10 GM Cars And Trucks With More Than 400 Horsepower For 2016
William Durant founded the General Motors Company on September 16, 1908, in Flint, Michigan. Throughout the company’s 100 plus year history, General Motors has been known for producing some of the fastest, as well as most affordable vehicles in the auto industry. Here are ten 2016 models from GM that come with more than 400 horsepower:
- Cadillac XTS Vsport
- Chevrolet SS
- Cadillac CTS V-Sport
- GMC Sierra 1500
- Chevrolet Silverado 1500
- Chevrolet Camaro SS
- Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
- Cadillac ATS-V
- Cadillac CTS-V
- Chevrolet Corvette Z06
10) 2016 Cadillac XTS Vsport (410 hp)
The Vsport trim levels of the 2016 Cadillac XTS sedan come equipped with a Twin Turbo V6 engine rated at 410 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. In testing performed by Edmunds, a XTS Vsport was able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5.4 seconds. The Cadillac XTS also earned the best possible safety rating of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
9) 2016 Chevrolet SS (415 hp)
The RWD Chevrolet SS features a 6.2-liter V8 engine good for 415 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque. Consumers have the choice between a six-speed automatic transmission with TAPshift or a six-speed manual. With the automatic transmission, Chevy says the 2016 SS is capable of accelerating from 0-to-60 mph in just 4.7 seconds. The new SS also features Magnetic Ride Suspension, as well as high-performance Brembo brakes.
8) 2016 Cadillac CTS V-Sport (420 hp)
The 2016 Cadillac CTS V-Sport models come standard with a 3.6-liter V6 Twin Turbo engine capable of 420 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. Cadillac estimates the Cadillac CTS V-Sport can rocket from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds and the sedan is also capable of reaching a top speed 172 mph. Furthermore, the CTS V-Sport was recently named to Car and Driver Magazine’s annual 10 Best list.
7) 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 (420 hp)
The SLT and Denali trim levels of the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 are available with the 6.2-liter EcoTec V8 engine, which pumps out 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. This engine also features active fuel management, direct injection, and variable valve timing. Furthermore, this powerful engine, combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission, provide a maximum trailering rating of 12,000 pounds.
6) 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (420 hp)
The LTZ and High Country versions of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 are also available with the 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine, good 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. When properly equipped, the 2016 Silverado 1500 is capable of a best-in-class 12,000 pound towing capacity.
5) 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS (455 hp)
Earlier this year, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro earned the Motor Trend Car of the Year award and the muscle car was also named to KBB.com’s 2016 Best Resale Vale list. One of the major reasons why the sixth-generation Camaro has been picking up awards left and right, is because of the 455 horsepower V8 engine found in the SS models. Chevy estimates the 2016 Camaro SS can accelerate from 0-60 mph in only 4.0 seconds.
4) 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (460 hp)
When equipped with its standard 6.2-liter V8 engine and available performance exhaust, the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray provides 460 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, Chevy estimates the 2016 Stingray can propel itself from 0-60 mph in a miniscule 3.7 seconds. The new Stingray is available with the choice between a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.
3) 2016 Cadillac ATS-V (464 hp)
The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V is available in both sedan and coupe configurations, but both versions are outfitted with the same 3.6-liter V6 Twin Turbo engine rated at 464 horsepower and 445 lb-ft of torque. Cadillac says the new ATS-V can accelerate from 0-60 mph in merely 3.8 seconds and it can reach a top speed of 189 mph. The 2016 ATS-V also features Brembo brakes, quad exhaust tips, and a carbon fiber hood.
2) 2016 Cadillac CTS-V (640 hp)
The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is the most powerful vehicle produced by Cadillac in the company’s 113 year history. The Cadillac CTS-V features a 6.2-liter V8 supercharged engine, which provides an impressive 640 horsepower and 630 lb-ft of torque. In addition, the new CTS-V can rocket from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and it features a top speed of 200 mph.
1) 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (650 hp)
The 2016 Corvette Z06 has the most horsepower of any 2016 GM model. The new Corvette Z06 comes with a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine rated at 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. Chevy says the Z06 can go from 0 to 60 mph in an astonishing 2.95 seconds. Does anything else really need to be said about the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06?
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