You're question is an objective one. It totally depends on who you're asking. Would it be worth it to me? Absolutley not. Personally I think the thought itself is completely rediculous.
You want to take a V6 car, that has the option of a large HP motor, and beefier tranny from the factory, capable of coming close to the HP numbers of the motor you want to spend an insane amount of money on to retrofit in said V6, with minor bolt on mods. If you ask me, I'll say a TOTAL WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY.
And your listed reasons to do the swap in the first place are a bit mild for the course of action you are thinking about taking. IE, and I quote
"Bottom line i want fast, but still street legal, and drivable". A +400HP 6SPD stock V8 isn't enough? Fine then, grab a cam, long tubes and a tune and you'll be around 500HP @ a cost of say $2K, as opposed to your $25K+ LS7 project that will yeild you just over a 100HP more
Absolutley absurd that you have to have a $600HP plus motor and spend $25K on top of the base car to do it under that reasoning.
Well I guess I should have said I want to be different,
oh wait i did. Anyways every since the LS3 was annouced
I have been looking at things people have been doing
to the vette and i see some of those horsepower numbers
so i have a sense of what may be possible with the Camaro SS
The other thing is time, I wasnt sure if the V6 besides the listed
stuff was drasticly different as far as mounts and things under the
hood and me myself not being a person that works on engines wouldnt
know how different a V6 Camaro, vs a V8 Camaro would be thats why
i posed the question, would it be worth it.
Going with a car that is $10grand less and then applying $17Grand
worth of upgrades minus selling parts which would get me into
the territory of $12 Grand in upgrades if i sale the current engine and
tranny. Now true like you said there are bound to be other things
that may need to be changed and thats why i posed the question
because just from the Engine/Tranny Numbers it looks like it may
be feasible, but i dont know what else may be needed.
Going with a car that costs $33 Grand+ $14 Grand minus
selling parts which gets me to around $8grand more with
all the SS stuff.
Just saying if you are someone could perform the work then it
seems like the V6 would be the better way to go, but maybe
not because there maybe way more parts i have to by that
wont make it cheaper i dont know. Like The pipes are
slightly bigger on the SS vs the Reg, but is it a different
flow system all together are is it just the end pieces that are
I dont have the answers thats why i posted i wanted to know
if it was feasible.