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Old 03-23-2009, 01:33 PM   #1
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Question 08 Cobalt Turbo Compared To 2010 Camaro V6?

I currently own a 08 cobalt ss turbo with the 2.0l turbo (260Hp 260lbs Tq). This car is pretty amazing for the price. The quickest i ran it was 13.67 secs 1/4 mile (with Drag Radials). But on average it runs stock maybe low 14's. 0-60 times were amazing hitting 5.7 secs on record.

My question is how do you think these V6 will compare to the cobalt ss Turbos?
From my understanding these camaros are pretty well built with an amazing v6 engine producing more Hp than some v8's. 0-60 times were rated at 6.1 secs but of course it depends on alot of things like weather. I say it can run 5.9 easily.

Do you think that these cars will be pretty close in a race? Aside from the 600lbs + difference in the camaro.

Iv always loved camaros and the look and the style of these new models are amazing. And these engines are even better. But i also enjoyed my lil sports car. I won quite a few races in it.

How do u guys compare the two as far as performance?
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Old 03-23-2009, 01:51 PM   #2
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i think the cobalt will take it down.
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Old 03-23-2009, 01:55 PM   #3
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My guess....0-60 runs the Cobalt will win every time, but in the 1/4 the Camaro is going to catch it and pass it every time.
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Old 03-23-2009, 02:01 PM   #4
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My guess....0-60 runs the Cobalt will win every time, but in the 1/4 the Camaro is going to catch it and pass it every time.
i dont think so. the cobalt ss/tc can do a 1/4 mile in 13.6. the camaro v6 best time was 14.4. so the cobalt ss/tc will take out the v6 camaro
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Old 03-23-2009, 02:02 PM   #5
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It'll feel lighter and quicker...as it should. It will be quicker. But the differences should be minimal based on your numbers.

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And, its not RWD.

In the 1/4 the Cobalt should edge it out a bit. It'll be close around a road course.
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:57 PM   #7
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The Camaro V6's are quicker than the vast majority of cars, especially in the $20's but several econo-performance cars like the Cobalt SS will be quicker.
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And, its not RWD.

In the 1/4 the Cobalt should edge it out a bit. It'll be close around a road course.
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u realize the cobalt ss was only 2-3 seconds slower in the nurburgring then the camaro SS right? thats saying alot for a car that has about 160hp less then the camaro. sure theres nearly 900lb weight advantage but 160hp is alot. so outperforming the v6 shouldnt be much of a problem. i know the v6 is no slouch, i'm well aware its capable of mid low 14's in the 1/4, but the cobalt is capable of low 14's high 13's. maybe all out accelleration might be close but on a road course i see the cobalt with a big win.
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:32 AM   #9
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u realize the cobalt ss was only 2-3 seconds slower in the nurburgring then the camaro SS right? thats saying alot for a car that has about 160hp less then the camaro. sure theres nearly 900lb weight advantage but 160hp is alot. so outperforming the v6 shouldnt be much of a problem. i know the v6 is no slouch, i'm well aware its capable of mid low 14's in the 1/4, but the cobalt is capable of low 14's high 13's. maybe all out accelleration might be close but on a road course i see the cobalt with a big win.
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Old 03-24-2009, 02:15 AM   #10
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I say get the camaro, it's like trading in a evo 9 for a 10 you lose performance but you gain practicality! Thats just my 2 cents! butwhat do i know im young and DUMB!
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o yeah i forgot the camaro needs sales!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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u realize the cobalt ss was only 2-3 seconds slower in the nurburgring then the camaro SS right? thats saying alot for a car that has about 160hp less then the camaro. sure theres nearly 900lb weight advantage but 160hp is alot. so outperforming the v6 shouldnt be much of a problem. i know the v6 is no slouch, i'm well aware its capable of mid low 14's in the 1/4, but the cobalt is capable of low 14's high 13's. maybe all out accelleration might be close but on a road course i see the cobalt with a big win.
Meh. We'll agree to disagree. Personally, I think the review results show that the V6 camaro will handle better than anybody thought it would.
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i dont think so. the cobalt ss/tc can do a 1/4 mile in 13.6. the camaro v6 best time was 14.4. so the cobalt ss/tc will take out the v6 camaro

http://www.roadandtrack.com/article....rticle_id=6702

Not sure where you got 13.6 from, but Road and Track got "0–1320 ft (1/4 mile)
14.0 sec @ 101.8 mph"

for the 2008 Cobalt SS.

I haven't seen any numbers for the v6 Camaro except for official numbers from GM which are very likely conservative. It looks to me like they run the same 1/4 mile.
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Old 03-24-2009, 02:57 PM   #14
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v6 manual is 14.4 @98mph I do believe

0-60 in 6.1 yet I've heard 5.9
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