Top speed limiter on 2016 6th Gen Camaro

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    Top speed limiter on 2016 6th Gen Camaro

    I am interested in the 6th Gen 2016 Camaro, probably an LT1 with the 3.6L V6. I'm having difficulty getting top speed info for the various option combinations from the GM site data or from the chat function on the site. (This contrasts with BMW, who are very upfront about the effect of suspension, wheel and tire options on the limiter settings.)

    What is the top speed limiter setting for 1) the base car with 18" wheels, 2) the base car with 20" black wheels and runflats, and 3) the RS option, which also has 20" wheels, and I think, runflats? I suspect the answer is something like 130/150/150 for these three combinations, but would like to confirm that option 2) above is 150 and not 130. When I read the C&D road tests, they seem to have access to this information for the options on the car they test. How do I as a consumer get hold of this?

    My interest is primarily academic, but I grew up in a culture where the big questions were always around roadholding and top speed rather than the time to the quarter mile.

    Thanks all.
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    Re: Top speed limiter on 2016 6th Gen Camaro

    Quote Originally Posted by world.traveler View Post
    How do I as a consumer get hold of this?
    test drive

    fwiw I remember the 4th gens were typically around 165 mph, but convertibles had limiters at 118 mph



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    Re: Top speed limiter on 2016 6th Gen Camaro

    Car and driver tested a v6 manual transmission this month with 20 inch silver rims in the photos and it is governed to 151 mph.

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    Re: Top speed limiter on 2016 6th Gen Camaro

    Yup. 151 with the RS.

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    Re: Top speed limiter on 2016 6th Gen Camaro

    Thanks, got that from C&D also. But what about the non-RS V6 with the 20" black wheel/runflat option?

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    Re: Top speed limiter on 2016 6th Gen Camaro

    Speed is limited by tires sold on the vehicle and the other higher end models. You don't want a RS model to have the same top speed as a ZL1 or Z28!


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    Re: Top speed limiter on 2016 6th Gen Camaro

    Quote Originally Posted by Smaart Aas Saabr View Post
    test drive

    fwiw I remember the 4th gens were typically around 165 mph, but convertibles had limiters at 118 mph
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