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SRTs are pigs (best avail comparsion). Is weight a big consideration for the Camaro? Have there been discussions?
 

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ummm well we are looking at the G8 then making the comparison. since bascially ( correct me if im wrong someone) the camaro's "form" is out in the g8 and some other car.
 

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Target weight is 1200lbs. Pff. On the moon. But like Octane said about GM watching the weight, Im sure GM is behaving like a teenage girl right before the fitting of the prom dress.
 

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I would hope so.

400+ hp pushes a prom-night teenage girl much better than a pig. :D

(Jinx, that's a classic.)
 

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LOL:lol:

GM knows it don't need to be heavy. I think they are working on weight.
 

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Whatever happened to fiberglass? My 94 Vette is fiberglass, and I don't really see the problem with it. If you dent a car, fiberglass or metal, it's gonna cost you to fix it. Fiberglass doesn't rust, and the weight savings are the main gain. I'm just wondering why more cars haven't gone with fiberglass.
 

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Both my vehicles have both metal and fiber glass. Or some other type of plastic like semi flexible mateial. Not like on the Saturn though.
 

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The problem with fiberglass and plastic is that it expands and contracts with the temperature changes significantly more than metal does.
So for tighter body panel gaps and better quality appearance, alot of cars are switching back to metal.
Steel is the metal of choice too, because it's strong.
Aluminum has been used in the past too, and while it's lighter, it's alot softer of a metal, so it dents alot easier.
 

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I'm figuring the weight's gonna come in slightly heaver then the mustang, but with the (Fingers crossed) LS3 the little extra weight isn't gonna matter.
 

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I'm fine with plastic/fiberglass parts. Thats less parts I have to buy to make it lighter or fix a dent.:D
 

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Muscle cars kinda' deserve some proper steel. All the requirements to make a car street-legal mess with the end weight greatly, though.

Oh well, I have faith in GM on this one.
 

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Curb weight of the 2006 Mustang GT 3613. My 1991 LX notch was only 2980. Why are cars getting heavier?!! they should be lighter. Lighter = better fuel economy. The new camaro should not weigh more than 3100 IMO.. but it will prolly come in at 3600-3700.

Hey Mr Lutz!! Every 100 lb reduction = .1 in the 1/4
 

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3100 isn't realistic as not even the Corvette Z06 is that light.
4th Gens weren't lightweight either, my car was 3567lbs in stock form.

The reason cars are getting heavier is because of safetly standards.
Alot more equipment is required in a car now, so the weight goes up.
 

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If I remember correctly my 68 camaro weighed 32 or 3300 lbs. All metal.
The C6 corvette weighs around 3200 lbs. It definitely wont weigh less than the vette, especially if it has the same motor.
 

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The reason cars are getting heavier is because of safetly standards. Alot more equipment is required in a car now, so the weight goes up.
You can thank higher speed limits and bigger trucks for that. Although I do like the higher speed limits and bigger trucks.
 

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Fiberglass belongs on boats, not cars! :D

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My friend's Saturn is one of those plastic ones. Can't even tell just looking at it, I had to ask him which parts were plastic and which ones were metal. He didn't even know 100%. :p

My parents had a Saturn with the plastic doors. When comparing to metal body panels, the gaps in the plastic body panels are huge to compensate for when the temps change. When looking at the gaps between metal parts and plastic parts, it was very obvious which was which. The plastic contributed to a less than clean look IMO. ;)
 

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