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macalot 10-24-2012 12:41 PM

Just maybe....
 
Maybe we will get our beloved Z/28 this coming year. :popcorn:

"The General Motors brand said it intends to introduce 13 new or "significantly changed" products in the coming year - "13 in '13," according to Chevrolet communications director Michael Albano "

From an Oct 11 article here:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...8LBG4L20121011

LOWDOWN 10-24-2012 02:28 PM

"Stay tuned"...

CHMSC 10-24-2012 02:38 PM

:popcorn:

OldScoolCamaro 10-25-2012 09:25 PM

...I'm thinking if we get it in '14 it's gonna be a limited edition send off, low numbers special production followed by a regular production model after with the new style change. It's not gonna hurt them to do that, they have current stuff available and coming out shortly thereafter to bring together if they want.

htron50 11-03-2012 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by OldScoolCamaro (Post 5738277)
...I'm thinking if we get it in '14 it's gonna be a limited edition send off, low numbers special production followed by a regular production model after with the new style change. It's not gonna hurt them to do that, they have current stuff available and coming out shortly thereafter to bring together if they want.

^^^^ Yes!

Possibly a run of 100 brutes to simply be able to say "Z/28 Lives"... and stay tuned for Gen 6. But, IF made, will be very rare streetable, but not street friendly (roll bar, LS7ish, no back seat etc). Yes... much like original COPO. But all 100 or so GONE B4 you open the email or forum discussion. So, probably look for the Gen 6 street version. ZL1 may live on. May not. :iono:

With all these current versions we are getting, a Gen 5 version will likely be meant for the hard core connected and you won't really ever see one on the street. Gen 6, sure, but whole new item.

macalot 11-03-2012 12:34 PM

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Yes... much like original COPO
Hmmm, that brings up a thought.... It seems logical that while developing the current COPO race camaro that GM would have tested Z/28 parts along the way. Combine this with the known Z/28 parts on the ZL1......
Which makes a 5th Gen Z/28 alittle bit closer to reality, possibly, maybe, wishing :thumbup:

OldScoolCamaro 11-03-2012 08:25 PM

....I think COPO is a museum piece. My take from the tea leaves I have seen is that it will be a limited production high HP send off. Hard to get, except for those in the inner circle.

2000Firehawk 01-04-2013 07:28 PM

Originally Posted by Bigg_Gunz
Is the LS9 going to make into any other production car besides the ZR1 Corvette? (Yes and that car will be very rare less then 1500 will be produced)

from Ls1tech forum today

OldScoolCamaro 01-04-2013 07:58 PM

...not feeling it, it will be something, something special, but not "that" name....just my feelings....

Bhobbs 01-04-2013 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by 2000Firehawk (Post 5992511)
Originally Posted by Bigg_Gunz
Is the LS9 going to make into any other production car besides the ZR1 Corvette? (Yes and that car will be very rare less then 1500 will be produced)

from Ls1tech forum today

LS9 in the last year ZL1 to compliment a LS7 powered Z/28. :iono:

PYROLYSIS 01-04-2013 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Bhobbs (Post 5992636)
LS9 in the last year ZL1 to compliment a LS7 powered Z/28. :iono:

That would be a dream come true. We shall see. :popcorn:

OldScoolCamaro 01-04-2013 08:28 PM

...but may I add that the Z/28 name is hallowed, which comes from a source that we hold with much respect. Many have argued the weight of the current Holden platform will not be suitable to bring the badge back because we can not put a power to weight ratio that will be a conqueror against the competition in it's current form. Take the ZL1 for example, a Camaro for all time, that will be a second seat to the Mustang competitior in it's class on the big end of the performance option line<quarter mile wise only, and a driver's race beyond that>. Fresh, new, out of the boix, with cutting edge GM technology and engineering, coming soon to a dealership near you, will be the debut I anticipate moving forward. A new beginning...and a clear cut advantage to take the high ground without doubt. We do not need to rush the Z name back into the fold.

naSSty1 01-04-2013 08:45 PM

I am a little skeptical. After seeing two generations of the Z28 have nothing to really offer, I am very skeptical. I wish that they would fulfill my dreams and create the Camaro of all time but I think that they have done that already. I honestly don't see them building a car that would be any better than their flagship corvette. Maybe we will all be surprised or maybe we will build our own.

2cnd chance 01-05-2013 01:23 PM

You guys are building the Z28 up and beyond what it was and should be. A 1LE with an LS7 and ZL1 brakes with some better aero added would be the best Z28 ever, and an extremely competitive car on a track. ;)

v8 01-05-2013 03:27 PM

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Originally Posted by 2cnd chance (Post 5995024)
You guys are building the Z28 up and beyond what it was and should be. A 1LE with an LS7 and ZL1 brakes with some better aero added would be the best Z28 ever, and an extremely competitive car on a track. ;)

I agree 100%:headbang:

OldScoolCamaro 01-05-2013 08:33 PM

...and, just maybe, I'll hit the lottery????? :iono: <sarcasim> A tease for sure, food for thought, direct releasing of information to gauge and determine a future product within a test group...., perhaps, but be rest assured as God made apples it will come....it's all about the timing. :)

jschlitz2 01-06-2013 11:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2cnd chance (Post 5995024)
You guys are building the Z28 up and beyond what it was and should be. A 1LE with an LS7 and ZL1 brakes with some better aero added would be the best Z28 ever, and an extremely competitive car on a track. ;)


I second that! 1LE is tops but with LS7 and better brakes, WOW!!

OldScoolCamaro 01-07-2013 10:15 PM

...if I were like Donald Trump for example, and I was brash and bold like he was and could place a wager just because....I'd place it on no Z/28 for Gen 5....despite our wishes, and the LS7 engine code "leak" diddy we have seen recently.....just my discount double check feeling...:D

LOWDOWN 01-08-2013 10:02 AM

The "card" may or may not be accurate (although April 1st is quite awhile away...) but, with the 1LE's performance with an LS3 vs. the ZL1's performance with it's LSA @ LL-'13, there certainly is a rock-solid case to be made for an LS7'd ZEE as the "Ultimate Gen-5 Track Tool"...and the Ultimate Under-$50K Track Tool currently available...period!

And that would be quite a high-water mark for the Gen-6 ZEE to meet/exceed...

toehead93 01-08-2013 02:18 PM

Exactly why IMO the Z28 name would be good for fine to be used. Even weighing in at over 3800lbs the 1LE outperforms several more powerful foes. An LS7 powered Z28 would be that much better!


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