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Old 03-23-2009, 05:56 PM   #1
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HOTROD gets in the 12's

http://www.hotrod.com/featuredvehicl...ive/index.html
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Old 03-23-2009, 06:00 PM   #2
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Before you jump the gun.

Quote:Naturally, we didn't have an actual drag strip at our disposal, so these numbers were obtained with a VBox GPS-based data-acquisition unit with 12 inches of rollout programmed into the software to simulate the staging zone on a real strip. (A drag strips's timing system gives a car about a one-foot head start. Without the rollout the e.t. is 13.24 seconds.)

Still I think they should be hitting 12's easy once they get them on the track.
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Old 03-23-2009, 06:02 PM   #3
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Dang! 14.29@100mph on the V6 M6 too!

Something tells me that the V6 will get into the 13's Very easily with an extremely moderate amount of fiddling
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Old 03-23-2009, 06:04 PM   #4
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Good news! We all new it was a 12 sec. car anyway but now we have the proof!
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Old 03-23-2009, 06:07 PM   #5
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GM is marketing the fifth-generation Camaro not as a hairy old musclecar but as a refined and sophisticated touring car, and that it is. In our too-brief drives we found all the versions to be quiet, well-balanced, and smooth-mannered. But the Camaro is still a musclecar, as we see it. It's all about the muscle, darn it.

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Old 03-23-2009, 07:21 PM   #6
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Cool review. Let's get those guys a dragstrip though!!!
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:42 PM   #7
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a hundred in the quarter for the V6. America, please prove that you're smart , and buy this car!!
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:03 PM   #8
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This is the article I will reference now when I want to brag about the camaro.
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:10 PM   #9
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Can you image the 2SS with a ProCHarger System......550WHP! For a mere $6700.00

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Old 03-23-2009, 10:00 PM   #10
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They make sure to point out several times that these numbers were from tests on a 34* day on COLD unprepped road, and not on a track where there is grip and where the temperatures are in the range that summer performance tires perform best.

Like I have mentioned in several other threads: This car is EASILY a 12.7-12.8 second car off the showroom floor. PLUS they managed 113mph with it in the 1/4. Now I know this is done with GPS devices, but still this should remove all doubt that this is a car that will run in the 12's right off the showroom floor.

And the V6--Wow, 100+mph in the 1/4... I see 14 seconds flat being possible in this car off the showroom floor.
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:05 PM   #11
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And the V6--Wow, 100+mph in the 1/4... I see 14 seconds flat being possible in this car off the showroom floor.
MAYBE, but only with a great driver in ideal conditions. Still if it can be done that is great! This is an awesome time for the 6 anyways. Happy to see these guys get good #'s.
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:15 PM   #12
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thats pretty cool..... I can't wait to get my hands on mine
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:19 PM   #13
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MAYBE, but only with a great driver in ideal conditions. Still if it can be done that is great! This is an awesome time for the 6 anyways. Happy to see these guys get good #'s.
Ya, I didn't mean it will be the norm, but I do see it being possible. Low 14's is outstanding the way it is.. that's what my bone stock '94 LT1 Z28 was running in the 1/4. (14.0-14.2 @ around 96-98mph)
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This car is a BEAST!!! Well worth the wait!
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