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Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics Today, 02:17 PM
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Posted By DGthe3
So ... this has been spotted: 854805 (pic...

So ... this has been spotted:

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(pic via autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com/2017/03/01/camaro-z28-spy-shots-dohc-v8-engine/#slide-4621373))

Question is: refresh, Z/28, or something else?
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion Yesterday, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 358,529
Posted By DGthe3
Didn't they rate the new Impala extremely well a...

Didn't they rate the new Impala extremely well a few years ago too? Something along the lines of 'best car ever'. I noted it because it was unusual to hear them give praise to a domestic, but also...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions Yesterday, 07:21 PM
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Posted By DGthe3
The best I can describe it is a silver with a...

The best I can describe it is a silver with a blue tint to it. Probably shouldn't have called it 'arctic blue' because that kinda feels like it should be a lot stronger blue than it is.
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum Yesterday, 11:21 AM
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Posted By DGthe3
I just deleted nearly half the thread because it...

I just deleted nearly half the thread because it went wildly off topic.

For those that don't want to go all the way back to the original post, here it is:



Try to answer the OP's question...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 02-27-2017, 09:39 PM
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Posted By DGthe3
I know the back seat of a Camaro is small ... but...

I know the back seat of a Camaro is small ... but I'm pretty sure you can fit a couple dozen babies back there if you pack them right.
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 02-27-2017, 09:18 PM
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Posted By DGthe3
One thing that I have noticed is that nearly...

One thing that I have noticed is that nearly every single person that has a complaint about the ZL1LE, whether its the looks or the timing or manual only or depreciation or whatever, almost every...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 02-26-2017, 06:04 PM
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Posted By DGthe3
Maybe I should clarify what I was saying. Based...

Maybe I should clarify what I was saying. Based on the assumed performance requirements of the car, a NA Z06 would have needed something like 600 hp. What the car needs, and what a particular engine...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 02-26-2017, 05:52 PM
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Posted By DGthe3
For the rest of the engines in the doc, it...

For the rest of the engines in the doc, it indicates whether something is turbo or superchaged. Might have omitted it, but as it sits I would say its naturally aspirated.

Upper 500s to low 600s....
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 02-26-2017, 12:24 PM
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Posted By DGthe3
I'm thinking that it would have had to be 600...

I'm thinking that it would have had to be 600 minimum. Figure a NA Z06 would still weigh about the same as the ZR1, maybe be a tad heavier. So it would have needed roughly the same hp to get similar...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 02-26-2017, 12:11 PM
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Posted By DGthe3
All that we know is at the end page 5 of this...

All that we know is at the end page 5 of this pdf:

"LT5 | Y <platform>| gas engine 8 cylinder SIDI DOHC VVT aluminum GM"
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 02-26-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 309
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Posted By DGthe3
I don't see the problem. Every single ZL1 1LE...

I don't see the problem. Every single ZL1 1LE sale is still a ZL1 sale.

If you cancel your order, your car doesn't get built. The allocation slot goes to someone else or is used to stock the...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 02-25-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 27,431
Posted By DGthe3
Chances are, a lowly Spark is more capable than...

Chances are, a lowly Spark is more capable than the average driver.
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 02-25-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 343
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Posted By DGthe3
If someone has no intention of taking their car...

If someone has no intention of taking their car on a road course, why would they even think of getting the option package that exists solely to make the car better on a road course? The 1LE package...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 02-25-2017, 01:45 PM
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Posted By DGthe3
Thats not too dissimilar to what happened with...

Thats not too dissimilar to what happened with the original 5th gen Z28. They came up with a great car, but the engine wasn't right for the Z28 name, so they went with ZL1 instead.

And then a few...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 02-25-2017, 11:51 AM
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Posted By DGthe3
10 seconds might be conservative here. ...

10 seconds might be conservative here.

