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Old 02-18-2009, 04:32 PM   #1
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Zero - 60 in 4.7 seconds

I received an email from Chevy promoting the Camaro. They actually state....
"Which one will you choose? It's available in a V6 with 304 hp and an estimated 27 MPG highway2 or in an SS, which generates 426 hp and goes from 0 to 60 in 4.7 seconds."

Soooooooooooo, are they just teasing us with SS performance numbers or has someone actually tested???????
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:44 PM   #2
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i'm happy with 4.7
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:52 PM   #3
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4.7 is a huge dissapointment considering the G8's numbers. Also, note that the new Mustang can go 4.9 loaded...
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:52 PM   #4
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Yes I noticed this as well. I thought I was the only one for a bit. 4.7 is not bad at all but I believe magazines will get better numbers if they were able to get 4.6 with the GXP. Just my 2 cents.
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Got the same e-mail yesterday. If it is accurate it's the manual tranny cause it said 426 HP. The Auto should be a little off of that. Up or down.
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:54 PM   #6
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What does the Corvette do? 4.3? Given the 600 pound weight difference, it's not that suprising.
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:04 PM   #7
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I thought the number was right in line with all the speculation and previous threads. I was suprised to see it in writing from GM and really surprised there were no threads about it on this forum.
Anywhooooo, if they are releasing numbers now, it won't be long for the mags to come out with reviews and numbers.
BTW.......I'm OK with a car that costs thousands more running the same 0-60. This car looks fast just sitting there and if we want to mod, we have a big-ol V8 sitting there waiting. YAHOOOOOO
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:14 PM   #8
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4.7 is fast enough




for those of you who are not happy, do yourself a favor and get a corvette.
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:15 PM   #9
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It's a little disappointing since 4.6 was the time that was quoted for the pre-pro by Bob Lutz I believe.. So since then it lost .1 seconds when we were all speculating it could have improved to 4.5...
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:20 PM   #10
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OMG , wait till they hit the streets and people take them to the track for the real numbers.
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:26 PM   #11
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Just as long as it's faster than my wifes car. Can't have it the other way. Hers is 5 flat 0-60.
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:59 PM   #12
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I can't see how you guys can be happy when we were given 4.6. If anything, that time should have gone down, not up.
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:06 PM   #13
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Meh .1 in the 0-60 who cares, give me some 1/4 mile times.
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:14 PM   #14
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Just as long as it's faster than my wifes car. Can't have it the other way. Hers is 5 flat 0-60.
lol..I'm not worried about this.. 4.7 or 4.6..whatever.. However usually the fastest possible time is the one that is boasted about and the pre-pro did get 4.6 0-60..
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:19 PM   #15
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What does the Corvette do? 4.3? Given the 600 pound weight difference, it's not that suprising.
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:22 PM   #16
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I, too, noticed that. I don't think that's a bad number. That's a lotta' car to move. I'm more curious to learn what the rags' get in the 1320. I can take that information and lop a few tenths off that from what a real driver can do
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:29 PM   #17
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I think the number is good. $.5 would have been amazing buti dont think anyone should complain about the 4.6 or 4.7. Besides, just throw in some light modifications and im sure you can shave a point second or so
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:32 PM   #18
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"The Grand National was an indication that America was reentering the muscle car market. At first, these cars were not that fast compared with today's standards but that wasn't really the point. We had just come out of the 70s' gas crisis and an era of anemic American cars. However, in 1987 Car & Driver clocked a GNX's 0-60 time of 4.7 seconds which is supercar territory today; fast by any standards."

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Come on guys...4.7 is wicked fast.
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:32 PM   #19
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lol..I'm not worried about this.. 4.7 or 4.6..whatever.. However usually the fastest possible time is the one that is boasted about and the pre-pro did get 4.6 0-60..
Long as it's sub 5. I guess it'll do.
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Everybody calm down, That is what they are offically advertising, but it will be faster than that with a good driver on a good day. I saw an interview with a camaro enginer at SEMA, Who said exactly just that. I will look for the link.
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:45 PM   #21
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If the GXP got a 4.6, a 4.5 shouldn't be out of the question.
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Everybody calm down, That is what they are offically advertising, but it will be faster than that with a good driver on a good day. I saw an interview with a camaro enginer at SEMA, Who said exactly just that. I will look for the link.
Here is the video guys, at about 35 sec. 4.7 0-60 is what they are advertising, but the SS can go faster than that, especially if I am behind the wheel lol. No need to panic.



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Old 02-18-2009, 07:09 PM   #23
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"The Grand National was an indication that America was reentering the muscle car market. At first, these cars were not that fast compared with today's standards but that wasn't really the point. We had just come out of the 70s' gas crisis and an era of anemic American cars. However, in 1987 Car & Driver clocked a GNX's 0-60 time of 4.7 seconds which is supercar territory today; fast by any standards."

http://rooshfive.blogspot.com/2007/0...c-car-and.html

Come on guys...4.7 is wicked fast.
And don't forget the Car and Driver review where on a sub 40 degree day they took a Grand National and turned a 3.9.
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:11 PM   #24
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:23 PM   #25
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C'mon guys. Its not 4.7. Dodge said the SRT8 Challenger would do 5.1. Motortrend got 4.7. So I'd say the SS would do 4.5 with Motortrend drivers.


BTW, if it is 4.7, thats the same time as a $100,000+ Aston Martin V8 Vantage.
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