I fully get what the OP is saying. Sure if you wanted a faster car then buy the V8. But that can be said for the other models too.
He wants to know why it seems the Camaro is at the back of the pack in the performance arena.
I will say that I believe it is because the V6 model of the Camaro wasn't focused on performance at all, it is all about the look.
LS/LT = Look fast
SS= Be fast
2012 Mustang GT Premium