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I wish I had Bob Lutz's job. So This is the closest I can get. Heres the fun part: How would you as a consumer and fan of the Camaro build this? Think what trim levels should go with what engines. How many color otions there should be? And what would be different between the trim levels?
This will be intreresting if everybody plays along. Have fun!:D (PS:Ill go first)

Base: 3.9 V6 starts under 20K
SS: 327 (or the 5.3L) with 325 horsepower and all the fuel saving tech.
SS: 350(365 hp?), yes I would bring back the LS-1 with the new tech.
SS/RS: LS-2 or LS-3 (the 6.2L 450hp) with hide-away hidelights as standard (others have the option)
Z/28: Either make another 302 with the same fetures as the LS-7 (450 HP)or if they have to use the LS-2 make the RS/SS use the LS-3
SS 427/ZL-1/or SS Yenko: LS-7. Thats all I have to say. lol

Point is: They made a design true to the past. Why not make the options similar to? In 1969 the Z/28 was one of the most exspencive camaros you could get. So why should it be a base V8 model? Same with the RS, make it a classy car. Give it some chassis options to. Give the Z/28 and the LS-7 camaros rockin' suspentions. Give the SS models A good midel of the road, straight-line monster. The RS/SS would have a higher better handling chassis then the SS but more inexspencive than the Z/28. And as far as color, Im thinking all the infamous colors (i.e, Hugger orange, and etc.). I would produce ten color options with stripe otions to. Colour inserts in the interior and some Carbon Fiber, aluminum, chrome trim peices as well. Thanks for reading the dream-

new camaro against mustang= mustang getting :eek:wned: lol
 

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I wrote a lengthy speel on this on another forum, but I'll condense it. Basically, the lineup would be;

RS
3.9/240
Z/28
5.3/303
SS
6.0/400
SS 383
6.2/435
SS 427
7.0/475
ZL1 (Limited Edition)
7.0/505

Trannys; 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic on the base V6, but on all others 6 speed/6 speed auto.

As for colors, how about we drop the names and have it be simply;

Black
Blue
Red
Dark Red
Orange
White
Gray
Silver
Yellow

Interior;
Light Gray, Dark Gray, or Tan seats with inserts the color of the exterior. With black, you would get your choice of any color insert.

Stripes;
Stripes would be available in all the colors. You would get your choice of any color stripe with white or black. With all those color, engine, and transmission choices there would be a Camaro for everybody. A ton more choices than you'll get with the Challenger or Mustang.
 

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My ideal lineup would look like this:

Camaro 3.6L OHV v6 240hp

Camaro Sport, 3.9L HFV6 290hp

Camaro Sport with optional 5.3L V8 330hp

Camaro SS 6.2L LS3 425hp

Camaro Z/28 LS7 500hp


My bet is it comes in like this though:
Camaro 3.9L HFV6 320hp
SS 6.2L LS3 425hp
Z28 with LS7 or possibly LS8 6.2L supercharged
 

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my line up would be like this.
base camaro 3.9 v-6
rs camaro 5.3 v-8 with cylinder deactivation 325 horse power hide away headlights
Z-28 camaro 6.0 v-8 400 horse power upgraded suspension
rs ss camaro 6.0 v-8 425 horse power upgraded suspension and hide away headlights
ss camaro 7.0 500 horse power upgraded suspension and brake package
ZL-1 camaro 7.0 550 horsepower hide away headlights upgraded suspension and brake package
there is a 5.3 for all of you 5.3 lovers out there but this is only my mock up of the camaro line up;)
 

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Gonna be a 5th gen owner said:
but a 7.0 is the way to go!
Nowhere has anyone ever said a 5.3 should be offered INSTEAD of a 7.0L.

You need to get off the 7.0L thing because that's not what is being discussed. Every time Chevroletman has brought it up it is as a 5.3 base motor to complement the higher HP offerings.

I for one think it is a good idea for people that want a V8 but don't want 500,000 HP.
 

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sorry about the 7.0 thing I do not want to affend anyone I just hope for one as well as a 5.3 for all of the people that want a v-8
 

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Camaro 3.6L OHV v6 240hp

Camaro Z28 6.0L v8 400hp

Camaro SS 7.0L(I'm guessing) v8 505hp

This would keep it simple and should please every type of buyer.
 

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Something better than a 505 HP small block? I used to think that they wouldn't use the LS7 in the Camaro, but the 500 HP GT500 will probably force their hand.
 

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Yeah, there are three supercharged 6.2L motors coming in to take the LS7's place.

One will be non-intercooled and the other two will be intercooled. Look for HP levels up to 650 on the LS9 (the top one).

I think there are some emissions regs coming that will make the LS7 harder to get by the certification process.
 

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Base (Under $20K)
240 hp V6

RS (Under $25K)
Appearance comfort and power accessories package: spoiler, moonroof, wheel upgrade, hide-away headlights, optional stripes, stereo upgrade, leather seats.

Z-28 (Under $27K)
303 hp with Displacement on Demand
same wheels and spoiler from RS, PW/PDL, Posi-trac, optional 6 speed. (predicting this will be very popular)

SS (Under $30K)
400 hp 6.0L, spoiler, stripes, premium wheels, PW/PDL, suspension upgrades, ram-air hood, leather seats, color inserts in interior.

SS/RS (Under $34K)
add the RS trim package above

ZL1 Limited production (Under $32K)
505+ hp-7.0L
base ext/int, no frills, no nonsense....all drivetrain and suspension premiums (an all-out racecar)
Only colors available are black, silver and red.

Colors:
Black
Silver metallic
White
Diamond White pearl
Copper/orange pearl
Indigo Blue metallic
Red
Dark red metallic
Rally green ???
Yellow?

I think prices should never near the $40K mark because at that point you could almost buy a Vette (i.e. SSR and GTO). They've got to keep these prices realistic and attractive for young buyers. That is what the sucess will hinge on...not a relatively small group of rabid nostalgia driven buyers like me. The cars that fit in the first 3 trim levels will probably more than triple the total sales volume of the rest.
 

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Well, The mustang GT only has 300 hp, if you bring out the 5.3L it will have more power, better mgp rating than the mustang. And if its the base V8 of the camaro, I think insurance companies will be a little less harsh on a car with that much power. And the LS-7 is not going. You really think a 6.2 or a 7.0 supercharged engine would meet or be better mpg ratings or emissions ratings than the current LS-7. I don't think that there gonna get rid of the LS7 in the next 2 years, I think they will improve it a little more. But thats about it.
 

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Go team camaro,I hope that your buddies are watching this and listen up! thank you for watching and posting as well. Hopefully the boys in the offices will listen to you if you choose to speak up about us!
 

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GoTeamCamaro said:
you are all asking for approximatley the same thing!

i think you'll be happy (if the car does happen!)
That's encouraging. Let me just say again that it's great to have someone like you reading our posts.
 
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