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Old 10-14-2008, 08:57 PM   #1
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Everyone talks about horsepower, but what about handling?

Don't get me wrong, HP and torque are a beautiful thing!

However, handling is important as well. When I was buying my latest car a few years ago, I was looking at the Mustangs--man those things drove like a boat. Maybe I have been spoiled by driving a Honda S2000, BMW and Audi -- but I have come to appreciate agile cars. Is there any indication of how these Camaros will handle?
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:58 PM   #2
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I've read in a couple places and they said it has just a hint of understeer.... but that can be easily eliminated with a little push on the right pedal
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:00 PM   #3
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drive a Pontiac g8 gt they both have the same chasis
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:08 PM   #4
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It pulled off an impressive 8:20 at the nurburgring. For a car of its size, thats decent handling.
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:14 PM   #5
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It pulled off an impressive 8:20 at the nurburgring. For a car of its size, thats decent handling.
yeah didnt it beat the m3? or maybe the m5?
(i think i got that info from a youtube comment so i dont know how reliable it is)
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:22 PM   #6
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It pulled off an impressive 8:20 at the nurburgring. For a car of its size, thats decent handling.
That's VERY interesting. I did not know that. I think the Nissan GTR just posted a 7:30 time -- so the Camaro didn't do too bad I guess.
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:26 PM   #7
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I've been wondering the same thing.


Is it going to be more like the Mustange GT with its body roll and its fat boy stance....

Or will it work more like its british competitors? I'd like to see it handle like a DB9, but I think that might just be a pipe dream.
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:32 PM   #8
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That's VERY interesting. I did not know that. I think the Nissan GTR just posted a 7:30 time -- so the Camaro didn't do too bad I guess.
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:38 PM   #9
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just goes to show how good the cobalt ss really is
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:43 PM   #10
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That's VERY interesting. I did not know that. I think the Nissan GTR just posted a 7:30 time -- so the Camaro didn't do too bad I guess.
The GTR cheated. Look at my sig my sig.
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:45 PM   #11
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porsche is currently ivestigating Nissan's GTR track time.
they say it is complete !
and im with them on that.
i believe the GTR used for the timing was definately not stock.
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:47 PM   #12
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drive a Pontiac g8 gt they both have the same chasis

I was just going to post that. And I was going to say, kick it up a notch for the Camaro. Especially FE3 - performance suspension models (SS).

G8 GXP will have FE3 suspension too.
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:54 PM   #13
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The 8:20 was an early IVER too... I'd imagine they've squeezed a little more out of it since then.
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porsche is currently ivestigating Nissan's GTR track time.
they say it is complete !
and im with them on that.
i believe the GTR used for the timing was definately not stock.
Even if it was stock. They probably voided the warranty.
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