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Old 02-10-2011, 09:52 AM   #15
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Does the hood have functional air intake or just another fake "mail slot"?

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JCamaro - the hood features functional air extractors...

I had to make sure I hadn't seen the photos from the live event yet to know that they were in fact open vents on the hood. When the forums were back up after the chat, I finally got to see them.
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:30 AM   #16
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none of my questions went through. :(

and yet, Al talked to family friends and they let comments like "Camaro>Mustang" get through... how odd
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Old 02-10-2011, 03:05 PM   #17
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Old 02-10-2011, 03:07 PM   #18
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and yet, Al talked to family friends and they let comments like "Camaro>Mustang" get through... how odd
yeah, I noticed that too.
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Old 02-10-2011, 03:12 PM   #19
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Any chance the z28 would get a high revving 5.5 DI V8 from the c7 vette?
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Old 02-10-2011, 03:40 PM   #20
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Any chance the z28 would get a high revving 5.5 DI V8 from the c7 vette?
i know i am trying to read between the lines (i watched the whole 'chat' live), but i think they might have a 302 planned for the z28. kind of taking it back to its roots, as it were.

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Old 02-10-2011, 04:29 PM   #21
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Anyone notice this little interaction?

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No comment on the Z28 then? The Z28 was brought out to battle the Boss Mustang back in the Trans Am days.

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KentWatkins.. I think it is very interesting to note that history of the Z28 and its comparison to Boss 302...
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Old 02-10-2011, 04:43 PM   #22
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i know i am trying to read between the lines (i watched the whole 'chat' live), but i think they might have a 302 planned for the z28. kind of taking it back to its roots, as it were.

That would be fine with me. I also hope that translates into a more affordable performance package.
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:00 PM   #23
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and yet, Al talked to family friends and they let comments like "Camaro>Mustang" get through... how odd
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yeah, I noticed that too.
Me too. I'm sure they didn't read all of them though.

And to think, they could have answered my tire question.

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Anyone notice this little interaction?
Ya, I noticed it, but I just took it as him backing up his defending the naming of the new ZL1.
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I see some of the usual historical mis-information made it into the chat yesterday:
"[Comment From KentWatkins KentWatkins: ]
No comment on the Z28 then? The Z28 was brought out to battle the Boss Mustang back in the Trans Am days."

When the Z/28 was brought out there was no Boss 302, Ford was still racing the 289cid engine. Then Ford came out with their Tunnel Port 302 Trans Am engine for the '68 Trans Am season and it was a failure. It was then that the Boss 302 was brought out.
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:37 PM   #25
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:21 PM   #26
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If I were to buy it I would do a cam and pulley swap, upgraded to some longtubes, and then get a tune and be done with it as far as performance goes. It wouldn't need much else besides some sticky tires for the track and some window tint for appearance.
My local tuner has gotten over 600rwhp from the CTS-V's he's worked on from those exact mods.
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:42 PM   #27
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This exchange was EXTREMELY revealing:

"[Comment From KentWatkins KentWatkins: ]
No comment on the Z28 then? The Z28 was brought out to battle the Boss Mustang back in the Trans Am days.

John Fitz - Camaro Marketing Mgr:
KentWatkins.. I think it is very interesting to note that history of the Z28 and its comparison to Boss 302... "
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:01 PM   #28
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Looking forward to a real Z28. Meanwhile I will enjoy the SS.
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