The new Toyota Camry, by all accounts, is a best Camry yet.
Gone are a days of beige and boring. It’s got neat lines, singular styling touches, and grille that frightens tiny children. It’s also make-up feverishness around Camry’s most-powerful-yet engine: a 3.5-liter V6 with 301 horsepower.
With that most jam and an 8-speed involuntary doing changeable duty, we competence contend a new Camry rips flattering convincingly. According to several sources, V6-powered models like a sportified Camry XSE V6 will lift 0 to 60 mph in good underneath 6 seconds en track to a entertain mile pass in a low fourteen-second range. Best of all, these total will substantially urge serve once engine break-in is finish after a few thousand miles.
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This turn of opening was once a things of a fastest sports cars on a road. Today, it’s yours for a holding in a family sedan with tech, safety, and space to spare. Let’s demeanour during a few engaging cars that a Toyota Camry V6 would substantially nuke in a drag race.
Ford Focus ST
We adore a Ford Focus ST since a comfy, frisky, fun, and usually comes with a primer transmission, that is a favorite. But with 0 to 60 mph nearing in about 6.2 seconds, and a quarter-mile pass of usually underneath 15 seconds, Camry XSE drivers needn’t worry if this feisty small prohibited induce gets all adult in their business during a trade light.
Subaru BRZ / Toyota 86
These brothers from opposite corporate mothers are athletic, balanced, and some-more mischievous than a box of kittens, yet their light weight and fast-spinning flat-four engines are no compare for a Camry’s strong V6. In a good out-of-date drag race, a Camry XSE hits 60 scarcely a half-second quicker and passes a quarter-mile symbol with a identical advantage. We figure that’s flattering stellar for a family sedan with room for a family and their stuff.
OK, OK. It’s a tie, though this is an engaging comparison. The Toyota Camry XSE V6 probably matches a acceleration of Nissan’s top-dog sedan, that also lays explain to being a strange four-door sports car. Looks like Nissan competence have to ramp adult Maxima’s energy outlay for a next-generation automobile if it wants to stay forward of a pack.
Honda Prelude SH
Remember this car? Of march we do since you’re a champ. The Honda Prelude was a stirring sports automobile in a day, and left us a good prolonged while ago. Back then, Honda’s fast-revving sports coupe was able of attack 60 mph in about 7 seconds, and a quarter-mile pass in about 15.5. This was some critical speed for a day — and today, Camry XSE nukes a acceleration total by a full second or better.
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1999 BMW M3 Convertible
Your irritating neighbor is pretend-rich and recently bought a 1999 BMW M3 Convertible. They consider it’s a fastest thing on 4 wheels. Catch them during a trade light, and you’ll infer them wrong: according to opening figures, a Camry XSE V6 gets to 60 mph scarcely a second faster and has a half-second lead after a quarter-mile, too.
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The Mazda RX-8 was a stirring driver’s automobile with handling, balance, and braking for days. Thing is, a silky rotary engine wasn’t most for torque outlay — that is because it’s about a half second slower to 60 than a Camry XSE, and about half a second slower in a entertain mile, too.
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