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Old 03-25-2009, 03:20 PM   #26
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I was looking at the G8 V8 for my next car - until I found out they were coming out with the Camaro!!!
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:31 PM   #27
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WEll here's something else to think about; The Cobalt ss has a faster top speed then the Camaro. 160mph
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:53 PM   #28
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WEll here's something else to think about; The Cobalt ss has a faster top speed then the Camaro. 160mph
WTF? How? THe gearing must be way shorter and lower final drive on cobalt. Is it just bc governer on ss? I know someone with an ls2 gto that hit 165 on before easily.

Also.. why would they put a crappy ratio on camaro ss this year and put better 3.73 on it next year? whats that even mean though? is that its final drive?
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WTF? How? THe gearing must be way shorter and lower final drive on cobalt. Is it just bc governer on ss? I know someone with an ls2 gto that hit 165 on before easily.

Also.. why would they put a crappy ratio on camaro ss this year and put better 3.73 on it next year? whats that even mean though? is that its final drive?

Yes, the SS's top speed will be electronically limited. With tuning (to remove the limiter) the SS should top out somewhere over 170mph.

Stock (yet tuned to remove the limiter) LS2 GTO's have been known to hit speeds over 170mph.

I know my stock 05 M6 GTO could hit 155-160mph like it was nothing.
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WTF? How? THe gearing must be way shorter and lower final drive on cobalt. Is it just bc governer on ss? I know someone with an ls2 gto that hit 165 on before easily.

Also.. why would they put a crappy ratio on camaro ss this year and put better 3.73 on it next year? whats that even mean though? is that its final drive?
I know the Camaro is electronically limited to 155mph. Maybe GM was worried about mpg, so they went with taller gears. But why the change to 3.73, maybe they found that it would'nt change the mpg all that much, or the trans gears are going to change as well.
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Yes, the SS's top speed will be electronically limited. With tuning (to remove the limiter) the SS should top out somewhere over 170mph.

Stock (yet tuned to remove the limiter) LS2 GTO's have been known to hit speeds over 170mph.

I know my stock 05 M6 GTO could hit 155-160mph like it was nothing.
same, my friend could be driving like 80 one minute, then(on an empty road) floor it fourth, and seemingly a few seconds later you'd already be going well over 150 easily. Then you could slow back down momentarily like it was nothing and do it all again if you want. That is a fast ****in car. I can't believe the stock camaro will be even faster. I can't wait to get mine and put a hot cam on it!!!
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I don't care if it was a purple pig that tapdances. G8 is a luxury 4 door sedan.

If you want a 4 Door Sedan be my guest..

Otherwise Enjoy Camaro.. have a coke and a smile...
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Lol yeah. Dont worry so much about the G8. Who gives? Its a pontiac, you wont see too many. Stick to schooling stangs and challengers for the moment
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Otherwise Enjoy Camaro.. have a coke and a smile...
Check the Camaro's curb weight and the Zeta platform it's rolling on.

The Camaro IS a 4 door sedan......
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:54 PM   #36
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i'm not dissapointed with the camaro's numbers at all, i'm just a little bothered that the GXP guys are faster. but it's still a drivers race and i'm sure a few bolt ons can fix this.



i'm happy that i'm waiting until 2011. we not only get more color options, ABL, and better pricing, but we might get a faster SS.
PLEASE SAY IT'S NOT SO GUYS!? that just wouldnt seem far to the enthusiasts...
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same, my friend could be driving like 80 one minute, then(on an empty road) floor it fourth, and seemingly a few seconds later you'd already be going well over 150 easily. Then you could slow back down momentarily like it was nothing and do it all again if you want. That is a fast ****in car. I can't believe the stock camaro will be even faster. I can't wait to get mine and put a hot cam on it!!!
eh, speed is all relative. I thought the GTO was a good base to start off with, but not FAST. Don't get me wrong, I don't think my car is fast either, it's not even a car/power range to aim for. I think fast STARTS in the 550-600 rwhp range +, and that's just the BEGINNING.

Then again, that's just my opinion.
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in what way?
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wtf?




so those snot nosed teenagers in the new cobalt SS will be able to go faster than me?




this is unfair
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You do know that a an LT will go 155mph too right? You'll get there faster than either it or the cobalt, but they'll all go that fast.
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Guys don't worry about your top speed, that governor goes away with an ECM/TCM tune.

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Old 03-26-2009, 07:58 AM   #43
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so those snot nosed teenagers in the new cobalt SS will be able to go faster than me?




this is unfair
Snot nosed teenagers huh! Unfair? The cobalt ss is one hell of a performer, and the base is 2k above the base Camaro, so how is it unfair. Some people buy the cobalt ss because of it is one of the biggest sleepers out there, and all around performance is outstanding! Some of those people are not snot nosed teenages, but rather someone who appreciates a well built car!
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eh, speed is all relative. I thought the GTO was a good base to start off with, but not FAST. Don't get me wrong, I don't think my car is fast either, it's not even a car/power range to aim for. I think fast STARTS in the 550-600 rwhp range +, and that's just the BEGINNING.

Then again, that's just my opinion.
550 - 600 rwhp is way above fast! If you really think that is what fast is, then there would be nothing stock out there other than your high end cars that are in that range. I think fast comes long before that! 550 - 600 rwhp is faster than alot of people can handle. Also would like to point out fast can be taking a hairpin @ 60mph, it all depends on what you are doing. Take it to a road course and fast is alot less mph than straight lining it. IMO. I know one thing for sure in my previous evo(when it was stock), my passengers thought fast was way before 100 mph with less than 300 hp to the crank. When it was modded to 600 awhp, it was just plain crazy crazy fast. A 10 sec car is above just fast! Again IMO
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Cobalts and G8's are not very cool looking IMO. Seriously....

I personally would not buy either, no matter how they performed.
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You really can't compare two different magazine tests on two different days, on two different tracks, with two different drivers, and then when one car is one tenth of a second faster to 60, consider that conclusive proof that it is a faster car. Those with racing experience will know that even the same car same track same driver, the weather and track surface vary enough that you won't get the same time every try.

The GXP is a nice car and it could be faster, but you shouldn't consider this proof of it. Find someone who has one and go to the track
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Snot nosed teenagers huh! Unfair? The cobalt ss is one hell of a performer, and the base is 2k above the base Camaro, so how is it unfair. Some people buy the cobalt ss because of it is one of the biggest sleepers out there, and all around performance is outstanding! Some of those people are not snot nosed teenages, but rather someone who appreciates a well built car!
sorry, it's just that in my area all i see is immature teenagers in cobalt SS's. By immature i mean reving their engine for no reason, doing peel-outs, and thinking they are world class drivers when they just barely got their license.
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I think fast STARTS in the 550-600 rwhp range +, and that's just the BEGINNING.
Then again, that's just my opinion.
I agree.
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in what way?
people are saying the gear ratio is gonna be better on the 2011 and they are getting all the options that didnt make it in time for production like abl on dash and hud...and possibly navi
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