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Old 03-20-2009, 08:54 PM   #15
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Like ArcAngel said, these reviews are from a while back, so I guess they just didn't have the ABL on long enough for it to get hot and burn up, or whatever it's shortcoming was....and no excuse for the slow times when we know it has done better. Otherwise, very positive.
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:41 PM   #16
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Though I am impressed, espsecially with the V6. It seem that with 3.45 gears and 28.7" tall tires makes the camaro soft off the line. This is a very good deal, but if Ford does come out with a 5.0 then the camaro will need 3.73 gears ASAP! Which should make the camaro even quicker. Too me it looks like chevy sacrificed some acceleration to achieve fuel economy. The the V6 is incredible!!
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Old 03-20-2009, 11:35 PM   #17
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The Aussies who developed Camaro's chassis did a superb job of tuning the strut-type front suspension and a rubber-isolated multi-link (independent) rear suspension. The Camaro SS not only handles brilliantly, it also has the best ride in the pony car class with secure grip over bumps, supple damping, and adequate body control.

Turn in is razor sharp, and balance is commendable. Drift fans need only select second gear, add boot, and apply counter-steer to impress the impressionable with their car control. Feedback from the road is lacking until the tires work up a sweat but the steering is quick, the leather-clad wheel spokes feel right, and the Pirelli P-Zero rubber bites the road like a Gila monster.

The Brembo 4-piston rigidly mounted brake calipers provide predictable pedal feel, no fade, and excellent balance during all-out stops. One of the developmental hurdles cleared at the Nürburgring and on GM's Milford Road Course was demonstrating true race-track readiness. Thanks to its stout brakes and lubricant coolers plumbed into both the engine and manual transmission, Camaro has the stamina to run flat out through a full tank of fuel. ...next page >>
My favorite section, but I hope we get 3.73 gears ASAP.
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:33 PM   #18
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I am extremely disappointed with the 1/4 mile numbers in all of these reviews.
Automobile's times are dissapointing, but others got right at 13.0. Chevy advertises 12.9. Considering the ambient temp was 48 deg that day, the tires aren't going to hook their best. Anyone who thought this car was going to run any faster than a 12.9 was smoking crack.
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