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post #1 of 29 Old 03-23-2010, 04:08 PM Thread Starter Founder / Former Camaro Disciple
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Camaro V6 to get more power for 2011?

GM Hints Camaro V6 might get more power in 2011.

In the never-ending muscle car war between the Camaro and Mustang, Ford's V-6 model currently has the advantage as it boasts better fuel economy and more horsepower for the 2011 model year than the 2010 Camaro. Chevrolet Camaro and Corvette marketing manager John Fitzpatrick hinted to us today that the entry-level Mustang's horsepower lead may be short-lived.

When specifications on the 2011 Mustang were released, after noting the startling fuel economy improvement of the V-6 car to 19/31 mpg city/highway, we found it amusing that the car's new 3.7-liter unit made exactly one horsepower more than the 3.6-liter, 304-horsepower V-6 Camaro.

We asked Fitzpatrick whether Chevrolet would respond to the numbers challenge (the 2010 Camaro V-8's 426 horsepower already trumps the 2011 Mustang's 412 horsepower) in the next couple years. He told us, "you might see it sooner than that," noting that details on the new 2011 Camaro will arrive in a few weeks.

"It's really great to see [Ford] stepping up their game," Fitzpatrick said, explaining that he believes Ford used the Camaro as a benchmark.

Source: Automobile Magazine

2011 Camaro Pricing & Specifications are due to arrive on April 15.

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SWEET! Good to hear, good to hear!
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I just read that on LeftLaneNews as well. I hope the improvement to be significant

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How about a better sounding exhaust to go with that power increase?

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They don't even count the challenger as a rival now.

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And the pony war has been re-born

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If my GM performance air intake ever comes in, I'll have more power. It's been on back order since last fall.

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And the prices only go in one direction. Hopefully the LS is still available..

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I might just wait and order myself a 2011 Camaro instead if it will have some significant upgrades.
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