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I notice after giving the car a little workout---I can smell a slight burning smell---I have no idea what it might be. I have 1100 miles on it so far. Is there an undercoating that might be giving off the smell?
 

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My guess is that it's a hot clutch. My Firebird used to do that when it was new. I think it's normal.
 

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Same smell here after a "work-out" 1,200 miles on car. I think this is normal - hell my ZR-1 did it after "spirited" driving and it had 30k on the clock...
 

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It's probably nothing more than the various metals getting hot and cooling down with a bit of manufacturing oils burning off as well. Run the car and then give it a "cool down" period before turing it off and see if that helps. Bill;)
 

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I had a burning smell too. I thought it was undercoating or paint burning off. Turns out it was a wiring harness hitting the passenger side exhaust manifold. This almost disabled the car, with 1700 miles on the odometer, as it started bucking and stalling due to a burned crank trigger sensor wire.

I'd swing by the dealer and ask them to check it out. Took very little time to fix on my particular car and fortunately I was 5 miles from home. It would have been a real bummer to have it happen far from home. Since the repair, I no longer have the smell.

When your car is at normal operating temp, shut it off and open the hood. I could distinctly smell the burning odor when I put my nose down by the dipstick, but unfortunately could not spot anything wrong before the damage was done. Good luck!

Scott:cheers:
 

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It is the clutch most likely, perhaps in combination with the traction control whcih you probably had on. Your car is new so the cluch is not fully be seated
 
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