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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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Old 03-23-2009, 10:49 PM   #14
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This car is a BEAST!!! Well worth the wait!
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:56 PM   #15
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One thing for sure is the Camaro has really shown that there is no shame in buying the “weak V6” model. As the more you read about it the more it starts making sense. You know, good power, great mpg, great handling, and kick ass looks. And to top it off, you can be in one for fewer than 25K!
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Old 03-24-2009, 03:18 AM   #16
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Really wanting an SS...........but I could "live" with the V6
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:38 AM   #17
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Traction willing, any car that can trap over 107 mph can pull 12s in the 1/4 mile.

Trapping 111+ mph like the Camaro has easily makes it a car that could fairly consitently pull 12.8s on street tires.
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