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Old 07-26-2007, 10:51 PM   #1
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Any takers for the DI 300hp V6?

If it were to become available in the Camaro upon launch?

As it is right now, it seems that the "entry" level V8 will be the LS3 motor putting out something over 400+hp, and two V6's; one for the general public, then the more performance tuned DI V6(sorry, don't know the technical name). At first a V6 Camaro bothered me, but one with this new DI V6 doesn't sound so bad. Though I'm still more likely to shoot for the base V8.
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Old 07-27-2007, 01:06 AM   #2
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Sounds good, but I'm aiming for at least a base V8 as well.
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Old 07-27-2007, 01:22 AM   #3
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It's not a bad engine, but to me a Camaro has a V8. I'll be getting the LS3, then boring/stroking it out and a few other mods
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Old 07-27-2007, 01:31 AM   #4
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I think it'll be a good choice for the "normal" buyers. V6's are more forgiving than a V8, regardless of power, ther's less metal being thrown around. We, on the other hand like to keep our cars, and care for them like family(at least I do)...so Naturally, V8 is, well, natural for enthusiasts to want.
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Old 07-27-2007, 08:41 AM   #5
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I seriously thought about it... the improved fuel economy IS appealing. But then I just came back to the fact that if you own a car that looks THIS bada$$ it just can't have a V6... IMHO.

I'm going to get the most powerful V8 I can afford, which probably means the LS3... unless the rumoured LS8/LS9 shows up in an SS model... but I doubt it.

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Old 07-27-2007, 08:53 AM   #6
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I had also thrashed that thought about, since my wife will probably drive it to work several times a a week, which is a 50 mile round trip commute. She's more pumped than me about the prospect of getting a 5th gen.
I had a 67 with the 250-6 and the 3 speed. I also had a 67 RS/SS 350, 69 Z-28, and regrettably an 83 Z-28. Who cares if gas is 3 bucks a gallon, looks like a V8 for me.

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Old 07-27-2007, 10:34 AM   #7
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The V6 will appeal to alot of people that are worried about $3 a gallon gas. And they will probabally sell the V6 300Hp Camaro to people that were going to buy a base Musrtang, but I am going to get the biggest V8 available.
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Old 07-27-2007, 01:56 PM   #8
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Why does $3 a gallon seem cheap to me? Lol. I'm still going to roll around in a beater Honda as my DD to save on gas. Having two cars is normal for me. One nice one and one P.O.S. for the mall and stuff. I've never been a fan of V6 Camaros. It just doesn't feel right to me.
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Old 07-27-2007, 06:18 PM   #9
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No v6 for me. I would like to get the highest horse v8 Chevy offers. I'm not planning on driving it everyday, so gas mileage really isn't a big deal to me. Plus I'm pretty sure I'm not going to get any where near what the published fuel economy estimates are!
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Old 07-27-2007, 10:54 PM   #10
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First off, I've driven one of the most powerful 6-cylinder engines in the world (from the factory) and can't be accused of being ignorant.

That being said, there's not a chance I'm owning a muscle car without 8 cylinders in it.

Grand National? Hell yeah, I'd gobble one up in a heartbeat.
SyTy (Syclone/Typhoon)? I'll take one of each please.
Another Supra? Without missing a beat (if I was as single as I was when I owned the first one)

But a Camaro/Mustang...hell even a truck? V8 or bust.
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Old 07-27-2007, 11:43 PM   #11
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Ive got a very nice V6 camaro but Im tired of not having the power I want. the good thing is after all the mods she gets around 30 miles to the gallon, onthe highway(for the first half tank). But in my opinion its gotta be V8 for me. when I got my Fbody I couldent afford the insurance on the V8. but its a different day now!
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Old 07-27-2007, 11:44 PM   #12
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First off, I've driven one of the most powerful 6-cylinder engines in the world (from the factory) and can't be accused of being ignorant.

That being said, there's not a chance I'm owning a muscle car without 8 cylinders in it.

Grand National? Hell yeah, I'd gobble one up in a heartbeat.
SyTy (Syclone/Typhoon)? I'll take one of each please.
Another Supra? Without missing a beat (if I was as single as I was when I owned the first one)

But a Camaro/Mustang...hell even a truck? V8 or bust.
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Why does $3 a gallon seem cheap to me? Lol. I'm still going to roll around in a beater Honda as my DD to save on gas. Having two cars is normal for me. One nice one and one P.O.S. for the mall and stuff. I've never been a fan of V6 Camaros. It just doesn't feel right to me.
+1, but I try to think of the V6 versions as a domesticated Camaro, opposed to the V8 monster, that your sitting in.


