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They haven't made a car yet, but have they finished designing the parts yet? For example the rear end. Is the design finished? Is it something new or borrowed from an existing product? Same question for trans.
 

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I would guess most of the components are already done by now.. They're going to production in less than 18 mos, so its almost "go" time.
 

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well from another post, the pontiac g8 is gettin the vette trans, so im sure the camaro will have the vette tranny.
 

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Many many components are already done.

The IRS is done already for sure, new from the ground up. :)
Will be similar to the IRS currently found uner the Holden Commodore, and to be found in the 2008 Pontiac G8 which will be in showrooms in January.

Since the Pontiac G8 is reported to be getting the 6L80E transmission, I would assume that the Camaro would get that too.
And that would be fantastic!!! :)
 

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Good to know the IRS is new. Hoping it will be just as strong as the vette one. 6L80E is also good news. No more stage whatever wasting money on unreliable transmissions. Here are some specs on the trans................................................................................................................................................. 4L60E gear ratios: 1st 3.06, 2nd 1.75, 3rd 1.00, 4th 0.70. Reverse 2.294...............................................................................................................6L80E gear ratios: 1st 4.02, 2nd 2.36, 3rd 1.53, 4th 1.15, 5th 0.85, 6th 0.67. Reverse 3.06 31% more gear in 1st. That pretty much eliminates the need for really steep gears to get out of the hole. It will make 3.42s look like 4.49s off the line. 6th gear being slightly taller will give little lower cruising HWY rpm. So it will make those 3.42s look like 3.27s. Excellent shift extensions in the middle. A high slipping TC won't be required to keep the rpm up after shifts. Maximum Shift Speeds: 4L60E: 6100 rpm 6L80E: 7000 rpm Maximum Engine Torque: 4L60E: 360 lb-ft 6L80E: 520lb-ft Transmission weight: 4L60E: 162lb (wet) 6L80E: 212lb (wet) It's only downside is 60 more lbs.
 

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holy cow 4.06 first? Hmm wonder how that would fit in my current car and how it would work with my 4.10's :D . I know 4.10's with a 4L60e is awsome enough could only imagine what a 6L80E would do with some slicks.
 

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We Dismissed that rumor in another thread. i forget which one but we had pics we thought where a test mule but there wernt
 

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im not worried about the car parts as much of the fact will this car be a success or be short lived........i really hope this car cuts into the mustangs sales and holds on to some of the market......usually this wouldint bother me but since theres a challenger and mustang for competition .... i feels the camaro might not be the halo car everyone wants it to be for gm and us....
 

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Its whats underneath that counts! It's supposedly the production chassis for the Camaro.
 
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