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Old 06-12-2009, 12:15 AM   #26
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well, the aero does play a small role, but it all depends on the speeds. At about 120 mph, the '10 Camaro's aero drag is killing ~15 rwhp more compared to an fbody.
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Old 06-12-2009, 12:23 AM   #27
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Camaro is an F body.
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Old 06-12-2009, 12:32 AM   #28
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Camaro is an F body.
Is it? I don't think the new ones are. My old 68 had a big old plate that said, "Body by Fisher" (F-body).
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:36 AM   #29
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Camaro is an F body.
wrong. 1st-4th gen were F body cars. the new one is based of the zeta platform.
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Old 06-12-2009, 04:36 AM   #30
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Camaro is an F body.
it may have an "F" in the vin for sentimental purposes, but it is not an fbody. the fbody is dead.
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Old 06-12-2009, 05:45 AM   #31
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Is it? I don't think the new ones are. My old 68 had a big old plate that said, "Body by Fisher" (F-body).
Fisher body was the GM body "manufacturer". Almost all older GM vehicles had "body by Fisher" stamped on the sill plate. "F" bodied cars were to Camaros & Firebirds as "fox" bodied cars were/are to Mustangs.

Twin is right, G8 is the closest to the new Camaro and I don't think you'll find an "F" in the 4th digit of the VIN.
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Old 06-12-2009, 07:29 AM   #32
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what??? the hp to weight ratio is better in the 2010 but the drag co must be playing a huge role
huh??

2010 Camaro SS
Power = 426 fwhp
Weight = 3860 lb
Ratio = 0.11 hp/lb

02-04 C5 Z06
Power = 405 fwhp
Weight = 3116 lb
Ratio = 0.13 hp/lb

Also the C5Z has better gearing.

A C5Z will run low to mid 12 sec stock with crappy tires and that's just in a straight line. The two cars are in a completely different class and I don't think anyone would cross shop either of the two. In the end both cars are bad arse and will be for many years to come.
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Old 06-12-2009, 12:25 PM   #33
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Corvette's are king of the hill because they should be, GM has never looked back since the 50's with the Vette. Like the others said Corvette = Permium Sports Car & Camaro = Muscle Car
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Old 06-12-2009, 03:59 PM   #34
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A C5Z will run low to mid 12 sec stock with crappy tires and that's just in a straight line. The two cars are in a completely different class and I don't think anyone would cross shop either of the two. .
Yes you can. I cross shopped my 03 cobra with the 02-04 Z06 and in the end (obviously) picked the Cobra.
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Old 06-12-2009, 04:19 PM   #35
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Yes you can. I cross shopped my 03 cobra with the 02-04 Z06 and in the end (obviously) picked the Cobra.
Wait, you own a Mustang?
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:49 PM   #36
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those c5 zo6s are wicked fast.
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Old 06-17-2009, 03:28 PM   #37
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Yes you can. I cross shopped my 03 cobra with the 02-04 Z06 and in the end (obviously) picked the Cobra.
you can but why would you?
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Old 06-17-2009, 03:57 PM   #38
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you can but why would you?
If they were the same $$, I would have taken the vette most likely. But weighing out the positives, I chose the Cobra.
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:18 PM   #39
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the vette is roughly 600 pounds lighter than the maro and more aerodynamic thats the problem.
im talking about 4gen vs 5th gen
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Old 06-22-2009, 08:07 PM   #40
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In terms of speed, no comparsion.. I ran low 12s at 116 in a stock 02 Z06. New Camaro SS don't even come close
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:17 AM   #41
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wow that corvette is a light car... this won't be a contest but i'd still go with the camaro. i prefer the styling and the 2 extra seats.
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Old 06-27-2009, 07:24 PM   #42
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LOL, look at this video on the C6 ZO6 and it will answer this question <<< click here >>>

LOL I just have a C6 and I smile like the guy does in the video, what an amazing car!!
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:11 AM   #43
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Yes you can. I cross shopped my 03 cobra with the 02-04 Z06 and in the end (obviously) picked the Cobra.
That only proves you don't like to go around corners, brake, top end faster than 180 MPH, or get good fuel mileage, you know all around performance, why would you brag about buying a lesser car?
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That only proves you don't like to go around corners, brake, top end faster than 180 MPH, or get good fuel mileage, you know all around performance, why would you brag about buying a lesser car?
Hey dumbass, I had to weigh out the costs too. I said that already.
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:49 PM   #45
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That only proves you don't like to go around corners, brake, top end faster than 180 MPH, or get good fuel mileage, you know all around performance, why would you brag about buying a lesser car?
blah blah blah. there was no need for bashing. this is C5 z06 vs a 5th gen ss camaro. he just said he picked that as an example of cross shopping different cars. so since this is about a vette and a camaro, there should really be no bashing at all. both are amazing cars in my opinion. and i like both cars, but at this point in my life, id have to give the edge to the slower less sporty camaro.

i crossed shopped at used C6 and a 2010 camaro, and came up with a 2LT RS...i think its the best choice for a college kid. IMO
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Hey dumbass, I had to weigh out the costs too. I said that already.

And you paid dearly, haha....



Sorry, trying to lighten things up. Calm down dude.
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:58 PM   #47
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And you paid dearly, haha....
pfft well obviously you havent known many blown mustang owners...

all it takes is a pully swap to make 3000 + horsepower at the wheels, and also the ability to poor brass tacks into the intake allowing the car to effectivly shoot hand grenades out the tailpipe at the competition.
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Like I said before, there is a dealership that is 4 miles away from my house that has 3 2SS's just sitting on their lot. And this is a very small dealership it's not a high volume dealership in a populated area., Come early summer, when 2011's are coming out, the camaro will be offered for 0%. I guarantee it
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apparently you didn't understand my post correctly. If there are 4 (now 6) camaros sitting at a low volume dealership, just imagine how many are sitting at the high volume dealerships
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:57 AM   #48
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Id say Z06 definatly outrun new camaro but as far as good ride every Vette I ever owned or drove rode like log wagons compared to my new camaro! this thing doesnt ride like a sports car it rides as nice as my lincoln continenal I used to own and that was one of best riding cars I ever owned. Its such a smooth ride!
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Old 07-18-2009, 01:25 PM   #49
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is it really that big of a deal that a $70+g car is a little faster than a $30g car?

of course it's faster. it'd be a pretty stupid car if it wasn't now, wouldn't it?

the whole point of the camaro is that I, the average joe, can actually buy a car that is fast and looks wicked sick, while getting good mileage, too.

if you got the money, don't care about mileage, want that little extra speed, and think that the corvette looks better than the camaro, by all means go ahead and get a corvette and enjoy it. but saying that a z06 can "smoke" a camaro's ass is just stating the absurdly obvious.
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Old 07-18-2009, 06:06 PM   #50
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A 2002-04 and even the 385hp 2001 Z06 should beat a '10 SS in every measurable performance category. Driver and conditions being on par of course for both.

Those cars now have to be some of the best performance bargains on the used car market today.

-The 2010 Camaro is not an F-body like the Camaro and Firebird were from 1967 to 2002. GM doesn't use that nomenclature on their platforms anymore and has moved to Greek alphabet like Zeta, Sigma and Delta.
Although I still think the Corvette is technically a Y-Body as that has designated sports car, Front engine/2 seat/RWD.
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