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Old 03-16-2009, 03:47 PM   #1
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Default Twin Turbo V6 Camaro?

What do you guys think if a company like a Full Race or Garrett offered a twin turbo kit for the V6 Camaro as a bolt on upgrade for a lot less than the difference of an SS Camaro. Would you pick it over the SS Camaro?

I'm asking because I know a lot of people my age can't afford an SS Camaro even though they'd love one. This route gives them SS power but for a lot less $$$. You would be able to have a Camaro and still surprise the crap out of people by taking it to them with SS power in a V6.

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Old 03-16-2009, 04:24 PM   #2
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Consider a few things here.
How much weight would the kit add (at least 200lbs).
Can the stock V6 drive train take the increased torque?
Is the few thousand dollars in difference between the installed and tuned TT V6 Camaro with no warrenty now worth it over a warrantied V8 Camaro that also comes with better suspension, brakes and a beefier drive train?
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Old 03-16-2009, 04:25 PM   #3
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warranty would be the difference maker
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:51 PM   #4
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The issues with most of us is...we like V8s this is why we get muscle cars. There are plenty of options out there such as you discuss in other vehicles. Though I am sure some folks would buy it.

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Old 03-16-2009, 06:15 PM   #5
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I would do it, just to be different.....if the 3.8 in the 4th gens can be made into a dam good performer then I know for sure the new V6 in the 5th gen will be that much better. But I want a V8 SS as well....so maybe both? haha
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Old 03-16-2009, 07:40 PM   #6
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If GM was thinking about a production V6 TT, I would deffinately consider it. I know Ford was/is talking about a V6 TT that would outperform the V8, while also offering better fuel economy.

I know a lot of us love our V8's. V8's and muscle cars go together like milk and cookies. Except for the past ten or so years, V6's have generally been lackluster, this has changed dramatically.

If a V6 TT Camaro offers better MPGs to meet CAFE standards, or makes the Camaro a better seller, I'm for it.

There have been some exceptional (non-ricey) V6s, both naturally aspirated and forced induction (a few 4 bangers too). I wouldn't overlook a great performer, just because it wasn't a V8
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I think 11.3 compression you might have some issues.
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Old 03-16-2009, 09:57 PM   #8
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I'd like to see what the v6 can do

I bet it gets pretty good gas milage
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I think the current V6 will suffice...but I would like to see what could be done with the ecotec I4 in future upgrades.

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Old 03-20-2009, 07:27 PM   #11
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Looks like Ford might be putting the ecoboost Mustang on the backburner. So unless something really good or really bad happens with new Camaro sales, I'm not sure I see any motivation for GM to do a TT model.
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Cool idea in a way. . . . But, it is a fact Camaro owners love v8's, including me.


There is absolutely nothing wrong with a TT settup on any car, but it just does not scream GM muscle. . . . My 2 Cents.
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Yup.....we (borgwarner) are working on twin turbo"ing" the 3.5........(V6 mustang)
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It'd be cool to see. I'd rather have a V8 version but if I ever wound up with a beater 6 cylinder camaro at least there'd be an option for power down the line. (everyone knows they mod the beater too!!)
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Anything with a turbo would peak my interest.
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Old 03-22-2009, 08:59 PM   #16
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The V6 is perfectly capable, there have been at least two concepts released with a twin turbo setup for Buick. The Centieme:

http://www.motortrend.com/future/con...eme/index.html

and the Velite:

http://www.motortrend.com/future/con...ite/index.html

They both push 400 horsepower but seeing how neither of these had vvt or direct injection I'm betting 500 could be easily had out of it.
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Cool idea in a way. . . . But, it is a fact Camaro owners love v8's, including me.


There is absolutely nothing wrong with a TT settup on any car, but it just does not scream GM muscle. . . . My 2 Cents.
I'd think muscle cars will always have V8s. I think in the future GM may go with a small displacement V8 (<244ci) with a light pressure turbo. I think ppl are missing the fact that GM pulls exceptional fuel economy out of what are really big engines in the LS3 and LS7.
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The V6 is perfectly capable, there have been at least two concepts released with a twin turbo setup for Buick. The Centieme:

http://www.motortrend.com/future/con...eme/index.html

and the Velite:

http://www.motortrend.com/future/con...ite/index.html

They both push 400 horsepower but seeing how neither of these had vvt or direct injection I'm betting 500 could be easily had out of it.
How much boost are these running?
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Doesn't say, if I had to guess I'd say 9 -12. This was meant for production so it wouldn't have been a whole lot.
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well if they mad a kit for it that would be cool cause insurance would be cheaper.. right?
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