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Old 06-10-2011, 10:06 PM   #1
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Z28 Appearance Preferences

Well my friends, while we are still in the days of speculation and anticipation over the possibility of a Z28, there have been many great discussions and friendly debates over our performance preferences for this potential Camaro model.

I wanted to add a topic that we could discuss that wouldn't overlap too much with those informed threads. This one will be solely about appearance preferences. I don't think the subject has been touched on to any great length yet, often being overshadowed by potential performance set-ups.

So my question is this: What would your ideal Z28 5th gen look like from a purely aesthetic stylistic perspective?

Would you want things like heritage grill with the Z28 emblem offset to the lower right hand corner? What about a spoiler unique to the Z28 similar to the aftermarket one that invokes a 2nd gen look to the rear end? Perhaps you'd be interested in a different front facia or hood? I'm interested in hearing what you all come up with on this topic.
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:15 PM   #2
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I like the Leno front and hood, but prefer a more aggressive 1 piece rear spoiler (RKSport?). For the grill I'd like to see something not so angled back at the ends. More flattened out like the rs front grills in the 67' - 69' models (see pic to left)
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I like the Leno front and hood, but prefer a more aggressive 1 piece rear spoiler (RKSport?). For the grill I'd like to see something not so angled back at the ends. More flattened out like the rs front grills in the 67' - 69' models (see pic to left)


And leave the bowtie off.
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:31 PM   #4
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Amen.
Z28 on the right side of grill, Z28 on the fender (below Camaro?), Z28 to replace rear bowtie in center, & 427 on the cowl hood.
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I think the ZL1 should have looked like the Leno concept and the Z28 should look like the new ZL1. I think the classiness of the Leno car fits the ZL1 and the racy styling of the ZL1 should have been on the Z28.
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Old 06-11-2011, 04:35 AM   #6
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So my question is this: What would your ideal Z28 5th gen look like from a purely aesthetic stylistic perspective?
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Functional gills seems very cool, I wonder what they could do to keep that from becoming a chip heavy area for the paint though. I would like to see a 2nd gen inspired spoiler exclusive to the Z28, heritage grill with Z28 logo offset to the right and no bowtie on the front. I am also thinking a hood with a vent, functional or not, with no mail slot on whatever facia they choose to use. That way it is differentiated from the SS. What other ideas do you all have?
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:05 PM   #8
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I'll be happy if there's a white with orange stripe option.
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Bumblebee 2, please
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With this many models I think the Z28 should be more unique and needs something big to set it apart. A completely different nose? T-Tops? Covered headlights or 4 square headlights? I like the flat / straight grill mentioned above (no bow tie), and certainly unique spoilers and hoods are great ideas. I like the Z28 logo on the rocker panel right behind the front wheels, possibly with small stripe(s) along the rocker.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:30 AM   #11
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the bumblebee from TF2 was frickin AWESOME, i absolutely LOVE that hood, i think it should look similar to that.
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This is my concept of the Z28, I tried to add in all the favorite pieces and trimmed some of the fat.

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I like where you're headed with that, Pill, but I'd really hate to see the ride height lowered that much plus a lower chin as your concept shows. My LS rides low enough to the road as it is. You have to be extra aware of curb heights and driveway bumps and such as it is. I've parked within inches of messing up my facia a few times, and I actually backed far enough into a parking space once that I have a slight scratch on one of my rear mufflers.

I understand that a Z28 might have a slightly lower suspension height, but I'd hate to add anything that made it even more tricky to maneuver around uneven surfaces.

I'd really like the heritage grill to be standard on the Z28. I like the stock grill well enough on my LS, but I would prefer something else to be the norm for the Z28.
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I like where you're headed with that, Pill, but I'd really hate to see the ride height lowered that much plus a lower chin as your concept shows. My LS rides low enough to the road as it is. You have to be extra aware of curb heights and driveway bumps and such as it is. I've parked within inches of messing up my facia a few times, and I actually backed far enough into a parking space once that I have a slight scratch on one of my rear mufflers.

