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Old 07-11-2010, 11:39 PM   #113
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I dunno, guys. I liked the review.
Sure, what they compared it too wasn't really too fair, but I'm not going to complain about that. I was happy just to see the car in action!
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:40 PM   #114
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I just saw that Top Gear used the automatic version of the Camaro on Top Gear. Which means they were missing out on more power and a lighter car! I bet the manual would be faster than the Maloo. LOL
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:41 PM   #115
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I dunno, guys. I liked the review.
Sure, what they compared it too wasn't really too fair, but I'm not going to complain about that. I was happy just to see the car in action!
I know! Seeing the Stig swing the car out in those last two corners looked soooooooooo sweet!
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:45 PM   #116
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The guys on top gear from day 1 of the 5th gen have hated it. The reason that they compared the two was the displacement. Really though the AMG has a hand built engine.... i mean the LS3 cant compare to a motor built by germans, specifically because its got much more engineering to it. But what ever helps the brits sleep at night then so be it. Id rather have the AMG so i could sell it and put the extra money into a camaro and destroy it in every aspect of the track. How about they compare that and the CTS-V..... yeah now then they'd have a fair comparison from a price tag point of view.... But really at least they finally put the Maro on the show.

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Old 07-11-2010, 11:46 PM   #117
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Ive seen 2010 wrx sti's bone stock hit high 12s, 2011 Mustang GT'S ,2010 GT'S with a set of slicks with stock 3.73 gears, maybe your right not a whole lot. But just being honest. Theres a host of cars that can be had cheaper and modded cheaper and put up the same figures. Just being realistic. Not that i'd trade my Camaro for any of them.
Yeh I get ya, that was pretty much my outcome when car shopping. I went the subaru turbo route on my last car and while I loved the car,especially in bad weather, the camaro just had something that lured me to it after test driving. When i was looking to buy a new car I weighed all my options and test drove a few different ones. I was hard pressed to find anything that i could compare to the performance I was getting for the price. The top runners was another subaru, challenger, or camaro. So i compared the sti vs the ss vs the srt8. The srt8 i thought looked more true to the original but the price tag, worse fuel system, and worse performance steered me away from it. The sti had better handling, the braking distance is very similar in both cars, but the straight line performance wasnt there for me and honestly i was over with the turbo 4cylinder phase. A mustang could of been a option if i was a ford guy
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:49 PM   #118
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We're not talking about a straight line test here. With the same driver, the M6 will be faster than the A6 around the Top Gear track. That's a fact. Put the Stig behind the wheel of an M6 SS and the time would be faster. It has nothing to do with engine and everything to do with transmission when racing on a road course.
No fact about it.

Here's a copy and paste.

I think they used 'D' during the testing unfortunately. I'm not sure if you're familiar with the CTS-V. The auto tranny in the Camaro is the CTS-V auto tranny's little cousin. With that said the auto in the CTS-V outruns the manual to 60 mph (.3 sec), 100 mph (1 sec.), and around the Nurburgring!
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:51 PM   #119
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You too huh?
are you really upset?

he just combined them all in to one thread for easy searching.. And put it on the home page...

Seems kinda cool to me...
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:52 PM   #120
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No fact about it.

Here's a copy and paste.

I think they used 'D' during the testing unfortunately. I'm not sure if you're familiar with the CTS-V. The auto tranny in the Camaro is the CTS-V auto tranny's little cousin. With that said the auto in the CTS-V outruns the manual to 60 mph (.3 sec), 100 mph (1 sec.), and around the Nurburgring!
with a supercharged LSA and over 125 more hp...
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:54 PM   #121
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are you really upset?

he just combined them all in to one thread for easy searching.. And put it on the home page...

Seems kinda cool to me...
Meh, and removed my video to substitute with his own.
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:56 PM   #122
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Dear Murderers-

I've always loved TOP GEAR and I always will. But they flip flop back and forth with reviews.

This one says they like it, a few episodes from now they will call it back and say they don't like it, or point out all of the flaws compared to some other car that they are testing at that time.

Jeremy did this with the Corvette. He tested it here in Ca. and said he loved it, then recently tested it vs another car and said that he didn't like it very much anymore but he did say the Vette was a better choice of the 2 for the fun factor.
Jeremy said all of the bad things about the car and went out and bought one. He still owns the zr1.
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Meh, and removed my video to substitute with his own.
maybe we should ban him....

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yeah......


I dont think Clarkson ever owned a ZR1. It was just a rumor a while back.
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:04 AM   #125
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exactly what i thought, that curly haired jackass hates American cars "no one intelligent would drive that car" , and whats with the murderous comments? i cant believe i watched that, i knew before what it was going to be like.

what a arrogant rotten tooth turd.....
This guy is always making fun of American cars and Americans, not sure why we watch his junk show or why we dont have a show that make fun of britons and their cars, their cars that are soooo perfect that ended up being owned by everyone except them. Ford had Rover, Aston and Jag now the Indians have them, TATA. lol
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All things considered I think the camaro did pretty well here. Clearly a car with 125hp advantage is likely to win. It's time wasn't even that bad. If you watch the video and see the cars that were faster you'll see it did quite well. They pretty much all had more HP and the "truck" also drops a few pounds to help it in the speed department.
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