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Old 01-08-2011, 07:34 PM   #1
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http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...est/specs.html



CURB WEIGHT 4116 lb
WEIGHT DIST, F/R 51/49%

TRANSMISSION 6-speed manual

0-30 2.0
0-40 2.8
0-50 3.7
0-60 4.9
0-70 6.0
0-80 7.7
0-90 9.3
0-100 11.2
PASSING, 45-65 MPH 2.2
QUARTER MILE 13.2 sec @ 109.2 mph
BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 107 ft
LATERAL ACCELERATION 0.89 g (avg)
MT FIGURE EIGHT 25.9 sec @ 0.61 g (avg)
TOP-GEAR REVS @ 60 MPH 1300 rpm

EPA CITY/HWY ECON 16/24 mpg

BASE PRICE $37,500
PRICE AS TESTED $42,280
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very nice addition to the camaro lineup.
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With styling and performance like that it should be quite successful.
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I agree. It does look really good
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Those are definately some good numbers for the weight it has to pull around. Convertibles have never been my cup of tea, but this should help widen the market for the camaro and give it a boost in sales.
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I thought the curb weight was actually somewhat low. I thought it'd be more. Definitely a cow though but oh well, should sell well
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holy **** man price as tested 42k thats a new corvette right there!!
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holy **** man price as tested 42k thats a new corvette right there!!
Everyone is buying these (and Mustangs and Challengers) instead of Corvettes now.
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Everyone is buying these (and Mustangs and Challengers) instead of Corvettes now.
I think its a neat car but man for 40k+ id go for the vette. It'd be worth more in the long run and much faster, but hey thats just me.
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where can you get a new vette for 40k?
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where can you get a new vette for 40k?
pick a dealer around here. We were a **** hair away from buying one lil over a year ago brand spankin new LS3 A6 for 41k
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pick a dealer around here. We were a **** hair away from buying one lil over a year ago brand spankin new LS3 A6 for 41k
you wont get that deal here.
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I thought the curb weight was actually somewhat low. I thought it'd be more. Definitely a cow though but oh well, should sell well
Most ppl who opt for a drop top won't care in the least.
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Yeah you can't touch a new Vette in the low 40's anywhere around here either. 2-3 year old cars are still fetching $42k.
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There are several Vettes at dealerships around here that are listed for $46-$49k. No doubt in my mind what I'd rather have. But I'm sure the cars will sell well.
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I just don't see how 1k lbs extra would make that truck have shittier mpg. I know weight and gearing help mpg but if they can make a vette with 450hp n trq or more get 30mpg im sure they can make a truck to do the same with an NA gas engine
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There are several Vettes at dealerships around here that are listed for $46-$49k. No doubt in my mind what I'd rather have. But I'm sure the cars will sell well.
I think the simple decider is four seats vs. two. Not something you or I would really consider in a decision between the two cars, but I really think that's why the Camaro is such a hot seller even while it's this close to Vette territory.

To me it's no contest either. Though i've always been partial to the more sleek, precision-type approach as opposed to the brute force idea. So the Vette is more "me" I suppose.
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Funny, its still lighter then the Challenger.

The weight of this car will not change until the car gets its refresh since they are putting it on a different platform.

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holy **** man price as tested 42k thats a new corvette right there!!
They have a fully equipped model they tested, so yeah that can really rack up the price since options add up quickly.

BTW, Base bottom of the line C6 starts at 48k.

Just because 1 dealer near you has one for cheaper then MSRP doesnt mean they all will when comparing prices you have to do MSRP not what some random dealer does.
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They have a fully equipped model they tested, so yeah that can really rack up the price since options add up quickly.
True, base price on the already pretty well equipped SS 'vert is $37.5k, not too bad all things considered.
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