Originally Posted by Number 3
320 to 340 from a 2.0T would take a big leap in the engine cost and internals. I think 300 is pretty close to the top in the near term.
But for those so dead set against a 4 cylinder............. 2014 Audi S3, 298 HP 2.0T with a nice 0 - 60 of 4.6 seconds. Pretty much running with an SS at that point. Granted a transverse FWD architecture with AWD but 3150 pounds and runs like stink.
So that would bring us back to simply the feel and sound rather than the performance of the V8 being the question at hand.
The Audi RS 3 Sportback. Has a turbo 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine mated to a seven-speed S Tronic dual-clutch transmission packing 340 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque. It's good for a 0-60 mph run of just 4.6 seconds too. It also costs around $68,000. The S3 you mentioned (the seven speed dual clutch S Tronic model runs 0-60 around 4.9 -- very fast but also a premium hatchback running around 40 grand and competing with Mercedes.
Are you saying you want the Camaro to become a premium Hatchback? That sure ain't gonna be the entry level model. No way they could make and market a premium turbo 4 AND a V8. We might as well start comparing entry level V6 Camaros to Porsche GT3s.