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Old 07-03-2016, 09:25 AM   #1
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Sup guys. So last night as I was heading home, I get to the front of a stoplight. Who's on my left side? A newer gen red Camaro (not the ones with the 4 square tail lamps, but rather the one with one rectangular tail lamp on both left and right side). From what I see, it's completely stock. Couldn't even tell if it was a v6 or v8 (no badges). Now, this stretch of road is pretty clear around this time of night, and it's a slight curve for about a 1/4 to 1/2 mile. I ALWAYS like to gun my S here. So whether or not the Camaro owner wants to race, I'm going for it.

The light turns green. Sure enough, the Camaro is WOT. He pulls on me out of first gear by maybe a half a car length. By the end of second gear and 9k, I gain some ground, and I'm right next to him. By this time, the road starts to bend a bit. Into third gear, I start pulling slowly away, and by the end of third gear the Camaro is at my rear fender. By the middle of fourth gear, I notice the Camaro start to slow down, as do I. By the time we reach the next light, the race is done, and I make the right turn into my neighborhood with a fat grin on my face.

All in all, I'm pretty happy that my 14 year old car can still hang with these newer cars.

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Nice win. My buddy has a 2010 SS. I'm trying to set up a run with him. I'm curious. Also did u have the top down during this race?
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Nice win. My buddy has a 2010 SS. I'm trying to set up a run with him. I'm curious. Also did u have the top down during this race?
Top was up.
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Going to take a stab at guessing and say it was more than likely a v6.

The SS trap like 110mph stock, way faster than a bolt on s2000.
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I agree. I've got a V8 Mustang, comparable to the Chevy, and there is no way that my S2000 is a match for it in a straight line. Must have been a V6.
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Agreed I had a 2010 with bolt ons and ran a 12.6 at 116. The 6th gens are just crazy fast now
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It was probably a v6.
My buddy has an SS with bolt-ons and a tune, and he was still losing some traction in 4th gear.
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+1 on V8. Have driven a V6 Mustang for almost half a year and it's almost like a normal car. It has huge HP so that you could feel 'wheelie' at the beginning of the pull-off but the acceleration and overall performance is.. because of the weight you know! And the 5.0 litre V8 is totally different. Camaro comes with the same thing..
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