Camino LS6

Great Camaro thread with Fbodfather question

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This is what the Fbodfather posted to start that thread over there. Please follow his instructions and avoid any arguments. Consider this a brainstorming effort and post any chops you come up with.

GM IS watching!

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Please -- no arguing (altho on this board, we very rarely have that problem...)

Just would like everyones' opinion on what 'special edition' Camaros would be appropriate.

To save time -- do not include RS/SS/Z28........

We anxiously await your reply!

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Camaro Diesel V-6 and V-8.

3.5-3.6L Diesel V-6 (On the same architecture as the Venturi 2.9l) with about 300 hp.

5.0-5.5L Diesel V-8 with about 380 hp.

Offer with sports suspension package and aero package with six speed manual or automatics.

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AutoX package would be nice, but I don't see the need for more than three pacakges or so. Z/28, SS, and RS along with something for AutoX (more aggressive suspension tuning, etc.) would be enough, I think. I see no reason to have countless models like the Mustang; I personally feel there are too many Mustang models and it's getting old.

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I'd like to see something like Year One's "Innovator 1" project car.

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I'll put in my vote for a Z28 Sunoco done in the blue with orange trim of the Mark Donahue driven 1969 Camaro.

A street legal club sports racer/gymkhana/tarmac rally car, with emphasis on handling and braking and with a big torque, dry sump engine. Proper gauges. Manual transmission only. No audio system available. Street legal racing bucket seats in front/no or minimal rear seats. Factory 4 point/6 point harness mounting points. Factory optional roll bar.

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Camaro Diesel V-6 and V-8.

3.5-3.6L Diesel V-6 (On the same architecture as the Venturi 2.9l) with about 300 hp.

5.0-5.5L Diesel V-8 with about 380 hp.

Offer with sports suspension package and aero package with six speed manual or automatics.

yeah, torque monsters!
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Let's see a Camaro with the optional new two mode hybrid drive train. That would be pretty awesome, a 6.0L Two Mode Hybrid V8 Camaro. If it hauled butt, that would probably make it officially the coolest car in the whole Chevy (not to mention perhaps the entire GM) lineup.

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My vote is for a hardtop convertible and also a ZL1 but what I really want is an SLP special edition model on the SS/Z28 models. Also an autocross package would be great as well.

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AutoX package would be nice, but I don't see the need for more than three pacakges or so. Z/28, SS, and RS along with something for AutoX (more aggressive suspension tuning, etc.) would be enough, I think. I see no reason to have countless models like the Mustang; I personally feel there are too many Mustang models and it's getting old.

THANK YOU! I couldnt agree with you more. I am so sick of seeing and hearing about all these model choices of the mustangs. It got old a while ago.

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COPO or ZL1 is what gets my vote.... plus a stripped out SCCA style

variant that retains it's street legal status but is basically a modern

version of the original Plymouth Road Runner.

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Hardtop convertible?

With all the bitching on this forum about how expensive tooling would

be for a true pillarless hardtop I'm surprised seven people did not

jump down your throat about how retractible (convertible) hardtops

are for high-end luxury cars like the Cadillac XRL not for the Camaro.

I do not care about a retractible hardtop, they're heavy & to me they

seem pretty useless on a sports car, it's more pf a luxury car item.

That beig said I have no reason to sy they should NOT make one.

Why not? Once again the tooling for the side windows, regulators &

such would be shared with the ragtop & hardtop.

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Hmmmm...

  • A "VL" (Value Leader) bottom feeder trim (think cloth seats, basic CD player w/ iPod interface, non-dual zone A/C system and no luxury options like sunroofs or leather) that offers the SS's V8 with a six-speed manual and a base price of about twenty-three to twenty-four grand. Weight-saving measures would be used to increase performance.
  • How about a "SP" (Street Performance) package Camaro that offers visual upgrades to any model of Camaro with any engine and transmission, as well as specific engine tuning and performance upgrades (cold-air intake system, oil cooler, etc.).
  • Revive the IROC trim maybe? :scratchchin:
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I'd like to see RS, SS, Z/28, ZL1.

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Seeing how heavy the new Zetas are, (about 3900 lb for the Holden SS), I want the Camaro V-6 to weigh not more than 3400 lb.

I think dimensionally Camaro will be smaller than the Zetas, thus that weight should be achievable. That will help it give a real run for money to G37, and 335Ci in terms of performance with the 3.6DI.

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C.O.P.O. Supercharged LS7 500 count Limited Edition with AWD and 600HP for $50K!!

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I am going to get killed for this but here it goes: :duck:

The return of the Berlinetta. To include Heated leather, NAV, IPOD interface, Tilt and telescoping column, power everything, sound deadening above the Z/28 - in other words a true LUXURY Camaro. Available in either convertible or coupe and with ANY of the available engine trans combos. In other words: A Camaro that could compete with the M3 BMW, Infinity G35, Mercedes CLK...the luxury Coupes. Fast when you want it to be, but sophisticated enough that you could take your boss or a client out to lunch in it and not be asked where your mullet hair extension is. In other words, a Coupe that you could use daily...and still have fun with it.

And, if by some odd chance that while at that lunch some ricer or poser pulls up next to you at the light, you can still show them your tailights!

:twocents:

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I'll put in my vote for a Z28 Sunoco done in the blue with orange trim of the Mark Donahue driven 1969 Camaro.

A street legal club sports racer/gymkhana/tarmac rally car, with emphasis on handling and braking and with a big torque, dry sump engine. Proper gauges. Manual transmission only. No audio system available. Street legal racing bucket seats in front/no or minimal rear seats. Factory 4 point/6 point harness mounting points. Factory optional roll bar.

Probably an innapropriate question but do I get banned if I have an orgasm reading this.....

This is EXACTLY what I want.

Chris

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I think what he's asking for is more along the lines of Boss Mustang or Bullit Mustang. I don't know the history of Camaro well enough to qualify here, but any special edition packages would be nice. Just remember, unlike Ford, that special editions need to be "special", i.e. not available every model year and only for a limited timeframe, and not available next to ten other "special editions".

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