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Old 01-08-2012, 02:15 PM   #155
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Hmmmm the makings of a 2016 Z/28?????

"Cadillac claims a less than 3,400-pound curb weight on the ATS will be one of the lowest in the segment along with nearly 50/50 weight balance".

http://www.thecarconnection.com/news...roit-auto-show

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Hmmmm the makings of a 2016 Z/28?????

"Cadillac claims a less than 3,400-pound curb weight on the ATS will be one of the lowest in the segment along with nearly 50/50 weight balance".

http://www.thecarconnection.com/news...roit-auto-show
Did you notice in the reveal, Reuss talked about magnesium and titanium undercarriage, lightweight interior pieces, (door panels) that they scrutinized every gram of weight going into the car.

I hope that translates well into the next Camaro.
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It'd be nice but not expecting it all.
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It'd be nice but not expecting it all.
As long as the pieces aren't ATS specific, I would expect them to use HS steel stampings for the entry level cars, and use (some of) the Ti/al in the Z/28 & ZL1 if it carries over.
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Compared to an existing Mustang V6, achieving "parity" for the ATS-based Camaro shouldn't be difficult.

Mustang V6, now, is 188.2/107.1/73.9/55.8/3447

ATS V6, apparently, is 182.8/109.3/71.1/55.9/3400ish (318hp X 10.8 = 3,434)

Current Mustang GT = 3602 lbs./BOSS = 3631 lbs.

Gen-6 Camaro SS/Z28 is likely to be in this neighborhood, as well (+100/engine, +75/driveline-wheels-tires-brakes). How much high-tech trickle-down from the ATS, to offset some of this on V8 versions, remains to be seen.
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