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Old 07-11-2010, 09:18 PM   #51
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the car was an L99... with Less TRQ because of TRQ mgmt system, and less HP put to the wheels than an LS3 M6. I'd say and Ls3 would be on his ass, if not in front. Still neat to watch.
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:19 PM   #52
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
The Camaro looks great and is really just a re bodied G8/Maloo
Ricer is pretty harsh
Are you saying the G8 looks like a Ricer in Camaro undies?
I am here because I like the look of the Camaro too
LOL. Wow. That car looks like the bottom of my shoe.
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:21 PM   #53
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Did he say it was a stupid car???
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:22 PM   #54
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i got to call bullshit on that one its like them comparing a prius to a a zr1, you compare the camaro to a car not in its class, why not compare it to something more equal oh wait cause there isnt anything 38k that can compare to what they are testing how about this to the editor of topgear when the z28 is produced why dont you have it back and compare that to the amg or better yet why not take a slp or lingenflter or henessey that would be fair since they are all tuner cars
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:22 PM   #55
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Audio doesn't match up with video.


Well, you have to think that the "muscle car" class is a bit....well...slim with choices.
The 5.0 GT probably wasn't released yet when this was filmed, and they already did an episode with a challenger(that also had the ZR1 and the CTS-V which they also called muscle cars), plus i'm almost certain the challenger isn't sold in the UK.
What else to compare it against? Something else with a 6.2L V8 that is brand new to them.
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:23 PM   #56
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:24 PM   #57
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I normally love Top Gear, but as many have stated, Jeremy Clarkson loves bashing American cars. Hammond called it right though, if you want a car with more soul, you gotta go for the Camaro! And ditto to all the comments pointing out what a silly comparo it was! Apples & Oranges! I have never owned a Mercedes, but have had 8 Lexuses (Lexi?), and recently bought my 2SS because I wanted a HOT car to have some FUN in! Why would I buy an E-class if I wanted that?

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Old 07-11-2010, 09:25 PM   #58
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Clarkson bashes just about all cars. Not just american.
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:29 PM   #59
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Well, I would bash Camaro too if I was in the UK -- why do they have to wait TWO YEARS to get the car?!
True but thats not the camaro's fault, the car itself, as in how you perceive it. Thats mainly GM's fault. They were looking more into alternative sources then branching out........
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ght=RHD+camaro
I mean even Australia....they were the ones that helped with the development. As far as i know UK got it before Australia
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:29 PM   #60
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I enjoyed seeing the SS on Top Gear - especially since it looked so much like my own - but was really surprised at the fact it was an auto and that they had such a bizarre match up - it simply made no sense..

Having said that - Hammy clearly really liked it - and, shock-horror - Jeremy said that it had "presence"....

Even my wife and kids who were sitting round the PC watching the "comparison" were wondering what the heck got into the heads of the Top Gear team

The one thing that I do have to say though - is that it is prety bad that the AMG sounded so much better than the Camaro !

As many other folks have said - with a fraction of the cost difference spent on addons the Camaro would take the AMG to the cleaners

Listening to the UK 40 thousand pounds / $64K reminded me how lucky I am to be in US and able to afford a Camaro ! One of the best value cars for the money on the planet !
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:34 PM   #61
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cant wait till the 6th gen is put on the alpha platform for less weight and faster, better handling all around camaro. idk if they are still going to do that tho.
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:34 PM   #62
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Ok so I have the auto SS and love it. It's very fast and holds its own at the strip. But around a road course... Manual all the way!
Of course the Merc wasn't a manual but it is top of the line and a MT isn't an option. I have a 2006 SL55 AMG and it's fast but I take the Camaro 9 times outta 10. So anyone here want my Merc? I need Z28 money lol
That's my .02

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Old 07-11-2010, 09:34 PM   #63
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i got to call bullshit on that one its like them comparing a prius to a a zr1, you compare the camaro to a car not in its class, why not compare it to something more equal oh wait cause there isnt anything 38k that can compare to what they are testing how about this to the editor of topgear when the z28 is produced why dont you have it back and compare that to the amg or better yet why not take a slp or lingenflter or henessey that would be fair since they are all tuner cars
Actually no, taking a Hennessey, Lingenfelter, or SLP car wouldn't be fair.....it would be totally utter rape. The only thing the AMG would outclass any performance shop's Camaro in would be LUXURY. Not performance.



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Old 07-11-2010, 09:36 PM   #64
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Im mainly just pointing out my opinion which seems to be the general consensus here on the forum that they messed up with the comparison.
Either way im glad it got some tv time especially on a big automotive show like Top Gear.
Only thing that bums me is they didnt used the best package that the Camaro has to offer. They are all about manuals on Top Gear.
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AMG is a division of Mercedes. Not really a third party tuner.
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:39 PM   #66
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I hope the camaro gets back on the show again down the road with the LS3 M6 model or some high performance verison

or........THE Z28!
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:40 PM   #67
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WTF their comparing the SS against the AMG??? I guess its a good thing ryt?? cuz the camaro is almost as good as a car twice its price!

I cant wait for the Z28 to come back in their show and blow the s*it out of them! lol
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It needed a fuse pull
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:45 PM   #69
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I would rather have two Camaro's vs one AMG any day!
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well...I dont think I would go that far
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:47 PM   #71
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LOL, I could see these responses about this car on that show from 4 years away.

The Camaro really isn't a very good performance car (stock), it's too fat (like most Americans! hah). I lost about 90% of my excitement for it as soon as I saw the official weights come out, and why I didn't even bother buying the V8. :/
That being said, they could have at least used the LS3/manual. As much as they like to race and shift, that surprises me. Though, it could have been a ploy to make the Camaro look even worse. It wouldn't surprise me, heh.
I agree with Jeremy, that AMG engine is kickass, but the car is ugly as all hell.

All GM needed to do was lose 500 lbs. from the Camaro, it'd be golden. :( (As if that would be an easy feat, heh). Maybe next gen.

Murderer? that's a new one on me, lol.
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I'd trade my SL55 AMG for my Camaro in a heartbeat.
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I take offense to Mr. Hammond's assertion of a "redneck" button on the AMG. Mr. Hammond, as a redneck myself, no self-respecting redneck would be caught dead in an AMG. WTF!

As a side note, the AMG saloon (as sedan's are called in old Europe) looks like every other 4 door car ever made. There is NO sex appeal with that car. Now the Camaro has got SEX appeal aplenty.
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Meh. Knew they'd trash it.
I believe we all knew that it was inevitable. Bias was expected, the ignorant comparison between 2 cars that arn't anywhere near the same price point. And since that's the main variable, always... the Real Muscle Car held it's own against that high (over) priced German sedan. As mentioned already, a few bolt ons would easily make the Camaro out perform... and you could buy a second Camaro for a DD!
Poor taste Top Gear, under-emphasizing the most important difference between the two vehicles... $
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