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GM goes extra mile to make Camaro live up to concept
01/12/07, 03:06pm, EST
General Motors has gone the extra mile to ensure the production 2009 Chevrolet Camaro is as close to the concept version as possible. Rather than using the exact same Zeta platform as the Holden Commodore and Pontiac G8, GM made the front axle centerline on the Camaro about 50mm further forward than on the two sedans, according to Motor Trend.
The expensive change was made to allow the Camaro and Impala to fit 20-inch wheels without compromising steering lock and turning radius. A Holden source told the magazine the car could even fit 24-inch wheels without issue. Does that mean the production Camaro will have wheels worthy of a show car? We think so.
How fast can you go in traffic? I would have to say that GM will make this car with all four wheels the same size, just like the Mustang.It's not about handling, it's about rear-end traction. A bigger wheel in the back has more rubber on the road..which means better grip..which means more power going to the road. Which means going faster.
Unless you are running on slicks. They have more rubber on the road, but without tread to whisk away water, you will have NO rubber on the road.Think of it this way. When it comes time to replace tires...you only really have to replace just the rear..since the front will probably have quite a bit more life still in them .
AJC..it's not all about speed. More traction is better all around. Especially in poor weather. More rubber on the road = always better.
Smaller front tires work more like pizza cutters even though they are still big. For poor weather smaller tires are better, the bigger the tire the less weight per inch ratio and easier to hydroplane. Also for the speed factor the smaller the front tire the less friction on the road. Kinda like really big front runnersAJC..it's not all about speed. More traction is better all around. Especially in poor weather. More rubber on the road = always better.