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Old 02-05-2009, 02:25 PM   #1
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G8 GXP LS3 rated at 415 hp

Ok, how is the automatic version of the G8 GXP more powerful than the Camaro SS L99 Auto??

they use the actual LS3 and auto trans and still get 23 mpg Highway but it says nothing about AFM.

I would like for some of the know-it-alls to chime in on this please..
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:07 PM   #2
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If my memory serves me correctly from what I've read the GXP gets about 19-20 hwy and has the gas guzzler tax.
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:17 PM   #3
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It doesn't have the AFM or VVT parts. The VVT should give the camaro a different power curve and torque curve, when compared to the LS3.
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:49 PM   #4
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Aerodynamics and gearing play a big roll in hwy mpg.
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:10 PM   #5
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Im just shocked, i under estimated the g8, didnt think it ranked where the camaro, challenger, and mustang.. and fast nissans where.
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The g8 is pretty much the same car as the camaro. I suspect other than weight it will be about the same performance wise. it does have better gearing though.
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It doesn't have the AFM or VVT parts. The VVT should give the camaro a different power curve and torque curve, when compared to the LS3.
exactly
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31000 for ss1 no options and who in the hell would buy a SS1 V6 for kids SS1 for girls LS3 the only way to go G8 Gxp 200lbs more my bad so lets think here 200lb more 27 less hp so 5 tenths slower now 373 gear now mabe 3tenths slower 4 door car sad so so sad
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Im just shocked, i under estimated the g8, didnt think it ranked where the camaro, challenger, and mustang.. and fast nissans where.
At a basic level the Camaro is a two door G8 (additionally both are updated versions of the Holden/Zeta design used on the 04-06 GTO). This is quite similiar to how the Challenger is a two door Charger, except GM isn't upcharging the Camaro to niche market levels like Dodge did with the Challenger.
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Old 02-06-2009, 09:45 AM   #9
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lol, i thought the challenger was a two door charger? Lol dodge told me its the exact same platform, engine and trans (srt8) that is.
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Ok, how is the automatic version of the G8 GXP more powerful than the Camaro SS L99 Auto??

they use the actual LS3 and auto trans and still get 23 mpg Highway but it says nothing about AFM.

I would like for some of the know-it-alls to chime in on this please..
Check your thread title, you've already answered your own question G8 GXP LS3. The L99 isn't (quite) an LS3.
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At a basic level the Camaro is a two door G8 (additionally both are updated versions of the Holden/Zeta design used on the 04-06 GTO). This is quite similiar to how the Challenger is a two door Charger, except GM isn't upcharging the Camaro to niche market levels like Dodge did with the Challenger.
GTO wasn't on the Zeta platform.
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