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Old 02-29-2008, 05:08 PM   #1
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Camaro's lineup?

Ok... I know this hasn't been answered yet by GM but i would like to ask what you think anyways (yes you, the ones who knows more than.. me? )

Anyways... we've learned the V8 camaros will have like 400HP and the V6 about 250HP (wich can of course still change) but those are all the number we've got for now, i think.

How will the V8 compete (pricing) against the Mustang GT, considering the GT has 300HP and the camaro will have something like 400HP? I mean.. what Camaro could fit the spot where the Mustang GT lies? those 400HP (and i've read 450 and 500 too) seems like getting to face the Challenger SRT8 and the Shelbys, but what about the GT?

The Camaro's specs sounds great (let's hope those numbers fit the production cars), but GM also said it will keep it affordable to compete against the mustang.. it just doesn't make too much sense to me. A Camaro V8 with 400HP, 6speed transmission and independent rear suspension for the price (or at least close to) of a Mustang GT? hmm... or maybe, "between" (key word) the GT and the Shelbys?
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:32 PM   #2
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Ok... I know this hasn't been answered yet by GM but i would like to ask what you think anyways (yes you, the ones who knows more than.. me? )

Anyways... we've learned the V8 camaros will have like 400HP and the V6 about 250HP (wich can of course still change) but those are all the number we've got for now, i think.

How will the V8 compete (pricing) against the Mustang GT, considering the GT has 300HP and the camaro will have something like 400HP? I mean.. what Camaro could fit the spot where the Mustang GT lies? those 400HP (and i've read 450 and 500 too) seems like getting to face the Challenger SRT8 and the Shelbys, but what about the GT?

The Camaro's specs sounds great (let's hope those numbers fit the production cars), but GM also said it will keep it affordable to compete against the mustang.. it just doesn't make too much sense to me. A Camaro V8 with 400HP, 6speed transmission and independent rear suspension for the price (or at least close to) of a Mustang GT? hmm... or maybe, "between" (key word) the GT and the Shelbys?
First off, Welcome!!!!!!

And you nailed it. That's the beauty of it right there. All that for roughly 500 - 1000 dollars higher than a Mustang GT......see why we're so excited?!?!?

That ~400hp Camaro is going to do war with and completely spank the tires off even the new Mustang GT () (imho).
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:39 PM   #3
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Gah, my friend decided recently he couldn't wait and is ordering a Mustang. I can't wait to leave his ass in the dust.
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Old 02-29-2008, 07:28 PM   #4
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Ok... I know this hasn't been answered yet by GM but i would like to ask what you think anyways (yes you, the ones who knows more than.. me? )

Anyways... we've learned the V8 camaros will have like 400HP and the V6 about 250HP (wich can of course still change) but those are all the number we've got for now, i think.

How will the V8 compete (pricing) against the Mustang GT, considering the GT has 300HP and the camaro will have something like 400HP? I mean.. what Camaro could fit the spot where the Mustang GT lies? those 400HP (and i've read 450 and 500 too) seems like getting to face the Challenger SRT8 and the Shelbys, but what about the GT?

The Camaro's specs sounds great (let's hope those numbers fit the production cars), but GM also said it will keep it affordable to compete against the mustang.. it just doesn't make too much sense to me. A Camaro V8 with 400HP, 6speed transmission and independent rear suspension for the price (or at least close to) of a Mustang GT? hmm... or maybe, "between" (key word) the GT and the Shelbys?
The Mustang GT is scheduled for an update in the near future. and the Camaro has almost always had better performance numbers than the Mustang. Also, the Camaro will likely be a tad heavier. So all that adds up to a ~400 hp Camaro competing with the Musang GT. A point of comparison for the Camaro is the G8. Its performance should at least equal that of the G8, likely exceed it in all categories.

I used to be a doubter, there is no way that that level of performance could be offered at the Camaro's price, right? Well, the more I learn, the more possible it seems.
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:00 AM   #5
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so are we looking at about 27-29k fir the bas v8?
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so are we looking at about 27-29k fir the bas v8?
Not sure if you've looked here yet, but basically yes that is the expected range
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2799
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:06 AM   #7
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lol, your answering all my questions to nite. reason being altho i make 3500+ a month i have no debt i want to marry my gf but idk how shell take me dropping 40g's on a car. but her dad will be right behind me 100%. i figure as long as i dont feed her dog food he'll support me with any car, let alone a chevy. im helping him build his 51 as we speak. then again i let her drop 30 on a GLI
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You're not married yet. But, if you want to look at it in those terms, she got what she wanted and you will get what you want. That's how it worked for the wife and me. She got her loaded Sorento (butt warmers and all....for TEXAS), and I'm getting my Camaro. She's happy and I'm going to be happy. We agreed. If she says no, ask why...

and then get it anyway!!
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You're not married yet. But, if you want to look at it in those terms, she got what she wanted and you will get what you want. That's how it worked for the wife and me. She got her loaded Sorento (butt warmers and all....for TEXAS), and I'm getting my Camaro. She's happy and I'm going to be happy. We agreed. If she says no, ask why...

and then get it anyway!!
good point. i just want my ls3 or my 400+ horses. but i wouldnt mind dropping 40 thousand. plus im not gonna get married for atleast another 14 months. but i say if i put away atleast 1500 a month ill have roughly 18k plus im gonna sell my caddy. (that will be a dark day, sure cops have given me trouble from day 4 but i will miss ol' murphy) ill go cheap on the caddy since i only bought it with 50,000 miles a year ago for only 900$ since then various mods and ill sell for $3000 and i could have about $21,000 right???


1500*12 months = 18000 + 3000 = 21000.
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yeah... I am suppose to tie the knot in march 09, but I really wanted to push that back anyway... Hmmm. I wonder how she will handle "I love you, but I want a new car and because of that we are pushing the date". HAHAHA
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Old 03-02-2008, 03:36 PM   #11
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Old 03-02-2008, 04:37 PM   #12
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Old 03-02-2008, 06:37 PM   #13
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you guys are lucky, I'm gonna go into the airforce so i can pay for my Z/28 or SS, which ever i happen to get. I'll definitely be getting a supercharger, for it, and hopefully be able to slay the GT500...
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I'm in awful trouble. My fiancee wants a house, immediately. Won't stop talking about it. We haven't even graduated from college, but somehow she has it in her head that as soon as we graduate, we can buy a house. I make decent money at my job, but its not THAT great. So you all should be thankful your spending disagreements with your significant others extends just as far as cars.
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