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Old 07-12-2010, 08:47 PM   #253
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since ive watched every episode of top gear i was definitely expecting everything they were saying, im shocked they didnt hit the interior, because they do say a lot of things about the interior of cars... however, I do agree (dont shoot me) with the things hammond said... but the comparing didnt make much sense to me... however, in the end... the hamster did want the camaro and rightfully so
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:55 PM   #254
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:57 PM   #255
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:00 PM   #256
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The British are a bunch of jerks. They usually compare a like auto but a AMG and a Camaro. Then when the Camaro doesn't have the time to keep up with a car that is twice the cost is utter BS!

That was repeated with the Shelby 500KR last year with all the comparisons.

It is still fun to watch Top Gear but their comparison was.....shit!!
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:02 PM   #257
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Easy on the name calling.... No need to take this so personal.
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:10 PM   #258
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:47 PM   #259
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i think big brother cts v might have something for that amg or at least the hennessy model!
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:53 PM   #260
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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.
I know what we are talking about.. Just pointing out the posted specs and I still don't agree with you. I think the Auto is equal to the task even on a road course.. Bottom line
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:53 PM   #261
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It still ran a faster lap than a GT500 LOL
sorry, I feel weird defending the gt500...... but it had no brembos or Tuned suspension also it looks like the track was damp on it's run.
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:06 PM   #262
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Why do you guys keep mentioning third party tuners to compare it to? AMG is Mercedes own in house "tuner"...there own performance division you could say.

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also it looks like the track was damp on it's run.
Top Gear and BBC can not control the weather. I dont see how people can not understand this. They have to stick to schedules, and if it is still wet at the last minute....oh well. They note the wet times as wet so you know to take that into consideration.
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:15 PM   #263
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Here's proof that even The Stig likes the Camaro. Here he is just playing around on the test track in some behind the scenes prior to he Lap! Im sure he has permagrin. Here's a quote from the BBC Top Gear Site about this shot.

"But it's a doddle compared to Stig's blast in the Chevrolet Camaro. Get ready for all this, and more, in Episode 3 of Series 15, this Sunday at 8pm on BBC Two. Apparently there's some meaningless game of football on the other side at the same time."

So track tested and Stig Approved!!
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:21 PM   #264
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I......don't understand what the point of bringing the AMG into that show was...I can't complain about the review too much -- I laughed a few times. But I don't get the angle.

Did they want to downplay the performance of the Camaro by pitting it against something twice the price?

I always have to remember...these TopGear Episodes are hilarious...but I tend to laugh AT them...not with'em...(who drives a Fiesta and a Vette through a mall, really?!)
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:24 PM   #265
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BTW earlier you guys were mentioning that wow there is a 20k price increase. Well for now there is cause there not sold in the UK as of yet. Private dealers are shipping them over. Also the EU standards are suprisingly much higher than here in the States. So that means the Camaro has to go through so tweaking just to meet the minimum requirements. Suttle things too like if you look at the screen shot of my last post look closely at the Camaro badge on the right front fender. You'll see a turn signal indicator there. We here in the states appropriately call them EURO Lights.
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