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View Poll Results: If Camaros go to a turbo-charged v6 instead of a v8 I'll...
Not buy another Camaro if it's not a v8 168 69.42%
Happily buy or trade up for 600HP even if it is a v6 68 28.10%
Buy it, but tell everyone it's a v8 6 2.48%
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:04 PM   #1
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Question for the "it has to be a v8" folks...

The 2016 Ford GT is going to be powered by a twin turbo v6 generating 600+HP.

If the next breed of Camaros go the same way and start using turbo-charged v6's will you abandon the Camaro as, in your eyes, it's no longer a proper muscle car?
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:06 PM   #2
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The 2016 Ford GT is going to be powered by a twin turbo v6 generating 600+HP.

If the next breed of Camaros go the same way and start using turbo-charged v6's will you abandon the Camaro as, in your eyes, it's no longer a proper muscle car?
Can I answer for them?

YES!

And when sales plummet I'll get a sweet deal on one of those lowly 6's.
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:10 PM   #3
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I would either jump to the Vette or just stick with 5th Gen or older Camaros.
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:11 PM   #4
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That's not going to happen, so..
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For me, absolutely it has to be a V8....because that is why I fell in love with the car as a kid. Replacing it with a V6 would just cheapen it in my eyes. Even the days of a Grand National style V6 is gone, as everything is all about fuel economy and quiet, uber quiet driving.

Is there room for a twin turbo V6? Sure. Should it replace the V8? No.

And as for the Ford GT...its going to fail just like the last one did....because it will be priced too high and not worth a crap compared to its competitors....
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:12 PM   #6
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That's not going to happen, so..
are you from the future?
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:12 PM   #7
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It's still a muscle car. The V6 output on these cars is still more than the classic 60's V8's in most cases.

Speed is all about the money you want to spend. How fast do you want to go?
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:13 PM   #8
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Another one of these threads....

I don't think anyone would complain about 600hp, but I also don't see GM making a 600HP Camaro SS.... because it would start to compete closely with the vette, and it would require taking the ZL1 out of production, not to mention the cost of a twin turbo V6 600HP Camaro SS would be too expensive to be a regular production Camaro, it would be a 45K-55K+ MSRP car like the Zl1, Not 30K
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:14 PM   #9
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The next camaro is going to be a V8 it competes with the Mustang Gt not the Gt, that's something for the corvette to compete with. Now will the next gen Camaro have a option for a turbo 4/6 probably because the new Mustang does. Would I drive a turbo 4/6 Camaro yea as a DD but I'd still have my SS in the garage for my race car / summer cruiser!
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:16 PM   #10
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It's still a muscle car. The V6 output on these cars is still more than the classic 60's V8's in most cases.
Yep, the v6 output from a Series 5 is more than that of the last Trans Ams (WS6 excepted which was slightly more) let alone vintage v8s (although I guess 2001-2 is now considered "vintage"
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For me, absolutely it has to be a V8....because that is why I fell in love with the car as a kid. Replacing it with a V6 would just cheapen it in my eyes. Even the days of a Grand National style V6 is gone, as everything is all about fuel economy and quiet, uber quiet driving.

Is there room for a twin turbo V6? Sure. Should it replace the V8? No.

And as for the Ford GT...its going to fail just like the last one did....because it will be priced too high and not worth a crap compared to its competitors....
Was the last GT really a failure?? It wasn't meant to compete with Corvette, it was meant to compete with Ferrari's which it did. Also they are extremely desirable cars right now fetching even more than the MSRP was back in 04 and 05.
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:25 PM   #13
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twin turbo V6 works fine for Nissan with the GTR. Beats the GT500 and corvett Z06 in the quarter mile. definitely a place for it.
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:26 PM   #14
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Yep, the v6 output from a Series 5 is more than that of the last Trans Ams (WS6 excepted which was slightly more) let alone vintage v8s (although I guess 2001-2 is now considered "vintage"
Put that Fifth Gen V6 against any LS1 Fourth Gen (stock for stock). All it will see is taillights, outputs being what they are. Hope that doesn't come across as being aggressive, as that is not my intent. 01-02 being "vintage" makes me feel old.

As for the thread, I wouldn't own a Camaro that is not a V8, but I can appreciate the power and engineering that would go into a theoretical 600hp V6 Turbo Camaro.
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