..... It’s available on any of the SS models. ......
    GM bring it! Sell it! And they will come. I will buy one for sure (maybe even a his and her's). I'll take my 620 SS in black please (like my 96 Impala SS). The wife will probably want the her 530 SS in red.

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    Re: 2016 Chevrolet SS Sedan, Camaro and Camino hardtops.

    Thanks WX39CI! I'm kind of obsessed with car brochures and I never tire of creating 'phantom' ones.
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