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Old 07-28-2014, 02:19 PM   #26
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Yeah, I bought my 2010 used last October for 25k, so it's going to be hard to justify trading it on something that is going to cost me nearly 40k and it not be any better.

Plus I already have at least a couple grand in parts on my car that won't go on a 2016.
"Better" is a vague word to use though. I highly doubt a stock LT1 6th gen will be faster than your modded 2010. (especially if you are running heads/cam) so if speed is your only concern, then sure it may not be better.

But the 6th gen will or "should" be lighter, handle better, have a nice upgraded modern interior, and (the kicker) hopefully will still look awesome like the 5th gen does (just different).

Throw the very potent LT1 engine into the mix, and that should make for a hell of a ride.
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:07 PM   #27
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"Better" is a vague word to use though. I highly doubt a stock LT1 6th gen will be faster than your modded 2010. (especially if you are running heads/cam) so if speed is your only concern, then sure it may not be better.

But the 6th gen will or "should" be lighter, handle better, have a nice upgraded modern interior, and (the kicker) hopefully will still look awesome like the 5th gen does (just different).

Throw the very potent LT1 engine into the mix, and that should make for a hell of a ride.
That's a good summary.

Whether it makes sense to buy a 6th gen Camaro depends upon the buyer's particular priorities and circumstances. Personally, if I had just bought a new (or 'new' used) Camaro in the last year or two and had invested a lot of money in it and were happy with it, I doubt that I'd be seriously interested in the 6th gen beyond a general curiosity about what GM was doing with the franchise. Buying? Not likely. I'd probably be looking ahead to whatever was new and exciting in 2018 or so (Buick Grand National?). Or if I were very patient (and optimistic), the 7th gen Camaro in 2022.
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:03 PM   #28
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Hmmm. 187". Third gen length.
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Old 07-28-2014, 05:18 PM   #29
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I'm really hoping they come out with a 1LE version the first year, if not i'd probably wait until they did.
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:17 PM   #30
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What is the weight difference between a current 1LT and a current 1SS?

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200 lbs.
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:56 PM   #31
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I'm really hoping they come out with a 1LE version the first year, if not i'd probably wait until they did.
Considering that you have a Camaro currently you are probably better off waiting until at least they have something that you really want to move you into one. Though the Alpha platform is probably going to be a better all around platform to work with for mods and with the LT1 engine and the development work already done by the tuners for the C7 means there will be lots of options and data for those options. Looking at LPE site they have a N/A 630BHP package for the 6.2L LT1 engine so I would say that would make many people happy.
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:43 PM   #32
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Heard from someone who went to BBOMG in Oshawa that the spy photo is a test mule of the 6th gen drive train and that is a 5th gen body over the drive train and camo'd up for the sake of the "paparazzi's."
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:52 PM   #33
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Heard from someone who went to BBOMG in Oshawa that the spy photo is a test mule of the 6th gen drive train and that is a 5th gen body over the drive train and camo'd up for the sake of the "paparazzi's."
So, 5th gen body (or parts of a 5th gen body) on a 6th gen chasis and drivetrain.

I can believe that.
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Old 07-29-2014, 03:02 PM   #34
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So, 5th gen body (or parts of a 5th gen body) on a 6th gen chasis and drivetrain.

I can believe that.
yup...me too. I actually hope that is in fact the case, 5th gen body on 6th gen chassis, as opposed to being they are so far behind in design stages and needed to put a complete 5th gen with a bunch of camo on it, out to get "spy shots" due to all the hype generated by Mustang and Hellcat.
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Old 07-29-2014, 04:20 PM   #35
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I'm really hoping they come out with a 1LE version the first year, if not i'd probably wait until they did.
I'm sure someone can explain why they release in stages, like getting people to upgrade, or keeps them in the press...idk, obviously they think it is better for profits or they wouldn't do it.

Are they not worried they will lose market share to Hellcat and GT500 /350?

I'm thinking they should release everything that is ready ASAP, hellcat is going to move folks away from ZL1 no? Or they banking on the cars having such a cult following that a camaro guy will never buy a mustang or a challenger and visa versa? IDK...i'm not one of them and won't wait very long, there many options to choose from.
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So all we really know is the slope of the windshield and A pillars. Oh and that it exist.
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So all we really know is the slope of the windshield and A pillars. Oh and that it exist.
ohhhh...but does it?
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:16 PM   #38
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I also think (THINK, not totally sure) that these "measurements" are less than the actual measurements. The reason being that the shot is taken at an angle, not straight on the car. The line drawn from wheel to wheel is actually SHORTER than the distance between the two wheels. Notice how this line is NOT parallel with the yellow lines of the pavement markings. Car and pavement markings are parallel with each other, therefore the line drawn between the two wheels would have to match that angle. Also, the shot is taken not only at a x-axis angle, it also slightly off the z-axis as well (or pitch/yaw, not super familiar with these terms), I believe you can't even translate any of these distances into real world. Not trying to be too critical (I appreciate the effort), I realize these are very rough estimates, just thought I'd throw in my two cents.
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:26 AM   #39
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Heard from someone who went to BBOMG in Oshawa that the spy photo is a test mule of the 6th gen drive train and that is a 5th gen body over the drive train and camo'd up for the sake of the "paparazzi's."
Makes sense if you look at the A pillars. The windshield is not flush. Looks like body parts tacked on.
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Old 08-05-2014, 05:26 PM   #40
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Um..........okay but whats the height
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Old 08-05-2014, 05:28 PM   #41
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Best guess we be 48-52.4 inches
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Old 08-05-2014, 09:54 PM   #42
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Was your post something like..."more speculation based on speculation"?
Speculation based on the phase of the moon, last trip to the bathroom,
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IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE FUN, TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER !
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Why spoil someone's fun?
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Heard from someone who went to BBOMG in Oshawa that the spy photo is a test mule of the 6th gen drive train and that is a 5th gen body over the drive train and camo'd up for the sake of the "paparazzi's."
Not likely at all. Look at the headlight area and the taillight area. The mesh in the tail to allow some light to show through does not match the current taillights of the 5th generation. Additionally, the new generation will almost certainly be 109" wheelbase. It is NOT likely that Chevy would bother to redesign the current Camaro body to move the wheel wells on 7 mules and make all of their tail lights not match current design. No, the body design is cast in concrete at this point and all that's left is detailing. What is QUITE easy to do is to put an ATS COUPE body on the chassis it CAME FROM and parade THAT around with padding...It would explain the weird head and tail light mesh on the camouflage.
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