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Old 02-16-2014, 05:39 PM   #18

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Originally Posted by 2012-1822 View Post
I feel like GM learned their lesson on the weight difference between the current Muffstain and Camaro.
I don't see it as GM learning their lesson. GM had no choice but to use the chasis the Camaro is on as it was the only chasis available for the Camaro at the time. It was either go with a heavy Camaro or no Camaro at all. They knew going into it that weight was an issue and dealt with as best as they could. Now both Mustang and Camaro will be on level playing fields...the mustang with IRS and the Camaro with less weight.

As for looks, the only thing I don't like about the current Mustang is the rear. Now they took everything I hated about the rear and exaggerated it, so I do not like the rear even more now. Maybe it will look better in person
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:44 AM   #19

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I think GM should build Camaro using same material used in vette. carbon fiber and aluminum frame. lighten the load and apply the best engine. if the Ford comment about horsepower is true, we're in trouble. in the long term everyone will have less power..
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:29 AM   #20

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Originally Posted by toehead93 View Post
What year was the last time GM did this? 2001 with a 25hp difference. That was 13 years ago. The 2002 Vette had the new LS2 and the 2002 SS had the old LS1 so they don't count. Of course the Camaro was gone until 2010 but that doesn't help- my case so I'll stop here.
If Camaros were still produced in 2005, pretty sure it would have been powered by the LS2. There was no more LS1/6 in anything in 05; they swapped a LS2 in all hp/performance application CTS-V/Trailblazer SS/ Vette/SSR/etc. Other engines were truck specific, made of iron.

The Camaro will always be too heavy to outperform the Vette with the same power output.

If GM ever decide to offer 2 V8 engines in the next Camaro, they rather sell the 5.3l version at a really really, really low price, because its going to be embarrassment for the name of the car. I dont see how they could lower the price that much cause they would need to use the same powertrain as the LT1 if they want this setup to be reliable.
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