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Old 07-30-2008, 11:06 AM   #393
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^I do remember seeing that.

I think we can keep an eye on this thread to both keep the rumors to a minimum and propose what the Z28 might me. I'm sure from the Mods perspective, with all the increased traffic around here, they'd rather have one thread to monitor.

So, with that,

I know there is the blown test mule out there somewhere... But, I'm really interested in a Touring version, like the first gen Z28, without an LSA-like power plant. That would make it a much tougher decision between the ss and the Z28. I don't really need or want all the creature comforts. Of course I'd have to change my cutomization plans... Paint would definitely by out.... Interesting.
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:12 AM   #394
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^I do remember seeing that.

I think we can keep an eye on this thread to both keep the rumors to a minimum and propose what the Z28 might me. I'm sure from the Mods perspective, with all the increased traffic around here, they'd rather have one thread to monitor.

So, with that,

I know there is the blown test mule out there somewhere... But, I'm really interested in a Touring version, like the first gen Z28, without an LSA-like power plant. That would make it a much tougher decision between the ss and the Z28. I don't really need or want all the creature comforts. Of course I'd have to change my cutomization plans... Paint would definitely by out.... Interesting.

ok where's this test mule that had a supercharger on it? post up a vid or pic? I keep hearing about it but the only video i've seen referenced is a video in the mountains that was from two guys in a mustang that was supercharged. and people were swearing up and down that the camaro had the charger, but yea. . .

all I'm saying is convince me there's one out here.
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:16 AM   #395
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It was verified by the guys who whent to the proving grounds in phoenix. They got a chance to talk to some of the drivers/engineers and they said one of the cars they were testing was supercharged. That seems to be the most credible source cited regarding the mysterious blown 5th gen.

I'll look for it and guote it here.
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:17 AM   #396
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It was verified by the guys who whent to the proving grounds in phoenix. They got a chance to talk to some of the drivers/engineers and they said one of the cars they were testing was supercharged. That seems to be the most credible source cited regarding the mysterious blown 5th gen.

I'll look for it and guote it here.
ok cool. I must have missed that some how.
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:40 AM   #397
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wow! awesome! kinda disappointed to hear about the supercharger, but that's just me. i prefer after-market s/c. oh well, good 2 hear about the weight! in a sense, this is a lot more valuable than pics! now the only question is: 3 engines? 4 turbo, 6, 8; 4 turbo, 6, 8 s/c; 6, 8, 8 s/c????? and just cuz they've seen those engines doesn't mean they will all make it to production. just my $.02
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nice to have assurance on the supercharger. that model will sure to be marked up 10k for a year and low production. even if they make it large production I can't see it stickering for under 38k. seems like you didn't get too many answers out of em but I bet it was kick ass just getting to see em up close. If I recall the gt500 dosn't do all that well when it comes to dyno runs and track handling. so says top gear but clarkson is bias against american cars
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diarmadhi, thank you for that very detailed write up!!! You are to be commended, sir!

Punchy, I can't even begin to thank you enough for putting forth this effort and taking these folks out for the tour. I mean really....that was very kind of you.

I could only imagine the great memories that were made today...vette ride doing 360's and drifting?? Dang! But, getting to see 3 black prepros out there!?! Now...why do ya'll think there was one completely covered up..... I'm guessing V6, V8, V8 SC...one for each black prepro. And...someone mentioned supercharger??? huh??? what have I been saying?!?!?! Something that really makes me happy is that Bluetooth... I could use that all the time. Ah....and that's what the thing was on the dash!!! A speaker! Cool deal....sounds like we are going to have some 5.1 surround sound in this bad boy. Did you see a label w/ type of speaker?

Guys, you all are so lucky...living out there and getting to take part in something as cool as this. And, as much as I'd like to see pix, thanks for being honest and respectful to Punchy. Congratulations, guys. And, it really is that much better in person!
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Great info!



This kinda talk leads me to think that we might be seeing a monster engine in the top end V8. CTS-V engine anyone???
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Lucky bast*rds!

one word.. SUPERCHARGER!!

So, something noteworthy....

As I was searching this thread I found many posts referring to the supercharged GT-500 killer.... But, I can't find the quote anywhere. Now, Scott has recently said that they have been working on a Z28, in one of his many "The Z28 isn't dead" posts.

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........We do not want to use the Z28 moniker on a car that does not deserve this hallowed name.

We don't talk about future products -- but what makes you think we haven't been doing work on something?????

I can't say more than that......other than:

"KEEP THE FAITH" --

I can't lie to you guys -- because if I do, I will have zero credibility......and I don't plan on going anywhere anytime soon -- you're stuck with my ugly mug.


My best guess, based on edited posts, is that GM asked for the original quote referring to the supercharged mule be removed shortly after it was posted.

Hopefully this isn't such a corporate secret anymore in light of Scott's quoted post above.

Oh yeah, here's one more relevant post from the proving grounds tour thread.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...2&postcount=19
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yea I know what Fbodfather has said. I just missed the whole supercharger actually confirmed thread.

only reason I'm still faithful about the Z is what fbodfather has said.
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^I do remember seeing that.

I think we can keep an eye on this thread to both keep the rumors to a minimum and propose what the Z28 might me. I'm sure from the Mods perspective, with all the increased traffic around here, they'd rather have one thread to monitor.

So, with that,

I know there is the blown test mule out there somewhere... But, I'm really interested in a Touring version, like the first gen Z28, without an LSA-like power plant. That would make it a much tougher decision between the ss and the Z28. I don't really need or want all the creature comforts. Of course I'd have to change my cutomization plans... Paint would definitely by out.... Interesting.
That exaclty states what I've been thinking but haven't really been able to articulate! I don't really want a stripped down racer, but I want something that is going to cruise nice, and kick the rear end out everytime I think about stepping on the skinny pedal. That was EXACTLY it.

Maybe we were separated at birth, LOL!!!
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Old 07-30-2008, 03:11 PM   #400
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I wish I was wrong! I will donate every one of my Camaro's to charity if I am not telling the truth!!! I know everyone wants proof, but proof gets people fired at GM! I want a 550 HP super charged car more tahan anyone on this forum but the 100% truth is it is dead!!!


i am waiting on an official word from scott.
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we're certainly looking at it -- but right now, the emphasis MUST be on getting the Camaro V6 and SS out -- and having it exceed your expectations....

Once that's done....................
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yea I know what Fbodfather has said. I just missed the whole supercharger actually confirmed thread.

only reason I'm still faithful about the Z is what fbodfather has said.
I'm totally with you. I just threw all that out there cus I thought it was interesting that GM wanted it removed... at least that's what it looks like.
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Maybe we were separated at birth, LOL!!!


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That exaclty states what I've been thinking but haven't really been able to articulate! I don't really want a stripped down racer, but I want something that is going to cruise nice, and kick the rear end out everytime I think about stepping on the skinny pedal. That was EXACTLY it.

Maybe we were separated at birth, LOL!!!
nope...triplets.
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nope...triplets.
Sweet. Good to see another brother in this whole deal
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nope...triplets.

Nice!
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I'm crushed too. I love the Z28. The SS is great for the top dog of other models past, present and future but for the Camaro its the Z28. Send letters, write blogs, email your congressman to BRING ME THE Z
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