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Old 01-29-2008, 01:15 AM   #1
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Ok, speaking hypothetically

Say GM came through with a turbocharged V6 with 400hp and 380 lb of torque, flex fuel equipped in place of the "mid level" V8. What would you do??
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:39 AM   #2
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Tough choice. You gotta love that V8 rumble, and it just doesn't seem right to have a Camaro without it, but power is power and efficiency is great. I'd need more information.
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Old 01-29-2008, 02:26 AM   #3
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The economy gains would be minimal for something with that much boost, the weight would be about the same, V8 with same numbers will perform better, and the V8 would cost less, and still probably be flex fuel capable. Plus the V8 would sound way more awesome. Thats my take on it at least
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Old 01-29-2008, 02:28 AM   #4
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I need that V8 burble... it just won't be right without it.
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:53 AM   #5
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Tempting... but I'm with the others, need that V8 letting everyone know... the chariot of the Gods is approaching!
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Old 01-29-2008, 11:00 AM   #6
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a camaro without a v8 is a less than a camaro if that makes since.

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Old 01-29-2008, 11:26 AM   #7
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I prioritize power over sound. I know how important that rumble is to the traditional muscle car, but I see the Camaro as a new muscle car. While it has all those classic cues, it really isn't all that retro. If the motor has to be a turbo V6, I'll still drive it with pride.
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:09 PM   #8
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I'd like to have a V8 but 400+ horses is 400+ horses. I think I'm just stuck on hoping it has forced induction so it will be easier to make more power through adding more boost
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:34 PM   #9
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Muscle car = V8, plain and simple to me
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:18 PM   #10
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Muscle car = V8, plain and simple to me
How would you classify a Buick GNX(turbo v6)?

I do agree I would rather have a v8 and there are many aftermarket turbo and supercharger kits out there if you want to add it later.
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:34 PM   #11
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I would be buying the Camaro because I want a musclecar/hot rod. Gotta have a V8. If I wanted a daily driver grocery getter that had that kind of v6 power then I would easily consider the v6.

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I'm more likely to get a HiPo v6 in a malibu, impala, or Monte than the camaro. my .02
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:37 PM   #12
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I would classify it as a sports car, or maybe just an oddball. But a muscle car is a rear drive V8 with a healthy power to weight ratio, at a fairly afordable price.
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:48 PM   #13
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V-8 or nothing for me
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Don't get me wrong I would definitely choose a v8 over a turbo 6 anyday. But, I would consider any high powered American made car a muscle car, and I dont think there are any buicks I would consider sporty.
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I'm not going to be another one of those "chicks" with a V6 pony car, that you guys like to talk about so much. I say go big or go home!
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What if I counter that argument...with another? (not necessarily my own) Get blown, or Go home!!
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What if I counter that argument...with another? (not necessarily my own) Get blown, or Go home!!
Yeah, well there's no replacement for displacement
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Old 01-29-2008, 04:10 PM   #18
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Well I have seen what the V6 is capable of with a turbo, I have a friend Todd with a V6 Mustang that is a Daily Driver to DC and runs 10.9 in the 1/4 on DR's

Dragtimes article..
http://www.dragtimes.com/blog/rygens...-by-powerhouse

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There are many 4.0 V6 Mustangs running 11's
Check out www.MustangCollective.com 4.0L Drag Racing community
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Well I have seen what the V6 is capable of with a turbo, I have a friend Todd with a V6 Mustang that is a Daily Driver to DC and runs 10.9 in the 1/4 on DR's

Dragtimes article..
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http://www.dragtimes.com/Ford-Mustan...slip-8393.html

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Check out www.MustangColective.com 4.0L Drag Racing community

True, but a V8 can always be faster/quicker. I guess it comes down to where do you draw the line in the sand? Do you have to have a V8 or is power/weight, regardless of the number of cyl, the most important?

Having said that, it certainly seems like CAFE is persuading us to think this way and consider HiPo v6s as an alternative.
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True, but a V8 can always be faster/quicker. I guess it comes down to where do you draw the line in the sand? Do you have to have a V8 or is power/weight, regardless of the number of cyl, the most important?

Having said that, it certainly seems like CAFE is persuading us to think this way and consider HiPo v6s as an alternative.
This is true, My V8 gets 25mpg Highway Modified
those V6's with Turbos get 27 Highway at 13 PSI and they spent as much as I spent on mine GT. So they saved money. Sure I could drop 7 grand for Wipple and get 475rwhp and hit 11's but then I'm back to spending more than them, it's a balancing act. The only thing I have that they don't is the V8 Rummble.

All I can say About CAFE is that when Obama/Hilary get in you will see that go even higher, she/he may Ban V8's out right or tax the crap out of oil and we will be paying what europe is paying now that will force american thinking into higher standards. so I am doing my best to get all three, Mustang, Camaro and Challenger before the V8 is killed for good.
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i'd get the v6 if the v8 wasnt a option
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ditto....but still want the v8
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:47 AM   #23
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I voted that I would take but I still want the V8. If Hillary/Obama can in and made gas Europe type of prices i.e. $6-8 per gallon I will definatly consider the DI V6 esspecially a performance tuned version of the CTS engine. $3 gas, give me a V8 and I'll gladly complain about the pice of gas.
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Now don’t get me wrong, I want my S/C V8 but wow, the results are surprising... I’m starting to think many of you have never had your ass handed to you by a turbo V6… Imagine what a twin could do…
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I prioritize power over sound. I know how important that rumble is to the traditional muscle car, but I see the Camaro as a new muscle car. While it has all those classic cues, it really isn't all that retro. If the motor has to be a turbo V6, I'll still drive it with pride.
fair enough but do you really want to be the guy driving a Camaro with a turbo spooling up under the hood
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