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Old 04-05-2009, 08:36 PM   #1
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V6 Camaro vs Challenger R/T

I'm sure someone has spoken about this before but does anyone seen any vids of a v6 camaro vs a challenger R/T? I've looked at their 0-60 times and they're compirable, perhaps with some minor modifications we could have a possible contender for dodge's R/T Chally (which is a fine car btw).

What are your thoughts?
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:41 PM   #2
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I'm sure someone has spoken about this before but does anyone seen any vids of a v6 camaro vs a challenger R/T? I've looked at their 0-60 times and they're compirable, perhaps with some minor modifications we could have a possible contender for dodge's R/T Chally (which is a fine car btw).

What are your thoughts?
Not sure what numbers you were looking at, but IMO 1 sec difference doesn't put them even close to the same class. Motortrend numbers are:

Challenger R/T
0-60 = 5.1sec
1/4 mile = 13.6sec


Camaro V6
0-60 = 5.9
1/4 mile = 14.4sec

Challenger R/T has a big advantage with the extra hp and tq from it's V8 and if I had to choose I'd take the R/T over a V6 Camaro.
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Old 04-05-2009, 10:16 PM   #3
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No way in hell a V6 Camaro will beat a Chally R/T.
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Old 04-05-2009, 10:33 PM   #4
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The Camaro V-6 is powerful, but even a '99 Mustang GT would be able to take it.
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Old 04-05-2009, 10:34 PM   #5
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Not sure what numbers you were looking at, but IMO 1 sec difference doesn't put them even close to the same class. Motortrend numbers are:

Challenger R/T
0-60 = 5.1sec
1/4 mile = 13.6sec


Camaro V6
0-60 = 5.9
1/4 mile = 14.4sec

Challenger R/T has a big advantage with the extra hp and tq from it's V8 and if I had to choose I'd take the R/T over a V6 Camaro.
Yep, and a simple tune and few bolt-ons will put the Charger RT (with track pack option) at 13.zip in the Qtr, closer to a SS.
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Old 04-05-2009, 10:37 PM   #6
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no no no, a 99 stang gt would be close but i think the camaro would take it. even a 09 gt only pushes 300 hp and the v6 camaro pushes 300 and what 4-5 hp.
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I agree that the V6 could probably take the 99 Mustang GT. I can't see it taking the Chally without some major mods.
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no no no, a 99 stang gt would be close but i think the camaro would take it. even a 09 gt only pushes 300 hp and the v6 camaro pushes 300 and what 4-5 hp.
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I agree that the V6 could probably take the 99 Mustang GT. I can't see it taking the Chally without some major mods.
That's what I thought til I looked up the numbers.

1999 Mustang GT

0-60 = 5.4sec
1/4 mile = 14.0sec

The GT has more tq and it weighs 500lbs less than a V6 Camaro which would = a win with drivers of equal skill
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R/T beats the V6 maro... for a whole lot of dollars more.
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alot of people get stuck on the number of horsepower and dont take in the advantage of weight and torque. I know that i will get slapped by v8s, but atleast i know that ill be able to slap plenty of v6s for sure, i wonder how our v6 will do against the new cobalt SS, they both get 5.9 to 60
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Old 04-05-2009, 11:40 PM   #11
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I agree the chally beats the V6 maro straight line, what about auto-cross or road course?
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Old 04-05-2009, 11:41 PM   #12
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alot of people get stuck on the number of horsepower and dont take in the advantage of weight and torque. I know that i will get slapped by v8s, but atleast i know that ill be able to slap plenty of v6s for sure, i wonder how our v6 will do against the new cobalt SS, they both get 5.9 to 60
That is a good question also, I wonder that myself!
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For me i couldve got a chally RT for the same price of my Camaro, but i chose to get a 2LT/RS because ive been Camaro crazy since 14, and the Camaro just fits me better. The chally is a nice car though, i have to admit. very nice, but our Camaro is better. I wish i could afford a loaded SS, a 1SS isnt far from the price of mine right now, but insurance would also be killer
From what i have been told, they have said that they know the v6 does better then 5.9, maybe 5.7 or 5.6, im not sure if it will do that, but this what i have heard from a guy who tested the prepro cars. Maybe because the ones they drove were broken in with all the test miles and could do better. P.S he was part of the development of the Camaro, and the ZR1 as well.
Hes the one that told me the LS3 would do better then advertised, he said about 4.5 and we got 4.4 soo he could be right with the V6
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Hey Silver, what are the actual times you get with your car if you have ever recorded it?
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Hey Silver, what are the actual times you get with your car if you have ever recorded it?
Sorry I never have taken any kinda times on it. 2600 miles on it and nothing done to it, hoping to get the most money I can for it. I can tell ya that there are better #'s than 5.9 0-60. Motortrend shows it at 5.5, so I would say lower 5's if you don't use launch control. LC is set a lil too high IMO.
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i knew that it could do better, thats actually really impressive!
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R/T beats the V6 maro... for a whole lot of dollars more.
and you get a whole lot more engine
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My thoughts are it's the same price as the Camaro SS. Granted a dealer is more likely to offer a deal on the Challenger right now but that's a temporary difference.
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and you get a whole lot more engine
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If the $$ were equal or near equal, I think it's a no-brainer to get the RT over a v6 camaro. It's the same in getting an SS vs. anything else in that price range. (personally, I think used cars are the way to go).
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this is funny because i just raced a R/t on the NJ turnpike i dont know about the 0-60 times but i can say that it pulls just as hard as my ss but my maro is a litte faster =D
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IDk, i wouldnt be buying the R/T for performance... for 32k+ id be looking at the 370z, SS, or even throw the Evo X into the conversation. The only reason id blow 30+ grand to go 0-60 the same as a previous generation mustang is because i LOVE the car im getting... and i just dont see that in the R/T. I like the styling of the Camaro more, and id give up the fraction of a second to 60 for a V6/RS which i would enjoy more, and get better milage.
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