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Old 10-14-2008, 09:57 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, 09:58 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, 10:00 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, 10:08 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, 10:14 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, 10:22 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, 10:26 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, 10:32 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.
vette zr1 7:26
nissan gtr 7:29
cobalt ss 8:22

camaro 8:20
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:38 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, 10:43 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, 10:45 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, 10:47 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, 10:54 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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Old 10-14-2008, 11:00 PM   #15
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:02 PM   #16
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in think this is where the thread in my sig comes into play? lol
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:07 PM   #17
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vette zr1 7:26
nissan gtr 7:29
cobalt ss 8:22

camaro 8:20
My question is... These times are all kind of old (reletive to the Camaro), anyone have the details of which car was used?

I remember reading that there was still a lot of tweaking left to be done on the Camaro test mule when these results were posted. Am I wrong?

BTW heres some more times all slower:

8:22 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt SS verified manufacturer time[citation needed]
8:22 Nissan Skyline GT-R R32
8:22 BMW M3
8:22 BMW M Coupe
8:24 Audi S5 Sport Auto
8:24 2004 Subaru Impreza Sport Auto (05/2004), Sport tires[citation needed]
8:25 Lotus Exige S Horst von Saurma Sport Auto
8:25 Jaguar XKR Horst von Saurma Sport Auto
8:25 Porsche Cayman S Horst von Saurma Sport Auto
8:24 Mitsubishi Charisma GT Evo VI Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (11/1999), Sport tires[citation needed]
8:25 Mitsubishi Charisma GT Evo VII Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (11/2002), Sport tires[citation needed]
8:26 BMW 335i E92 Coupe Horst von Saurma Sport Auto
8:26 Nissan 350Z Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (10/2003)
8:28 Porsche 911 Carrera (993) Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (07/1997)
8:32 Porsche Boxster S Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (12/1999)
8:38 Honda NSX Sport Auto, (08/1997)
8:39 Honda S2000 Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (01/2000)
8:39 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Mark Ticehurst 2007 Mazda News (06/2007),[23] Inexperienced driver.[citation needed]
8:40 Chevrolet Corvette C5

Found this too
7:54 Nissan GT-R September 2008 Porsche conducted test,[13] stock vehicle with stock tires
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