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Old 01-06-2009, 03:08 PM   #1
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Guess the Camaro performance numbers

Okay, we all know the magazines will have their as-delivered-from-the-factory cars soon and we'll finally start to see third-party performance numbers all over the place. What is your guess? Here are mine:

SS Automatic
0-60: 4.7 seconds
1/4 mile: 13.51@100

SS Manual
0-60: 4.8 seconds
1/4 mile: 13.35@104

Of course, this will depend on the weight of the driver plus any testing equipment they have on-board at the time of the test. I'm assuming 180lbs over the curb weight in the figures above.
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:10 PM   #2
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Your estimate is about what I would think as well. I know many of us are hoping it will go into the 12's. But if most cars are running consistent low 13's then on one perfect day at a perfect track a perfect driver could make it happen.
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I predict Auto/Manual will be within a couple tenths of each other for both engines.

V6
1/4mile -- 14.1 @100+
0-60 -- 5.9

V8
1/4mile -- 12.8 @ ~110
0-60 -- 4.6


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X3 I think the rags' will get these numbers but good drivers will dip high 12s, in both versions.

This might get merged if I (or others) can find related threads. I think something along these lines may have been posted before; just a heads-up
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:24 PM   #5
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I'm going with Dragon, I think the V8 can creep into the 12's but, that may be wishful thinking. Rumors abound.....
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:25 PM   #6
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X3 I think the rags' will get these numbers but good drivers will dip high 12s, in both versions.
This might get merged if I (or others) can find related threads. I think something along these lines may have been posted before; just a heads-up
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:33 PM   #7
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G8 GXP does the 1/4 mile in 13.0 secs and 0-60 in 4.6s. The SS will beat that mark, at least by a little. Mags were getting 4.4 in the GXP according to autoblog.
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:36 PM   #8
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[QUOTE=Dragoneye;236158]I predict Auto/Manual will be within a couple tenths of each other for both engines.

V6
1/4mile -- 14.1 @100+
0-60 -- 5.9

V8
1/4mile -- 12.8 @ ~110
0-60 -- 4.6


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Old 01-06-2009, 03:38 PM   #9
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The performance numbers for the G8 GXP have been out and they vary quite a bit. Heck, even different articles in the same magazine (MotorTrend) show between 4.5 and 4.7 sec in 0-60. Also anywhere from 13.0-13.4 sec through the 1/4 mile for the GXP. Maybe it's just the difference between the manual and auto trans, they never really specified much about it.

The G8 GXP weighs a bit more and has a bit less power so I would hope that the Camaro SS manual will be good for high 12's in the 1/4 and at most 4.5-4.6sec 0-60 times.
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:38 PM   #10
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Well magazines have tested the G8 GXP anywhere between 4.6-5.2 so i would asume a 0-60 time of 4.6. Camaro has a few more ponies and weighs about the same. So with a good driver im going to say 4.6 seconds to 60 and 12.8 in the quarter.
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:39 PM   #11
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Haha in the time i typed that 2 other people brought up the GXP
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12s would be awesome. Idk if it will dip that low.
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:55 PM   #13
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I'm just as interested in slalom speed, cornering G's and braking.

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Old 01-06-2009, 04:13 PM   #14
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I'm thinking along the lines of Mr. Camaro69. I am concerned about the overall ability of the V6 with its different suspension and smaller brakes. The V6 is probably going to be a better car around town and for groceries, but I imagine not many on this board are looking for that. You can spend thousands modifying, but then you should just buy the SS. I don't think any of us will be too disappointed with strait line acceleration from looking at the numbers of horsepower and weight. I am looking forward to a production SS run at the Nurburgring. The pre-production car ran a 8:20 I think. It's on the forums somewhere. Anyway, I have a feeling the driver was under instructions not to crash the car, so that time might be a 90% run. I think that when you compare cost and performance the Camaro will be very competitive with cars in it's class. Going, stopping, and turning.
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:12 PM   #15
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I thought the manual was faster in the 0-60?
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:18 PM   #16
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I'm just as interested in slalom speed and cornering G's and braking.
Me, too. So throw up some of those numbers as well.

I'll say:

Slalom Speed: 63.2mph
200ft skidpad: .88g
Braking (70-0): 156ft

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Old 01-06-2009, 05:19 PM   #17
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I thought I read somewhere that the SS pulls .97 g's on the skidpad?

Personally I'm thinking about 13.9-14.1 for the V8 and 12.9-13.1 for the V8. Better with really good drivers (for both engines).

0-60 will be about 5.8 for the V6, about 4.6 for the V8 manual and about 4.5 for the V8 auto.
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G8 GXP does the 1/4 mile in 13.0 secs and 0-60 in 4.6s. The SS will beat that mark, at least by a little. Mags were getting 4.4 in the GXP according to autoblog.
The Camaro is lighter than the GXP and the GXP hp is rated at 415hp - where as the LS3 MT6 Camaro is rated at 422. I am hoping for at least 4.5sec with launch control.

Why does everyone think the LS3 with MT6 (422hp) will be slower than the L99 (400hp) Auto?
Because the auto is geared lower 1st thru 4th, this may make up for the difference?
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V6 -- 0-60 5.9s, 1/4 14.3
V8 -- 0-60 4.6s, 1/4 12.7-12.8 (anything slower than I will get a Corvette instead. There is no way I am going to be on par with a 4.6L Mustang with over a 100hp difference [422-315 = 107hp]).
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Manual V8 - 4.6....13.3....108
Auto V8 - 4.9....13.4....106

Mustang is 13.8 and you must consider the sizeable weight difference.
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Okay, we all know the magazines will have their as-delivered-from-the-factory cars soon and we'll finally start to see third-party performance numbers all over the place. What is your guess? Here are mine:

SS Automatic
0-60: 4.7 seconds
1/4 mile: 13.51@100

SS Manual
0-60: 4.8 seconds
1/4 mile: 13.35@104Of course, this will depend on the weight of the driver plus any testing equipment they have on-board at the time of the test. I'm assuming 180lbs over the curb weight in the figures above.
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I predict Auto/Manual will be within a couple tenths of each other for both engines.

V6
1/4mile -- 14.1 @100+
0-60 -- 5.9

V8
1/4mile -- 12.8 @ ~110
0-60 -- 4.6


I'll see that bet and raise you one!

12.7
0-60 in 4.5!
I like the way you think
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Well I'll try too!!
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0-60 : 4.6
1/4 : 12.85@112MPH (perfect day and conditions)
Slalom Speed: 69.5mph
200ft skidpad: .97g
Braking 60-0: 115.01445214542 ft .... EXACTLY!!
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Well I'll try too!!
SS
0-60 : 4.6
1/4 : 12.85@112MPH (perfect day and conditions)
Slalom Speed: 69.5mph
200ft skidpad: .97g
Braking 60-0: 115.01445214542 ft .... EXACTLY!!
I'd have to agree. My 95 Z had about the same hp as the 10, and with gears and decent traction, I went low 12's at 114. I'd say with a good exhaust gears and traction, low 12's are within reach. A few mods and 11's will be right there!
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Well I'll try too!!
SS
0-60 : 4.6
1/4 : 12.85@112MPH (perfect day and conditions)
Slalom Speed: 69.5mph
200ft skidpad: .97g
Braking 60-0: 115.01445214542 ft .... EXACTLY!!
I like your numbers except...

0-60 4.553
skidpad .9428
60-0 109.6329' APPROXIMATELY
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