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Old 12-26-2007, 08:38 PM   #26
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Nope, not confirmed. There have been several discussions on this so I won't go into things here, but search for them if you want to hear what we think so far
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Old 12-27-2007, 04:18 PM   #27
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I just wonder if Z28 is confirmed to be the "top dog" package. It seemed to me the latest SS was considered the top dog so I wonder if GM will stay with that concept.
trust me you dont want to get involved with that topic. there are die hard z28 fans who will murder over the z28 name even if you so much as mention the ss being in the group with the camaro.
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:36 PM   #28
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trust me you dont want to get involved with that topic. there are die hard z28 fans who will murder over the z28 name even if you so much as mention the ss being in the group with the camaro.
I don't think it's quite that bad. There's not a problem with there being an SS, the debate was which should be "top dog", SS or Z/28, and there were those that were quite outspoken on either side. To stay on topic, I do think that all versions will handle well, there will likely be optional handling packages, and the "top dog" should have an extremely good handling package.
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:26 PM   #29
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I don't think it's quite that bad. There's not a problem with there being an SS, the debate was which should be "top dog", SS or Z/28, and there were those that were quite outspoken on either side. To stay on topic, I do think that all versions will handle well, there will likely be optional handling packages, and the "top dog" should have an extremely good handling package.
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How about they'd both be Camaro's and that's good enough?
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:43 PM   #30
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I'm not worried so much about handling. I've learned to drive my Cherokee like a car, so I think the Camaro will seem perfect when I get behind the wheel. On a similar note, I almost got a new 4-door Wrangler earlier this year, and the handling killed it for me. Going 25 mph on a ramp to get on the interstate during the test drive the thing almost tipped over.
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Old 12-28-2007, 12:09 AM   #31
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I just hope it an corners better than the current Firebirds and Camaros. I don't expect 350Z-style handling though, remember the engine is almost double the size of any of the worlds best handling cars. Well the Vette has good handling scores...
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Old 12-28-2007, 03:55 AM   #32
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I just hope it an corners better than the current Firebirds and Camaros. I don't expect 350Z-style handling though, remember the engine is almost double the size of any of the worlds best handling cars. Well the Vette has good handling scores...
really, you guys think it wont have comparable handling to the 350Z..... I would expect it to be damn near in handling to that car... btw.... the handling on those is pretty darn good.
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Old 12-28-2007, 07:20 PM   #33
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Best handling Camaro ever built? Psh, I'm sure it will be one of the best handling cars ever built, period.
nicely put. Everyones worrying about nothing.
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theres no doublt it will be better than the 4th gen. not saying the 4th gen was bad but gm is full of a bunch of geniouses and they keep thinking of things better than the last.
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Old 12-29-2007, 07:30 AM   #35
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the pedders website has some good info on the underpinnings.

It is VERY hard to go from driving sportscars and convince myself to get a less focused automobile. Especaly when the good model is going to be so close in price to a low mile c6 corvette, probebly more. Seems like a lot of performance to give up in the name of a place to put a child seat. sure they will both be able to go strait fairly well but to imply that the camaro will handle in the same league is crazy.

The 350z is a fine car but its slow and feels heavy. perhaps with a supercharger it would do better. Depends on if you want to make more than 400whp or not since the block can't take much more than that without being built.

If my car could handle 350hp without serious chassis upgrades and aerodynamic aids I would just keep it but there is only so much power a 215 wide tire can handle. Even with race rubber for the street, and big wings on a MSM look silly even if they are needed.

american cars are getting better but aside from the vette; very very few have good cornering dynamics. Its that low speed high lock plow (under 60mph) that pains me. If they can keep the front end sharp I can do with lowwer limits as long as the dynamics are good.
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