Thread of the Day: Should the Camaro Get Cadillac’s Twin-Turbo V-6?
With the recent news that the 2014 Cadillac CTS and 2014 Cadillac XTS will benefit from a 410-420-hp twin-turbo V-6, our readers have wasted no time trying to figure out in what GM product the new engine should be added to. After all, if that thumping heart could help a non-V CTS reach 0-60 mph in a claimed 4.6 seconds, what could the engine do for other GM vehicles such as the Chevrolet Camaro?
The 3.6-liter V-6 powered Camaro cranks out 323 hp and 278 lb-ft or torque, but given the new Cadillac engine’s specs, a Camaro with a twin-turbo V-6 could be positioned as a V-8 alternative. The Chevrolet Camaro’s V-8 produces 436 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. In the 2014 Cadillac CTS, the twin-turbo V-6 makes 420 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. The 2015 Ford Mustang will offer at least one EcoBoost engine, and we wonder whether a twin-turbo V-6 would work better in a Chevrolet Camaro than it did in early 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, where it delivered on power but didn’t improve fuel economy.
Do you think the Chevrolet Camaro should get a version of the CTS’ 420-hp twin-turbo V-6? Let us know in the comments below and vote in our poll. Thanks to GoldenBowtieGuy for inspiring today’s Thread of the Day!