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    Been looking at dyno numbers on v6 and v8’s also seeing what they weigh and not impressed. Looked at Mustang, Mustang GTs, C8 , Camaros , Chargers and Challengers. The horsepower to weight ratio is horrible. Once mine is up and going I should be around 375-400 at the wheels and my Camaro is in the 3000lb rage. Charger and Challenger were the worst 3800-4100 lbs. And they say every 100lbs is equal to 10 hp. Any thoughts?
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    Funny, I mentioned that to my brother. We drove a 2015 v6 Camaro and to be honest it wasn't a whole lot faster than 4th gen. The weight really ruined it.

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      Originally posted by 2.8 Bird View Post
      Funny, I mentioned that to my brother. We drove a 2015 v6 Camaro and to be honest it wasn't a whole lot faster than 4th gen. The weight really ruined it.
      yeah, for the Camaro their still heavy and the auto is putting out 240 at the wheels and 280 for the manual. 3500 plus on weight. I’m sure with your supercharger on your bird your a lot quicker. Once mines going I’ll hit the dyno and hopefully the track.

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      • #4
        I remember street racing some of the 5th gen v8 camaros and I was "with that HP you should be doing way better!" of course the weight is a huge factor. I'm just not too excited by a lot of the newer cars.
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          thats what happens when they start adding in all that new safety shit and electronics cars are required to have now.

          current car- 95 Trans am- bolt ons, parked and collecting dust. why? because **** it

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