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I will be updating this as new information becomes availble. :)

Please also visit the 5thGen.org Camaro FAQ:
http://www.5thgen.org/index.php?page=camarofaq

FACTS ABOUT THE 5TH GENERATION CAMARO:
  • Camaro will be built at Oshawa Assembly.
  • Camaro Coupe production begins in October 2008 (first 30 cars).
  • Camaro Convertible production begins around July 2009.
  • Camaros will start appearing in dealers during the 1st Quarter of 2009.
  • Camaro will be built on the Zeta chassis, a global RWD architecture.
  • Camaro will have IRS, because that's the only rear end that Zeta is engineered for.
  • Camaro's IRS will be very similar to the one found in the 2008 Pontiac G8.
  • Camaro will be priced competitively with equivalent-level Mustangs.
  • Camaro will be offered with 6-speed transmissions, manual and automatic.
  • Camaro WILL NOT be offered with an LS2 or an LS7 engine, because their life cycles for production cars come to a close before Camaro production begins.
  • Camaro will be equipped with a B-Pillar, but it will be hidden behind a stationary rear window.
  • Camaro will have a normal keyed ignition.
  • TENATIVELY, Camaro should be offered with three engines at initial release: 2 V6s, and 1 V8. Engine sizes and horsepower numbers are not yet available.
  • V8s WILL NOT be produced in limited numbers.

FACTS ABOUT THE CAMARO CONCEPT CARS:
  • The Concept Cars are speed-limited to 40mph.
  • The Concept Cars are rev-limited to 3000rpm.
  • The Convertible Concept has functioning insturment panel gauges, but does not have a top.
  • The Concept Cars are NOT on a production chassis.
  • There are 4 concept cars: Silver Coupe, Silver Coupe push car (Australia), Red Coupe push car, Orange Convertible.
  • There are 2 Transformer Movie prop Camaros (aka "Bumblebee"), and they were converted from production GTOs. Body panels were changed, interior is semi-changed, wheels are black steel 20s with covers on them that simulate the concept's brakes and wheels.

Official Camaro links from General Motors:

Camaro Concept Press Release
Production Announcement Press Release
Oshawa Press Release
Camaro Convertible Press Release

Official Camaro Site on Chevrolet.com
Cool intro video, wallpaper downloads and more!
http://www.chevrolet.com/performance/

The Camaro Connection at Chevy Nation!
Go to Chevy Groove, and click on the Camaro Concept Car
http://www.chevynation.com/

Enter to win a Bumblebee Camaro!
Chevrolet is giving away three Bumbleebee Camaros - with the same exact paint job as the movie cars!
http://www.chevrolet.com/camaro/
 

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Ls2 and Ls7 at the end of their life cycles..?? What will be replacing the engines? I've heard of the Ls3 but what is the next ls7 Going to be? Any info on this?
 

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Pretty good guestimations are the LS3 (6.3L) with different tunes. The LS9 (SC'd 6.3) is probably going to remain corvette only but there is no real "facts" yet on what the replacements are only good and educated guesses.
 

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LS3 replaces LS2, yup. The 2008 Corvette gets the LS3 instead of the LS2.
As far as the LS7, well we know of the LS9 coming, and I've heard of an LS8 possibly coming too.

The LS9 is rumored to be the engine in the "Super Corvette" so I highly doubt it would find its way into Camaro.
I don't know much about the LS8, haven't heard anything.
 

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Only thing I heard about the LS8 was in a post on a message forum..can't remember now if it was digitalcorvettes or not but that is the most likely source.

It just said the LS8 was a second 6.2L blown/intercooled LSx, but would be lower HP than the LS9. It also mentioned a third blown LSx that would be non-intercooled, but didn't speculate as to a designation for it. If true, that could be your Camaro motor.
 

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Do you know what kind of audio system it will have?

Not to be picking just to pick but.....................Are you looking to buy a car or a glorified stereo with wheels. :hello:

This will be a Camaro not a Scion Xb or other stereo first platform.

Just wondering what your priorities are for this car.:confused:


I just dont see a Camaro as a good starting point for a huge system. The car is too small for effective bass projection anyway not enough air volume or distance from a sub box to get proper focus.:rolleyes:

But it would be your car and your are more thenm welcome to do with it what you will.:gr_patriot: :roxor:
 

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i actually think the audio performance of the new Camaro will be better than expected.
I know Ford had high expectations from their premium audio supplier when designing the Mustang...not sure how the premium audio in the Mustang sounds but expect the Camaro's to be at least as good as Mustang
 

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i think the audio system will be pretty good also, isnt it true that the greater the distance between the subs and component speakers are the better the quality is?, i think the length of the car will help out greatly if proper equipment is used.


i know thats true on my thirdgen of course im not sure if the hatch makes a big difference or not?
 

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i think the audio system will be pretty good also, isnt it true that the greater the distance between the subs and component speakers are the better the quality is?, i think the length of the car will help out greatly if proper equipment is used.


i know thats true on my thirdgen of course im not sure if the hatch makes a big difference or not?
The hatch makes a huge difference in subwoofer performance. Any trunk mounted system in the new Camaro will have to work harder to achieve good output....not the least of which is due to the sound having to penetrate the rear seatbacks to get into the cabin.
 

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I came across this video and thought maybe the engine from the monaro vxr 500 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGF5SRSqUFQ
I thought the supercharged one would go in the top level Camaro to compete with the GT500
 

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the majority of camaros have and will probably continue to have bose stereos and speakers.and that kicks ass. and as far as the motors go,i have a magazine that states the new fully equipped z28 will have 550 rwhp(the reason for the super corvette) i ll look up the other motor specs and post them later.
 

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i have a 1969 z that has no giant set up that has no problem getting music to the front. iguess it has mostly to do with position and the tihgtness of your seal.
 

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Same here, you have to have a good sound system for this car though.
But you do have to admit that the ones that have their steros thumping are going to give a boost to the hearing aid business in a few years.:lol:

I'm not a big fan of 'thumping systems'. They tend to piss me off, actually. But my guess is that probably a Monsoon system standard (like the one in the G6 coupe..or a pioneer system like the cobalt) and a Bose as an upgrade.
 

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