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Old 04-08-2008, 03:33 PM   #57
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Is the roll cage there for just safety of the drivers or also for structural strength?
I assume safety when its in a production car. The regula chasis should be fine for normal speeds, but losing control at 150 mph is a whole different ball game.
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Old 04-08-2008, 03:43 PM   #58
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1st of all good pics

2nd any leakage on the times the camaro posted during its day at the track??
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Old 04-08-2008, 03:47 PM   #59
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I totally agree with you on the rear end 91t/a. The rest of the car looks so tuff, but the rear looks..........strange.
Ya the back end does look a little...... odd to me too, maybe its just the amber lights.

It doesnt look all that bad with a front plate on it, I like it, altho im glad i dont live in a state that requires a front plate

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Oh and the PS on the last page is absolutely Evil looking!!
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Old 04-08-2008, 03:47 PM   #60
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1st of all good pics

2nd any leakage on the times the camaro posted during its day at the track??
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Old 04-08-2008, 03:48 PM   #61
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everything looks great besides the head lights, they just dont flow with the front of the car.
be careful, with uneducated comments like that, the will be after u! i'll forgive, cuz your a newb
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:15 PM   #62
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Thanks. Im super pumped about the car in SS form. I really think its gonna be amazing! It looks much better then the new Mustang..well..except for the Roush Stage 3.


that chop was so amazing.... now look at my avatar!

Anyone think those rotors need to be a bit bigger, lol!
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:21 PM   #63
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I read that The Stig from Top Gear and the camera crew were on location at the time of those photos on jalopnik

I'm not a new member, just haven't ever written anything on the forum. I've been keeping up with this website since 2007. This is by far the best website, everyone is very cool, respectful, and passionate about the love for this car. Thanks Camaro5 and to it's members.
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:48 PM   #64
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I read that The Stig from Top Gear and the camera crew were on location at the time of those photos on jalopnik

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this car might just be the top end camaro in its testing stages . big rotors, brembos, lower to the ground, looks like a funcitional front vent, race tire's, and a roll cage. there deff testing sumthin power in their to have a roll cage, and some high end braking system, and super sticky tire's.
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Old 04-08-2008, 05:04 PM   #66
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this car might just be the top end camaro in its testing stages . big rotors, brembos, lower to the ground, looks like a funcitional front vent, race tire's, and a roll cage. there deff testing sumthin power in their to have a roll cage, and some high end braking system, and super sticky tire's.
Your post makes perfect sense, however, remember that that track is regarded as pretty dangerous, even for supercars. It seems kinda' weird to me if they are doing dynamic testing on a chassis in a car with a roll cage when the production model would be without. MAYBE we can get a roll cage on the top model!!! j/k

I figured the rotors would be a little bigger but who knows what model this is and in what stage of testing it's in. Bigger brakes means more weight though so unless the car really needs them, they're just more weight to throw around. Since they have BREMBO on them, I'm sure they're going to be high quality and worthy to be on this car.
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Old 04-08-2008, 05:17 PM   #67
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I'm guessing the brakes and roll cage are just for the nurburg run, and have nothing to do with what we will see on the car as far as production options.

I am curious what differences, if any, the lack of a spoiler makes at a track like the ring, where speeds get pretty high, even through some sweeping turns.
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So it is true, that is the Stig?
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Old 04-08-2008, 05:49 PM   #69
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No doubt,there is something serious there....to put a rollcage,helmets,gloves and seems like racing seats,that car is packing something,and probably as close to final as it comes....very nice to see and tip-of-the-hat to the spies who got that one......
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...If it is...they'd better say something about it on TopGear. maybe they'll be more apt to give a good review.

I'd bet the rollcage is for saftey only. I don't think the chassis needs it for rigidity. But that leads me to wonder...why for saftey? And the only reason I can think of, is they're going to test Camaro's limits (if it has any ) so better to be safe than sorry.
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