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Old 05-22-2008, 05:48 PM   #1
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Is anyone worried about the V8?

All of EVERYTHING I have read is about the V6. I understand that it will be powerful for a v6. I understand that it is fun to drive. I understand that gm is working extremely hard to make sure the v6 is not just a small engine thrown in a grown-up car...

But what about the V8? On the flipside of things, I don't want the V8 to be just a bigger engine thrown in a V6 designed vehicle. I don't want the v8 version to handle poorly because everything was designed for a smaller/lighter engine. I can understand why gm would want the v6 to be good, but you also can't forget the camaro roots. This is american muscle. It should be designed for V8 FIRST and then make the v6 as fun to drive as possible.

PLEASEPLEASEPLEASE don't let me down!
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Old 05-22-2008, 05:52 PM   #2
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I don't have a bad feeling about the V8. I'm just getting dissapointed they haven't snapped pics of the engine bay of one. obviously the ring video it was a V8. I believe both the V8 and V6 will be good cars. can't wait til 2009.
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Actually sir......its Canadian muscle!!!!!!!
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Old 05-22-2008, 05:56 PM   #4
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Actually sir......its Canadian muscle!!!!!!!
since when did canada move to a different continent? last time I checked canada was part of North america. with that being said. it's still american muscle.
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Old 05-22-2008, 05:57 PM   #5
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I want to hear about the top dog...that's what I'm waiting for!
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Old 05-22-2008, 05:58 PM   #6
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WEll I am just a bit worried because absolutely everything we have seen and heard has been praising the v6 for being god. I am just hoping they are not putting too much effort into that and forgetting their roots.
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WEll I am just a bit worried because absolutely everything we have seen and heard has been praising the v6 for being god. I am just hoping they are not putting too much effort into that and forgetting their roots.
the V8 will have it's time in the spot light. just wait for it.
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:17 PM   #8
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the V8 will have it's time in the spot light. just wait for it.
Agreed. Just remember to "Keep the faith" - Fbodfather
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:34 PM   #9
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I am definitely "Keeping the faith" but maybe just a little info on the V8 couldnt hurt. haha
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even if the v6 performs well in the camaro body, the v8 will have a totally different suspension and wheel tire combo to help with the performance. dont be worried , they know what their doing. it's not a mustang!
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:51 PM   #11
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The truth of the matter, the V6's success is what will determine the entire line's success. The more they hype the V6, the more "average consumers" they attract and it keeps the special models (read: Enthusiast-level cars) rolling out.

Praise the V6, brag about it, and get the word out to all the mid-life crisis moms out there so they all buy them. Then GM can really get greedy with the monster V8 and not lose sales over it.
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Old 05-22-2008, 07:03 PM   #12
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no, i'm not worried. i'm just thinking about it this way. if the v6 is so bad ass then the v8 is going to be killer.

hey merf, hitchhikers..... is one of my favorite books.
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Old 05-22-2008, 07:10 PM   #13
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since when did canada move to a different continent? last time I checked canada was part of North america. with that being said. it's still american muscle.
REALLY?????? I must have missed that one in my geography class
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Old 05-22-2008, 07:18 PM   #14
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Actually sir......its Canadian muscle!!!!!!!
BLASPHEMY SIR!!! BLASPHEMY!!!
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Old 05-22-2008, 07:25 PM   #15
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Old 05-22-2008, 08:20 PM   #16
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Old 05-22-2008, 08:20 PM   #17
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The wieght distribution may not be 50/50 with the V8, but it'll still be darn close. You're adding 100-150 lbs to the nose when you choose V8 over V6. But 2010 5thgen has a point; I'd expect some different suspention setup, and different tires, etc to accompany the V8.

I think you touched on a point that I've been thinking about though:

You've got a V8 and a V6. Which one was the afterthought, right?
From what we're all gathering with all these little tidbits of info....NIETHER!!! I think they've put equal amounts of effort into both models which ensures a quality, no-compromises vehicle in ALL levels! That excites me more than any of the V6 talk.
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:06 PM   #18
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We hear a lot from GM about the V6 because that's what they're marketing heavily. They don't need to market the V8 as much because its intended target is us: the fans already dedicated to the product. The V6 will be for people considering anything from the Mustang to the Nissan 350Z. That's why GM is talking it up so much. No worries, its just marketing.
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Old 05-22-2008, 11:41 PM   #19
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We hear a lot from GM about the V6 because that's what they're marketing heavily. They don't need to market the V8 as much because its intended target is us: the fans already dedicated to the product. The V6 will be for people considering anything from the Mustang to the Nissan 350Z. That's why GM is talking it up so much. No worries, its just marketing.
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Old 05-23-2008, 01:10 AM   #21
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You've got a V8 and a V6. Which one was the afterthought, right?
From what we're all gathering with all these little tidbits of info....NIETHER!!! I think they've put equal amounts of effort into both models which ensures a quality, no-compromises vehicle in ALL levels! That excites me more than any of the V6 talk.
Thats what I'm thinking too. The V8 will be a performance car, first and foremost. But they are giving attention to the V6 for once, making a car people want to buy, rather than the car you got because you couldn't get the V8.

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since when did canada move to a different continent? last time I checked canada was part of North america. with that being said. it's still american muscle.
I have yet to meet a Canadian will ever say that they are American. We do not like being called American. It bothers us. Please don't do it. To call a Canadian an American because we live on North America is incorect -we are North American.

The Camaro is American. Despite the fact that much of the design work was done in Australia, prototype(s) built in Japan, and the car will be assembled in Canada. It is still an American car. USofA American.
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Old 05-23-2008, 01:16 AM   #22
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Old 05-23-2008, 02:17 AM   #23
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Oh lesse they've already said that the new V8 will have Active Fuel Managment and thus making it way better then the Mustang in mileage already since A Corvette outguns a Mustang on that level without AFM already. Plus they've got other things up their sleeve for the future, HCCI anyone? And the V8 will most likely run on ethanol. Which means that by all those pretty vague facts we already have the most fuel efficient and enviromentaly friendly V8 car in the class. Not the mention the 400+HP.

So don't worry the real goodies on the V8 is yet to come.
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Old 05-23-2008, 02:31 AM   #24
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even if the v6 performs well in the camaro body, the v8 will have a totally different suspension and wheel tire combo to help with the performance. dont be worried , they know what their doing. it's not a mustang!

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The truth of the matter, the V6's success is what will determine the entire line's success. The more they hype the V6, the more "average consumers" they attract and it keeps the special models (read: Enthusiast-level cars) rolling out.

Praise the V6, brag about it, and get the word out to all the mid-life crisis moms out there so they all buy them. Then GM can really get greedy with the monster V8 and not lose sales over it.
Yeppers. The V8 will be fine. DO NOT WORRY.
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Old 05-23-2008, 04:58 AM   #25
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No, the real question is

Will you be ready for the V8!?!? and are you worried about all the tremendous power it will emit from it's gut-wrenching V8 engine?

If this is not for you, then buy the V6
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