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Old 09-14-2011, 07:18 PM   #1023
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...competent enhanced FE4...and that-there EL ESS SEBEN en-gine, 'n some HD tidbits to whoa/corner with...
I remember a wise statement from some time ago...

Paraphrase: "It's easier to take parts off a car, than it is to add them"

So to take the already precisely-engineered, track-ready ZL1...drop the LSA, drop the interior appointments/options. Transfer the MR to an option...and spend some R&D to substitute an LS7....

That leaves a bullet-proof powertrain, track-focused accessories (like brake and powertrain cooling), aero, tires, and an all-business character...

It seems easy enough when we type it out here....over and over and over again.

Now...will they do it?
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:32 PM   #1024
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I remember a wise statement from some time ago...

Paraphrase: "It's easier to take parts off a car, than it is to add them"

So to take the already precisely-engineered, track-ready ZL1...drop the LSA, drop the interior appointments/options. Transfer the MR to an option...and spend some R&D to substitute an LS7....

That leaves a bullet-proof powertrain, track-focused accessories (like brake and powertrain cooling), aero, tires, and an all-business character...

It seems easy enough when we type it out here....over and over and over again.

Now...will they do it?
I hope they will do it! You did the large version of my avatar pic four or five years ago with Z/28 emblems on it and I'm STILL waiting for one. And no, the eventual ZL1 (while awesome in it's own right) did not fit the bill for what I think a Z/28 should be.
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:37 PM   #1025
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:38 PM   #1026
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I hope they will do it! You did the large version of my avatar pic four or five years ago with Z/28 emblems on it and I'm STILL waiting for one. And no, the eventual ZL1 (while awesome in it's own right) did not fit the bill for what I think a Z/28 should be.
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I remember that!

Apparently someone(s) at GM agreed with you. There's still a small part of me that wishes the ZL1 was called the Z28...and that same small part only wants that, I think, because of the father's '79 Z....
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Wow, how serene it is here amongst the Z28 threads. Been in the ZL1 threads, a lot of bickering that it's not a true track car. Why vent when they are welcome to join our cause?

I believe more people want a true "Z28" than many think. Hey GM are you still listening?
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:51 PM   #1028
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Wow, how serene it is here amongst the Z28 threads. Been in the ZL1 threads, a lot of bickering that it's not a true track car. Why vent when they are welcome to join our cause?

I believe more people want a true "Z28" than many think. Hey GM are you still listening?
Many people are hung up on 'spotlighted' details like forged pistons...And ignore the plethora of coolers and real-world endurance testing it's undergone...Fortunately, these people are due to have their socks blown off.


Here's to hoping everybody's wishes come true. And those with unreasonable wishes go somewhere else.
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:53 PM   #1029
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I remember that!

Apparently someone(s) at GM agreed with you. There's still a small part of me that wishes the ZL1 was called the Z28...and that same small part only wants that, I think, because of the father's '79 Z....
Here's that large version that you so graciously did for me back then (I think this one was slightly reduced to meet site requirements, or not!):

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Old 09-14-2011, 07:54 PM   #1030
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Wow, how serene it is here amongst the Z28 threads. Been in the ZL1 threads, a lot of bickering that it's not a true track car. Why vent when they are welcome to join our cause?

I believe more people want a true "Z28" than many think. Hey GM are you still listening?
Just wait until GM announces specs on the Z28 (assuming that they will ever do such a thing of course). Then we'll see all the bickering migrate here. People complaining that its a TTV6, or an upgraded LS3, or an LS7, or an LS9 while others defend GMs choice. People complaining that it doesn't weigh less than 3400 lbs, or 3500 lbs, or 3600 lbs, or 3700 lbs, or 3800 lbs while others defend GMs choice. People complaining that it doesn't have MRC, or that it does, and others defending GMs choice. People complaining about how it looks, and others ... yes, you guessed it, defending GMs choice.

Honestly, as annoying as it can be at times ... it is what we did on this site before anyone had their 5th gens. Its kinda nice to be reminded of the old days.
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:54 PM   #1031
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Here's that large version that you so graciously did for me back then (I think this one was slightly reduced to meet site requirements, or not!):

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Wowww....that was one of my WAY early ones.
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Wowww....that was one of my WAY early ones.
I think it was those photoshops that led me to this site in the first place
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Wow, how serene it is here amongst the Z28 threads. Been in the ZL1 threads, a lot of bickering that it's not a true track car. Why vent when they are welcome to join our cause?

I believe more people want a true "Z28" than many think. Hey GM are you still listening?
We even have time here to post pics that are not directly related to the thread, now that's serene!
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:58 PM   #1034
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Many people are hung up on 'spotlighted' details like forged pistons...And ignore the plethora of coolers and real-world endurance testing it's undergone...Fortunately, these people are due to have their socks blown off.


Here's to hoping everybody's wishes come true. And those with unreasonable wishes go somewhere else.
Most of those kinda people complain because they aren't happy if they aren't complaining about something......

The other half use it to "justify" why they won't buy one........ not to mention they would NEVER be able to afford one.....

I am getting a sick feeling it will be priced out of my range They said it would be competitive, but they are sending it out with what is comparable to a GT500 track package... that is good, but bad for pricing I think for me
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Most of those kinda people complain because they aren't happy if they aren't complaining about something......

The other half use it to "justify" why they won't buy one........ not to mention they would NEVER be able to afford one.....

I am getting a sick feeling it will be priced out of my range They said it would be competitive, but they had sending it out with what is comparable to a GT500 track package... that is good, but bad for pricing I think for me
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