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Old 04-07-2008, 02:57 PM   #26
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I hope you guys understand the significance of this car being on the Nurburgring.

IF they are in fact on the Ring...the powertrain under that baby is complete. Whatever it is. 6, or 8...it's done. It's suspention-tuning time!!!


-HUGE brakes.
-Beautiful car...as always. Yellow lights for the Euro test cars.
-and you know...those faux vents in the back are growing on me...I think they'll look just fine.


Ach!!! He's been dented!!! Call the Suburbans!
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Old 04-07-2008, 03:00 PM   #27
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Old 04-07-2008, 03:02 PM   #28
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I was just about to post this. You beat me by just a few minutes!

Here's the Left Lane News article.

Those yellow lights are only for the prototype. GM won't release lights like that in the US.
Thanks for the link to leftlane They even say LSA and ZR1, CTS-V,
this is geting better and better by the day The package SS or Z28 will be awesome with Brembos
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Old 04-07-2008, 03:06 PM   #29
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That's the best profile shot of a preproduction yet, and it is oh so sweet with those calipers!

Thank you GM
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Old 04-07-2008, 03:07 PM   #30
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Soon there will be some vid of it tearing up the track. And hopefully there will be a noticeable whine as it flies by.
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Old 04-07-2008, 03:16 PM   #31
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yeah cant wait to see some sort of video, great pics
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Old 04-07-2008, 03:19 PM   #32
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Old 04-07-2008, 03:26 PM   #33
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Hope to see some video soon.

GM tests alot of cars on the Ring now. The new Cobalt SS got lots of track time during development. I fyou want to test how well a car performs the Ring is one of the best if not the best place in the world.
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Old 04-07-2008, 03:38 PM   #34
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I think this is the closest one to production yet. Did anyone notice the vented rear bumper and some sort of oil cooler right under the hitch maybe a rear diff cooler. Also the tail lamps are halogen not LEDs.
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Old 04-07-2008, 03:39 PM   #35
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bigger brakes=smaller tires? that doesn't add up to me(seems like we've seem bigger tires)
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Old 04-07-2008, 03:44 PM   #36
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Ach!!! He's been dented!!! Call the Suburbans!
I wonder if that is a dent or a place then intend to put a nice little gold bow tie?
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Old 04-07-2008, 03:44 PM   #37
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I'm not a big fan of the headlights or taillights anymore. I understan you have to have high and low beams as well as turn indicators, but come on guys. I have a great design idea if anyone knows Lutz's cell #.
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Old 04-07-2008, 03:49 PM   #38
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I'm not a big fan of the headlights or taillights anymore. I understan you have to have high and low beams as well as turn indicators, but come on guys. I have a great design idea if anyone knows Lutz's cell #.
:notheadlights: I thought we were over this.


Just kidding—I'm pretty sure the new ones are going to look like the concept. I'm sure you remember the thread about GMPP options. That one has a cutout of an optional grill with headlights. Take a look at those headlights.
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Old 04-07-2008, 03:50 PM   #39
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These are probably shared with the new G8 GXP

If you look up the specs on the G8 GXP, it too has Brembo's on it, and I'd be willing to bet they are the same ones!

From the G8 GXP press release...

"The Brembo braking system matches the GXP's boost in performance with an equivalent increase in stopping power. The system includes 14-inch (355 mm) vented front and 12.76-inch (324 mm) rear disc rotors, with special quad-piston alloy calipers in front. The alloy calipers on the rear brakes have single-piston actuation. The four-wheel disc brake system includes standard anti-lock brakes and traction control."

And I second the significance of the Camaro spending time on the 'Green Hell'... Personally I want to hunt down M3's and the only way to do that is with a car that has power AND handling... and it looks like the Camaro will have BOTH!

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THE HEADLIGHTS ARE NOT PRODUCTION MODELS
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Old 04-07-2008, 03:58 PM   #41
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Do I see a roll cage or am I blind??

I hope you guys understand the significance of this car being on the Nurburgring.
GM also tested the CTS-V here. And we all know how capable that car has been on the track. This is absolutely great news. Great article btw.
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Old 04-07-2008, 03:59 PM   #42
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Yummy!

I needed this.

Bet it's part of the Z28's SS package. Similar to the G8 GXP - Brembo's.

Good work everyone.
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Old 04-07-2008, 04:00 PM   #43
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New spy photos!!!! O.K. I've had my fix. I should be good for a week or so! Those Brembos will look just bad a$$ on a Red Z28!!!!!
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Old 04-07-2008, 04:01 PM   #44
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Hope to see some video soon.

GM tests alot of cars on the Ring now. The new Cobalt SS got lots of track time during development. I fyou want to test how well a car performs the Ring is one of the best if not the best place in the world.
And that little guy claimed the record for front wheel drive.

Im thinking we will see around 8:00~8:05 for the top camaro. the track is for handling, power will help only so much there. Based on what we've heard from the G8 regarding handling, and since the top camaro will have a s/c'd engine turning out 500+hp I think it will hold its own very well. Stoping won't be an issue, neither will going. Holding onto that speed in the turns will be the real key. I expect it to be good, but not exceptional. 0.9 g?
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Old 04-07-2008, 04:06 PM   #45
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I expect it to be good, but not exceptional. 0.9 g?
I'd bet it'll be better than that... tires are so good these days. If they spec some HIGH end tires the chassis should support 0.95g or slightly better... the balance is good, and the tires are HUGE so I'm hopeful.

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Old 04-07-2008, 04:34 PM   #47
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If you look up the specs on the G8 GXP, it too has Brembo's on it, and I'd be willing to bet they are the same ones!

From the G8 GXP press release...

"The Brembo braking system matches the GXP's boost in performance with an equivalent increase in stopping power. The system includes 14-inch (355 mm) vented front and 12.76-inch (324 mm) rear disc rotors, with special quad-piston alloy calipers in front. The alloy calipers on the rear brakes have single-piston actuation. The four-wheel disc brake system includes standard anti-lock brakes and traction control."

And I second the significance of the Camaro spending time on the 'Green Hell'... Personally I want to hunt down M3's and the only way to do that is with a car that has power AND handling... and it looks like the Camaro will have BOTH!

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They might be using the same front brakes as they both share the same platform, but the rears are definitely different on the camaro pics. For the better I might add. So that's one of my suggestions for the car down

I am also giddy thinking of John Henricy flogging this car on the ring and helping work out its suspension. FTW !!
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Well, with the ZR1 and CTS-V (I think) getting Michelins and not the usual Goodyears, I think there's chance that Camaro could get either of those, or even the Parellis(?sp?) as we've seen in many images. I'm wondering where are those HUGE brakes I've seen in other shots that look just like the CTS-V brakes... These look great regardless, but I liked the other big brakes a little more.
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Old 04-07-2008, 04:47 PM   #49
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Hey Everyone, I see here and other newsgroups, people keep asking about the "Ugly shark fin" on top. Have none of these really smart guys ever heard of "OnStar"???? Also the antenna for XM radio.
On a friendly note, this old guy, 66, needs a new Camaro asap too!!!! Geno
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