Originally Posted by Doc
Yeah but you're talking about a car priced in the $40k's, not $60k+ which is where I expect the Z/28 to be. No doubt there'll be a few rich guys who'll buy a Z and take it to the dragstrip so they can be the center of attention which is what they bought it for to begin with.
Do you see a lot of expensive BMW's and Porsches at the drags? Once a certain price point is reached it becomes a much more purposeful purchase; especially with a car that's been weight-reduced from the factory for the track.
Chevy has a Camaro for the serious drag racer; it's the COPO. For the guy who wants power and comfort on the street, it's the ZL1. For the serious road course racer it's going to be the Z/28. It's going to be REAL interesting to see what the 6th gen cars are like considering the big 15% weight reduction mandate now in place for the next generation of cars.
Blah, blah, blah. We all know what each trim level of the Gen5 Camaro brings to the table. Saying it over and over is not going to change that fact that there will be Z/28 buyers who will take their cars to a dragstrip. In fact, it might be the only type of track it ever sees. Do I see a LOT of expensive BMW's and Porsches at the dragstrip often, no, but I do see them from time to time. There is a local guy here who I see there 5or six times a year in his GT3, so it does happen. Not to mention the plethora of Nissan GTR's there every week. Those cars were not engineered for the dragstrip either and are pretty damn expensive, too.