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Old 07-28-2010, 11:12 PM   #52
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Great article!
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Old 07-29-2010, 02:15 AM   #53
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Are street-racing stories still disallowed if the racer is from Popular Mechanics?
The rules are only for us. We just bought our cars to look cool and pick up chicks. I never go over the speed limit.
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Old 07-29-2010, 02:21 AM   #54
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Great read, it's amazing to think that with $32,000, and some money to tune out your governor, you can get to 174.4 mph!
Hey no street racing. Take it to the track. This article had street racing in it.
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Old 07-29-2010, 02:28 AM   #55
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Compare Pricing
2SS 2dr coupe Base 2dr coupe
2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2010 Ford Shelby GT500
MSRP
$33,945 $46,725
Market Price
$33,887 $43,890
Invoice Price
$32,587 $42,236
Destination Charge
$850 $850
Monthly Car Payment
$641 $882


Completely baseless without including a persons credit score. I guarantee you I could get better payments than both of those numbers.
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:24 AM   #56
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Yeah, we should have a Camarofest near the salt flats and make one day just for something like this. How fun would that be?!
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:55 AM   #57
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Awesome read aside from some of the comments mentioning them being a GT500 & an SS. It's not like Chevy had anything (better/faster) to offer at the moment. Wouldn't you rather drive a Z/28 over an SS (just for a top speed run)? I know I would.
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:26 AM   #58
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For the record. TOP SPEED Is not all about horse power.

GT 500 540 hp Top Speed 184.7
Camaro SS 426 hp Top Speed 174.4
Mazdaspeed3 263 hp Top Speed 155
Toyota Prius 78 hp Top Speed 112

The formula for Top Speed includes horse power. It also includes surface drag, gearing, torque, weight, efficiency, wheel size.

In 1928 it took 1500 bhp (claimed) to get to 207.55 mph.


If it were all about Horse Power the top speeds/hp curve would be linear.
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:39 AM   #59
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Excellent read! Why compare cars with a 110 +/- hp difference.. Its like Apples to Oranges.... Should have either gone with the GT or waited for the Z-28..
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:34 AM   #60
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This makes me wonder how a regular GT would perform compared to the shelby... although I think the Camaro would win. Theoretically, higher horsepower means higher top speed, am I right?
Not even close lol....peak power is a pretty useless number. It's all about the coefficient of drag and the power under the curve.

To compare, our stock SS did 156 mph at the Texas Mile, laser verified. That's bone stock, and untuned. So it looks like adding another two miles and taking off the limiter will net you another ~25 mph on the top end.

As for the whole "vs" thing, you guys need to seriously lighten up. I can't imagine getting so worked up over something so silly, yet there are several people in this thread who have me worried about their blood pressure!
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:16 AM   #61
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I like the article. Yeah the GT 500 is pretty awesome.

However, this is telling me, we (Owners of SS Camaros), got some serious "bang" for our bucks.

Nothing wrong with that!
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:52 PM   #62
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hmm..... cruise control at 159 mph......
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:37 PM   #63
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:53 PM   #64
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great read.
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:54 PM   #65
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Excellent article. The writer did a great job.

I loved the quote "This is unacceptable news. I'm not driving 1700 miles to find out that Walley World is closed."

That's cool to hear that the Camaro is so fast stock.
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Old 07-29-2010, 06:29 PM   #66
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good read, now I wonder what the top speed for the 6s(stang/RS) would be, perhaps 170mph?
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:48 PM   #67
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Man, I wish I knew they were doing this. I'd would have loved to drive out there and watch this. It's about 40mins away from me.
U live 40mins from the salt flats? Don't take this the wrong way but I think you've just become sexually attractive.
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:59 PM   #68
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