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Old 04-17-2009, 10:32 AM   #1
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Camaro V6 VS Nissan 350z

So who do you think will take it the win...basically me and my friends race three ways...drag, drift, and road courses. Which do you think will have the advantage in each of the three types of races?
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:15 AM   #2
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I would guess the 350Z would win in any race against the V6 camaro, assuming equal drivers.
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Old 04-17-2009, 12:12 PM   #3
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it should be no contest. The 350Z may have similar power and torque to the V6 Camaro but thats where the similarities end.
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Old 04-17-2009, 12:32 PM   #4
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Shouldn't we be caomparing the 350Z to the SS? don't both have 0-60 in 4.7 seconds?
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Old 04-17-2009, 12:34 PM   #5
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Shouldn't we be caomparing the 350Z to the SS? don't both have 0-60 in 4.7 seconds?
Thats the new 370Z, the 350 is a couple ticks slower.
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Old 04-17-2009, 01:12 PM   #6
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Ah, my brain is completely fired today. Well as you pointed out then with similar power the weight advantage of the 350Z surely helps.
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The 350z is 0-60 in about 5.5 on average
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Old 04-17-2009, 01:42 PM   #8
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The 350z is 0-60 in about 5.5 on average
Really? I'll take your word for it but I thought it was roughly 5.1s
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Old 04-17-2009, 01:48 PM   #9
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Really? I'll take your word for it but I thought it was roughly 5.1s


Well i guess with it being my daily driver i have a little bit of insight



The 350z can hit 5.1 the same way that the SS will likely be able to hit 4.5...


AKA. Most people are never going to get that out of the car. The 350z will hit 5.5 all day long, and with the right launch it will drop... just like the SS will likely hit 4.9 all day long and lower with the right launch.
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Old 04-17-2009, 05:54 PM   #10
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i guess that means ill have to twin turbo the V6 sooner than expected...not that im complaining
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Old 04-19-2009, 08:33 PM   #11
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i raced a base auto 350 z in my modded 2000 v6 5spd and we were pretty even from 60-110 multiple times. If anything i pulled a half car on him
my v6 only dynoed 206hp/225 torque

im sure the manuals are much faster though
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i raced a base auto 350 z in my modded 2000 v6 5spd and we were pretty even from 60-110 multiple times. If anything i pulled a half car on him
my v6 only dynoed 206hp/225 torque

im sure the manuals are much faster though
how much does your car weigh?


The 350's are more weight than you'd imagine, 3400lbs and change. The new 370's are a good deal less.
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:27 PM   #13
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around 3400 with me in it
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around 3400 with me in it
well i guess thats a tough comparison being a stock vs. modded car...



The manual is a good half-second quicker to 60 though
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:19 AM   #15
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i figure my car runs around a 14.7 1/4 @ ~95 so i figure the '10 v6 camaro would make a good race with a "track edition" 350z
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i figure my car runs around a 14.7 1/4 @ ~95 so i figure the '10 v6 camaro would make a good race with a "track edition" 350z
The new V6's, on mag tests, have only trapped ~98 mph while the average 350Z is at ~101.

There are better numbers for both, but this is the typical that I've seen.
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i figure my car runs around a 14.7 1/4 @ ~95 so i figure the '10 v6 camaro would make a good race with a "track edition" 350z
You'd be wrong. esp. if that 350z was a manual driven by a good driver.
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Here is a chart from a Car and Driver test showing an Audi TT, 350Z, Shelby GT, and RX-8. http://www.caranddriver.com/content/...ertrain_ss.pdf

To 60 the Mustang and 350Z should always beat the Camaro, but in the 1/4 it might be close.
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:21 AM   #19
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i raced a base auto 350 z in my modded 2000 v6 5spd and we were pretty even from 60-110 multiple times. If anything i pulled a half car on him
my v6 only dynoed 206hp/225 torque

im sure the manuals are much faster though
What type of mods you have for your V6?
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What type of mods you have for your V6?
full exhaust/intake. 1.9 roller rockers /w supporting mods.

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You'd be wrong. esp. if that 350z was a manual driven by a good driver.
"good driver".... which is why i said would be a good race.
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Old 04-22-2009, 11:57 AM   #21
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350z dont impress me at all. im pretty sure the camaro will beat it. it will be a good race.
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camaro:drag
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just to clear it up, it would certainly matter what year the 350z was, I believe the 03-05 models did a quarter mile in around 14.0 seconds with a few dipping into high 13's, then there was a rev-up model which was around 287 hp that was mostly a high 13 second/low 14 car with some getting into mid 13's stock, but the newer models with the upgrade VQ35HR models are based on an engine with 80% newer parts and rated at 306 hp according to SAE ratings which are stricter- these newer models (with a slight bump in the hood) have been putting down pretty good numbers completely stock- 0-60 in about 5.2 and stated as 1/4 in 13.7 but there have been a large number of owners getting down to 13.1x's with bone stock models.

verified time slips here

And there are more than a few youtube vids, (just one I grabbed quickly.

So the v6 camaro might compete with the older z's depending on the driver, but not a chance with the newer models unless its got some decent bolt ons

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Camaro has less grip
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:50 PM   #25
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the 350z handles almost as good as a roadster... but stock i can't see it dragging faster than a camaro ss.

But motortrend showed that it will indeed out drag a mustang.
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