• Oct 28, 2008
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Chevrolet has reportedly taken more than 6,000 orders for its new Camaro so far, and why not? The car is great looking, excitement is high, and fuel prices have eased up a bit. You'd think that the prior spike in the cost of fuel would still be fresh on everyone's mind, thus making the V6 a popular choice. Wrongo. While the V6 has similar lip-smackingly great styling, and won't be a slowpoke, it seems that everyone wants that small block rhythm thumping away under the hood of their neo-ponycar. 84% of orders have been for V8-powered SS models so far, which may mean a longer wait for delivery since GM is likely building a very different ratio of V8 to V6 models. Thanks for the tip, Doug!


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      • 6 Years Ago
      People want V8 power while they can, before we all drive slow electric soul less machines.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i look forward to renting one of the 16% going presumably to Avis.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Actually, this could be really, really bad news. The 5000 that pre-ordered the V8 SS was a given. There'll always be the people running out to their dealer to pay above MSRP and be the first on the block to have one (see Mustang, Charger, Challenger, etc). However. The numbers mean that there's been less than a thousand of the normal V6 vehicles... So, based on the fact that in the end they'll probably end up selling 50/50 or maybe 60/40 in favor of the V6, are V6 sales going to go up, or are V8 SS sales going to go down? No clue, but in a time when all sales are down, this isn't doesn't exactly signify a home run for GM...
      • 6 Years Ago
      These people are right up there with those starting to buy SUVs and Pickups again...."how quickly we forget"
      • 6 Years Ago
      Good! Gm needed this.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What's with AutoBlogs obsession with fuel prices?

      These people are willing to spend $30,000+ on a new car. Saving $10.00 at the pump every two weeks is not really an issue for them. Besides, a V8 that averages 22-24MPG is not that bad.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Of course they're buying V8's. Who wants to be a poser. The V6 is actually not bad, but if this is the last real muscle car for the next 10 to 15 years (before they figure out how to get 30MPG from a V8) why would you spring for the V6 when it will at most save you 5 grand.
      Carlos
      • 6 Years Ago
      If GM were smart they would have a flexible assembly line that would enable it to produce more V8s than V6s to meet the demand and once it has settled to an equilibrium they can change back to producing more V6s.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        The 'opening their eyes' part was referring to the fact that the Camaro name is finally getting the car it deserves, not the point that V6's will be the volume seller.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        Quote from akboss: -
        "As they say, hindsight is 20/20, and GM is only now showing real signs that its got its eyes open - the V6 Camaro will be the bread and butter volume seller. Call it a chick car as much as you want, it will be the one that keeps them in business." -

        Only now showing real signs because the V6 will be the bread and butter volume seller????

        It's always been that way, that's not news and certainly not indicative of GM finally seeing the light.

        Of all of these pony cars, past or present, the 6cyl models always solidly sell much more volume than the hi-po versions.

        Check your facts please.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Who in their right mind is going to pay the extra large ADM for a Camaro and only order a V6?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Early adopters are going to be enthusiasts who have followed the development of the car. They will mostly be V-8 buyers with a disproportionate amount of manual transmissions from the norm.

      Once march comes around and Camaros are on the lots you will see a large uptake in V-6 autos.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The V6 has logical appeal.

      The V8 has sex appeal.

      You don't pre order and pay a fat markup on logic.
      • 6 Years Ago

      Remember just a few months back Lutz was talking about a Turbo 4 engine for an entry level Camaro? Perhaps this news might make him change his mind.
        • 6 Years Ago
        And I hope whichever marketing "guru" put that idea in his head is being shown these numbers right now.
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