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Old 06-19-2009, 12:28 PM   #1
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Camaro vs Corvette?

I was at my dealer yesterday getting my truck serviced and was told by the srevice department that the Camaro out performed the Corvette. So I asked the Base Vette and they tried to tell me that the LS3 will outperform all Vettes, Kinda sounded strange to me, Make me wonder about the service department, I love the Camaro but in no way think it will out perform a Vette especially a ZO6. What do you all think?
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:31 PM   #2
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In this case service department is idiot but they don't have smiley for that.
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That dealer is an idiot.
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:32 PM   #4
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A new vette should outperform any stock 2010 camaro. That's what they're built for.
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:33 PM   #5
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By the way did you ask him what engine was in the corvettes i do believe its the LS3 kinda hard to outperform ones self in a superior car. i'm talkin regualr vettes of course ZO6 is LS7 and ZR1 is in a whole other league of its own above even a ZO6.
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:34 PM   #6
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I forgot to mention Vettes are smaller and lighter and handle better. You sure it wasn't a ford employee masquarading as a chevy guy.
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I have a LS2 Corvette that i am trading for the LS3 Camaro. I am hoping for close at best...

I HIGHLY doubt the LS3 will even out perform my LS2. I guess there is only one way to find out...
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:35 PM   #8
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Not sure exactly what type of vette but newer one also convertible which makes it heavier but saw it race 2SS on you tube and 2SS jumped it by 2 cars off line then ended up beating it by car and half. So dont know if Camaro that much faster or vette driver just dont know how to drive. But my dealer told me the 2SS outrun reg Vette but it didnt have anything on the Z06. Then again you cant believe anything a car salesmen tells you especially when your buying a car from them.
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:37 PM   #9
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Not sure exactly what type of vette but newer one also convertible which makes it heavier but saw it race 2SS on you tube and 2SS jumped it by 2 cars off line then ended up beating it by car and half. So dont know if Camaro that much faster or vette driver just dont know how to drive. But my dealer told me the 2SS outrun reg Vette but it didnt have anything on the Z06. Then again you cant believe anything a car salesmen tells you especially when your buying a car from them.
yeeaaah i'm gonna go with that one
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:38 PM   #10
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All base corvettes come with LS3's and they weigh about 450-500 pounds less than a 5th Gen SS. Do the math. Z06's come with LS7's (427 CI) and run mid to lower 11's stock. Guy did not know what he was talking about at all. By the way I don't even like vettes but these are the facts.
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Vette's are not designed to drag race. Ask anyone who tried and blew up their transaxle.
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maybe they weigh the same since they decided to not give spare tires in new camaros! lol.
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Vette's are not designed to drag race. Ask anyone who tried and blew up their transaxle.
thats interesting, hadn't heard that before. will keep it in mind so knowing this, i guess you'd need to refine your definition of 'camaros beat corvettes' to drag strip or an actual race around a track? (and we all know what THAT outcome would be)
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Yea that's not true about Vettes blowing rear end's. The Dana 36 is the closest thing to the Current Camaro 5th Gen rear end. And that was 84-96 in Vette. Beyond that the tranny and rear end got even better in 5th and 6th Gen Vettes.

So your dealers is an idiot for sure. Camaro was not designed to dethrone Corvette from GM's top performance coupe position.
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Funny thing is they didn't know that mine should arrive soon, really I could care less about which one is faster. I like the Camaro decided when I saw a rendering not to purchase a 69, restore it and drive it, would have probably had more than 40 k in it. Now I will have the best of both worlds cool car, great performance and hopefully something that will be around for many years. One other thing I was curious about I have seen alot on her about mods, specifically powertrain mods. What good are they? So what if you have 650 rwhp, where are you going to use it, how are you going to put it to the pavement?
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Yea that's not true about Vettes blowing rear end's. The Dana 36 is the closest thing to the Current Camaro 5th Gen rear end. And that was 84-96 in Vette. Beyond that the tranny and rear end got even better in 5th and 6th Gen Vettes.

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Funny thing is they didn't know that mine should arrive soon, really I could care less about which one is faster. I like the Camaro decided when I saw a rendering not to purchase a 69, restore it and drive it, would have probably had more than 40 k in it. Now I will have the best of both worlds cool car, great performance and hopefully something that will be around for many years. One other thing I was curious about I have seen alot on her about mods, specifically powertrain mods. What good are they? So what if you have 650 rwhp, where are you going to use it, how are you going to put it to the pavement?
Well, besides the ego-boost of 'my camaro has 610 hp', there will be some people that build theirs up to race it. as for putting it to the pavement, i know very little about the mechanics of a car and such, buuut bigger tires and improved suspension?
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lol thats the most ive ever heard... the SS and standard base corvette are very similar in preformance... however, teh ZO6 and ZR1 are of the best preformance stock cars in the world ... especially the ZR1... theres very few cars that preform better stock... and all the ones that do are nearly 3-4 times the price (ZR1 stock 0-60 = 3.3 seconds and 1/4 mile in 11.2 ... and the ZO6 is only about .5 seconds behind that) ... lol yea no way in hell will a camaro compete with that unless you make some serious mods
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Only reason I say that is because my nephew has a 05 GT Mustang with 625 rwhp but he can't put it to the ground, spins too much or either it stays broke from too much hp. I would rather have dependable hp and be able to drive it more.
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Only reason I say that is because my nephew has a 05 GT Mustang with 625 rwhp but he can't put it to the ground, spins too much or either it stays broke from too much hp. I would rather have dependable hp and be able to drive it more.
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LOL Dude... /facepalm

Drag racing is any car over a 1/4 mile on a timer. It could be a puma.

Now if your talking about custom high power over 500 then that is not a comparison of Camaro VS Vette but of a single custom car.

Vettes drag race so please.

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LOL Dude... /facepalm

Drag racing is any car over a 1/4 mile on a timer. It could be a puma.

Now if your talking about custom high power over 500 then that is not a comparison of Camaro VS Vette but of a single custom car.

Vettes drag race so please.

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lol thats the most ive ever heard... the SS and standard base corvette are very similar in preformance... however, teh ZO6 and ZR1 are of the best preformance stock cars in the world ... especially the ZR1... theres very few cars that preform better stock... and all the ones that do are nearly 3-4 times the price (ZR1 stock 0-60 = 3.3 seconds and 1/4 mile in 11.2 ... and the ZO6 is only about .5 seconds behind that) ... lol yea no way in hell will a camaro compete with that unless you make some serious mods
The 4.3 seconds it takes the base vette get to 60 is really a dog, maybe GM should shoot it and put it out of its misery.
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Z06 is the drag racers weapon of the family ZR1 is the road track star
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