Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
SMGSS
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions

5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions General 5th generation Camaro topics not covered by other subforums.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-08-2010, 09:42 AM   #151
STRAUSSY19
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2LT/RS
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 13
This is all pretty ridiculous about the horsepower on the V6. Camaro had 304 so Ford made the Mustang have 305 and all of the reporters were bragging about how the Mustang engine was so much more powerful and fuel efficient than the Camaro's. At least they'll shut up now with 312 horses.
STRAUSSY19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 09:42 AM   #152
Blue Maro Demon

 
Blue Maro Demon's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 AQUA BLUE CAMARO RS
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 1,196
I like the bump in horsepower for the v6 to 312 that is nice!!!
I like that they added the hud as an option now too so hopefully when I get another Camaro down the road in the next 5 years or so I will have a hud. BUT WHERE IS ANOTHER BLUE COLOR AT????? THEY NEED TO ADD ANOTHER BLUE COLOR THAT IS SIMILAR TO ABM THAT IS A TRUE BLUE COLOR. IMPERIAL BLUE IS NICE BUT TOOOO DARK AND LOOKS BLACK IN SOME PICS ALMOST!
Blue Maro Demon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 09:42 AM   #153
emin7
1st State C5
 
emin7's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SIM 2LT/RS
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Mid-Atlantic
Posts: 557
Quote:
Originally Posted by Enator View Post
This is just a joke
Mustang 2011 wait I am coming
...if you want to have a terribly ugly car, i think that the mustang is the right choice for you
__________________
emin7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 09:43 AM   #154
Sax1031


 
Drives: 2000 Mustang GT
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Elgin,SC
Posts: 2,709
Quote:
Originally Posted by STRAUSSY19 View Post
This is all pretty ridiculous about the horsepower on the V6. Camaro had 304 so Ford made the Mustang have 305 and all of the reporters were bragging about how the Mustang engine was so much more powerful and fuel efficient than the Camaro's. At least they'll shut up now with 312 horses.
I doubt it.

Unless the Camaro is getting lighter the Mustang will still have the better power to weight.

312hp is good for marketing though. I think they should have went more for MPG for the V6 segment though.
Sax1031 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 09:43 AM   #155
chain1
 
chain1's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Ford Mustang GT/CS 5.0
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: DC Metro
Posts: 193
Quote:
Originally Posted by Adrenalina View Post
I thought I just read on Jalopnik that the 2011 Camaro V6 has 7 more HP than the V6 Mustang
It does. Both the SS and V6 Camaro are listed as having more hp than their Mustang counterparts. What's your point? I was just saying it's great that there is competition.
chain1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 09:43 AM   #156
RPO_Z28

 
RPO_Z28's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 C6Z
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: RVC, New York
Posts: 1,754
DEALER PERSPECTIVE ON 2011 CHANGES

I've been watching GM Global Connect since late yesterday to see these changes and as of right now (10:40am) there is still nothing sent to dealers.

So, please do all of us dealers a favor. Please don't call your local dealer asking for info that you now know that we don't have. Your dealer is NOT an idiot. We have not been informed of these changes unless we are Camaro5 members.

Why GM has chosen not to keep us in the loop is beyond me but I am asking this small favor of you.

We do this for a living but now you can see how we don't get the info in a timely fashion and it is not our fault.

Thanks.

I'll get off my soapbox now.
__________________
RPO_Z28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 09:43 AM   #157
Legend
Hello!
 
Legend's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 JSB Z06!
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,624
Like a few have said...I don't know what folks were expecting as far as HP goes with the V8?

Honestly....who goes to the track stock? Yeah, maybe the first or second time but most of us who hit the track go modified...so who cares what the other guy has stock because the chance of you lining up next to a stock 5.0 at the track is slim to none!

Good changes overall...I could care less about HUD. Never had it, seen it before and wasn't all that impressed really. Cool feature yeah...needed, not at all.

V6 HP bump is nice...average car buyer will see the HP difference and it will be a deciding factor on their purchase...as long as it still gets 29/30 mpg.

I do think a gear option and power passenger seat was needed. It only makes sense but guess that wasn't in the cars this year (at least not yet).

Full ABL would have been nice as well.
Legend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 09:47 AM   #158
STRAUSSY19
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2LT/RS
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sax1031 View Post
I doubt it.

Unless the Camaro is getting lighter the Mustang will still have the better power to weight.

312hp is good for marketing though. I think they should have went more for MPG for the V6 segment though.
Until the mustang got over 30 mpg the camaro's output of mpg was unbelievable. And I didn't say anything about power to weight but I agree with you.
STRAUSSY19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 09:48 AM   #159
DET MUSL
Let's Go Wings!
 
