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Old 12-07-2010, 12:59 PM   #1
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Thumbs down 2014 Camaro Smaller???...

Car and Driver reports the 2014 Camaro's will be built on GM's Alpha Platform.

How much smaller is the Alpha?

Can we expect something like this...

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Old 12-07-2010, 01:01 PM   #2
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lol.. I thought going smaller would be a better thing.. meaning less weight. As long as it looks sexy still i'm game for it.
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:02 PM   #3
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I really love the size, i think it gives it more aggressive stance, and more intimidation. regardless of what they do, im glad to say il still have my 2010 = / but may stop me from getting another one.
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:02 PM   #4
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Alpha will be flexible enough for Cadillac's 3-series competitor (ATS) and the next-gen CTS (which is supposed to grow in size to match the 5-series and E-class. Therefore the 6th gen could fit anywhere between those constraints.
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:17 PM   #5
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Interior dimensions won't shrink. It will be like my Mustang, they just will have it setup different. The only thing on the 2014 Camaro that will shrink is the 1/4 mile time and the weight.
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:07 PM   #6
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I think it was motor trend where I read that the Camaro will remain a large coupe. It didn't specify what "large coupe" meant, but it has to be big enough to hold a V8.
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:09 PM   #7
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I just hope the keep the pushrod V8. Leave it at 6.2L, give it direct injection, Z06/ZR1 style exh manifolds, ditch that stupid AFM on the auto trans, and call it good. In a couple hundred lb lighter car, it would be incredible.

If they go small displacement, overhead cam crap like Ford, it will not be in my garage.
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:15 PM   #8
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I just hope the keep the pushrod V8. Leave it at 6.2L, give it direct injection, Z06/ZR1 style exh manifolds, ditch that stupid AFM on the auto trans, and call it good. In a couple hundred lb lighter car, it would be incredible.

If they go small displacement, overhead cam crap like Ford, it will not be in my garage.
The Gen Vs will supposedly retain the 5.3L and 6.2L displacements from the Gen IVs, just with better tech like direct injection.
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read in an article talking about the ATS and the Alpha platform that the platform is designed for the smaller competitor for the BMW 3 series but is flexable enough to support a larger set up such as the Camaro. basically it will still use the V8(and 6) and allow for sizable weight reduction. worry not, this thing is going to be a beast that will handle and out run any thing domestic under 40K and most otherwise. can't wait. just hope they keep it styled like it currently is.
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I think it was motor trend where I read that the Camaro will remain a large coupe. It didn't specify what "large coupe" meant, but it has to be big enough to hold a V8.
True! but a v8 can fit in a Datsun 240z
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Old 12-07-2010, 04:51 PM   #11
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the omega platform...
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:08 PM   #13
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smaller, lighter, I'm all for it. weight is easily the largest problem for the Camaro, imo.
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Fantastic news, the current car is an absolute pig. Smaller cars are lighter, more nimble, require less power to go fast, and are easier on consumables (ie brake, tires, clutches). How anyone could think this is a bad thing is beyond me.
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motor trend -"However, given BMW's M engine downsizing, the long rumored, twin-turbo 3.6-liter GM V-6 would seem to be a good bet for a performance version of the new, smaller Cadillac."
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5.5 motor, in the Corvette is coming.. St. Catherines engine plant is going to be building them, they are renovating to make room for them.. dont be surprised to see that motor in the Camaro soon as well....
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As stated in an earlier post. Car and Driver mentioned the Camaro will remain large (sharing the same platform as the Caddy CTS, etc). That's what I took from it.
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motor trend -"However, given BMW's M engine downsizing, the long rumored, twin-turbo 3.6-liter GM V-6 would seem to be a good bet for a performance version of the new, smaller Cadillac."
finally something to complete with the 370z and maybe when aftermarket people get their hands on it a gtr killer?
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:37 PM   #19
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Love the side exit exhaust.

Might be waving bye bye to the V8 when they go to the alpha.
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Love the side exit exhaust.

Might be waving bye bye to the V8 when they go to the alpha.
Alpha can support a V8.

ATS-V and CTS-V are both rumored to receive Gen V V8s.
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:00 PM   #21
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I believe they also said it will be on a stretched version of the alpha along with the new CTS which will only be as a sedan. It will be lighter and slightly smaller outside but it wont get much tighter inside.
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From what I understand in 2-3 years serious govt regulations/restrictions are coming for all autos. Rumor is that these regulations/restrictions will be very 70's like in terms of impact on V8's and high performance vehicles.
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They say smaller Alpha platform, but it would probably turn out to be a modified Alpha platform that is similar to the current Camaro platform. 2014 is a long way off and GM probably hasn't given too much thought on the exact specifics of the next gen Camaro including what platform it will be on. It could turn out to just be a revised 2010 body & platform like the 2010 Mustang was to the 2005 Stang.
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