Originally Posted by 2cnd chance
It was not a replacement for the Z28. GM saw what they had created was NOT a Z28. It was/is a ZL1. In Gen1 they had 3 SS's 4 if you include the 427 SS. There IS room for a Z28 & a ZL1 as they are different Camaros as designed. The Z28 has never in its history competed against the GT500. The ZL1 has been brought back to do just that, cause the GT500 ain't goin' away.
,,,no, semantics....it initially was supossed to be the Z/28, that is common knowledge. It turned into the ZL1.....with much forward oversight to create something bigger and better than ever before to continue the project. The project started, stopped, was resurrected, and took on a whole new heigth and meaning than what was initially intended from it's beginning due to the time delay, determination to complete the product, new engineering and development, and vision to dare to do it..