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Old 08-12-2009, 04:35 PM   #1
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2010 2SS vs. 2008 GT500

I bring this up...because we just test drove a 2008 GT500 today. We were looking around just for fun and I wanted to see if they'd let my fiance test drive it. Well they did, and the salesman told her to get on it!

My girlfriend didn't do so hot. So we switched...and I got on it. With traction control on, I had no problems getting the tires to spin, the car sounded great, handled well. It was a good vehicle. Didn't have the looks of the Chevy....but since no one is allowed to drive a 2SS on a test drive, its all I have to go on.

Has anyone here driven both? How does the Camaro compare to this GT500? On paper, the GT500 has a much better Power to Weight ratio at 7 lbs over the 2SS at 9 lbs. From what I understand it handles better as well.
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Old 08-12-2009, 04:46 PM   #2
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Go to your local rent a car agency and rent a SS to test out. There should be some available around your area.
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:10 PM   #3
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I have driven both. My friend has a white 08 GT500. Stock, by the seat of the pants feel, his felt about the same as our SS. I didnt do anything crazy in the car other than just get on it hard when we were rolling at about 20. Im sure it was faster, but it wasnt enough to make me say "WOW this thing is fast" Its a nice ride though.
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Tires spun with TC ON?!?!?!? Are you sure it was on? TC is supposed to PREVENT wheel spin. Maybe it was broken?
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3920/500=7.8 lbs/hp, not 7.
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I have driven both. My friend has a white 08 GT500. Stock, by the seat of the pants feel, his felt about the same as our SS. I didnt do anything crazy in the car other than just get on it hard when we were rolling at about 20. Im sure it was faster, but it wasnt enough to make me say "WOW this thing is fast" Its a nice ride though.
That's good to hear. Once you work with cars that are in the 400hp+ alot of them feel the same by the butt dyno. Glad to see it wasn't something drastically different.
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Tires spun with TC ON?!?!?!? Are you sure it was on? TC is supposed to PREVENT wheel spin. Maybe it was broken?
Yes....it was on. Also in first gear taking off into a turn.
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:33 PM   #8
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3920/500=7.8 lbs/hp, not 7.
Yes, and techincally the Camaro's is 9.04. Why not nitpick them both? I was just using the whole numbers obviously. But either way...the FORD's power to weight is still quite a bit better than 9 isn't it?
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Yes, and techincally the Camaro's is 9.04. Why not nitpick them both? I was just using the whole numbers obviously. But either way...the FORD's power to weight is still quite a bit better than 9 isn't it?
Yes it certainly is. However, some may say it's the dollars per HP that is more telling when comparing these two cars.
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some may say it's the dollars per HP that is more telling when comparing these two cars.
That wins a lot of races? ......
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well not all of us can afford a 50k car to tote around in. Ill gladly take my SS and run slighly behind your gt500. Meanwhile ill have people veering off the road to take a picture of my car, and well yours goes virtually unnoticed. You cant put a price on that.
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That wins a lot of races? ......
with whatever money he doesnt spend on a "f word" he will have to spend on turning the slight margin where the "f word" wins into obliterating it without breaking a sweat...
and the looks...cant forget that, gotta look good too while your spanking the mustbang

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Old 08-12-2009, 08:46 PM   #15
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well not all of us can afford a 50k car to tote around in. Ill gladly take my SS and run slighly behind your gt500. Meanwhile ill have people veering off the road to take a picture of my car, and well yours goes virtually unnoticed. You cant put a price on that.
Already seeing more and more Camaros on the road. The newness is already wearing off. A 2008 GT500 will not be $50k anyway, it is probably about the same price as a new 2SS not even over $40k.
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Already seeing more and more Camaros on the road. The newness is already wearing off. A 2008 GT500 will not be $50k anyway, it is probably about the same price as a new 2SS not even over $40k.
IT IS? maybe to you and some other blue oval guys. Try telling that to all the people that take my cars pictures EACH and EVERY day.

not even over 40K huh
http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...e&rdpage=thumb

If you say so, and thats for a car thats already 2 years old.

PS that was the very first one i came across.
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IT IS? maybe to you and some other blue oval guys. Try telling that to all the people that take my cars pictures EACH and EVERY day.

not even over 40K huh
http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...e&rdpage=thumb

If you say so, and thats for a car thats already 2 years old.

PS that was the very first one i came across.
Good find bro, a 2008 GT500 with 10k miles on it for $46k. WOW, you can buy a 2010 GT500 with 0 miles on it for $46,325. I'm sure you get my drift.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/08-Sh...=p4506.c0.m245

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/08-FO...=p4506.c0.m245

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Shelb...=p4506.c0.m245

There are some examples for you, 2 of them have pretty low miles. Go on ebay and there are probably at least 10 more like this 2007-2008. Good try though!

And, yes the camaro is loosing some of it's newness. Did you really think it would go on forever?
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OK even the ones you posted cost more than my FULLY LOADED 2SS NOTICE i said that was the very first car I came across. Dont care enough about gt500s to look for them. hmm a car 2 years old, or one thats brand new, and they perform nearly equal. Plus the Camaro looks 10x cooler and unlike any other car on the road right now Where those mustangs look just like the other million plus mustangs on the road. No the Camaro newness is not wearing off, your just wishing it would. Why are you even here trolling this forum? Are you so bad, that your own ford bretheren want nothing to do with you so you ended up here?
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We're doing this again!?!?!?

You've got to be kidding me.
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