I put about 50,000 miles on a 99 B4C police camaro LS1 in highway traffic enforcement a few years ago. The 99 B4C was an amazing car but the 1LT I bought is also an amazing car. The B4C would run 0 to 60 in 5.3 seconds, around 12.5 to 100 MPH and the 1/4 mile in the low 13's consistently. On the track the B4C would run 145 MPH and the 1LT V-6 is 135 MPH at the same distance. The B4C definitely had more power but I have been totally satisfied with my 1LT. My 1LT handles better than the B4C, is quieter and rides better. The 1LT is easier to get in and out of compared to the 99 B4C. The 2010 camaro feels more refined and gets good gas mileage even while running the tar out of it. My 1LT will run 0-60 in about 6 seconds without ruining my tires and will hit 100 MPH in 15.3. The V-6 times are very comparable to a hemi charger and still gets better fuel mileage. My 1LT seems to have more usable space and is roomier than the 4th generation. My 1LT does not drag as bad going in and out of steep driveways as the 4th generations. The V-8 will always sound better but everyone I've taken for a ride or let drive my 1LT have been very impressed. Everyone says the V-6 felt like they were driving a V-8. I could use my 1LT on patrol just as effectively as I did the B4C camaro. The SS 2010 and LS1 definitely will pin you in your seat but the V-6 is no slouch. For the money the V-6 Camaro is a great car. If you want bragging rights and can afford the V8 go for it but if your on a budget like me the V-6 is great!