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Old 04-02-2008, 01:31 AM   #1
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What do yall think?

Not sure if anyone here has seen this car, but its the Vauxhall VXR8, based on the Zeta Platform with the LS3...



Besides the obvious cosmetic differences, would yall agree that this is probably pretty close to what we could expect (performance wise) from our Camaros ?


and man... look at him take those corners ... I cant wait...
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Old 04-02-2008, 01:38 AM   #2
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And Ohhhhh I hope our Camaros get this option... factory electronic exhaust note adjustment...

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Old 04-02-2008, 04:43 AM   #3
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engine in vauxhall vxr8 is ls2 (6.0 l) not LS3. But HSV will get ls3 so i assume vauxhall vxr8 will also get ls3 in near future.
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:27 AM   #4
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Ohhhh... very sorry, there was a shot of the engine and I thought it was an LS3, really should've known from the 6.0L.. oops, but still, Zeta! lol

Being so, should still be very similar performance, right?
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:44 AM   #5
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I would think performance should be at least as good. I don't know much about they land down under, however, I know they make some sweet cars!
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:50 AM   #6
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I've never heard of that before. That's awesome. The only thing I've ever heard that controls exhaust from inside the car is an electronic dump tube system which was totally aftermarket. I'm assuming this electronically controls something in the mufflers.
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Old 04-02-2008, 12:27 PM   #7
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This car is basically the G8 in Aussi trim. I hope to god the Camaro is better than that thing... The GTO was no slouch, just had some bland styling... I know the GT Could beat the LS2 in a foot race, so i hope to god the Camaro is better than this thing...
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Old 04-02-2008, 12:29 PM   #8
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After hearing the "loud setting" i don't think i could ever bring myself to switch to the quiet setting.... that was sexy!!!
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Old 04-02-2008, 12:33 PM   #9
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never mind i was completly wrong with that post... This looks like the G8 in Aussie trim sorry folks...
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Old 04-02-2008, 01:34 PM   #10
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I thought that Vauxhall was european, not austrailian.
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Old 04-02-2008, 02:12 PM   #11
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I love seeing GM produce power, regardless of badging. If they brought back the Geo Metro stocked with the LS9, I'd be happy that GM had the balls to do it. As long as we get something like this in the US, I'm happy.
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Old 04-02-2008, 02:42 PM   #12
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I thought that Vauxhall was european, not austrailian.
Got no clue.. had'nt even heard of Vauxhall till i found this...
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Old 04-02-2008, 02:44 PM   #13
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It is...Vauxhall = Europe, and Holden = Australia.
All brands flying GM's flag.
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Old 04-02-2008, 02:46 PM   #14
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Speaking of... and not sure of if still true.. but did yall know GM owned Lotus??
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Old 04-02-2008, 03:27 PM   #15
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yes. With help from Lotus GM developed LT-5 engine which was in zr-1. And of course there is Lotus omega. Legendary car. Now lotus is in hands of Proton
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Old 04-02-2008, 04:28 PM   #16
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AH HA!!! THats true.. I had totally forgotten about the LT-5.. very odd engine... what happened to it??
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wasn't the LT5 a DOHC engine?
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Old 04-02-2008, 06:17 PM   #18
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it was DOHC V8 . It was very expensive but good engine (that is what i've read).Also very heavy and big (compared to ohv V8 engine but most of the present Dohc v8 engine are heavier and bigger compared to LS based engine with similar power) Lotus did start development on future engine with around 450+ hp but GM decide to use ohv design instead and engine prototype have been scrapped.
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Old 04-02-2008, 06:30 PM   #19
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the Top Gear is from late '06

VXR8 + S/C = 540bhp
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And Ohhhhh I hope our Camaros get this option... factory electronic exhaust note adjustment...

WHAAAATT??? that is crazy! nice feature for doing some road racing!
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