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Old 03-16-2009, 06:49 PM   #1
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the Stig... how fast will it go?

so how fast do you think the Stig can get the 2010 Camaro SS around the Top Gear test track?


i think it can pull off a 1:28
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:53 PM   #2
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Yeah, I'm guessing 1:28, 1:29, 1:30 range. I assume you mean the SS. He could review the V6..Don't know why, but it's possible!
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Old 03-16-2009, 07:00 PM   #3
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Hoping for faster than the Roush.

so... 1:27 ish
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Old 03-16-2009, 07:07 PM   #4
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They will probably make him drive it in the rain so he gets a lousy number.
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Old 03-16-2009, 07:07 PM   #5
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Old 03-16-2009, 08:53 PM   #6
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Yeah, I'm guessing 1:28, 1:29, 1:30 range. I assume you mean the SS. He could review the V6..Don't know why, but it's possible!
well i said SS in the OP...

they usually only test the high-end performance versions of cars with multiple trims (at least with cars like this). then again, they might send over a V6 as well, just to make a statement about what it can do as well
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Old 03-16-2009, 09:00 PM   #7
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I'd like to see base versus base and top versus top out of camaro, challenger, and stang... I realize the gt500 would be in there but it'll keep gm on their toes for the near future I'd like to see the regular gt in the mix too just to see where it stands.
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Old 03-18-2009, 03:27 AM   #8
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They will probably make him drive it in the rain so he gets a lousy number.
It's not like it doesn't rain more unexpectedly in england than it does here in florida...
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:39 AM   #10
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The Vauxhall VXR8 (G8 GXP) lapped the track wet in 1:31, the Monaro VXR (05-06 GTO) did it in 1:30. Both of which are faster times than the 350z, btw (1:32) . So I'm gonna guess the Camaro will do 1:29.5-1:30 wet, 1:28 dry.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_Gear_Test_Track
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:02 PM   #11
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I want to see stig push the V6 on there track.

Hopefully GM will send them one of each for testing.
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:04 PM   #12
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The Vauxhall VXR8 (G8 GXP) lapped the track wet in 1:31, the Monaro VXR (05-06 GTO) did it in 1:30. Both of which are faster times than the 350z, btw (1:32) . So I'm gonna guess the Camaro will do 1:29.5-1:30 wet, 1:28 dry.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_Gear_Test_Track
This sounds about right..

Anyone have the latest list of cars on the Top Gear wall??
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:33 PM   #13
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Hmmmmmm im just guna throw a number out there so lets say 1:27
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Old 03-18-2009, 01:39 PM   #14
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so how fast do you think the Stig can get the 2010 Camaro SS around the TopGear test track?


i think it can pull off a 1:28
Maybe 1:29. Still - not bad
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Old 03-18-2009, 05:32 PM   #15
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I am going to be optimistic and say 1:26.4 I heard the top gear guys mention that there is usually about a 4 sec difference between dry and wet conditions when driveing the same car. Also did any body notice that when the VXR8 time was posted on there board, that is was barley only a fraction off of the PORSCHE 911 TURBO!!!!!!!! which also ran in the wet. After seeing that I had a big Grin on my face.


Edit: ahhh what the hell, I say 1:24.2
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:40 PM   #16
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i bet 1:25...i have faith in the revised version on the camaro.
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:48 PM   #17
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I bet 0:55.

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Old 03-20-2009, 07:10 AM   #18
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I doubt you'll ever see it run the TG track since it's now not coming here... but, I guess, stranger things have happened (the Challenger was never run either).
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From what Im reading the UK should get an allotment, it probably wont be untill curent orders and the initial dealer deliveries are done, but it should still hit the UK.
I've run across a few posting that even have it as a right hand drive.
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This sounds about right..

Anyone have the latest list of cars on the Top Gear wall??
i think this one is kept current
http://www.bbc.co.uk/topgear/show/powerlaps.shtml

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I doubt you'll ever see it run the TG track since it's now not coming here... but, I guess, stranger things have happened (the Challenger was never run either).
they also tested the cadillac sixteen... it didn't make it to any market.

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From what Im reading the UK should get an allotment, it probably wont be untill curent orders and the initial dealer deliveries are done, but it should still hit the UK.
I've run across a few posting that even have it as a right hand drive.
last i heard, they're still gonna ship some over, but RHD has been scrapped

ps - the topgear website site has an article on the camaro!
http://www.topgear.com/us/blog/more/...ur-own-camaro/
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Old 03-20-2009, 01:37 PM   #21
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1:27.843 ...approximately
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Old 03-20-2009, 02:47 PM   #22
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I doubt you'll ever see it run the TG track since it's now not coming here... but, I guess, stranger things have happened (the Challenger was never run either).
Does the Mustang sell in Europe?
It would be a shame if they didn't drive the Camaro...:(
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GT500 did it in 1:30:00 in the dry, so I'd say about 1:27:50. Just a guess.
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Does the Mustang sell in Europe?
It would be a shame if they didn't drive the Camaro...:(
they had the camaro at the paris auto show in the fall... i'd assume they're still sending some over
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Rumor mill said they were going to send some over for testing. Was supposed to be finished by production start.
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