Originally Posted by SQUALO
Overall, I think GM missed the mark on the design of this car (Z/28), even with the intention of making it primarily a track car. Most previous Z's were street worthy cars (i.e. with daily immenities INCLUDED). Deleting things to make a car lighter, just doesn't sell cars. People want all the necessitites & comforts for everyday driving, along with the performance for the track, if you choose to do that (job well done on the current ZL1).
GM should not dictate how WE will drive this car, that's the owners choice, afterall, we're the ones putting out the BIG BUCKS!
Remember who your customers are, we're everyday people, NOT race car drivers!
To hear the Z is going to cost more than the ZL1 makes ABSOLUTELY no sense at all. I would soon buy the ZL1, before even considering the Z/28; after this debut, I would soon consider upgrading to a pre 2014 ZL1.
In conclusion, I hope that GM really steps back and considers these public reviews, takes them seriously, and makes better choices for the 6th Gen Camaro. If they screw up the 6th Gen design, we can kiss the Camaro name good-bye...this time FOREVER!
In my opinion, GM absolutely nailed this Z/28. The original Z/28 was built for track racing and track racing only. In order for it to race, they had to sell them to the public. Just because GM started adding more and more amenities to the Z/28 doesn't mean they belong in it.
The Z/28 is a pure car. It isn't for everyone. It's for a very limited group. The ZL1 is for a lot more owners. It is the high performance Camaro that has all the comfort goodies.
If you had read the original discussions in the Z/28 forum before the reveal, this car is everything we had talked about and more. It met our wants and desires. If you never made it into those forums and discussions, then this Z/28 probably isn't for you. If you thing GM made a mistake, this Z/28 isn't for you and that's OK because this car is very extreme and that's how I wanted it.
Now, if I could just afford it, that would be even better.