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Old 03-29-2009, 08:43 AM   #1
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COMPETITIVE MODE AND LAUNCH CONTROL (V8) DIRECTIONS

Note: Competitive Mode and Launch Control are recommended only for use during closed track
events and competitive driving venues. See your Owner Manual.


Competitive Mode

Competitive Mode is an optional handling mode.
• To turn on the Competitive Mode, press the StabiliTrak/Traction Control button twice quickly. Competitive Mode will be displayed in the Driver Information Center.
• Press the button again to return to normal StabiliTrak/traction control operation.
Launch Control (V8 with Manual Transmission)

Launch Control is a form of traction control that optimizes wheelspin while launching the vehicle. It is activated when the vehicle is at a standstill while in Competitive Mode.

When the accelerator pedal is pressed to the floor with the clutch engaged, the RPM is limited to a predetermined level. Releasing the clutch while keeping the accelerator pressed to the floor provides controlled wheelspin and acceleration.



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Old 03-29-2009, 08:54 AM   #2
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That sounds like fun
Is the "pre-determined" RPM adjustable?
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:08 AM   #3
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What about suicide mode, aka burnout mode, aka no training wheels mode?
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:17 AM   #4
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Thats bada$$! although watching the review videos for Insider, they launched the car with this option, and to me it seemed as if if took the car longer to accelerate from this mode....... my 01 and 02 SS's would pretty much squat and take off with little or no spin, but they were 345hp and 325hp.... this is 426!!!
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:33 AM   #5
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Sounds great Scott, sure will be using that a bit
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What about suicide mode, aka burnout mode, aka no training wheels mode?
I assume you mean traction control/stability control off? It's there as well.
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:50 AM   #6
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I'm certain you can turn it off as we have already scene Camaros doing burnouts and Livernois had one on the dyno so one could deduce that this is the case.

As for the slower acceleration in the launch mode, I have to wonder if you will be able to "adjust" this via software
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:57 AM   #7
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Everything turned off is there - It's called "Competitive Mode"
Same as in the Vettes
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:20 AM   #8
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I think I'll be leaving traction/stabili-control on!

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Old 03-29-2009, 10:23 AM   #9
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:28 AM   #10
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this only for V8 Manual??
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:30 AM   #11
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this only for V8 Manual??
Launch Control is only for manual(not needed for auto)
Competitive mode is for both
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Old 03-29-2009, 03:50 PM   #12
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No Way!!! Am I reading this right?

According to "Getting to know your new Camaro":

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17007

"Launch Control (V8 with Transmission):
Launch Control is a form of traction control that optimizes wheelspin while launching the vehicle. It is activated when the vehicle is at a standstill while in Competitive Mode.

When the accelrator pedal is pressed to the floor with the clutch engaged, the RPM is limited to a predetermined level. Releaseing the clutch while keeping the accelerator press to the FLOOR provides controlled wheelspin and acceleration".

Did I read this right?

The COMPUTER will help your car FLY off the starting line? If so, this has to be the coolest feature ever in any GM product!
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Old 03-29-2009, 03:52 PM   #13
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Yes, you read correctly. Launch control isn't exactly "new". There are other GM model (and other manufacturers) with this feature.
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Yes you are reading correct....... "Launch control" is not always the quickest launch. In a one of the reviews they actually turned it off because the said they could launch the car faster without it. Still a really cool feature though!
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Old 03-29-2009, 03:56 PM   #15
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I haven't heard much about the no lift shifting that was mentioned a while back. I heard that you would be able to keep the gas pinned to the floor and the computer would hold the engine RPM when you push the clutch in to shift gears. Is that still going to be included?
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:04 PM   #16
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Launch Control is nice, it gives you the option of going for consistent automatic type launches or to do more yourself and try to squeeze those last few tenths out for the best possible time. Launch control is not no-lift shifting, that's mainly to keep the turbo spooled while accelerating which isn't something the Camaro needs to worry about.
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:08 PM   #17
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Nothing new. It's a nice feature to have.

Unless you own a nissan gt-r.
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:13 PM   #18
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even the Cobaly/HHR SS's have this feature. they also have the no lift shift, which as stated above is cool in these cars because of the turbo...
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A good driver doesn't need it... but is a good feature.
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taking the skill out of launching is pretty lame... if your going to do all that might as well grab an automatic. all these computer controls are taking away from the whole reason for rowing your own gears. :/ i guess it's good for people who want to pretend to have skills with the stick.

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taking the skill out of launching is pretty lame... if your going to do all that might as well grab an automatic. all these computer controls are taking away from the whole reason for rowing your own gears. :/ i guess it's good for people who want to pretend to have skills with the stick.

"wow nice launch dude "yea all me bro all me" LMAO
Without starting a war, are you maybe just upset cuz the old stang' doesn't have this option? Doesn't sound too bad especially for consistency
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sry if this is a dum question but i never owned a manual car b4 and im getting the camaro stick and dont wanna spin the tires if i drop the clutch too hard when im just getting use to it...but does traction control come on manual cars? i coulda sworn i seen the traction control button above the sifter in a manual camaro.
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Without starting a war, are you maybe just upset cuz the old stang' doesn't have this option? Doesn't sound too bad especially for consistency
Good driver can always get a better launch then launch control
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sry if this is a dum question but i never owned a manual car b4 and im getting the camaro stick and dont wanna spin the tires if i drop the clutch too hard when im just getting use to it...but does traction control come on manual cars? i coulda sworn i seen the traction control button above the sifter in a manual camaro.
Yup manual comes with traction control
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sry if this is a dum question but i never owned a manual car b4 and im getting the camaro stick and dont wanna spin the tires if i drop the clutch too hard when im just getting use to it...but does traction control come on manual cars? i coulda sworn i seen the traction control button above the sifter in a manual camaro.
This is what i got from looking at the training videos a while back.
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New to me but.


4 stabilitrak modes


Basic setting: Traction control and stability control on (factory default).
used for safe driving during any type of driving experience, snow or hot surface.

Traction control off/stability control on: able to drive more agressively but still have some control over the car

Competitive mode (V8 only): Performance driving (ex;track driving)
more "forgiving" stabilitrak setting, allows for more lateral load on vehicle before stabilitrak kicks in.

Both traction control and stability control off: In other words crazy out of control demon driving (Best part was watching Al try not to smile when saying this)
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