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Old 05-22-08, 09:52 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Base V6 Camaro will have >300hp from 3.6L engine!

engine compartment spied!
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4207

That's the direct-injection 3.6L V6 which puts out 305hp in the Cadillac CTS.
Pretty impressive for the lowest model in the Camaro range.
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Old 05-22-08, 09:54 PM   #2
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So much space under the hood!!
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Old 05-23-08, 08:18 AM   #3
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Can't be as bad as the previous generation - half the engine was under the windshield!!
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Old 05-23-08, 08:32 AM   #4
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Well a shame they didn't build this 10 years ago. With gas prices, it will sell for about 6 months and then plummet after..
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Well, that's what happens when you have a company run by a bunch of bean counters. At least it's better late than never.
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Old 05-23-08, 10:41 AM   #6
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Can't be as bad as the previous generation - half the engine was under the windshield!!
You should see the Mercedes R series engine. Half its engine is really under the windshield.
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Well a shame they didn't build this 10 years ago. With gas prices, it will sell for about 6 months and then plummet after..
I agree 110%. It took them way too long to get this car to market.
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I looked at the pictures and honestly yawned, but when I first saw it in Transformers without the Camo, I swore I would buy on...now, not so much.
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GM is gonna ruin the reputation of this car, as nice as it looks I can't bare to see the numerous base model camaros driving around that should just not be, they don't need to make a car everyone can afford, just make it for the performance crowd
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Can't be as bad as the previous generation - half the engine was under the windshield!!

That is actually a good thing. Better balance. When you can get the engine weight as far back behind the front axle as possible, that technically becomes a mid engine. Not a rear mounted mid engine but front mid engine. I believe the mid engine just calls for the engine to be between the axles. Either way, putting the engine as far back as possible is a good thing for chassis balance.
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GM is gonna ruin the reputation of this car, as nice as it looks I can't bare to see the numerous base model camaros driving around that should just not be, they don't need to make a car everyone can afford, just make it for the performance crowd
When I was growing up, the car everyone wanted including myself with a IROC Z. This was during the late 80s. Of course we all wanted the V8 version and we very well knew about the tons of V6 versions running around. Personally, I don't think a V6 version will ruin the cars reputation. Its been that way with this car for decades so nothing will change now.
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A weak V6 would dillute the car.

A powerful V6, will work just like the 3.5L did for the GS350/430/460
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A weak V6 would dillute the car.

A powerful V6, will work just like the 3.5L did for the GS350/430/460
The V6 in the Camaro was never powerful before. What's the difference? It didn't weaken the iconic Camaro name and image then, why now?
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looks kinda funky. i think ill pick the challenger over this.
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Wasn't GM supposed to be moving to the V6 in the Camaro/Firebird/Corvette after the Buick Grand National came out?
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