||05-01-2013 01:42 AM
2014 SS 427
I fooled you didn't I?:sorry:
Bare with me please...(or just skip to the BOLD BUT...)
I want to know everyone's thoughts on this now that photos of the 2014's are coming out and we all know about the Z/28
I followed the development of the 5th gen fairly closely. I remember the concept, as do we all, and the convertible concept. I was there in Indy 08, sat in a 320,000 mile mule car that was held together by duct tape. All I can remember is I didn't want to get out, but there was a line behind me so I kept my time all too brief(yes I was the one holding that line up).
Work kicked in, so did going back to school(after 30) and I didn't follow the Camaro so closely. I remember when they went into production, but I was too broke to buy one, and then the ZL1 and the Copo. Well I said I didn't really want all this plastic crap on the outside of the car, just go fast. So my buddy says they're making that, called the Copo. Little did he know, right.
So the ZL1 grew on me magically right about the time I got to where I could buy a Camaro, like fate, and I love it. I wouldn't give it up for anything, you'd have an easier time holding me down and pulling my teeth than getting me to trade my ZL1.
How many of you would really just like a street brawler of a car, from the factory, with a warranty. Something, that if nothing else, would go to the 1/8 and 1/4 mile track and smoke any Ford.
What would that car be... Hmmmmmm....
Wide tires on the back, maybe not so much up front, 18" wheels at most, money could be saved by not putting so much of the expensive brakes and what not because we aren't going to wear them out with this car. It doesn't need a 1LE or ZL1 suspension.
Call it like it is, for me personally, I said STREET brawler, meaning I would drive it, so racing seats sure, but I still need my radio and AC, after all I live in Alabama and it's hot here. Plus with those systems that incorporate your AC into CAI or whatever, you know what I mean.
Engine? I'm gonna let you guys tell me. Has to be factory warrantyable, if that's a real word. How much power would it take, how light could this car be and still be a streetable, fun, daily driver.
How fast does it need to be? Needs to beat 11.6 seconds.
Guess what, everyone always says that Chevy won't put that much power in a Camaro because they won't want to step on the Corvette's toes, hurt their feelings, well I'm not talking about that, this car would be fun for crusing, seat four, go fast in a straight line, it's not gonna keep up with a Vette around the twisties, so leave that alone for this post please. Shoot the car I'm talking about wouldn't keep up with a ZL1 around the twisties, but would smoke it on a 1/4 mile track.
Like the old days, 6cyl, RS, Z/28, V8, SS350, SS396, SS396 again, all lined up next to each other, you could pick the 'maro for you
Chime in, Please
As much as I want to say "now guys, I put a lot of thought into this, so please take it seriously," nah, have fun with it.