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Old 04-06-2010, 05:34 PM   #26
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2015? Who cares.
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:35 PM   #27
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It has to be a V8! Putting in anything else would be a abomination! Plus, I don't want to have to change my name to American V6..........
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:37 PM   #28
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Glad I got my 2010 Camaro, I don't like the sounds of the new generation Camaro when it comes out. Bye bye pushrod V-8. Hello turbo 4 and 6 cylinders
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:39 PM   #29
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Hm... I'm a little concerned, but compared to way back when, the 4th gen Camaro's are considerably smaller, so it might not be a bad thing in terms of size.
I still want to see a V8 though. There has been no point in the history of a Camaro where there wasn't a V8 offered (from my knowledge), so why start then? You just can't beat a V8.
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:40 PM   #30
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What about the styling...

Will they stay with a retro theme or head off in some new direction? I personally would love to see something reflecting the 1970-73 style.
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:42 PM   #31
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:42 PM   #32
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I see nothing wrong with using efficiecy and technology. The V6 3.6 is awsome I got 31 MPG hwy last month in it!

Mustang's new 5.0 is a bad ass motor making almost as much HP/L as our V6, i think if Camaro stays V8 they should follow ford... let go of the old pushrod LS series and getting onboard w/ some new technology!
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:43 PM   #33
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So does smaller and lighter mean the Camaro is going to be a 2 seater?
LOL- I thought that's what it was now. Wait- I'm 6'9" so it just looks like a two seater- my bad
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:54 PM   #34
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CAFE doesn't mean the end of the pushrod V8. After all, the pushrod V8s in Chevy trucks get better mileage than the OHC V8s in the Dodge, Ford, and Toyota trucks. My money is on the next generation Camaro having a 5.x liter DI V8, with maybe slightly less power, but with a lighter platform, better power:weight.

The Camaro needs to have a V8. There are plently of sports cars that are just as fast, and probably even more fun to drive. The unique rumble of a V8 is what makes the Camaro different. If I just wanted a fast car, and didn't care if it made a buzzy drone, I'd buy a 370Z.
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:06 PM   #35
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I see nothing wrong with using efficiecy and technology. The V6 3.6 is awsome I got 31 MPG hwy last month in it!

Mustang's new 5.0 is a bad ass motor making almost as much HP/L as our V6, i think if Camaro stays V8 they should follow ford... let go of the old pushrod LS series and getting onboard w/ some new technology!
I'd actually rather have the old fashioned LS pushrod engine design than the new 5.0 in the Mustang. The new crop of high tech, high revving DOHC engines make big power numbers, but completely lack low end torque. The 5.0 may make over 400 horses, but its a peaky engine that doesn't come close to the LS3 on the low end.

You can only make torque two ways, displacement (as in the LS3), or forced induction (as in the EcoBoost). And the only way you'd get me to buy the latter type of engine would be if it came with a 200K mile warrantly on the Powertrain and turbo.
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:10 PM   #36
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I'm sayin, the edmunds has the 2011 5.0 stang GT dyno 395rwhp.

wtf is that all about?

Streetfire.net has a 1/4 2011 5.0 walking away from an SS

I think we are going to see allot of ss folks upset.... Camaro needs to lose some weight
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:10 PM   #37
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new technology is amazing they'll have V6's out in 2015 that if you hoped in one and wasnt told how many cylinders it had you wouldnt know the difference. bye bye V8 by then it wont be practical people just want the title of owning a "V8" over a "V6."
Past american muscle was V8 new aged is V6 sry. I dont like it either
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:15 PM   #38
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I don't trust MT...almost up until production started, they were calling the 5th gen a 2009 and saying it had an LS2.
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:16 PM   #39
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You know what If it gets smaller I might loose its presence. One of the reasons I choose that car is cause it has presence!!! I think lighter is the direction to go, But keep the size overall the same.
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:21 PM   #40
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whats not to like about the V6? besides not having a V8 rumble? traditionalist wont like it, but guys like me that aren't about a brand are very impressed w/ what these companies are doing w/ newer motors, especially GM and Ford, the new stangs completly blew me away, the 6 and the 8. I was going to wait for the 2011 stang, but stang will never have the looks of the camaro.
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:24 PM   #41
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I don't trust MT...almost up until production started, they were calling the 5th gen and 2009 and saying it had an LS2.
tru dat! so it's more speculation for us, eh?
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2015 is a long way away.

Nothing but pure speculation.
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:56 PM   #43
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I'm sayin, the edmunds has the 2011 5.0 stang GT dyno 395rwhp.

wtf is that all about?

Streetfire.net has a 1/4 2011 5.0 walking away from an SS

I think we are going to see allot of ss folks upset.... Camaro needs to lose some weight
I think we already voted that that driver of the SS was on a coffee break when they started the race.
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:59 PM   #44
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It has to be a V8! Putting in anything else would be a abomination! Plus, I don't want to have to change my name to American V6..........


What about a return to a 327 (5.4L) V8? Much less a 302...
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Old 04-06-2010, 07:00 PM   #45
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Old 04-06-2010, 07:46 PM   #46
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I like the sound of smaller and lighter, and that it could be here as early as 2015. But I won't buy one unless it has a V8; I need that V8 sound. I can handle a smaller displacement V8 as long as the power to weight ratio is at least equal.

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I don't trust MT...almost up until production started, they were calling the 5th gen a 2009 and saying it had an LS2.
Well the car did come out in 2009, even if they called it a 2010. And the concept did have an LS2 in it. If the trend continues, it will be better than they predicted, just like the 5th gen.
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Old 04-06-2010, 07:47 PM   #47
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I would expect a smaller displacement V8 with direct injection at some point. If you take the HP/cubic inch in the LLT and add a couple of cylinders the numbers start getting interesting.
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:14 PM   #48
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you know ... one of the reasons I sold my 2000 SS was that I did not feel safe or comfy in that car any longer. Furthermore one of the reasons I bought my New 2010 SS was that it IS LARGE, yet it is BIG with extra LBS... Thats what I wanted. Now I drive my 2.5 yrd old and 4.5 year old around to the park and feel safe. The F5 is a tank, no joke. We all know it. People don't like the how thick the A pillars are by the windows or the B pilliars but that says to me that in case I go inverted I have some density to help me. Sure the new 5.0 mustang is lighter maybe with the same power, but sure as shit I don't think I would feel good with my kids in the back. ZETA FTW in IMO. Just a two door G8. yup I like the size and weight.
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:52 PM   #49
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2015? Who cares.
Youre right.. who cares? The world is going to end in late December 2012 anyway.
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Remember they could very well go away from the good ol' pushrod V8's. You have CAFE standards that will be in place by 2016, so the top tier Camaro could very well be a turbo V6 of some sort.

If they can get the same power with better gas mileage out a V6 I say
KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!! The power isnt the point, the heritage is! No V8 means no thanks for me! That would be the most depressing news for me...
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