You see real racecars have v8s. Far faster in a straight line and keep you awake in corners hanging onto to all that torque. And the engines are probably cheaper too for twice the power.
Ralph has done the Chev Camaro proud - and thanks ! About a year ago, after 21 yrs of racing Alfas (1300/1600 and 2600) I decided that before I gave up racing I ought to experience what V8 power was like .... typical old coffin-dodger's whimsy.
Wow ! All I can say is that I should have done this years ago. Driving the Alfas there was enough time to read a newspaper or make a cup of tea between the corners. Not any longer - that car is faster than my brain ! And the noise it makes. Every start-up brings a tear to me eye (mainly the 5mpg on the circuit). That is how a car should sound. Throughout my time racing I have driven the cars to-and-from the tracks and I must say that the Camaro is very docile on the road - and not as heavy as the Alfa 2600 Sprint coupe I used to race a decade ago.
The other joy is that I think the era of American muscle-car styling from mid-Sixties until about 1972 was truly a magnificent period of simple elegance - and the Chev Camaro is an outstanding example.
I look forward to meeting TNFers at the May HSCC Silversone meeting.
It took me about 30 years to get used to the 67-69 Camaros but now I really like them. Though they are still quite bland inside. That and the Mustang, plus the Challenger and Cudas were very attractive cars that still grab you 40+ years on, and the manufacturers have cloned them quite succesfully.