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Old 07-26-2007, 01:00 PM   #1
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New production info!

Hope this isn't a re-post but i saw this on ls1tech and had to let everyone know!!

Bob Boniface, a head designer at GM involved with Camaro, shared a tidbit about production details at the Camaro Superfest earlier this month:

October 2008 is the month when approximately 30 Camaros will first roll off the assembly line, and in the following months they will continue to ramp up production until the January 2009 release.
Although engine sizes are a secret, tenatively there are three engines set to be in the lineup for the initial release: 2 V6s and 1 V8.
Horsepower numbers are not known.

October 2008!
And so the countdown begins!
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Old 07-26-2007, 01:51 PM   #2
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I have not heard the first part of 30 Camaros in October, sounds alright, but I would 'almost' bet my left nut that there will be more than one V8, at LEAST two possibly three. AND there is a thread that goes into the engine line up in detail.

I would bet my left nut, but you know there is always some chance that anything could happen, and to tell you the truth I wouldn't want to give that little guy up.
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The last I heard,There are supposed to be 2 V-8 and 2 V-6's in the lineup.But right now its all rumor and speculation.I guess I'll have to wait like everybody else..
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Notice it says " tentatively" and "initial release" so probably just the base V8 to
get them on the lots then in late '09 we may see a higher performance option,
"cough"LS3"cough".
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I was watching a show on ESPN about new car releases and this guy from gm said that they weren't going to put a v6 in the new camaros because of cost. it would be the same to use a v8. But i don't know how old that was. I hope they offer the SS when they first come out.. i dont want to have to wait
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Notice it says " tentatively" and "initial release" so probably just the base V8 to
get them on the lots then in late '09 we may see a higher performance option,
"cough"LS3"cough".

that makes alot of sense actually. I'm sure if that is their plan then they will let everyone know beforehand. And to give credit where credit is due 91redchevy was the initial poster of this thread.
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Old 07-26-2007, 06:53 PM   #7
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...October 2008 is the month when approximately 30 Camaros will first roll off the assembly line, and in the following months they will continue to ramp up production until the January 2009 release.
Do they always do that when they release a vehicle?
Because those cars prices are going to be shot through the roof so we're not going to actually get one till 2009. If i understand right.
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Lets remember the only offical info we've gotten is: "customers will be able to choose from either a V6 or V8 engine". Everything else is pure speculation. I'd look to the Corvette lineup to model what we'll probably see as options for the Camaro variants.
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Odds are, all those cars are already sold like most other special cars. But still, it is little more than a year until the first ones are built and then hit the roads.
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Odds are, all those cars are already sold like most other special cars. But still, it is little more than a year until the first ones are built and then hit the roads.
I'd think the first 30 would be fore demonstration purposes, not for sale. They'll probably be apart of the press fleet.
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Lets remember the only offical info we've gotten is: "customers will be able to choose from either a V6 or V8 engine". Everything else is pure speculation. I'd look to the Corvette lineup to model what we'll probably see as options for the Camaro variants.
let's not take that out of context....Honestly, to me, 2 V6's and 1 V8, make sense, the only V8 worth putting in this "Great" car, is the LS3, but that's besides the point...

"...be able to choose from either a V6 or V8 engine". There. THAT's all we know for sure.
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"...be able to choose from either a V6 or V8 engine". There. THAT's all we know for sure.
Um, ok. Same difference.
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Well, I thought by bolding out just the "a" you meant only 1 V6, therfore opening the opurtunity to have multiple V8's...sorry if I misunderstood you.

I bolded out all of it to renforce the fact that we really only know there will be a choice between V6, and V8 style engines...
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Well, I thought by bolding out just the "a" you meant only 1 V6, therfore opening the opurtunity to have multiple V8's...sorry if I misunderstood you.

I bolded out all of it to renforce the fact that we really only know there will be a choice between V6, and V8 style engines...
Well I didn't see any plurality in the original statement, but you could be right in your interpretation.
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Well seems to me as though if they are saying the prices will be competitve with Ford then that kinda falls in line with the models as well. Correct me if i'm wrong but aren't there 2 V6's and 1 V8 and then the GT500 to choose from with the mustang? So it wouldn't be crazy if they did the same thing..2 V6/Z28 and then SS. But what the hell do i know?!?!?
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They probably won't release the top dog version until later, after launch. And those 30 cars, if that is correct, probably will be for the press. I doubt that 30 customers would be able to get one 2 months before launch
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Two V6's. At least two V8's. Unless things have changed. Although, they could do ANYTHING to get 30 Camaros out. I'm sure they will be press veh's as well and most likely not for sale....who knows? But, I'd REALLY like to see where the info came from, video clip, something. You have a link to the post?
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If there are "two" V6's then I'd wager to bet that one of them will be the DI V6 w/ 300hp debuting in the new CTS.
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that makes alot of sense actually. I'm sure if that is their plan then they will let everyone know beforehand. And to give credit where credit is due 91redchevy was the initial poster of this thread.
Thanks man, but I got the info from OctaneZ28 over at 5thgen.org
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If there are "two" V6's then I'd wager to bet that one of them will be the DI V6 w/ 300hp debuting in the new CTS.
I woulndn't doubt it at all. In fact, check out the 11 pages in this thread.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...?t=826&page=11
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Well seems to me as though if they are saying the prices will be competitve with Ford then that kinda falls in line with the models as well. Correct me if i'm wrong but aren't there 2 V6's and 1 V8 and then the GT500 to choose from with the mustang? So it wouldn't be crazy if they did the same thing..2 V6/Z28 and then SS. But what the hell do i know?!?!?
I only thought there was 1 V6, but I don't follow Ford that closely.
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I thought there was only one Ford V6 offered in the Stang as well. I think we'll see two V6 options in the 5th Gen.
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Like i said i might be wrong cause i don't follow Ford that close either. I'm pretty sure their are different options for them though cause i see all different kinds of 6'ers driving around that look nothing alike.
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I don't think there is anything special about the 30 Camaros that will be built in October 08. Those are just probably the first of the first that we will see in Jan 09.

Then the Camaros built in Oct, Nov, and Dec will simply make up the initial stock of Camaros you will see on the lots in January 09.

There is only one Ford V6 offered in the Mustang.
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im not waiting till the end of 2009 to get the dam camaro i really want i am going to be super pissed off if the only V8 they make is not a high performance one with atlesat over 400 HP LS3 what BS if they release a base v8 with nothing in it.
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