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Old 04-18-2009, 11:12 PM   #18
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Once again.

Competition mode was not on for any of those tests.
It will handle differently with it on.
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Old 04-18-2009, 11:27 PM   #19
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Once again.

Competition mode was not on for any of those tests.
It will handle differently with it on.
That is really dumb! Why would they do that? So no 0-60 or 1/4 times were done with competition mode? I wonder if they will try it out next round? That is just crazy!
What about the ring, was it used for that?
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:02 AM   #20
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That is really dumb! Why would they do that? So no 0-60 or 1/4 times were done with competition mode? I wonder if they will try it out next round? That is just crazy!
What about the ring, was it used for that?
I don't know about the ring. However, to my understanding competition mode only helps on lateral movement, so it wouldn't change the 0-60 time or quarter mile.


This is the only review I know of that had competition mode on
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18493

but it's in spanish.
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:05 AM   #21
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I dont know but I will drive both
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:20 AM   #22
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Also dont forget the test of the Camaro were done on a day that was just above freezing. MT already stated they wanted to rerun all the test on a warmer day to see what the car was better able to do.
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:26 AM   #23
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You dont get through that track on just straight away speed if thats what your saying....... You gotta be able to get through the corners fast as well. Im not going to look up all the acceleration times and weights of each car.... you can if you want. Sooooo its got more power....it also weighs more..... we could go back and fourth on this all day long
Obviously it helps. Personally, I'd rather have a car that muscles through the track and gets a good time than one that gets a good time on grace alone.
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:37 AM   #24
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Obviously it helps. Personally, I'd rather have a car that muscles through the track and gets a good time than one that gets a good time on grace alone.
+1 this will never happend again because its unlawful for a maro guy...
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Old 04-19-2009, 04:43 AM   #25
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The only comment I'll say as far as handling for both cars is.... it all depends on the loose nut between the steering wheel and the drivers seat.... how good of a driver that person is. So the best bet is to go drive both yourself and decide which is best for you and for me it won't matter that much because I'm buying the Camaro reguardless, so arguing would be pointless! It all boils down to... what is your taste and you won't change others minds on what their taste is.
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:54 PM   #26
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Obviously it helps. Personally, I'd rather have a car that muscles through the track and gets a good time than one that gets a good time on grace alone.
I want muscle and "grace"...... Yeah I know kinda an oxymoron.....

I cant wait until we see these 2 cars battling on the track...Im talking tracks with corners..... Its been along time coming and Im freckin excited about it!
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:14 PM   #27
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(Kinda bummed out by this news)
There's no reason to be. They handle differently, because they're different cars. The "advantage" the Mustang has is so small it's negligable.

Chevy chose to seriously make a "sports car"...that means they stressed superior refinement over brutal performance. IMO, it was a smart choice, and sales numbers will reflect that.
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GM tends to go for grip over handling. Grip no doubt is fine, but I still think handling will be the weakest link in the Camaro's dynamics. That's not saying it will be bad, just not as good as acceleration, braking, and grip.
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Old 05-03-2009, 04:58 PM   #29
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the 2010 camaro may have just beaten the 2 others but the 2nd and 3rd production years of the camaro will be even sweeter
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:00 PM   #30
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So there are two reports out that the Camaro is not as good as the 2010 Mustang in terms of handling and drive. What does this mean? How does this car fault on those lines? More importantly, can it be adjusted ( with a after market tuner/ update from Chevy)?

The articles
http://jalopnik.com/5176993/2010-che...ro-first-drive
http://www.latimes.com/classified/au...lumn?track=rss

What is your take on this?

(Kinda bummed out by this news)
Wait til you drive one, I have had a chance to drive 2 different SS/RS. It will suprise you.
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:07 PM   #31
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You speak of the handling, but out of all those cars, which one's had more power than the camaro?
The car with the driver mod will win.

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Old 05-04-2009, 09:28 PM   #32
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Just shows that a nicely setup SRA can still handle around a track even though it's old like how pushrods are... it still works... so no problem there. if it works it works right?
until you hit a bump with SRA, theres no fix for that. every road has a bump somewhere.
the push rods weakest point has a solution...rev limiter.
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Old 05-05-2009, 05:24 AM   #33
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Most people who are splitting hairs on this forum about magazine results probably aren't skilled enough to drive the car to max potential anyway.

I don' see why it is so hard to give some kudos to the Mustang for hanging in there with a SRA...it isn't like its going to make the Camaro any less of a car or take away from anyones value as a human being because a Mustang GT had some unexpected potential on the track.
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:15 AM   #34
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Most people who are splitting hairs on this forum about magazine results probably aren't skilled enough to drive the car to max potential anyway.

I don' see why it is so hard to give some kudos to the Mustang for hanging in there with a SRA...it isn't like its going to make the Camaro any less of a car or take away from anyones value as a human being because a Mustang GT had some unexpected potential on the track.
Who exactly are you trying to disagree with? This thread's full of people acknowledging that the Mustang hangs in there pretty well.
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