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Old 05-18-2013, 10:10 PM   #125
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Originally Posted by Col. Brain View Post
I would think GM would say this to be a major no-no. I mean lets think here - if just tires made the ZL1=Z/28 the Z/28 becomes a flop to everyone else who doesn't care about the Z/28 badge.

ZL1 would have more HP, the supercharged engine, magnetic ride, a stereo, and on down the list for LESS!!!

Bench racing at its finest no doubt but i think this comparison happens well after the Z/28s have been built and sold.

But to flip this around. The Z07 was right on the heels of the ZR1 with basically a new spoiler, brakes, and tires. (a 7k package at that - what a bargain).

Right now I think the Z/28 has to be a 60k car. Any more than that and i think it becomes a tough sell against the ZL1.
BINGO. Please let that light turn on in the heads of the lemming Z28 fans.

Yes, gm will say, no no, because their marketing of a faster car hinges on this comparison. Sad really, because as track platform the z28 looks to be the ideal pony track car.

Its only bench racing until some magazine puts the same tires on both and puts randy pobst in the driver seats. Then z28 is still a better track car Platform for a hobbyist or race team, but it will look very poorly on GMs 3 second claim.
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