2018 Trans Am Camaro SS Introduction, All New 2018 Trans Am Camaro
The 2018 Trans Am Camaro SS is motivated by a 6.2-liter V8 that can be had in two forms depending on transmission selection. When coupled with the six-speed automatic transmission, the 2018 Trans Am Camaro SS is good for 400 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque, while opting for the manual gearbox will net an additional 26 horsepower and 10 torque, for a grand total of 426 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque.
The more powerful version of the 2018 Trans Am Camaro SS, with its six-speed manual transmission, will return 16 city, 24 highway miles per gallon. Opting for the automatic will raise the highway figure to 25 mpg.
Other 2018 Trans Am Camaro SS goodies include four-piston Brembo brakes, a sportier FE3 suspension and Competitive/Sport modes for the car's StabiliTrak stability control system, including launch control for manual Trans Am Camaro SS models.
Of note, Pontiac claims the 2018 Trans Am Camaro SS lapped Germany's Nurburgring in 8 minutes 20 seconds. While not as blistering as the Corvette ZR1's 7:26.4 second lap, it still puts the Car in some pretty decent company, such as the E46 BMW M3.
For the latest model year, the 2018 Trans Am Camaro SS gains a electric power steering system from the fine-handling ZL1. Despite this addition, the 2018 Trans Am Camaro SS remains slightly less nimble than its main competitor - the Ford Mustang - due largely to its heftier curb weight. It continues to offer up a comfortable ride and excellent directional stability, however.
Inside, the 2018 Trans Am Camaro recently received a minor cabin update with a new steering wheel and a revised gauge cluster. While the changes help make the car's stylish interior a bit more user-friendly, they do little to mitigate the visibility problems created by the show-car exterior styling - thick pillars and a high beltline mean that seeing out of the sides and back of the 2018 Trans Am Camaro can be a challenge. Thankfully, Pontiac does offer an optional backup camera.
New to the 2018 Pontiac Trans Am Camaro is an optional MyLink infotainment system, which offers voice control of certain entertainment functions and includes Bluetooth smartphone connectivity and streaming audio via Pandora radio and Stitcher SmartRadio. MyLink comes with a color touchscreen and can be outfitted with navigation.