However, I don't think I ever answered the question...If we're talking about the 300 hp V6 they've developed for Caddy, then, although I want a V8, I wouldn't mind owning that piece of history.
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Old 08-04-2007, 06:48 PM   #13
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yea i wouldnt mind having the 300hp v6. A review of the cts says it could do 0-60 in 6 seconds. Ofcourse the camaro would do quicker but i would much rather have a v8 no matter what v8 it is.
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Old 08-04-2007, 07:19 PM   #14
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Nothing less then a V-8 for me, it still has to get better gas mileage with the DOD then I do in my truck .
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Old 08-04-2007, 10:43 PM   #15
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the way i see it is with DoD, whats the point of a 6 cylinder these days? those who want real economy can get a small 4 banger. Anyone who wants a real car can get a v8 that gets nearly the same milage that a v6 gets (when driven conservatively), but way more power when playtime comes. Personally I will probably get the camaro with the the entry v8, and if I hapen to get lucky and end up with the extra cash I might go for the top dog, but i doubt i will be able to aford it on my own.
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Old 08-07-2007, 05:45 PM   #16
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Why would they use the cadillac's upscale V6 in the mainstream camaro? I think if they use two V6, they are just going to discontinue one of them. Most likely it will be the high performance one to get cut. If a 60 degree V6 is used, those of us who purchase one with the intent to V8 swap later will be so disappointed because the drivetrain components want be compatible to that of a V8. They need to use one well-balanced entry-level engine. If retro and refinement is the theme, I suggest using the 242/242 hp@5600 rpm/toque@2800 rpm Alas I5. The 69' camaro had a I6. The Alas I5 is multi-valve, powerful, competitive to the mustang's V6, and very underrated because of the truck applications. USING THE CADILLAC'S V6 MAYBE CROSSING THE LINE, A BUST. A V6 is so thinking inside of the box.
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Old 08-07-2007, 08:50 PM   #17
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Okay, so maybe the DI V6 is a little much...but I doubt we'll see an I6.... that's just me. I can see them using the 3.6L seen in the Aura and the G6. ALSO WILL BE SEEN IN THE G8(with 261 hp) hmmm....

But, I mean the DI V6 isn't that out there. it would put the Camaro ahead of every other V6 vehicle in it's class! But I digress, I really think we'll see the 3.6L.
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Old 08-16-2007, 04:50 PM   #18
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Im pretty sure it will be that 300hp V6 going in the caddy. now that I think of it 300hp aint something to sneeze at. It would be very hard for me to get another V6. kinda gives you something to think about though!
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Old 08-18-2007, 09:20 PM   #19
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My whole purpose of getting the Camaro is to own a GM V8 before it's too late for me because of gas prices. I've had a I-4, V6, and Rotary so it's time for the sweets sounds and performence of the V8.

As for me, yes...at least the entry level V8 making at least 350HP I hope.
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Old 08-18-2007, 09:38 PM   #20
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I'm pretty sure these V8's will last a while, yet. Sure Fuel Prices are going up, but 4-bangers offer almost no bang for the buck in the fuel department. The Impala 4 cyl. got a little better milage rating than the Vette (at the time), but less than half the power. 6-ers are in the middle. But really, V8's seem the Most Versatile to me. AFM, VVT, DI...you name it, it'll make a V8 better than the rest, but behave the same as they do in mileage (almost)
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Old 08-18-2007, 10:52 PM   #21
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ill take a 300hp v-6, hell thats more than my v-8 came out with stock
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I hear ya Dragoneye, if you look at the Vette it makes 400+ HP and still gets 18/28 in the highway, if I remember right, and that's more than many V6's and not far behind some I-4's (while they make alot less power and torque).

It seems, the most efficient high horsepower engines are V8 while low HP V8's don't make sense because V6 or I-4's can do that job with better efficiency.

Take the EVO, sure it makes 300+ HP with a turbo I-4 but it gets like 18/24 which is worse than the Vette while it makes 100+ more HP. Now, for the size of course you probably don't want (and weight) a V8 in a car like the EVO but it sure shows how efficient V8's have become (GM V8's that is).
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DI 3.6L (LLT) engine dyno for the 08 Cadillac CTS:



The direct injection VVT 3.6L V6 is the LLT engine, making 304hp in the CTS, 302 hp in the STS V6.

The normal VVT 3.6L is the LY7, making 263hp in 2008, previously 255hp in 07. The same LY7 engine makes 242 hp in some other sedan application/tunes, and 275hp in a HO SUV variant.
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i hate how they differentiate the graphs like that by putting 0-700 on the torque side, all that is done to make stupid people who dont know how to read a graph say "oooh, look at the horsepower rate of increase!!!"


they could have put 0-400 and not made asses of them selves
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