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Old 08-06-2009, 08:37 PM   #1
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East Texas Muscle Cars' Turbo V6 Camaro to take on Nissan GT-R at the ring!

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LONGVIEW, Texas — East Texas Muscle Cars is developing a turbocharged 2010 V6 Camaro with the ultimate goal of beating the Nissan GT-R around the Nürburgring Nordschliefe.

Rather than go the V8 route, "We wanted to do something a little different," says company spokesman Mike White. "We're seeing a lot of interest in something like this for the V6 Camaros."

The car, currently under development, will initially be a one-off to prove the concept and take the pulse of the market. Built with a forged crank, rods and pistons, the V6 will receive a modified Squires Turbo Systems remote-mount turbocharger kit and produce around 500 horsepower.

Other changes include a Baer big brake kit, lightweight 20-inch iForged wheels and Pedders coil-overs and bushings to address "the stock Camaro's tremendous understeer and cradle walk."

The company estimates the Camaro's final weight to measure about 3,750 pounds. "This will not be a race-prepped car. Anyone can build a racecar to beat a street car," White continues. "We will have a full interior and be running 275/35 Bridgestone RE050 [street] tires. Everyone knows the GT-R wasn't running street tires at the 'Ring," White continues, referring to the GT-R's results in the hands of Nissan engineers.

Once sorted, the company plans to crate up and ship both the completed Camaro and a close acquaintance's personal GT-R to Germany to run hot laps of the Nürburgring. "We want to beat the GT-R's lap time."

The car will debut at the 2009 SEMA Show this year in the Squires Turbo Systems booth.

Inside Line says: A surprisingly ambitious project that promises to deal only in extremes. — Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor
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Old 08-06-2009, 08:45 PM   #2
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Old 08-06-2009, 08:50 PM   #3
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Wow, I live in Longview! Ill definetly go by and see if I can take a peek.
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Old 08-06-2009, 08:58 PM   #4
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Wow, this is gonna be a huge challenge. They need the car to perform a la ZR1. Very interested in results.
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:33 PM   #5
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i want to see it race the ss tooo....lol
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:48 PM   #6
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:02 PM   #7
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:07 PM   #8
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Now that's cool. I like the extra bit of style using the V6. This is going to be good.
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:09 PM   #9
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Yea I put on my RL bucket list to vacation in Europe and rent a car then drive on the ring. With some kind of insurance lol. But to run it in a game sim like million times first as to know the track better when / if that time ever comes.
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:14 PM   #10
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And how much money is this costing?

There's a point where you spend so much money that it just makes no sense. I could attach million dollar shuttle rockets to a Toyota Camry, but it doesn't make it awesome. Any car can be made fast...for this project to be worth it the cost of doing this needs to be feasible for regular people to transform their V6's.
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:24 PM   #11
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Good luck!!! I just hope it isn't a marketing ploy. Hey, you know who I'll be cheering for.
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:26 PM   #12
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And how much money is this costing?

There's a point where you spend so much money that it just makes no sense. I could attach million dollar shuttle rockets to a Toyota Camry, but it doesn't make it awesome. Any car can be made fast...for this project to be worth it the cost of doing this needs to be feasible for regular people to transform their V6's.
It's more than just having an affordable and fast V6. This is proving the limits of the LLT and pushing it to dimensions never before reached. It is taking a car that targeted the Corvette and putting a turbocharged V6 in front of it. Stop thinking about the money and realize how amazing a feat of engineering this truly is. Of course it is going to be expensive, but how could it not be worth seeing someone's minimal Camaro LS defeat a Nissan GT-R at the Nurburgring?
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:29 PM   #14
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Here is the vette record stock ZR1. Driven by GM performance parts big wig Jim Mero.
Guy is one heck of a driver.

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