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Old 07-08-2010, 12:20 PM   #1
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More info on Camaro Top Gear segment (and preview shot) (SPOILER ALERT)

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As we reported earlier, the Top Gear segment on the Camaro will air during tomorrow’s Top Gear episode on BBC (not BBC America). The review will be conducted by Richard Hammond, who is known to be a big muscle car fan (see his Top 10 Muscle Car List).

We now also now know a few more details of the review — a Camaro SS will be tested on the track (which looks to be wet) along with a Mercedes E63 AMG in a “sort of mad muscle car meltdown” according to the Top Gear website. The show has also posted a preview image of the segment.

Be sure to check in Sunday afternoon/evening as we will be sure to post up the Camaro review as soon as it becomes available after the airing.
Top Gear now has a picture up and the following info:

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Meanwhile, it’s Richard’s turn on the track this week as he tests the Chevrolet Camaro and Mercedes E63 AMG in a sort of mad muscle car meltdown. Well, he is from the countryside.


http://transmission.blogs.topgear.co...-sundays-show/
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Old 07-08-2010, 12:22 PM   #2
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go figure. .. wet as hell out. . . that'll help the time a lot .

at least richard is the one testing the camaro out
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Old 07-08-2010, 12:23 PM   #3
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Yea and they are testing it against a far more expensive Benz.
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Old 07-08-2010, 12:26 PM   #4
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The review looks like it's being done by Richard Hammond. He liked the Challenger so I guess there's hope but it mentions a mercedes E63 AMG so if they pit them against each other prepare for a blood bath.
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Old 07-08-2010, 12:27 PM   #5
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Yea and they are testing it against a far more expensive Benz.

But Hammond is a muscle car fan whilst Clarkson dotes on Mercs. Expect Hammond to rave about the Camaro and its value whilst back in the studio Clarkson will give the usual tired stereotypes and extol the Merc.

Just wish I was back in the Uk as I used to blag regular tickets to the shows.
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Old 07-08-2010, 12:43 PM   #7
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I just hope the track is not wet when the stig takes it around the track.
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:05 PM   #8
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top gear hates american cars, go back and watch some past vids.......
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:40 PM   #9
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i don't see what the big deal is - if it's wet out, people will understand why it get a good time. if it's compared to benz, people know, well "it's a benz"..the obvious winner is the camaro. besides, with top gear 'reviews" they're anything but -they bash or praise it and then end up saying "but don't get one, get this instead"
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:52 PM   #10
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I couldn't care less what some stupid host of a car show wants to say about the Camaro.

I love the Camaro regardless of whether they stereotype American cars or not.
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Old 07-08-2010, 02:13 PM   #11
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I think the Camaro will come out close to the AMG Merc. A 35K car vs a 85K car. I could buy two Camaros and still have 15K left over for upgrades. 0-60 times are close; 1/4 mile times are close and turning circle of the AMG is tighter than the Camaro.
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Old 07-08-2010, 04:26 PM   #12
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Man, I cant wait for the Episode! >=D I hope it will be a long review =D I want to see the Camaro in their Top Gear lens filters and camera angles =D
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Man, I cant wait for the Episode! >=D I hope it will be a long review =D I want to see the Camaro in their Top Gear lens filters and camera angles =D

That's what I want to see it for. I don't really care what they say about it.


edit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/topgear/show/next_episode.shtml

it mentions on there that Richard is comparing "2 very different engines" It's might not be about the cars overall, but mabye looking at engines in price ranges or something. I dunno I'm just guessing, but it looks like alot of fun anyway
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:16 PM   #14
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i cant wait for this episode.
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When will episode 3 air?


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Sunday 11th July, 8pm on BBC Two
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Man, I cant wait for the Episode! >=D I hope it will be a long review =D I want to see the Camaro in their Top Gear lens filters and camera angles =D
DUDE! They have the BEST cinimatography!!! I can't wait either
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Sunday 11th July, 8pm on BBC Two
Probably next Monday, for us, no?...
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:51 PM   #18
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top gear hates american cars, go back and watch some past vids.......
Actually...watch the episode where they drive the CTS-V, ZR1 and SRT-8 Challenger from California to the Salt Flats. They start the episode bashing the cars and by the end of if they are raving about it. In fact they sum it up saying "We came to America to see if they finally made a muscle car that is suitable for the civilized world. The answer is no....they made 3"

Similarly look at the episode where he compares the ZR1 to the Audi R8. They say the Audi is the better car (which is impossible to argue against) but that the ZR1 is way more fun and has a soul and passion that the R8 can't match. They even go on to say that if they were picking between the 2 they would get the ZR1 for that very reason.
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Hamster is testing the Camaro. Can't wait to hear his reactions. I've already got mine so it won't impact me buying anything, but I always like seeing how much fun they have and then how awkward they seem while putting it down. I'm guessing they're going to point out the pebbled plastic that's built for durability instead of comfort and call it cheap. That and how the car feels heavy, but aside from that, there's shouldn't be much else that's "major".
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I hope they do another American special with the big 3 pony cars. The last one was pretty good but having the Camaro in it would be so much better lol.
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Old 07-08-2010, 06:57 PM   #21
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Probably next Monday, for us, no?...

Monday guide says show 1st aired in April?????
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:07 PM   #22
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bbc america doesnt get them when bbc Europe does... we have to wait until the season is over
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:51 PM   #23
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bummer... power lap is going to be in the water, that will suck for comparo...
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top gear hates american cars, go back and watch some past vids.......
right, but the Camaro has it's roots from Austrailia... they love Austrailan cars (Cts, G8, Maloo)

looking forward to Sunday, last week was pretty good too
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Image of the Camaro that will appear on Top Gear

As we all know, the 2010 Camaro SS will be on Top Gear this weekend. I was reading a preview to this weekend's show and guess what!? There's an image of a IOM Camaro SS/RS sliding around "hammerhead". Hopefully the track will be dry when the Stig does his lap in the car! Can't wait!!! And, in canse you didn't know, us Americans won't be able to see the episode this weekend on TV, so I will make another thread with the link to the entire episode as soon as it gets on the web. It'll be up sometime in the afternoon on Sunday. Enough talking, here's the article. http://transmission.blogs.topgear.co...-sundays-show/
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