DET MUSL's Avatar
 
Drives: 2005 Cobalt SS/SC
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Sandusky, Ohio
Posts: 313
I'm pleased about finally getting the HUD and the power bump in the V6, however I was really hoping to get some tweaks to the suspension to give the car better road holding and steering feel because they is always the area where the mustang gets the nod over the Camaro in comparisons. I think they need to do something because not only does the GT have better handling (this in inexcusable... they have a solid rear axle!) but now it's a little faster too. Lets see a bump in power to the v8 or a change in gearing to get better acceleration. Ok my rants done lol
__________________
Current Ride
2005 Cobalt SS/SC
Mods:
GMPP Stage 2
K&N CAI
Vibrant Racing Muffler
Carbon Fiber Hood w/ SS style scoop
Black Wheels
Best 1/4 Mile Time
13.8 @ 101.4mph
DET MUSL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 09:49 AM   #160
nashstat
 
Drives: 2SS Camaro
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 432
If there are no changes to the V8 models, then it is official... "stock" Mustang will beat up a "stock", both V6 and V8. Even though the V6 & V8 have more hp's, the weight differential alone will be enough for the Mustang to beat them up.

For those saying what did you expect from a 2nd year model? Ford did the exact same thing. Redesigned the car last year, and changed the engines this year and just changed the engines this year.
nashstat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 09:49 AM   #161
The_Blur
Moderator, USN
 
The_Blur's Avatar
 
Drives: 6.2L of AWESOME! 2011 L99 2SS
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NAS Pensacola
Posts: 14,102
Send a message via AIM to The_Blur
Quote:
Originally Posted by RPO_Z28 View Post
I've been watching GM Global Connect since late yesterday to see these changes and as of right now (10:40am) there is still nothing sent to dealers.

So, please do all of us dealers a favor. Please don't call your local dealer asking for info that you now know that we don't have. Your dealer is NOT an idiot. We have not been informed of these changes unless we are Camaro5 members.

Why GM has chosen not to keep us in the loop is beyond me but I am asking this small favor of you.

We do this for a living but now you can see how we don't get the info in a timely fashion and it is not our fault.

Thanks.

I'll get off my soapbox now.
Despite being a dealer, you're not an idiot, but for the other members, let's not give them a mixed message. Guys, your dealer is still an idiot for other reasons, but this isn't one of them.
The_Blur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 09:49 AM   #162
Sax1031


 
Drives: 2000 Mustang GT
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Elgin,SC
Posts: 2,709
Quote:
Originally Posted by STRAUSSY19 View Post
Until the mustang got over 30 mpg the camaro's output of mpg was unbelievable. And I didn't say anything about power to weight but I agree with you.
Yes the MPG for the camaro are great. And even with the mustang they are great.

But I think most people buying the v6s will be more worried about fuel economy than hp.
Sax1031 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 09:50 AM   #163
Russo
Unofficial Glass Tech
 
Russo's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Ford F150 FX2
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Raceland, LA
Posts: 1,382
Send a message via Yahoo to Russo
good to see they added those things.. kind of a no brainer and marketing tool, either way i dont see anything to get an edge over a 2011 gt performance wise
Russo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 09:50 AM   #164
Brokinarrow


 
Brokinarrow's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Honda NC700x
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Indianola, IA
Posts: 5,341
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sax1031 View Post
I doubt it.

Unless the Camaro is getting lighter the Mustang will still have the better power to weight.

312hp is good for marketing though. I think they should have went more for MPG for the V6 segment though.
i thought the 2011 stangs were supposed to weigh pretty much the same as the Camaro?
__________________
Brokinarrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 09:52 AM   #165
Sax1031


 
Drives: 2000 Mustang GT
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Elgin,SC
Posts: 2,709
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brokinarrow View Post
i thought the 2011 stangs were supposed to weigh pretty much the same as the Camaro?
No the stang has about a 300 lb advantage for the v6 and 250lb advantage for the v8s.
Sax1031 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 09:53 AM   #166
radz28
Petro-sexual
 
radz28's Avatar
 
Drives: Ultra-Grin
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Crapramento, Crapifornia
Posts: 13,038
Cool changes!!! It'll be even more interesting after we get the complete low-down.

