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Old 03-25-2009, 10:39 AM   #1
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Automatic HP?

How much HP do you lose on the V6 with the automatic transmission?
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:45 AM   #2
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None. Its only different on the V8 because they used AFM, which required different tuning. I think it involved a drop in CR and a different cam.

V6 is the same regardless of transmission choice, though.
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:46 AM   #3
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Oh really? I remember someone saying you lose a few HP with the automatic, or that it was slower...
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Oh really? I remember someone saying you lose a few HP with the automatic, or that it was slower...
That's the V8. Now, the auto IS a smidge slower than the manual, but that was expected.
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:49 AM   #5
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That's the V8. Now, the auto IS a smidge slower than the manual, but that was expected.
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I see. I wish I knew how to drive a manual. :(
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:56 AM   #6
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no clue noones published Dyno numbers yet
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:58 AM   #7
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I see. I wish I knew how to drive a manual. :(
Its not hard to learn. Took me a few hours to teach my Sister-in-law. After that its just practice. And you have to have a manual car to really do that anyway.
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Old 03-25-2009, 11:14 AM   #8
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At the crank it will be the same HP/TQ ... the manual and auto will differ at the rear wheels though because of different drivetrain losses.

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Old 03-25-2009, 01:43 PM   #9
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At the crank it will be the same HP/TQ ... the manual and auto will differ at the rear wheels though because of different drivetrain losses.

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but it wont be enough for the average driver to tell

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Learning to drive stick is not that hard after the first few days. I remember kids in a front yard playing and laughing at me when I stalled in front of their house three times in a row my first day. but even after eight years of it I still stall once every few months or so. It's embarrassing, and The new reviews said that the clutch on this new Camaro is a lot quicker than on the mustang or challenger, so the reviewers actually stalled it themselves, even with all of their test-driving experience. If the clutch is really that bad, I might actually consider getting the automatic, if I get v6.
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Also, don't get manual if you live in a place with a lot of hills, you will roll back when shifting into first from a stop. If someone stupid pulls in too close behind you, you will have a hard time not hitting them.
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Also, don't get manual if you live in a place with a lot of hills, you will roll back when shifting into first from a stop. If someone stupid pulls in too close behind you, you will have a hard time not hitting them.
Only if you're stupid enough to put your foot on the brake. You can hold the car without moving using on the clutch (and maybe the gas if its a REALLY steep hill) at which point you can launch without rolling. Honestly, if you stall still and roll back at hills, I have a hard time you've been driving stick for eight years. Unless you're talking like, once a year for eight years.
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Oh really? I remember someone saying you lose a few HP with the automatic, or that it was slower...
The manual has more aggressive gearing which will make it a bit quicker. And it is also going to have lower losses meaning that it will put a few more ponies to the ground than the auto will.
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Only if you're stupid enough to put your foot on the brake. You can hold the car without moving using on the clutch (and maybe the gas if its a REALLY steep hill) at which point you can launch without rolling. Honestly, if you stall still and roll back at hills, I have a hard time you've been driving stick for eight years. Unless you're talking like, once a year for eight years.
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Sometimes i roll back on hills but no more than maybe an inch. Once you been driving your car for a while you know exactly when your clutch engages allowing you to engage the clutch quicker without rolling back or stalling it? Sometimes i hold my clutch on hills to prevent me from rolling back, it all depends on how steep the hill is.

But honestly, the v6's aren't for performance. Really if you decide to get the manual, you will find that switching the gears is pointless in the v6 considering the auto and manual are almost exact. Especially if it is used for a daily drive. Now the v8 is where it will matter.

I would chose to get the manual in the v6 only to save an extra $1600 for the vehicle. Besides your suppose to drive slow and smooth in the camaro to make jaws drop, heads turn and to make people wonder who's driven that amazing car!!!!

Plus you dont want the women that you will pick up to jerk their heads everytime you switch a gear.
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