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Old 11-28-2011, 07:26 PM   #26
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Look at it on the bright side, if the Z28 doesn't return you can always buy a good ol' one from 1967-2002.
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:37 AM   #27
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I'm sure it will be lighter, just not substantially lighter -hence no miracles. Drop 100 lbs? Sure. 200? Maybe. 300 lbs? Bit of a stretch. 400? Doubtful. 500? Not happening.

Colours ... I think there should be a more choices, but I don't think its lacking very much either. There are 8 available right now and we know that there is another red on the way soon. That gives a white, a black, a silver, a grey, two reds, an orange, a yellow, and a blue. About the only colours missing are green, purple, and brown.
I don't see brown making a comeback.However, purple would go the route of ABM if ever offered again. But come on GREEN...we need a real racing green not a green!
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:41 AM   #28
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Look at it on the bright side, if the Z28 doesn't return you can always buy a good ol' one from 1967-2002.
True...I'm feelin' the route of the pontiac trans am for the z28...The pontiac 2002s are pretty much collectors' cars now. There are some great deals on 02s right now camaro and trans am/firebird, but its hard to not desire a new generation.
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:27 AM   #29
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Lowdown, I agree with your approach to building the Z/28 on existing components. Maybe they code this project "Frankenstein". It sure in hell should make Mustang owners scared !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:42 AM   #30
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I would also love to see an LS7 make it's way into a 5th gen. Looking forward it seems like engines are going with smaller displacement for efficiency / weight purposes and thats all well and good. But before we get there lets go crazy and throw an LS7 in a Camaro... put on some old school 427 badges... and sure call it a Z/28.
We're in another golden age of performance cars so lets enjoy it.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:17 AM   #31
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Unscientific, but "data" nonetheless, here's the results of TWO surveys from this Site:

1) This one from the Z/28 Section- http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=155381

2) This one from the ZL1 Section!- http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=181043

I found it "interesting" that the ZL1 Section poll had a MINORITY of folks voting for the ZL1... Can you spell p-e-n-t-u-p d-e-m-a-n-d?

There are NO Camaro Coupes with "serious sporting intent" that carry a Base MSRP in the $40s...while there are THREE Mustangs...selling, combined, in excess of 10,000 units, a number the ZL1 will not come close to.

Conclusion? $40-up, the Mustang will be the sales champ in 4-seat Performance Coupes.

Or...is "something" afoot?

There is certainly an opportunity for Camaro to have TWO worthy candidates...quickly...no pun intended...
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:41 PM   #32
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I think Chevrolet should build 3- different versions of a Z28

1. Make one that has track capabilities but is more affordable to the average Joe.
2. Make a middle of the road priced one around the $44,000 price point.
3. Make the Ultimate Z28 with more power than the new GT500 around 800hp or so.
I like the first two ideas, but as someone with a bit of a marketing background, I can tell you that #3 would just be a no-go. that is what the ZL1 is for. The ZL1 is the ultimate in power from the Camaro. And it was already designed with track and road course in mind.

The Z28 will probably fit nicely between the SS and ZL1 in terms of power, outperforming the Boss302, but also have a lighter chassis with improved rigidity and handling.
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