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brt3 07-18-2013 04:34 PM

Video: Talking Z/28 with Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser!
 
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Special guest Al Oppenheiser, Chief Engineer at General Motors, sits down with Jessi Lang, Carlos Lago, Elana Scherr and Scott Evans to talk about the new Camaro Z/28.

While the street/track ZL1 utilizes a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 to provide its 580 hp and 556 lb-ft of torque, the Z/28 utilizes the outgoing Corvette Z06's 7.0-liter naturally aspirated LS7 V-8. Final power figures have not been announced, but Chevrolet promises at least 500 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. The LS7 was selected over the supercharged LSA for its broad torque curve and high 7000-rpm redline, which makes it well-suited for high-speed track driving. Both the engine and Tremec TR606 six-speed manual transmission, the only available, have dedicated high-capacity cooling systems.

camaro2lt 07-18-2013 04:49 PM

thanks for posting

backtotintops 07-18-2013 04:51 PM

the pill's head is going to explode when he sees this!

Retro69 07-18-2013 05:06 PM

Nothing held back! I love it!


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jake2212 07-18-2013 05:06 PM

:jaw: i want.

Zfatuated 07-18-2013 05:13 PM

Nice find brt3, thanks for posting!

Not much new, basically a marketing amuse-bouche, but interesting nonetheless. Said he wanted to be in the conversations of Porsche GT3 owners, that sure as hell happened ;)

He did allude to trying to get a "race" series together which I found a bit of a shock. Got to marinade and prepare some crow on that point because I am on the record here as specifically saying this would not be a "race" car. It is not a done deal so no need to cook and eat it just yet.

My overall thought is he played it close to the vest and stuck with all the talking points of the past. No harm in that and you can't produce any surprises if you spill the beans early eh?

I would expect a couple more of these over the next five months to keep the juices flowing before the real info comes out in Dec/Jan/Feb.

Sven59 07-18-2013 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by backtotintops (Post 6794055)
the pill's head is going to explode when he sees this!


The 6 cylinder all the way up to the ZL1! So I guess Al thinks the ZL1 is the top dog.

Rapid Runner 07-18-2013 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by backtotintops (Post 6794055)
the pill's head is going to explode when he sees this!

I read that thread... as it stands, many of the Z/28 components are illegal for club racing.. unless rules and regulations in the next couple years would allow the Z/28 to compete... just what are you really paying $70K for

This is the first "american" car that I ever heard of that your buying the name

Justin Moreno 07-18-2013 05:40 PM

inb4 doc says "I told you so!" :first: LOL

mkorgan 07-18-2013 05:49 PM

"angry, pissed off, knife through butter, bad ass, still #1". Al called it a "race car" at least 3 times. Cart blanche, no compromise...I need to step away from my computer for a second...be right back...

mkorgan 07-18-2013 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Sven59 (Post 6794123)
The 6 cylinder all the way up to the ZL1! So I guess Al thinks the ZL1 is the top dog.

I am glad you said that first as that is exactly what I thought....but I still want a Z/28 now.....

mlee 07-18-2013 06:04 PM

Great Interview!!!

christianmotox 07-18-2013 06:13 PM

Wow!!!, Bad a$$... hope i win the lotto soon.

PYROLYSIS 07-18-2013 06:39 PM

Great video. Really loved the eye candy shots and I couldn't help but yell when they asked if they could look at the Z/28 and then the video ended! There will never be another car that will surpass the excitement that I feel for this Z/28. It will probably always just be a dream car for me but it makes me extremely proud to be a Camaro fan and we really haven't seen what it can do yet. Even without knowing the pricing I don't see how any true Chevy performance enthusiast that has the means could pick any other car. The creature comforts that are sacrificed wouldn't bother me one bit, specially with that glorious sound of an LS7 blaring through those pipes. I can't wait till the guys on here start lining up to get one. We are in great times!

FINALLYSATISFIED 07-18-2013 06:53 PM

Great interview, while he did play it safe I enjoyed the clip. This thing just sounds expensive by the way he came saying it was a track car and it blows everything out the water as far as compeition is concerned. I am impressed with the MPG however, lol. I wonder how recent this clip is? I know the Mustang has won over the Camaro a few times as of late as far as car sales go.

2cnd chance 07-18-2013 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Rapid Runner (Post 6794160)

This is the first "american" car that I ever heard of that your buying the name


Are you kidding? :facepalm::der::rolleyes:

Doc 07-18-2013 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Justin Moreno (Post 6794205)
inb4 doc says "I told you so!" :first: LOL

:) :wave: :happyanim:

If you're a road course/race kind of guy, good times are a'comin!

HeadonaStick 07-18-2013 11:32 PM

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Originally Posted by mkorgan (Post 6794260)
I am glad you said that first as that is exactly what I thought....but I still want a Z/28 now.....

I thought he was talking current line-up. No Z/28 yet...

tramtwo 07-19-2013 02:25 AM

Damn

SamHouseIII 07-19-2013 02:55 AM

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Sweet!!

Noticed this in the video.....:nod:

SEVEN-OH JOE 07-19-2013 06:25 AM

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Originally Posted by backtotintops (Post 6794055)
the pill's head is going to explode when he sees this!


You seem to be pretty obsessed with the pill. Are you his buddy? You've started a thread about 'im, made several posts about 'im, and now this.

Perhaps you could start a Facebook group, as well. And don't forget to follow the twit on twitter.

backtotintops 07-19-2013 08:59 AM

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Originally Posted by SEVEN-OH JOE (Post 6795894)
You seem to be pretty obsessed with the pill. Are you his buddy? You've started a thread about 'im, made several posts about 'im, and now this.

Perhaps you could start a Facebook group, as well. And don't forget to follow the twit on twitter.

he's my idol!!! I have a giant poster of his joker face above my bed and you got me...I am really a Mustang fan boy!!!...z/28 is for losers pal!

PYROLYSIS 07-19-2013 09:09 AM

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Originally Posted by SamHouseIII (Post 6795756)
Sweet!!

Noticed this in the video.....:nod:

Good catch. They can monitor everything electronically on cars these days.

90503 07-19-2013 09:19 AM

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Originally Posted by PYROLYSIS (Post 6796286)
Good catch. They can monitor everything electronically on cars these days.

Yeah, the fuel gauge near "E" caught my eye....lol...

Rapid Runner 07-19-2013 09:23 AM

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Originally Posted by 2cnd chance (Post 6794732)
Are you kidding? :facepalm::der::rolleyes:

lol.. humor me


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