I understand that a Z28 might have a slightly lower suspension height, but I'd hate to add anything that made it even more tricky to maneuver around uneven surfaces.

I'd really like the heritage grill to be standard on the Z28. I like the stock grill well enough on my LS, but I would prefer something else to be the norm for the Z28.
I know the ride height is really low but I was going for pure bred racing function before anything else but I know exactly what you mean. The grill was designed for maximum airflow and the Leno heat extractors to relieve hood lift, I went with racing function there too... I got the front splitter idea from previous Z28's..








I think my concept fits right in there with these other Z28's.... don't you?
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I see the Zee as being a disciple of "minimalism"...less is MORE.

*ZL1 splitter/spoiler (aero-correct), with perhaps (since the Zee is a "heritage"-based Model) the Heritage Grille as an identifier.

*ZL1-type forged wheels/rubber for gription and lighter weight

*Perhaps a lighter, heat-dissipating/vented hood

*A few badges, grille/rear/fenders

I don't think the price-point will afford the rear brake ducts that could replace the "vents", although GM PP would be remiss if they didn't offer 'em as a GM Accessory.

Call it a day...

NO GRX etc...nothing without merit and value that might otherwise add unnecessary weight.
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Z28 Preferences

I'd like to see some sort of functional hood scoop (low profile, no mail slot) similar to Bee in TF2 or the clay model from the GM design office that leak out long ago. I'm not much of a fan of the hood/front end on the ZL1. I'm also wishing for the SSX wheels (with red lines) and stance, ZR1 vette (or SLP ZL1) front splitter, ZR1 side skirts (maybe), quad exhausts with a clean and finished rear diffuser similar to Fessler's diffuser, one piece rear spoiler similar to Revolution styling or MPD1, front grill needs to be a standout, new piece, that integrates well and seemlessly into the front end. I'd also like to see some different factory paint options such as painted strips or maybe even a black top/side mirrors combo with color choices for the rest of the car.
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Z/28 should have an all new grille, similiar to the Sniper grille. Something new and refreshing for the consumers. I'd get rid of the circular drl's and go with the box design like the other Z/28's have had as well...
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I see what you're saying with the splitter there Pill. It makes sense, but what about a facia with a higher chin, and the splitter being the black plastic piece underneath it? I think that could work too if done correctly. I dunno, I'm just stoked about the possibility of a Z28 overall. Performance only, no frills, the whole market target for such a car describes me and what I want from a Camaro.

I truly believe the Z28 could end up being the most fun Camaro to mod. I think that really appeals to me as well. Just think of all the appearance mods alone that one could add to such a car that would make sense, over adding those things to one of the other models.
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the bumblebee from TF2 was frickin AWESOME, i absolutely LOVE that hood, i think it should look similar to that.
If you notice the front bumper from TF2 is on the ZL1...I think there is an excellent chance the front bumper & hood from TF3 (which are ghostly similar to the Jay Leno) to make their way to the Z/28. And look at those intakes on the rear fenders!!! I really do hope that it is the Z/28 hidden in plain sight.
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I agree...a Z28 should be minimal, with few amenities unless added on a-la-carte. As far as the big bowtie, I SERIOUSLY doubt that GM/Chevrolet would let the cars out the door without one. They want everyone to know it's a Chevrolet. Like it would need an introduction, but that's JMO.

I think we will see something like this near-term.
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I've seen that available in the aftermarket.

Really, since there's already a ZL1, I don't see the point of a Z28 unless it's a supercharged or turbo'd V6.
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I've seen that available in the aftermarket.

Really, since there's already a ZL1, I don't see the point of a Z28 unless it's a supercharged or turbo'd V6.
I don't see a point of a camaro with out a z28 and a v6 z28 is an abomination to the z28 lineage.
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I've seen that available in the aftermarket.

Really, since there's already a ZL1, I don't see the point of a Z28 unless it's a supercharged or turbo'd V6.


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