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Old 03-14-2008, 04:30 PM   #103
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For a powerful car, I didn't notice the engine at all. When I first saw the cars, I saw the white one next to me at a light with the Tahoe behind it, when they turned into the street where they were staying.

i had my windows down and I didn't notice any major noise. Thinking back on it, the thing was pretty quiet. it had some purr when it turned, but I found it was quiet. Maybe I'm going deaf!!!
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Must be the V6!
V6 with cylinder deactivation?
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Old 03-14-2008, 05:13 PM   #104
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^That's exactly what crossed my mind.
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Old 03-14-2008, 05:17 PM   #105
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V6 with cylinder deactivation?
Would fit the description of "forget everything you know about engines"? I remember when I first started following the new Camaro there was talk of both a v6 and a v8 doing this? Could it really be happening?
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Old 03-14-2008, 05:18 PM   #106
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I hope not, LOL!
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Old 03-14-2008, 05:25 PM   #107
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Would fit the description of "forget everything you know about engines"? I remember when I first started following the new Camaro there was talk of both a v6 and a v8 doing this? Could it really be happening?
I sure hope so! Personally, when I do get the V8, I hope it has everything....active fuel management or cylinder deactivation, VVT, E85 capability, etc, etc, etc. I want every gas saving deal they can put on the engine. I am MORE than willing to sacrifice a little rumble on the HWY to save gas. And, even more so, I would rather have a quieter ride IN the cabin w/ the windows up. I've had loud cars for so long. It's nice to get into a car and actually be able to have a conversation w/ the person sitting next to w/out having to shout.

I'm all for it. Cut off 4 of my cylinders on the HWY...COOL BY ME!!! Don't forget, when you punch that accelerator, all 8 (or 6) kick right back in within the blink of an eye...>VROOOOM!
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Old 03-14-2008, 05:26 PM   #108
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I hope not, LOL!
HUH!

You don't want that? Of course I have to be able to turn it off...

Inner monolague: "mmmmm aw damn. so if I couldn't turn cylinder deactiviation off would I still want it?"

I don't think so....:(
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Old 03-14-2008, 05:39 PM   #109
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.... It's nice to get into a car and actually be able to have a conversation w/ the person sitting next to w/out having to shout.

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I'm all for it. Cut off 4 of my cylinders on the HWY...COOL BY ME!!! Don't forget, when you punch that accelerator, all 8 (or 6) kick right back in within the blink of an eye...>VROOOOM!
So, you mean to say that if I'm at a stop light and I think I may NEEEED to romp the throttle, a little blip of the pedal will bring all eight back to life?
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:15 PM   #110
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So, you mean to say that if I'm at a stop light and I think I may NEEEED to romp the throttle, a little blip of the pedal will bring all eight back to life?
Yes, I got to drive one of the Silverado's with AFM and I couldn't tell when it was running on 4 cylinders.
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:17 PM   #111
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So, you mean to say that if I'm at a stop light and I think I may NEEEED to romp the throttle, a little blip of the pedal will bring all eight back to life?
Thats the whole idea behind the deactivation process. All 8 are available, its just at speeds such as highway cruising when all 8 are not needed to maintain speed that they get shut off to save gas. If I remember correctly Cadillac had an engine like this that didn't work out, but talks of it being redone to work incredibly were drifting around the Camaro. Its all done by a computer to maximize efficiency. I'm with Tag in thinking that could be INCREDIBLE for the Camaro. I had actually thought the whole idea was gone with all the engine speculation... but this gets my hopes back up. A v8 getting over 30mpg and still having 400 horses.
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:18 PM   #112
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ya I AGREE...it looks kinda tall or something, and maybe its just the white...but i still love it!!!
i check this every morning and its made my day three times this week seeing these new shots!!!
I think it's more a case of the car (at least in the rearview shots) appearing to be significantly narrower than the concepts, as opposed to looking taller.
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:30 PM   #113
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Caddy tried it years ago when computer technology wasn't as good.
It will work fine now. I'm happy to hear it's included.
400 + hp and not too bad of mileage on the highway? Awesome.
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:35 PM   #114
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Caddy tried it years ago when computer technology wasn't as good.
It will work fine now. I'm happy to hear it's included.
400 + hp and not too bad of mileage on the highway? Awesome.
I think this is all speculation unless I am missing something? So it might not be included.
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:54 PM   #115
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I do not understand why they changed the location of the gas filler line...it should have remained on top as the concept car showed...the mirrors were switched...they r doing alot to minimize the overall appearance package...
Hey Mike Welcome to the Forum, You should know since you own a Sky also, that the production car does differ from the concept just as it did with the Solstice concept and the production Solstice. The differences were subtle, but there are differences.
The white Camaro here is probably A V-6 as stated before, and it would look like a minimized version of the concept. I bet when the top of the line car comes out you will be more pleased with the appearance.

I for one would love to own a new Camaro when they come out. but unless I want to work till I am 70 I will just have to keep my Sky and enjoy looking at others enjoying their Camaros.

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Old 03-14-2008, 06:55 PM   #116
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I would like to take this opportunity to invite GM to test drive here in the D.C. area. We could complete incredible research on:
Sitting in traffice for extending periods of time.
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D.C. is also a great place to test "parking in difficult places"


excellent points! i'm from DC and also use to courier there! you hit the nail on the head...especially the diplomats who are immune to all the laws!

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I think it's more a case of the car (at least in the rearview shots) appearing to be significantly narrower than the concepts, as opposed to looking taller.

i agree with this too! i'm not liking how narrow it has become. i thought it was just me or something. it mos def looks quite a bit more narrow in all the recent pics since Jan 08 that I've seen in here.

i really prefer the wider look... looks more like a true "hugger" of the road like that.
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i agree with this too! i'm not liking how narrow it has become. i thought it was just me or something. it mos def looks quite a bit more narrow in all the recent pics since Jan 08 that I've seen in here.

i really prefer the wider look... looks more like a true "hugger" of the road like that.
I think it has something to do with the mirror angle, side mirrors always make things look weird. It looks almost as wide as that cargo van right next to it, thats pretty decent width.
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Old 03-14-2008, 07:11 PM   #118
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i agree with this too! i'm not liking how narrow it has become. i thought it was just me or something. it mos def looks quite a bit more narrow in all the recent pics since Jan 08 that I've seen in here.

i really prefer the wider look... looks more like a true "hugger" of the road like that.
I am not going to judge the width until I see one parked next to a new Mustang.
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I know we are all a bit car crazy, yet do other drivers take notice when they see this car on the road? Do they wonder what kind of car this is? Just wondering what peoples reactions are (besides those of us who are into this car).

on the width issue, I tend to agree that it looks a bit narrow, yet wonder if lowering the car an inch would help make it appear wider?
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