Good job GM!
__________________
"...What IS true: We anticipated that this would happen - we are never finished - and yes, Ford DOES deserve to win now and then. To think that GM can come out with a car to make ford throw in the towel is simply foolhardy..." - fbodfather
radz28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 09:54 AM   #167
DevilKnightFalcon

 
DevilKnightFalcon's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2LT/RS
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 1,406
Send a message via AIM to DevilKnightFalcon Send a message via Yahoo to DevilKnightFalcon
No changes to the SS? Sounds like the new Mustang is going to be faster afterall...
__________________

MBRP Catback/Magnaflow Resonated X/Airraid V2 CAI/Dash ABL/Interior LEDs/Custom Paint/Jet Coated American Racing LT Headers/High Flow cats/Trifecta Tune
DevilKnightFalcon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 09:55 AM   #168
RPO_Z28

 
RPO_Z28's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 C6Z
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: RVC, New York
Posts: 1,754
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Blur View Post
Despite being a dealer, you're not an idiot, but for the other members, let's not give them a mixed message. Guys, your dealer is still an idiot for other reasons, but this isn't one of them.

I just know that there are (unnamed) members who thrive on calling dealers for no other reason than to try to "flex" their product knowledge "muscles".

I'll post here when I get OFFICIAL notice. Let's see the time lag.
__________________
RPO_Z28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 09:55 AM   #169
Sax1031


 
Drives: 2000 Mustang GT
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Elgin,SC
Posts: 2,709
Quote:
Originally Posted by DevilKnightFalcon View Post
No changes to the SS? Sounds like the new Mustang is going to be faster afterall...
We have no idea yet if their are changes for the SS.
Sax1031 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 09:57 AM   #170
Unfair
Banned
 
Drives: 2001 Camaro SS
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 754
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brokinarrow View Post
i thought the 2011 stangs were supposed to weigh pretty much the same as the Camaro?
I think the mustang GT is 36xx lbs not sure on the exact number.
the v6 mustang is 34xx lbs also. The LT camaro is 37xx correct me if i'm wrong please.
Unfair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 09:57 AM   #171
D1BADZ
hmmmmm
 
D1BADZ's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 IOM in-n-out 2SS
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: San Jose, Ca
Posts: 1,326
Cant wait till someones makes a DIY on how to add HUD on a 2010.
__________________
"Responsibility is a Heavy Responsibilty" (Cheech)

D1BADZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 09:58 AM   #172
D1BADZ
hmmmmm
 
D1BADZ's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 IOM in-n-out 2SS
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: San Jose, Ca
Posts: 1,326
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sax1031 View Post
We have no idea yet if their are changes for the SS.
HUD for 2ss
__________________
"Responsibility is a Heavy Responsibilty" (Cheech)

D1BADZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 09:58 AM   #173
Trappistbrew
Seeker of Truth
 
Trappistbrew's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 2SS/RS M6 & 1967 RS/SS 350 M4
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 134
I've been waiting as patiently as possable for news of 2011 changes. The HUD was my #1 hope. I had a 2010 I had to sell. Only one thing bothered me on the 2010. My view of the speedo was blocked because I liked my steering wheel a low as possable when I drove. Having HUD would solve that problem. I'm HAPPY! Bring on the 2011. I'm back in a position to buy and I may be placing my order as soon as new pricing is realeased. Woo Hoo!! I'm now waiting on the official press relaease and what additional changes are coming...
Trappistbrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 09:59 AM   #174
chain1
 
chain1's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Ford Mustang GT/CS 5.0
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: DC Metro
Posts: 193
I think the Camaros problem will be the same as the Mustangs. Until they bump up the HP on the base vette, they can only go so far with the SS before it starts stealing sales. The GT has the same problem with the GT500. They are not really going to be able to add alot more horsepower before it gets too close to the 550 of the GT500. The Mustang was lucky this year because there was a big HP gap between the GT and the GT500.
Just my opinion.
chain1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 10:00 AM   #175
Taz_FL
 
Taz_FL's Avatar
 
Drives: 1LT/RS Yellow/Black
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 735
Quote:
Originally Posted by barbm View Post
That's too bad. We ordered ours based on it beeing a limited edition. Oh Well
What can you do. Barb
that is true, kinda sucks for those current synergy green owners that bought theres as a limited edition
__________________
Taz_FL is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Tags
2011, 2011 camaro, 2011 chevrolet camaro, 2011 chevy camaro, trolls

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Camaro Product Manager - interview Moose 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11 04-04-2012 06:10 PM
Think about this and the Z28 5th gen 13F20 Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 41 09-04-2010 12:59 AM
Drag Racing Suspension Kits Info@PeddersUSA.com Suspension / Chassis / Brakes 25 02-21-2010 08:48 PM
GM memo to dealers Moose 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 41 02-04-2010 07:33 PM
Official Camaro Convertible CONCEPT Press Release Tran Camaro Convertible Forum 12 11-18-2009 07:05 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.