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Old 02-04-2012, 04:50 PM   #1
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Why a boss priced z28 may work....

Many people may be getting on the right side of their camaro loans or have their car paid off. For those like myself, the ZL1 is just out of reach when trading in. Camaro fans are starting to look for an upgrade that doesn't exist.

Some turn to modding; others start researching across brands or models.

I think a demand exists for a car that fills the large price gap from 30k-55k.

For people like me with a V6 (who want more juice, not all do!) the choice is easy...a 2013 2ss perhaps. Those of you already have an SS are left looking.

My 2 pennies.
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:37 AM   #2
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Certainly a price chasm exists in Coupe-land from the 2SS @ $36ish to the all-conquering ZL1 @ $55ish. No question in my mind there's ample opportunity for The General to sow some seeds in that fertile soil before the Gen-5 vamooses.

Looks like they're lookin' at a 1LE-type package. Will it be an option on the 1SS and/or 2SS? What will it be named?

IF they're going to save the icarnic name for something ZEE-worthy, it damn well better be ZEE-worthy...
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Certainly a price chasm exists in Coupe-land from the 2SS @ $36ish to the all-conquering ZL1 @ $55ish. No question in my mind there's ample opportunity for The General to sow some seeds in that fertile soil before the Gen-5 vamooses.

Looks like they're lookin' at a 1LE-type package. Will it be an option on the 1SS and/or 2SS? What will it be named?

IF they're going to save the icarnic name for something ZEE-worthy, it damn well better be ZEE-worthy...
I think it appears that they are headed towards a 1LE, whether it is a distinct model or simply an option on the SS. If it has a similar LS3 to the SS, I don't see the point of a distinct model, just make it an SS option.
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:00 PM   #4
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In the future the "Special" name could make it more valuable. Otherwise you are correct it is a "Track" version of the SS.
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:42 PM   #6
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:27 PM   #7
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....only with a LS7......and then we can call it a _-_ _
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....only with a LS7......and then we can call it a _/_ _
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:54 PM   #9
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Yes built it with an LS7. Fresh Air Scoop. And Hood Pins please! Just seems its part of the Z/28 DNA. Gotta have it.

Thank you for producing it. Where can I pick it up?
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Is there room for a 1LE and a Z/28 in the 5th gen line up??? Im not sure there is :(
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Is there room for a 1LE and a Z/28 in the 5th gen line up??? Im not sure there is :(
...good point...Answer- No. LS7 I am inclined to believe is dedicated for the Z06 only. And, the 1LE will probably just be a under-powered <and cheaper> option than the ZL1 using an off the shelf LS3 bumped up slightly in HP with some makeup and ZL1 HD components. The Z will be in late 2015 as a 2016 I am wagering. Real performance wise, the only option I see is buying the ZL1 ..., or wait for the 2016 Z. That's Carnac's read on it..<he told me so>
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Then if the Z28 is gonna be $50K+ forgetta bout it.

We need a value-based performance Camaro. The ZL1 is great. And a good value, however it's too much $$,$$$ for most.
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Then if the Z28 is gonna be $50K+ forgetta bout it.

We need a value-based performance Camaro. The ZL1 is great. And a good value, however it's too much $$,$$$ for most.

I'm with Oldscool on this. 2015 on the new platform. And, my guess is ZL1 will be in the sunset by then (if not sooner) and the price point of the new Z/28 will indeed by in the current ZL1 range. But, the SS will have gone up some by then as well. The ZL1 beast is not a long term proposition. I don't think GM will carry two HP Camaro's into the new CAFE environment.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:02 PM   #14
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$50K+ is too much!

Could a 1LE be built for $40K?
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The 1LE mechanical content should MSRP for about $10Gs, give or take.

The special interior doodads and ghee-gaws adds "something" to a 2SS...and "something + $3,500" to a 1SS...which was the reason in my first poll that TWO starting points were raised. Heated Leather, while you "tour" Road Atlanta or The Streets of Willow, would go unnoticed...

Could a "basic" 1LE be an option on a low-content 1SS? I'd be happy with that...it would essentially match the price point of the Base BOSS @ $42ish. Built as shown (to 2SS specs), it's gonna be $45ish (at least)...above the Base BOSS and nudging the LS, price-wise...which would be fine IF it MATCHES the LS, performance-wise.
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Thanks. A 1LE for around 40, sounds good. I would love spend more for an LS7 Z28 version but I want a 5Gen.
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