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radz28 04-15-2008 10:49 AM

Winds of change: 2009 to bring significant improvements to GM's lineup
 
"... And, as predicted, the GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook will get a direct-injection version of GM's 3.6L V6 rated at 290 horsepower. That powerplant made its Lambda debut in the Chevrolet Traverse at the Chicago Auto Show, but in Traverse guise is produces between 281 and 286 horsepower. No word if the Buick Enclave will also receive the engine upgrade, but it would seem like a logical assumption. "

http://www.leftlanenews.com/winds-of...html#more-7094

By reading this, are we to understand that possibly Camaro will be starting at dang near 300 horsepower in a base model if it gets the DI V6?

DGthe3 04-15-2008 11:41 AM

:reposthorse:

Slave One 04-15-2008 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by radz282003 (Post 62402)
"... And, as predicted, the GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook will get a direct-injection version of GM's 3.6L V6 rated at 290 horsepower. That powerplant made its Lambda debut in the Chevrolet Traverse at the Chicago Auto Show, but in Traverse guise is produces between 281 and 286 horsepower. No word if the Buick Enclave will also receive the engine upgrade, but it would seem like a logical assumption. "

http://www.leftlanenews.com/winds-of...html#more-7094

By reading this, are we to understand that possibly Camaro will be starting at dang near 300 horsepower in a base model if it gets the DI V6?

Come one Rad... i thought you were more up to date on things than this... :bonk:


lol, j/k... seems like it will start out that way, probably with headers, full exhaust and intake it'll make 300...

Mr. Wyndham 04-15-2008 01:01 PM

I think if this focuses more on the powertrain aspect...it's not a repost. ;)

Aren't engines typically rated at lower numbers in trucks as opposed to cars? Like the LS2; It's rated at 390 in the Trailblazer SS. Soooo...I'm thinking that they aren't detuning the 3.6L to ~280hp for the Camaro, because the CTS is closer to Camaro's size than the Lambda vehicles, and has it's DI 3.6 rated at 302hp.:iono: My 0.02.

stovt001 04-15-2008 01:08 PM

Given that the Genesis Coupe V6 will be making 310 hp, and the 350Z makes north of 300 hp, Chevy has a lot of incentive to make its V6 cross that 300 hp mark. Sure 280 would make it plenty fast, but to compete with those other sports coupes, 300 is a nice benchmark.

radz28 04-15-2008 02:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Dragoneye (Post 62429)
I think if this focuses more on the powertrain aspect...it's not a repost. ;)

Aren't engines typically rated at lower numbers in trucks as opposed to cars? Like the LS2; It's rated at 390 in the Trailblazer SS. Soooo...I'm thinking that they aren't detuning the 3.6L to ~280hp for the Camaro, because the CTS is closer to Camaro's size than the Lambda vehicles, and has it's DI 3.6 rated at 302hp.:iono: My 0.02.


Sorry; that was my point exactly; just perhaps more reinforcement that if we get a 3.6L, that it will be close to 300 horse, or so. :thumbup:

AirGoya 04-15-2008 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by stovt001 (Post 62432)
Given that the Genesis Coupe V6 will be making 310 hp, and the 350Z makes north of 300 hp, Chevy has a lot of incentive to make its V6 cross that 300 hp mark. Sure 280 would make it plenty fast, but to compete with those other sports coupes, 300 is a nice benchmark.

Thats a good point. Even though 299hp and 300hp are only one away, once you step into the 300hp range its sounds so much better.


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