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Old 07-24-2008, 11:42 AM   #1
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Camaro Dimensions vs. Competition (a comparison)

2010 Camaro Coupe:

Length = 190.4 (+4.2)
Height = 54.2 (+1.2)
Width = 75.5 (-4.1)
Wheelbase = 112.3 (+1.8)

Curb Weight = 3750lb to 3860lb
Power = 300hp or 422hp

This means we have a weight/power ratio of:

3750/300 = 12.5lb/hp
3860/422 = 9.14lb/hp

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And here are the #'s for some of our competitors:

Dodge Challenger SRT8

Length × Width × Height in: 197.8 × 75.7 × 57
Wheelbase (inches): 116.0
Front track (inches): 63.0
Rear track (inches): 63.1
Curb Weight 4140lbs

4140/425 = 9.74lb/hp

Ford Mustang GT

Length × Width × Height in: 187.6 × 74 (79.3(incl. mirrors)) × 55.4
Curb Weight 3540lbs
300hp

3540/300=11.8lb/hp

Nissan 350Z

Length × Width × Height in: 169.8 × 71.5 × 52.1
Curb Weight 3327
306hp

3327/306 = 10.87lb/hp

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Overall we look pretty good, though bigger in almost every dimension, we ended up a little lighter than expected!

Power/Weight looks good, we are WAY ahead of the Mustang/Challenger in this regard!

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Old 07-24-2008, 12:07 PM   #2
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comparison

I'll tell you what, this makes feel pretty good. Not that I have issues with the Camaro anyway.
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Old 07-24-2008, 12:11 PM   #3
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Yuck at Nissan is in there. That thing is hardly a car. It's more like Soap box to me. An how does that car way that much??
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Old 07-24-2008, 02:23 PM   #4
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Did you all notice, how is the Mustang faster than the 350Z? Till this day I don't understand the Mustang GT's 1/4 mile.
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:20 PM   #5
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Hey have you guys priced a Nissan 350Z lately?!?!?!

I was there yesterday, they had 2, one for $28K and change and the other $36K and change.

I saw a Challenger in town today as well, sold, and no other information on the V6 or R/T. So we aren't the only ones having to wait.
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Old 07-25-2008, 10:15 PM   #6
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interesting to see the comparisons that will be happening next spring
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Old 07-25-2008, 10:32 PM   #7
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2010 Camaro Coupe:

Length = 190.4 (+4.2)
Height = 54.2 (+1.2)
Width = 75.5 (-4.1)
Wheelbase = 112.3 (+1.8)

Curb Weight = 3750lb to 3860lb
Power = 300hp or 422hp

This means we have a weight/power ratio of:

3750/300 = 12.5lb/hp
3860/422 = 9.14lb/hp

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And here are the #'s for some of our competitors:

Dodge Challenger SRT8

Length × Width × Height in: 197.8 × 75.7 × 57
Wheelbase (inches): 116.0
Front track (inches): 63.0
Rear track (inches): 63.1
Curb Weight 4140lbs

4140/425 = 9.74lb/hp

Ford Mustang GT

Length × Width × Height in: 187.6 × 74 (79.3(incl. mirrors)) × 55.4
Curb Weight 3540lbs
300hp

3540/300=11.8lb/hp

Nissan 350Z

Length × Width × Height in: 169.8 × 71.5 × 52.1
Curb Weight 3327
306hp

3327/306 = 10.87lb/hp

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Overall we look pretty good, though bigger in almost every dimension, we ended up a little lighter than expected!

Power/Weight looks good, we are WAY ahead of the Mustang/Challenger in this regard!

~LSx
Sweet... i can't wait for the C&D comparo... Camaro SS, Dodge Challenger SRT8, Ford Mustang GT 5.0, and the NismoZ that'd be sweet.
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Old 07-26-2008, 08:53 AM   #8
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Sweet... i can't wait for the C&D comparo... Camaro SS, Dodge Challenger SRT8, Ford Mustang GT 5.0, and the NismoZ that'd be sweet.
The 5.0 is supposed to make 400+ hp according the insiders on the Mustang forums. And the weight is supposed to stay the same or go down. Of course it's all conjecture at this point but...:

3500/400=8.75
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Old 07-26-2008, 08:57 AM   #9
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The 5.0 is supposed to make 400+ hp according the insiders on the Mustang forums. And the weight is supposed to stay the same or go down. Of course it's all conjecture at this point but...:

3500/400=8.75
do u realize what that means if that happens? yep a 500 hp base ss
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Old 07-26-2008, 09:05 AM   #10
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do u realize what that means if that happens? yep a 500 hp base ss
Yeah by the time Ford actually brings out the 5.0 Chevy will have the LS4. It pisses me off how they keep delaying engines.
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Crap. The Nismo Z is in that list. I hate to say it but Nissan did a fantastic job in making that car. Sure its not the best looking car here but every car magazine is praising its agility and handling. Also, the performance is good because of the liteness.
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Yeah by the time Ford actually brings out the 5.0 Chevy will have the LS4. It pisses me off how they keep delaying engines.
like the vette in ten years ill bet we will se 1000 hp
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Wow. just noticed the Camaro is as wide as the Challenger but more than 2 in lower!
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Did you all notice, how is the Mustang faster than the 350Z? Till this day I don't understand the Mustang GT's 1/4 mile.
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Old 07-26-2008, 02:55 PM   #15
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The 5.0 is supposed to make 400+ hp according the insiders on the Mustang forums. And the weight is supposed to stay the same or go down. Of course it's all conjecture at this point but...:

3500/400=8.75
That's a good way to begin pissing me off.
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Yeah by the time Ford actually brings out the 5.0 Chevy will have the LS4. It pisses me off how they keep delaying engines.
They already have an LS4, its a 5.3L 303 hp engine for the Impala SS.

However in a couple years gen V engines will be out. Supposed to get more power and better economy. Its said to be direct injection and have vvt and afm designed into it from the start. So think 25 mpg highway with 450 hp.
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Old 07-26-2008, 08:35 PM   #18
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Sweet... i can't wait for the C&D comparo... Camaro SS, Dodge Challenger SRT8, Ford Mustang GT 5.0, and the NismoZ that'd be sweet.
You know that all the magazine's editors are lining up to get a Camaro so that they can start the comparisons...
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We'll see tons of Mustang, Camaro, Challenger comparos. I'd actually like to see the Camaro up against the 370z, 135, STI and Evo on a track. Not natural competitors exactly but I'd like to see how the camaro stacks up at something like VIR, Laguna Seca, etc.
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We'll see tons of Mustang, Camaro, Challenger comparos. I'd actually like to see the Camaro up against the 370z, 135, STI and Evo on a track. Not natural competitors exactly but I'd like to see how the camaro stacks up at something like VIR, Laguna Seca, etc.
We are going to see modded Camaro's up against Lamborghini's and Ferrari's in no time. Those car rags and TV shows like Top Gear love to do stuff like that..
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