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Old 10-23-2014, 06:48 PM   #15
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Always interesting to see the comments on what everyone thinks is coming.
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Old 10-23-2014, 06:49 PM   #16
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Yeah,maybe its just a narrower reverse Mohawk in the roof,...?but they could have figured a way to incorporate T-tops in the design..?who knows,im with Baylor Camaro about Scott,
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Old 10-23-2014, 06:50 PM   #17
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Power bulge hood and big tail pipes on that 3rd. Why all the camo on the 6th? Even big bags on the mirrors. Interesting. Targa or t-tops would be great!
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:09 PM   #18
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T-tops are still a huge hurdle. Today, only convertibles are exempt from the roof strength testing.

Here is the verbiage in MVSS 216:

FMVSS 216, Roof Crush Resistance, establishes strength requirements for the passenger compartment roof of passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks and buses with a GVWR of 2722 kilograms or less. The purpose of the standard is to reduce deaths and injuries due to the crushing of the roof into the passenger compartment in rollover accidents. The standard does not apply to school buses and passenger cars that conform to the dynamic rollover test requirements of FMVSS 208, Occupant Crash Protection, S5.3 by means that require no action by passenger car occupants. It also does not apply to convertibles, except for optional compliance with the standard as an alternative to the rollover test requirements in S5.3 of FMVSS 208.

A targa top, like the Corvette is considered a convertible top. T-tops are not exempted from 216 and simply makes it tougher to pass.

Back in the day, roof strength was up to 5,000 pounds or 1.5 times the vehicle weight whichever was the least, if I remember correctly. Now it is 3 times the weight of the vehicle which makes it much tougher to pass. The NPRM was originally 2.5x but the final rule now in effect is 3x. So a T-top in old days only had to meet 5,000 pounds. Now......12,000 pounds for a 4,000 pound Camaro.
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:35 PM   #19
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T Tops and Twin Turbo V6 Got my attention
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:52 PM   #20
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Always interesting to see the comments on what everyone thinks is coming.
And what do you "think" is coming???
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:40 PM   #21
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come on t tops!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:14 PM   #22
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Look at this picture... above the passenger window kind of closer to the windshield... There is a break in the roof. Like a line... Maybe a hard top convertible? That would be silly, but just an idea? :no idea:
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:23 PM   #23
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Ever since I could remember, Camaro has always been the cool car.

A buddy of mine use to race CMC with a 3rd Gen RS, it would be nice to have something like that of my own. Another throwback like this would crap all over the globalized Mustang in the looks department. They know American buyers and for damn sure know that the majority of drivers will be born in the 80's. Bring on the 6th gen.
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:34 PM   #24
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Obviously others know way more than me but I don't see how this in any way indicates t-tops
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Old 10-23-2014, 10:04 PM   #25
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I love t-tops but I think a targa roof would look better with this particular bodystyle. Either way, that would be pretty cool if true. The third gen being there is pretty interesting too.
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Old 10-24-2014, 12:14 AM   #26
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The thing that stands out to me is that the C-Pillar/rear window is still being heavily reshaped by the camo. If anything is really going to surprise us when this is finally revealed, I think it's that area of the car.
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Old 10-24-2014, 01:09 AM   #27
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I don't think it is a convertible or targa top. They probably put the camo back on since there was a better chance of someone getting close to it. The red C3 might have been a roadkill they found along the way, although it did have a manufacturers plate on it. The camo does kind of look like a ragtop but you can see the hardtop under it.
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Old 10-24-2014, 01:22 AM   #28
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While I'm not quite not convinced its a T-top or Targa, as much as I want a return of either. I found the c-pillar window weather strip (vertical one) a little strange if there was indeed no removal top. They have gutters like a lot of the older GM removable roofs.
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