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Camaro RS offically revealed

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by the kid 05, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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  2. cbfan55

    cbfan55 Member

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    You going to get one Kid?
  3. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    That car is pretty hot. I am a pontiac guy when it comes to that bodystyle.... otherwise I am a Chevy Chevelle guy (1966).... 1955 & 1957 Bel Air

    This camaro looks like a morph between the old camaro(obviously) with a touch of the Monte Carlo SS from the mid 80's.
  4. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I like that '68 Camaro feel the look has.

    I miss muscle cars.
  5. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Just curious... I know the 67 camaro needed work(aesthetically) and I thought they eventually accomplished that finally in 69.... why the 68 for you?
  6. Aikmaniac

    Aikmaniac Well-Known Member

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    Only real diff between the 67 and 68 is the window inlet on the side doors.

    Reverse taillights as well.
  7. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    68 has a special meaning to me as well. I had a 68 firebird as a teenager. Basically the same as the camaro but with few differences.

    Really miss that car.
  8. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    One of my best friends had a 68 firebird in high school. That thing was badass.

    I love muscle cars. These plastic revisits don't qualify to me. I'll take the real thing, the wrenching, and the welding, over these things any day. Just my opinion though.
  9. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    The new Challenger looks a hell of a lot more like an old muscle car than this. The new Camaro is a fine looking car though.
  10. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Some of the newer muscle cars past the mustard to me. This is one of them, the mustang and the challenger.

    They want to make it look similar to the old ones but have a newer edge, esp in the interior department as I can say the old 68 firebird was rather bland on the inside.

    Then you have the abomination that pontiac put out a few years ago in the GTO. It only had two things in common with it's original...the name and some horsepower.

    I like the blend of some of these newer ones.

    Plus I don't have the mechanical know how to fix up an older original nor the money it would take. By the time you find an old one and re do everything it can wind up being much more money than buying one of these newer ones.
  11. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    Come in a hybrid model?
  12. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    I doubt it, but it does have something to help save in the gas department if your read the article, and I have heard this about them prior to this one.

    The V-8 model switches between V-8 and a V-6/4 in the engine.

    So if you want to trounce on it, all 8 are kicking, however if you get on the interstate, put it on cruise control, it switches to the v-6/4 mode to save some gas.
  13. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    Plus the newer ones will actually turn.:D
  14. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    I hear ya.

    I'm a mechanic in my own mind, so I'm one of those guys that collects projects, and occasionally completes one or two of them. I prefer owning cars that I can work on myself, and the new ones don't apply. Too much electrical crap not enough displacement. I applaud what american manufacturers are trying to do, but IMO, they're still a step or two behind German automakers in performance, and behind many other foreign automakers in quality. I'd take a BMW M5 or an Audi RS4 or RS6 over any of these cars any day.

    I'd take the original muscle cars...almost any of them...over the german sportscars though. Give me a 40's 'ratrod', and I'm even happier.

    Some might say this is sacrilege, but if you've ever driven an RS4....you'd know what I'm talking about.
  15. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Yes that is the downside to the newer cars. For those that are able to work on cars it takes that away a great deal and it also makes it cost more for the normal person as they are forced to take it to a shop that has a machine it can hook up to the cars computer and so on.
  16. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    as of right now they are just fiddling with a turbo'd 4 banger and like BP said we have displacment on Demand (cylinder shut off when they aren't needed)

    and i'm saving up for the top of the line model, which is not listed a super charged 500+hp fire breathing gas vaporizing beast :)
  17. Aikmaniac

    Aikmaniac Well-Known Member

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    A hybrid Camaro? C'mon...there's plenty of Hybrid's out there...don't screw with a muscle car.

    I'd be OK with the cylinder shut off system, but that's all I could stomach.

    Yes, I know the gas prices are high...which is why I'm still surprised GM is going through with this although I'm as giddy as a schoolboy.
  18. Route 66

    Route 66 Active Member

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    Displacement on Demand works. I have a GXP that I have driven to a Cowboys game and it was getting around 26mpg on the highway. I usually have a lead foot in town so I only get 13-14mpg then. When the DOD kicks in, it sounds like you're in too high of a gear. But it works great regardless of the weird sound.

    I haven't decided where to use my Supplier Discount with GM so it will be either a G8 GXP, Corvette or the new Camaro SS.
  19. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Actually there are not really that many hybrids out there.

    I was quite shocked when I did some research of the number of cars last year that did not get 30+ mpg compared to those that got less.

    However it is improving.

    On a side note I was watching some show last year on discovery. Can not remember the name of it but maybe others will.

    It is a show where a guy will find an old car and make it into a top end muscle car and then auction it off. And at the end of the show they are always worrying if they will make a profit from the auction after the money they have put into the car.

    Anyways one time they did a "green" car. Did all they could to have a good muscle car while at the same time getting the best MPG available for it.

    I can not remember the HP vs the MPG when it was all done but it was pretty good considering the HP it had.
  20. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    Why would a muscle car try to influence the type of condiments you use?

    :muttley:

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