Road Tests Real world tests of Camaro SS vs Audi S3

0-60mph

Audi S3
5.1 s

Top speed

Camaro SS Coupe
155 mph
Audi S3
155 mph

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Chevrolet Camaro SS

Reasons to consider the
Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe

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Much bigger engine 6,162 cc vs 2,000 cc More than 3x bigger engine
More torque 420 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM vs 280 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM 50% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 426 HP @ 5,900 RPM vs 300 HP @ 6,000 RPM More than 40% stronger engine
Faster to 60mph 4.7 s vs 5.1 s Around 10% faster to 60mph
Better power-to-weight ratio 9.06 lb/hp vs 10.25 lb/hp More than 10% better power-to-weight ratio
Default view of Audi S3

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Audi S3

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Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
More expensive sticker price $51k vs $30k 70% more expensive harder to own
Lighter curb weight 3,076 lb vs 3,860 lb More than 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Camaro SS  vs
Audi S3 
Brand Chevrolet Audi
Price 30,245 50,959
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2009 2013

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.06 lb/hp 10.25 lb/hp
Maximum hp 426 HP @ 5,900 RPM 300 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 420 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM 280 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM
Max RPM 6,600 RPM 6,800 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Front wheels 508/? 203 457/? 191
Rear wheels 508/? 229 457/? 191

road tests

Camaro SS  vs
Audi S3 
Top speed 155 mph 155 mph
0-60mph 4.7 s 5.1 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD 4WD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

engine

Displacement 6,162 cc 2,000 cc
Air compressor None Turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.7:1 9.3:1
Bore/stroke 103 in / 0 in 3.2 in / 3.7 in

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,860 lb 3,076 lb
Width 75.5 in 70 in
Height 54.2 in 55.2 in
Length 190.4 in 167.5 in
Front track width 63.7 in 60.4 in
Wheelbase 112.3 in 102.2 in
Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe
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