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Old 01-29-2008, 12:15 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, 12:39 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, 01:26 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, 01:28 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, 09:53 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, 10:00 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, 10:26 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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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, 11:34 AM   #9
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Muscle car = V8, plain and simple to me
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:18 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, 12:34 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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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, 12:48 PM   #13
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V-8 or nothing for me
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:50 PM   #14
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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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