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Old 07-13-2009, 01:45 AM   #18
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sad day-- my beloved G8GT with a 6.0 361 HP 383 ft/lbs of torque is being compared to the base line V6 Camaro.

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Fastest recorded time I have found for the G8 GT is 13.37 (or maybe it was 13.34)

with catback, intake, and handheld tuner -tune- 12.9 (verified w/ slip and witnesses)

Not trying to stir up things, but V6 Camaro not close to a G8 GT.

For crying out loud is had a LS2 (with AFM). technically not an LS2- but very similiar.

It put more HP to the ground than the Camaro v6 makes at the flywheel?

But I would love to have the NEW Camaro 2SS/RS package.


disclaimer- with a high DA and crappy driving, I have seen people run 14s. But these are solid 13.6 cars or better in stock form (with average track conditions)
13.3-13.5 with ideal track conditions.

Please be gentle with me,,, don't shoot the messenger.
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:46 AM   #19
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after rereading, I guess no one said they were that close-- sorry--
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Old 07-13-2009, 03:55 AM   #20
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sad day-- my beloved G8GT with a 6.0 361 HP 383 ft/lbs of torque is being compared to the base line V6 Camaro.

:(

Fastest recorded time I have found for the G8 GT is 13.37 (or maybe it was 13.34)

with catback, intake, and handheld tuner -tune- 12.9 (verified w/ slip and witnesses)

Not trying to stir up things, but V6 Camaro not close to a G8 GT.

For crying out loud is had a LS2 (with AFM). technically not an LS2- but very similiar.

It put more HP to the ground than the Camaro v6 makes at the flywheel?

But I would love to have the NEW Camaro 2SS/RS package.


disclaimer- with a high DA and crappy driving, I have seen people run 14s. But these are solid 13.6 cars or better in stock form (with average track conditions)
13.3-13.5 with ideal track conditions.

Please be gentle with me,,, don't shoot the messenger.
What handheld tuner? Did you dyno the car with those 3 mods?
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:37 AM   #21
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I believe it was superchips/ Cortex---

I am not the person-- I've never ran mine (just got it in May) too hot in TX to go run :(

the tuner- eliminates or reduces torque managment, in 25% increments, allows you to change shift points, remaps things based off of actual Air/Fuel ratio. blah blah blah....

I don't pretend to know much about these tuners. I for one have never tuned a car.

I am a frequent member @ G8board.com and (http://forum.grrrr8.net/).

that is where I am learning the numbers and info about my own car.
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:41 AM   #22
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sorry for the link (if I broke the rule be lineant

http://forum.grrrr8.net/showthread.php?t=1641

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Old 07-14-2009, 02:32 PM   #23
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sorry for the link (if I broke the rule be lineant

http://forum.grrrr8.net/showthread.php?t=1641

you will have to decifer the code for mods (key is at the bottom of the chart) all times have been verified via either slip or video.
what rule do you think you broke? I'll ban you if you want but ...

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Old 07-14-2009, 03:06 PM   #24
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sorry for the link (if I broke the rule be lineant

http://forum.grrrr8.net/showthread.php?t=1641

you will have to decifer the code for mods (key is at the bottom of the chart) all times have been verified via either slip or video.
I don't think the mods over here care about Grrrr8.net links being posted, unlike the Nazi's over at G8board.com. Dede is just a whiney bitch.
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:17 PM   #25
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:17 PM   #26
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G8's are awesome, I'd rock a GT in a heartbeat.
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Old 07-14-2009, 04:07 PM   #27
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But it G8 GT lacks the "wow factor" of the Camaro. Most people don't even notice a G8 GT cruising down the road. But it's a great car and I considered buying one at one time.
I beg to differ...
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Old 07-14-2009, 05:14 PM   #28
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I beg to differ...
We notice G8's because we know what's going on in the performance world. But whenever I with people from work, or just driving around with family, no one even notices them. I'm constantly pointing them out to people. "That's a G8 GT." "They're pretty fast."

They're great cars, but there's definately no "wow" factor from the general public associated with the car.

The other day I was in an SUV full of people when an IOM 2SS/RS with cyber gray stripes came rolling down the street (WOW!) Talk about everyone turning their head to get a long second look.
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:37 PM   #29
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yeah the camaro definitely turns heads.

The G8 doesn't get the same response, but It is a pretty agressive looking sedan, with the fender flares, and the unique look - doesn't look like a blah mazda 6 or a camry, or new impala. Those cars have zero pazazz.

I get thumbs up and stares quite a bit where I live.

Just the other day, the wife ran into the local wine & spirits store and I waited in the parking lot-- a guy came out and saw my car,, he came over looked at the front, then walked around back... Then got in his van (utility type van)- looked over, I have a rev, and he gave a big thumbs up and smiled.

But yeah, people practically break their necks to look at a Camaro right now. That will calm down with time and more visibility. I think they are both great looking cars, the Camaro wins in that department though for sure.
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:27 PM   #30
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I was cross shopping the G8 GT and the Camaro V6. Problem I had was I really wanted a 6 speed, but I didn't want to drop all that money on the GXP, which has pretty poor fuel economy too. I like a car loaded with all the goodies and the Camaro 2SS/RS was getting close to $40k like the GXP. If there was a 6 speed G8 GT, I probably would have gotten that, as its a little more spacious and more powerful than the V6 in the Camaro. That said, when I saw the Camaro for the first time in the dealership, I decided at that point I had to have one. The look of both the exterior and interior was just too cool to pass up. I have about 900 miles on my Camaro, so I've started to punch on it a little bit. The first gear is really short, so the car has alot of jump outta the gate. It feels fast as long as you hold each gear past 4K RPM before shifting. I miss two things though when driving the Camaro, the lack of V8 torque and the exhaust note is a little whiny, but I am getting a new Corsa exhaust here soon to hopefully remedy that part.
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:11 PM   #31
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I was cross shopping the G8 GT and the Camaro V6. Problem I had was I really wanted a 6 speed, but I didn't want to drop all that money on the GXP, which has pretty poor fuel economy too. I like a car loaded with all the goodies and the Camaro 2SS/RS was getting close to $40k like the GXP. If there was a 6 speed G8 GT, I probably would have gotten that, as its a little more spacious and more powerful than the V6 in the Camaro. That said, when I saw the Camaro for the first time in the dealership, I decided at that point I had to have one. The look of both the exterior and interior was just too cool to pass up. I have about 900 miles on my Camaro, so I've started to punch on it a little bit. The first gear is really short, so the car has alot of jump outta the gate. It feels fast as long as you hold each gear past 4K RPM before shifting. I miss two things though when driving the Camaro, the lack of V8 torque and the exhaust note is a little whiny, but I am getting a new Corsa exhaust here soon to hopefully remedy that part.
one key note though--- they are letting GXPs go for as little as $34,500. that is with a six speed and sunroof (I.E fully loaded)

I would have thought more about the GXPs but they were letting the GTs go for $26,200. (no roof)
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:15 PM   #32
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one key note though--- they are letting GXPs go for as little as $34,500. that is with a six speed and sunroof (I.E fully loaded)

I would have thought more about the GXPs but they were letting the GTs go for $26,200. (no roof)
Really? my local dealer was asking MSRP for the GXP. The GT, that's another story. I'd be driving a GT if the MT was available.
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:02 PM   #33
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yep, i paid 26.2K for my GT

some people have paid as low as 34.5K- average is around 36K for the GXP (what is being reported by members on different G8 forums)
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:09 AM   #34
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Yeah, I told him he was crazy if he thought I was paying MSRP for any car.

The prices on the GTs are soo tempting.
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