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wareagle900:
Could you please inform us a little further on the tap shifting? Is there an rpm limiter? how does it work?

DougHoulihan:
The tap shifting is set up to enable the driver to make the shift. It won't upshift for you. It sits on the red line so the driver is in control for upshifting. When you slow down, it will downshift for you, so if you're at a traffic light, it will downshift and you'll have to upshift. This gives the driver the ultimate performance control.

kworthin:
Will there be an open exhaust like the Corvette option this year?

DougHoulihan:
There will not be a flapper valve in the exhaust system like the Corvette. However, we have spent a tremendous amount of time to ensure the exhaust note on the V6 and V8 is outstanding. The exhaust tips will be routed “through the fascia” with a 96mm diameter on the V8 and a 75mm for the V6.

garfin:
Will the car's top speed be electronically limited?

DougHoulihan:
Yes, it will be electronically limited. Top speed numbers will be announced at a later date.

24speedzone:
what size are the tires front and back

DougHoulihan:
18 inch tires are all season AL-2 245/55R18. These are BF Goodrich. Stopping distance from 60 to 0 mph is an impressive 132 feet.

19 inch tires are all season AL-3 245/50R19. These are Perelli. Stopping distance from 60 to 0 mph is an impressive 125 feet.

20 inch tires are summer HW-4 245/45R20 front and 275/40R20 rear. Stopping distance from 60 to 0 mph is an impressive 117 feet.

ws6w72:
i noticed the red car shown in the press photos has Pirelli P-Zero P245/45ZR20 tires- is Pirelli the chosen tire supplier?

DougHoulihan:
Yes, Perelli is the supplier for the 20s

garfin:
Can you share projected 0-60 and 1/4 mi. times with us?

DougHoulihan:
Performance numbers will be released as we get closer to production, but we're very happy with the test results.

jdpickering:
Back in Aug of 2007 there was a GM press release of a Small-Block v-8 with Direct Injection. The Camaro V-6 is a DI engine is there a reason the DI V-8 wasn't used as well for the Camaro SS could of got more HP and marginal MPG increase?

DougHoulihan:
It’s a multi-port fuel injection.

24speedzone:
on the auto trans package what trans will it be

DougHoulihan:
For the V6, we have GM's 6L50 six-speed transmission and for the V8, we have the 6L80 six-speed trans.

garfin:
Will there be an optional suspension available on the V6 car?

garfin:
Will there be an optional suspension available on the V6 car?

DougHoulihan:
The V6 is equipped with our FE2 suspension setting that provides opportunities for 18-inch 19-inch and 20-inch tires. On the RS package, we enable the customer to get the 245 front and 275 rear 20-inch tires coupled with the HID headlights and rear spoiler. This provides the ultimate exterior appearance on the V6.

garfin:
Can you please explain what control the driver has over how the traction control/stability control works.

DougHoulihan:
StabiliTrak stability control system and traction control are standard on all models. Competitive/sport modes for the stability system are offered on the V8 SS models, including launch control on SS models equipped with the six-speed manual transmission.

DougHoulihan:
You can go into the Driver Information Center (DIC) to activate the competitive sport mode and launch control as well as deactivate all to do some cool burnouts.

WendyClark:
We have five minutes left - trying to get to your questions - we will follow up with a post to GMNext.com with all the questions we couldn't get to in the time alloted today.

DougHoulihan:
The V6 and V8 automatics have paddle-shifters on the back side of the steering wheel to allow the customer complete control of their shift points.

DougHoulihan:
The V6 has dual exhausts with quad catalytic converters and 75 mm "through fascia" exhaust tips.

garfin:
Why no AFM on the maual transmission V8?

DougHoulihan:
the AFM is done elecronically as we move from 8 cylinder to 4 cylinder mode or 4 cylinder to 8 cylinder mode. The manual transmission is mechanically in specific gears and does not allow us to electronically change from 4 cylinder to 8 cylinder mode.

bryancollins:
what does rs stand for?

DougHoulihan:
Rally Sport. This includes HID headlights with a halo ring, 20-inch 245 front and 275 rear Pirelli tires, rear spoiler, available on V6 and V8 models.

WendyClark:
Thanks to all of you for your interest today - I know we didn't get to everyones questions....stay tuned to GMNext.com - we have saved all the questions you have asked and will put a post together that answers as many as we can! Thanks - have a great day!

DougHoulihan:
Thanks everyone for all your interest in the 5th generation Camaro. We are firmly committed to deliver you an outstanding 21st century sports car that will deliver on great styling, outstanding performance and value.

DougHoulihan:
Have a great day!
 
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