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Old 03-16-2009, 01:05 PM   #1
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Camaro Laps Nurburgring In 8:19!


I just saw this on Jalopnik, the Camaro has apparently been officially timed at the Nurburgring with a time of 8:19! Sure that might not be a Nissan GT-R time, but it's half the Nissan GT-R price.

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Old 03-16-2009, 01:09 PM   #2
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how does that compare to competitors' times?
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Old 03-16-2009, 01:10 PM   #3
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Shaved off a second huh? Not bad, not bad at all. There's an impressive list of vehicles that this car has beat on that track... including the GXP which was able to put up some very impressive #'s in all other performance categories.
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But that pic is from an older photo shoot and not Nurburg Ring.
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Old 03-16-2009, 01:15 PM   #5
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That is 6 seconds faster than a Porsche Cayman S.

Interesting thing is a Cobalt SS did it in 8:22. That little Cobalt is such a badass.
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Old 03-16-2009, 01:15 PM   #6
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how does that compare to competitors' times?
Mustang and Challenger haven't been to The Ring.
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Old 03-16-2009, 01:25 PM   #7
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Other cars in the 8:20's

8:22 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt SS verified manufacturer time[citation needed]
8:22 Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 Motoharu Kurosawa Best Motoring Video Special DVD
8:22.8 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Turbo John Heinricy AutoBlog (9/2007) Wet Track
8:22 BMW M3 E46 Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (12/2000)
8:22 BMW M Coupe E36/8 Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (10/1998)
8:24 2004 Subaru Impreza Sport Auto (05/2004), Sport tires[citation needed]
8:25 Lotus Exige S Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (06/2008)[25]
8:25 Jaguar XKR Horst von Saurma Sport Auto
8:25 Porsche Cayman S Horst von Saurma Sport Auto
8:24 Mitsubishi Charisma GT Evo VI Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (11/1999), Sport tires[citation needed]
8:25 Mitsubishi Charisma GT Evo VII Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (11/2002), Sport tires[citation needed]
8:26 Audi S5 Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (01/2008)[26]
8:26 BMW 335i E92 Coupe Horst von Saurma Sport Auto
8:26 Nissan 350Z Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (10/2003)
8:28 Porsche 911 Carrera (993) Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (07/1997)
8:29 Audi TTS Coupé Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (10/2008)[27]


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Old 03-16-2009, 01:30 PM   #8
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I just saw this on Jalopnik, the Camaro has apparently been officially timed at the Nurburgring with a time of 8:19! Sure that might not be a Nissan GT-R time, but it's half the Nissan GT-R price.

http://jalopnik.com/5170792/chevy-ca...urgring-in-819
Half?? more like 1/3 for the prices those GT-R are selling for.
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Old 03-16-2009, 01:31 PM   #9
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WHOA -- The SS beats a BMW M3 at the ring ????????
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WHOA -- The SS beats a BMW M3 at the ring ????????
The Wiki doesn't state what year M3. I doubt it could beat a new M3.
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The Wiki doesn't state what year M3. I doubt it could beat a new M3.
E46 is the prior generation M3. 2000-2006. The new M3 is not on that list, and I hate to say it but will likely soundly beat the Camaro.
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The Wiki doesn't state what year M3. I doubt it could beat a new M3.
E46 M3 ... so a few models back ... still not bad at all ... 8:19 is NOTHING to be ashamed of for sure !!

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E46 is the prior generation M3. 2000-2006. The new M3 is not on that list, and I hate to say it but will likely soundly beat the Camaro.
Isn't the E92 the latest M3? If so it is on the list and did it in 8:05. With a base price of $57,850 for the M3, I'll take a Camaro SS and a supercharger and keep the change.
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Wow this is in the same times as some cars double and tripple the cost. not bad at all!!!
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Isn't the E92 the latest M3? If so it is on the list and did it in 8:05. With a base price of $57,850 for the M3, I'll take a Camaro SS and a supercharger and keep the change.
I meant that particular list posted here. For that much money it damn well should beat it!

The big deal about the CTS V is that it not only broke 8 minutes, It beat the new hot V8 M3 doing it....
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:05 PM   #16
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That might not have even been a full production model according to leftlanenews....

http://www.leftlanenews.com/gm-camar...ng-in-819.html

"Though we can’t publish our driving impressions of the reborn Chevrolet Camaro SS until Friday at 6 pm Eastern - check back then! - we did learn today from General Motors that what the automaker calls an “80 percent” prototype of the neo-muscle car lapped Germany’s Nürburgring in a reasonable 8:19.

That figure puts it about three seconds ahead of the Cobalt SS (and, not surprisingly, way behind the Corvette ZR1) though that test is official and was done with a production vehicle. GM figures the production Camaro SS will easily shave a few seconds off of that time.

GM says it sent a prototype Camaro SS around the track last year when the automaker was doing development work on the Pontiac G8 GXP.

The automaker didn’t say who was behind the wheel during the unofficial attempt. "
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:06 PM   #17
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Isn't the E92 the latest M3? If so it is on the list and did it in 8:05. With a base price of $57,850 for the M3, I'll take a Camaro SS and a supercharger and keep the change.
e92 is the 3 series\

edit: i see which one your talkin about
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I never got it....8 minutes or 8 hours?
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That's a list of fine cars that it beats, for sure. To think that it's not far behind a 556 horse' 4100+ lb. car is pretty good. If there are a few seconds left in it makes it even better. Let's see some Mustang and Challenger times
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Old 03-16-2009, 03:18 PM   #20
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A video has to exist.. Camaro5, please ask GM to supply us a link to the video..It should be posted on the new website...

Also, was it auto or stick??
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I never got it....8 minutes or 8 hours?
it's 8 hours! the ring is actually a track from the western border (germany /netherlands) all the way to the eastern border (germany/poland) and back!

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notice who is behind the wheel in the pic.
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The Camaro should hang with the M3 with a little suspension work.
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I wonder what the 4th gens would do on that track in best 1le trim. I'm trying to keep my '02 SS up-to-date performancewise. I think it'll probably hang or do better in the curves than the '10 now with what I've got and in the straights I guess we'll just have to find out.

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I never got it....8 minutes or 8 hours?
Excuse me...but...



I'm sorry, I really am. It's just...that was funny.
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