The 2011 GT is a 302, (5.0)
I believe it's a 306. Whole different engine, this time around.
IMHO, the old 302 was a nice, durable engine, but at 225hp, not a screamer. The new 5.0, with 4 valves, should be nice and drivable at low engine speeds (where it will not make as much torque) and also pull harder at the top end, than the 05-10 models.
I think it will drive more like the 03-04 cobras, making it a good buy for holding it's value.
I sort of wish Chevy had launched the Camaro in 04. Then we'd be driving these, but at $45K?!?! I believe that's MSRP on an 05-10 Cobra?
$45K/$27.2K is a 65% increase in price, over what I paid for my new GT, in 2006. Therefore, I predict a huge increase in V6 buyers because everyone else can't afford a GT.
Will the new V6 still start at $19.9K? I'm guessing not
Just checked, Forvehicles.com says it starts at $22,100, for the V6.
GT is $29,600.
Looks to be still competitive! I wonder if Hertz will continue to rent the V6?
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