The Z doesnt have to cost 50k. It depends on the approach. Twin turbo the V6 DI, use it in other platforms to get economies of scale....then you would have a hi performing 450+ racer similar to the original Z's. It could be done for under 40k and I would buy one tomorrow. The SS remains the higher displacement, more luxurious model. Just as they were in the 1st gen cars.
2012 ZL1 #213 M6 Black on Black
2013 ZL1 #2638 Convertible Auto
2010 Chevrolet Suburban
2011 GMC Seirra HD Denali