Based on the 5th gen Z/28 & ZL1, the Nurburgring takes almost exactly 4x longer to complete. So if you save 3 seconds at Milford, I would expect that you...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 02-24-2017, 11:17 PM
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Views: 303
Posted By DGthe3
This is one of the reasons the Tweel was...

This is one of the reasons the Tweel was invented:

http://www.michelintweel.com/downloads/ssl-1.JPG


Airless tire & wheel combination.

The spokes flex, like a regular tire would, but it...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 02-24-2017, 07:58 PM
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Views: 994,255
Posted By DGthe3
Thats the spirit!

Thats the spirit!
Forum: Z/28 Discussions 02-24-2017, 07:53 PM
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Views: 26,279
Posted By DGthe3
Its times like these that I take comfort in the...

Its times like these that I take comfort in the insane bizarreness of quantum physics. For example, there is a non-0 chance that in the next instant you will materialize on the other side of the...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 02-24-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 27,431
Posted By DGthe3
Thats the 6.2L DOHC engine thats going into an as...

Thats the 6.2L DOHC engine thats going into an as yet unknown Corvette. It could go into a Camaro at some point in the future, but not for the 2018 model year.
All the press release says is "The...
Forum: Z/28 Discussions 02-24-2017, 07:43 PM
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Views: 26,279
Posted By DGthe3
Or split the 1LE subforum into V6, SS, and ZL1...

Or split the 1LE subforum into V6, SS, and ZL1 sections and move a number of relevant threads from here to there.
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 02-24-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17,216
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Posted By DGthe3
Until 6th gen production ends, a 6th gen Z/28 (or...

Until 6th gen production ends, a 6th gen Z/28 (or Z28) is still possible. And if its possible, there is reason to hope.
Forum: Z/28 Discussions 02-24-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 26,279
Posted By DGthe3
Since a Z/28 is still possible, I say the...

Since a Z/28 is still possible, I say the guessing game can continue.

I might need to edit the original post though, to reflect the fact that we now know what the thing with the wing is.
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 02-24-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 27,431
Posted By DGthe3
Which is why the base LT, V6 LT, V6 LT 1LE, SS,...

Which is why the base LT, V6 LT, V6 LT 1LE, SS, and SS 1LE exist.

Though the base LT is still probably beyond the capabilities of an awfully large percentage of drivers. It wasn't that long ago...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 02-24-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 27,431
Posted By DGthe3
Dealers marking up cars is not the same thing as...

Dealers marking up cars is not the same thing as the manufacturer setting an MSRP. Dealers are dealers, GM is GM. If a dealer wants to sell a car for 10 million, GM can't stop them. Just like GM...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 02-24-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17,216
Views: 994,255
Posted By DGthe3
Take a GT350R, install the engine from the...

Take a GT350R, install the engine from the eventual GT500 & call it a GT500R. Should be pretty similar in capability to a ZL1LE
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 02-24-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 27,431
Posted By DGthe3
Not really. Making your thread 'the' thread...

Not really.

Making your thread 'the' thread about the ZL1LE would mean that the first ~10 posts from this afternoon about the rumour get left in, making for a confusing mess, or deleted for no...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 02-24-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17,216
Views: 994,255
Posted By DGthe3
The fact that they didn't call the ZL1-1LE a Z/28...

The fact that they didn't call the ZL1-1LE a Z/28 when they very easily could have means they are still at least preserving the name.

However, I'm not really sure there is any room left over for...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 02-24-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 27,431
Posted By DGthe3
Interesting. I guess that solves the mystery of...

Interesting. I guess that solves the mystery of the 'thing with a wing'
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 02-24-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6,282
Views: 226,338
Posted By DGthe3
Where the River Flows - Collective Soul

Where the River Flows - Collective Soul
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 02-24-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 358,529
Posted By DGthe3
Yes, small dark grey text over light grey, in an...

Yes, small dark grey text over light grey, in an area that you're not really focusing on. An excellent way to ensure that everybody who sees the ad notices the disclaimer.

Certainly much clearer...
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