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Old 09-25-2009, 02:09 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by meanmike View Post
This has probably already been said in other thread's but why would GM make a Camaro that would compete against the Corvette in price and power output. I dont see them making too many changes to the current Camaro.

Good read though.
IMHO, not sure a Z28 ever has or ever will compete with the Vette, it is a different market segment. Same reason the CTS-V doesn't compete with the Corvette with same HP +/- and price point. Consider the weight & handling differences of all three cars, HP is great but it isn't the final word. The price of said "Z28" will most likely compete with its Mustang rival the Shelby GT500 bringing it in just under or around the Vette Coupe. When you look at what is available off the shelf for GM, the LSA is the most logical choice. The LSA can be had retail for $14,295.95 here http://paceperformance.com/index.asp...&ProdID=249801 The LS3 can be had for around $8,500.00 herehttps://store.gmperformanceparts.com...!--19211709--> At the end of the day this engine upgrade is going to increase the cost on the Camaro at the retail level about $8,000 - 10,000.

Here in Canada a fully dressed 2SS/RS runs around $48,500.00 (before taxes), so if the Z28 comes in around $60,000 it will be in the same ball park price wise as the GT500. The Vette coupe starts at around 80K and Z06 ....103K.
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