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Old 07-11-2010, 05:06 PM   #101
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Well apparently Camaros are only driven by murderers who hang the severed heads from the rear view mirror.
They've said that before.

I expected them to make fun of it enough, but surely they had to list its positives as well as its negatives.
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:07 PM   #102
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where can we watch it ?
The link was posted just a few posts up from yours.
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:09 PM   #103
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okay but thats for torrents. im not looking into downloading the whole thing!
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:09 PM   #104
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They've said that before.

I expected them to make fun of it enough, but surely they had to list its positives as well as its negatives.

Hammond loved it - it has soul.
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:11 PM   #105
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okay but thats for torrents. im not looking into downloading the whole thing!
Well, I'm assuming you're in North America. The BBC website won't let you watch it. You're out of luck until someone puts it on youtube, and even then I don't know if they'll get past the copyrights since it is from the current season.
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:11 PM   #106
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Hammond loved it - it has soul.
You're teasing us balagan.
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:15 PM   #107
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Stig lap was dry. Shame it wasn't more sunny though to show off the IOM better.

Also I suspect that Clarkson secretly likes it, he just felt the need to play up the stereotype for entertainment (cheap Laughs).
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:27 PM   #108
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Stig lap was dry. Shame it wasn't more sunny though to show off the IOM better.

Also I suspect that Clarkson secretly likes it, he just felt the need to play up the stereotype for entertainment (cheap Laughs).
What was the lap time balagan?
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:28 PM   #109
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Not a good lap time:( (1,27.9)

Having driven most of the other cars on the lap board I think it should have been faster

but not a bad first UK review and not the normal USA bashing
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What was the lap time balagan?
1:27.9 so not great. But the track is quite tight. Clarkson also admitted that it has a distinctive presence which convinces me more that he secretly loves it.

ETA Just noticed it was an automatic that they had, so probably not the best thing for going round the track and changing gears.
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:51 PM   #111
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1:27.9 so not great. But the track is quite tight. Clarkson also admitted that it has a distinctive presence which convinces me more that he secretly loves it.

ETA Just noticed it was an automatic that they had, so probably not the best thing for going round the track and changing gears.
Well it beat the Roush Mustang (0.1 sec) but behind the Porsche 911GT3 by 0.7 seconds.
GT500 did it in 1.30.0. Unfortunately, the list doesn't tell us the year of the car.
http://www.topgear.com/uk/tv-show?LapType=Power-Laps

Surprised they chose an automatic.
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:56 PM   #112
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the camaro deserve much more than a lap time in a UK circuit

for good sake cant they just give a proper review like everyone else
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by the look of the trees (no leaves) it was filmed a few months ago so it is not an official GM car.

possibly the only import they could get hold of ?

The GM cars at Goodwood were manual
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:01 PM   #114
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by the look of the trees (no leaves) it was filmed a few months ago so it is not an official GM car.

possibly the only import they could get hold of ?

The GM cars at Goodwood were manual
you mean the one they tested were L99
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yep looks that way

never get a clear shot of the interior but you can see Hammond fliping the shifter buttons
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:12 PM   #117
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He said that the AMG would do 186, "almost 40 more than the Camaro will do"... Ummm that's not accurate. And he says the Camaro costs 40k pounds. That's $60k...
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Seems strange that they would review the auto. They always seem to go for the manuals. Although the SRT8 Challenger Hammond drove was an auto as well. Regardless of the fe yew they give the car I love that show. Easily one of the best shows on TV. I've been watching all 15 previous seasons posted on www.finalgear.com
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:16 PM   #119
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He said that the AMG would do 186, "almost 40 more than the Camaro will do"... Ummm that's not accurate. And he says the Camaro costs 40k pounds. That's $60k...
That may very well be what GM is selling it for in Europe. I wouldn't doubt it.
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:31 PM   #120
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The Camaro went around the track in 1:27.9 seconds... put it right behind the 911 GT3 (1:27.2)....

I won't give away any of the review... it was interesting though... wish Hammond would have spend more time in the Camaro.
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Link to youtube clip of Camaro Review

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Old 07-11-2010, 06:48 PM   #122
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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.
that show is lame
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:57 PM   #123
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I just watched it and they really didn't spend the normal amount of time as they usually do talking about or reviewing the car. I am disappointed in that they didn't do more with it. They spent more time talking about the other car which was an unfair comparison costing twice as much.Spend a couple thousand more and the Camaro would blow away it's competition. I''m still a fan of Top Gear however they should have done a proper review as I've seen them do before with the Dodge Challenger SRT8.
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Old 07-11-2010, 07:03 PM   #124
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and the side by side race thing was a joke, they were pretty much even most of the race and they put the camaro way at the bottom of there standings. give us 30K price difference and a couple performance mods, a manuel vs manuel trannies and you have a much different outcome IMO. not even close to being a fair comparison. Two vehicles are two totally different breds.
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I love the show but they should of compared it to a similar priced car. And I hate how he was bashing on the car at the end. What do you expect when the other car costs almost twice as much.
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