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post #1 of 26 Old 11-20-2007, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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Corvette owners against Camaro having same hp rating?

I don't get it. What's the problem? Why do so many Corvette owners hate the idea of the Camaro having the same amount of hp as the Corvette? They try to justify their argument by using "Well, I paid $20,000 more for my car, so by the Camaro getting the same amount as hp, I'm not getting my money's worth". Um.......hello! You are getting your money's worth! The Corvette is smaller, weighs less, and handles better. Even in straight line performance, the Camaro will only keep up for so long until the Corvette pulls away, so why can't us Camaro lovers get the best that GM can offer to us? Yes, you paid $20,000 more for your car, AND you got $20,000 more of a car! So please, explain why you hate this idea so much.
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post #2 of 26 Old 11-20-2007, 08:05 PM
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I have seen this argument before. The Corvette usually gets the top gun engine a year or two before the Camaro does. A few exceptions of course.

The more cars they can put the newest in engine design in the better for everyone.
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The Corvette is lighter..so while it has the same HP rating it'll still go faster..and it'll handle better. The Corvette is an elite sportcar..the Camaro is a dirty muscle car.



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Having spent A LOT of time around Corvette owners, I've never heard one complain about Camaro HP. Actually, it seems that a good portion of them don't care about anything that doesn't have to do with the Corvette.

On the other hand, I've heard plenty of Camaro owners bring the subject up.

They're two different cars designed for different purposes.

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I honestly think the arguement is from the corvette owner who dont understand cars in general (the people who lay down money and prolly still think its just a new body style). This arguement is heard from those type of corvette guys; which in turn give the real corvette enthusiest a bad name.

Most of my friends who own a vette understand the reality of the performance and purpose of the car. Its generally the older guys who are too afraid or too good to change there own oil that I hear the BS from.


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Its usually the vette owners who have them for the social status that i see rag on f bodies in general


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Having spent A LOT of time around Corvette owners, I've never heard one complain about Camaro HP. Actually, it seems that a good portion of them don't care about anything that doesn't have to do with the Corvette.

On the other hand, I've heard plenty of Camaro owners bring the subject up.

They're two different cars designed for different purposes.
Exactly. Although I do think the new Camaro will perform well on the track considering it will have a lot of power as well as IRS, the Corvette will, and always will remain in a different category than the Camaro.
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Exactly. Although I do think the new Camaro will perform well on the track considering it will have a lot of power as well as IRS, the Corvette will, and always will remain in a different category than the Camaro.
Different categories yes, but I think the performance gap will be narrower than it ever has been before.

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Yeah I've heard this argument alot.

Doesn't really make sense because the Corvette will always be lighter.

And FWIW, some 2005 model vehicles:
Chevrolet Corvette - LS2 - 400hp
Chevrolet TrailBlazer SS - LS2 - 395hp
Pontiac GTO - LS2 - 400hp

...I don't recall hearing many complaints about either of those two.

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Maybe its because in the late 80s, through the 90s, and early 00s if you look at a camaro from 200 yds away from the side; it looks like a vette. Maybe thats why all the old bastards with vettes with poor eye sight complain about the two cars being too much alike. Lol. jk.


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