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Old 02-11-2011, 03:31 PM   #18
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:39 PM   #19
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Interesting. I personally feel without the extensive use of carbon fiber, ala the z06/zr1 the z28 is best suited to wait until the lighter weight Alpha platform comes out. Then use the same di motor that is in the 'Vette at that time ( happy dg? ). Give it some model specific handling improvements, offer a standard street version and a track version (with the requisite delete options).
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Old 02-11-2011, 04:39 PM   #20
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I would like to see the LS7 motor in the Z28 with a LSX block, LSXDR heads, and, a aggressive cam. That way you could spray the motor, or add turbos if you wanted because the block & heads would hold the power, combined with a Super light weight body. Keep the weight at 2900 to 3100 LBs. Come on Chevy lets produce a really mean!!!!! all out pony killer once and for all.
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Old 02-11-2011, 04:45 PM   #21
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I would like to see the LS7 motor in the Z28 with a LSX block, LSXDR heads, and, a aggressive cam. That way you could spray the motor, or add turbos if you wanted because the block & heads would hold the power, combined with a Super light weight body. Keep the weight at 2900 to 3100 LBs. Come on Chevy lets produce a really mean!!!!! all out pony killer once and for all.
As cool as that sounds - that ain't happening - at least not through a regular production CAMARO.
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Old 02-11-2011, 04:49 PM   #22
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I would like to see the LS7 motor in the Z28 with a LSX block, LSXDR heads, and, a aggressive cam. That way you could spray the motor, or add turbos if you wanted because the block & heads would hold the power, combined with a Super light weight body. Keep the weight at 2900 to 3100 LBs. Come on Chevy lets produce a really mean!!!!! all out pony killer once and for all.
I don't know what dream world you're living in, but you're never going to see a 2900-3100 lb Z/28 in the next 10 years, even on the "lighter" Alpha platform. I would think we may see 3,400-3,500 on Alpha plus or minus a few pounds, but I don't think we'll see anything very far from that range if we still want an affordable Z/28.
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Old 02-11-2011, 04:53 PM   #23
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I can dream cant I. Come on guys. I have a LS7 in my 32 truck now thats light weight, and its bad ass. Offer a Stripped down Z!!!! and make it a special order race version.
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Old 02-11-2011, 05:00 PM   #24
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I don't know what dream world you're living in, but you're never going to see a 2900-3100 lb Z/28 in the next 10 years, even on the "lighter" Alpha platform. I would think we may see 3,400-3,500 on Alpha plus or minus a few pounds, but I don't think we'll see anything very far from that range if we still want an affordable Z/28.
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Old 02-11-2011, 05:06 PM   #25
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Any info on how much lighter the alfa platform is fi g to be? Hopefully 3500 any more and this will be the last camaro I'll e v er buy.
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:44 PM   #26
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I can dream cant I. Come on guys. I have a LS7 in my 32 truck now thats light weight, and its bad ass. Offer a Stripped down Z!!!! and make it a special order race version.
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:25 PM   #27
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Thinking like a GM higher up....

SS=Base Vette
Z28=Z06
ZL1=ZR1

So i'm going with the same idea as pretty much everyone else.

However, I'm pretty sure it's been said several times that the LS7 is near the end of it's life.

Everything is there to build a proper Z28....

...Except the engine.

Do they use a retuned LS3??
A new Gen 5 DI V8 sounds like the ticket to me, but who knows...
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:56 PM   #28
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They started a Z28 thread today on the SS/V6 board based on info from jalopnik.
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Old 02-12-2011, 04:37 AM   #29
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The zl1 is going to stay top dawg

if z28 was to be built i would hope it was a ss drivetrain with special interior trim and "road coarse handling) different wheels ect.
GM is NOT going to make the z28 come close to the zl1 so forget about the s/c
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:39 AM   #30
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:42 AM   #31
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Here is and old one from last year.
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:08 PM   #32
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The Z28 should be nothing more then a modified/beefed up SS Camaro, not a stripped down version of a ZL1. Ford's Boss 302 is just that, a beefed up version of 5.0 Stang GT. GT500 was not touched, so Chevy do the same. Leave your high powered Camaro alone for this creation, take a page out of Fords book on this one and start with what you already have as your base v8 model.

Of course, you can throw some features that the ZL1 has but dont get to crazy on it. You'll probably piss off the ZL1 owners lol

I agree with most of you on the performance of the Z28 but idk about an Ls7 in it. That alone drives up the price, just beef up the Ls3. Its a great engine, the weight of the car is what really holds it back. Lighter the car, the better it will respond with that ls3. I mean, have you seen stock ls3 vette's run? Things are fast as hell with an Ls3, cant even imagine the z06's and there ls7's......yet to see a z06 run lol
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I just don't see it happening. I mentioned this in another thread, but the ZL1 isn't even supposed to drop until early 2012 and the sixth generation is said to start in 2015. That leaves almost no time for R&D on a new model.
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who's to say that they havent already been spending time for R&D on a Z28?
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My Z28 recipe:

All the ZL1 content except:

Slightly modded LS3 instead of LSA. New cam and valvetrain parts to get a couple hundred more RPM and 450ish hp. Better exhaust manifolds.

No MR suspension. Lowered slightly from the SS, but with manually adjustable clicker shocks. Slighter firmer - bushings, springs, sways from the SS.

Use the ZL1 front fascia but tweeked to be Z28 specific. Maybe all body color, heritage grille, different color mohawk hood insert.

Then you would have quite the track capable performance car without the LSA cost and weight, without the MR cost... and get the good drivetrain stuff, 3.73s, better clutch, cooling, forged wheels, brakes...

If you push the SS today, the drivetrain is full of weak links, handling is pushy, gearing is too tall for 20's..... this would take care of all that, and be relatively blue collar affordable.
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