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Old 08-09-2012, 06:27 PM   #51
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We figure 2014.

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We just had the 1LE and then the Dusk. Next stop Jan. 2013 Z28.
...for info at the latest, preferably early winter, there should (dare I say will?) be some indication it's in the works with a LS7 in a 1LE based package and on the horizon for MY 14, ...otherwise, ...then... it's not gonna happen and we keep our nose to the grindstone and stay at it....
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...I'm figurin the same....

...for info at the latest, preferably early winter, there should (dare I say will?) be some indication it's in the works with a LS7 in a 1LE based package and on the horizon for MY 14, ...otherwise, ...then... it's not gonna happen and we keep our nose to the grindstone and stay at it....
I doubt they will release info on a Z/28 before announcing it.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:34 AM   #53
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You know what guys? I had almost given up my faith in the Z28 making a 5th gen appearance. However, I got to thinking today about the Mustang, and the fact that 2013 is the last model year for the current 2005-2013 run body style for that nameplate. Then I thought about the 5th gen Camaro, and that 2013 will only be the fourth model year for this body style.

My next thought was wondering if the Mustang redesign will even have a prayer of topping the current run, which has been an extremely popular body style. The same could be said about the 6th gen Camaro having tough shoes to fill in regards to the slick looks of the 5th gen Camaro.

I then thought about the 5th gen Camaro soldiering on for a couple more years against an all new Mustang before we move on to the 6th gen. I wondered how that might affect Camaro sales, and what GM might do to steal blue oval thunder to keep the limelight on the Camaro. Then it hit me like a pile of bricks, the return of the Z28 nameplate could do just that.

That would be the perfect timing, right when Ford launches first model year of a new Mustang, the Chevy team nonchalantly reveals the Z28 Camaro for the 5th gen. That may be why we've had to wait this long, for the right timing. At least we can keep the faith, and hope this is why we've waited.
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:27 AM   #54
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:01 AM   #55
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Hey, it's enough to make me stall my plans for a 1LE purchase by a few months to see what develops. It will give me a few months breathing space after paying off my LS, to go without a car payment for a while, save money, and see what may happen. No sense paying off one Camaro, only to go directly into a note on a second one just yet. I can stall a bit, as a second Camaro is a want, and not a need at this point in time.

I would much rather wait a bit and see what is going to happen. Can you imagine this scenario? "Ford announces new Mustang redesign for 2014" followed by "A Chevrolet icon returns in 2014, the long awaited Z28." Well, I'd almost not even care about the "New Mustang" news at that point, would you?

Ford already blew its current generation load, to put it bluntly, with the 2013 Boss 302 and 2013 Shelby GT500 model series finales. Starting a new line of Mustangs, they will want to hold back a bit to trickle out the best upgrades and models until a year or two down the line. But the 5th gen will be in its final year or two, and Chevy is bound to pull out all the stops with it to combat the introduction of the new Mustang.

Here's hoping the 5th gen will go out with a bang, with announcements of models that will steal the show. AKA the Z28 (and maybe some last model year tweaks to ZL1 too.)
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You know what guys? I had almost given up my faith in the Z28 making a 5th gen appearance. However, I got to thinking today about the Mustang, and the fact that 2013 is the last model year for the current 2005-2013 run body style for that nameplate. Then I thought about the 5th gen Camaro, and that 2013 will only be the fourth model year for this body style.

My next thought was wondering if the Mustang redesign will even have a prayer of topping the current run, which has been an extremely popular body style. The same could be said about the 6th gen Camaro having tough shoes to fill in regards to the slick looks of the 5th gen Camaro.

I then thought about the 5th gen Camaro soldiering on for a couple more years against an all new Mustang before we move on to the 6th gen. I wondered how that might affect Camaro sales, and what GM might do to steal blue oval thunder to keep the limelight on the Camaro. Then it hit me like a pile of bricks, the return of the Z28 nameplate could do just that.

That would be the perfect timing, right when Ford launches first model year of a new Mustang, the Chevy team nonchalantly reveals the Z28 Camaro for the 5th gen. That may be why we've had to wait this long, for the right timing. At least we can keep the faith, and hope this is why we've waited.
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:19 AM   #57
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Hey, it's enough to make me stall my plans for a 1LE purchase by a few months to see what develops. It will give me a few months breathing space after paying off my LS, to go without a car payment for a while, save money, and see what may happen. No sense paying off one Camaro, only to go directly into a note on a second one just yet. I can stall a bit, as a second Camaro is a want, and not a need at this point in time.

I would much rather wait a bit and see what is going to happen. Can you imagine this scenario? "Ford announces new Mustang redesign for 2014" followed by "A Chevrolet icon returns in 2014, the long awaited Z28." Well, I'd almost not even care about the "New Mustang" news at that point, would you?

Ford already blew its current generation load, to put it bluntly, with the 2013 Boss 302 and 2013 Shelby GT500 model series finales. Starting a new line of Mustangs, they will want to hold back a bit to trickle out the best upgrades and models until a year or two down the line. But the 5th gen will be in its final year or two, and Chevy is bound to pull out all the stops with it to combat the introduction of the new Mustang.

Here's hoping the 5th gen will go out with a bang, with announcements of models that will steal the show. AKA the Z28 (and maybe some last model year tweaks to ZL1 too.)

I think there should be something big for the end of the 5th gen Camaro. Not only will it be the end of the 5th but it will be the end of the gen IV engine.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:55 PM   #58
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Speaking of speculation...here's a few twigs for the ol' "what's coming" bonfire...

Potential future engines:

http://news.drive.com.au/drive/motor...809-23wod.html

...and some more, regarding body structures:

http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-te...ng-lesson-gm-0

"Stay tuned"...
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:10 PM   #59
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Speaking of speculation...here's a few twigs for the ol' "what's coming" bonfire...

Potential future engines:

http://news.drive.com.au/drive/motor...809-23wod.html

...and some more, regarding body structures:

http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-te...ng-lesson-gm-0

"Stay tuned"...
Unless I missed something, they are just talking about putting the ZL1 version of the LSA in the HSV.
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:49 PM   #60
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Unless I missed something, they are just talking about putting the ZL1 version of the LSA in the HSV.
The Evelyn Wood Speed Reading course should more highly emphasize comprehension.

“No comment,” is the most the company will say publically about the crucial new model that is expected to bring a new generation engine with significantly more power than the current 6.2-litre V8 [Read: Gen-5 "LT1"].

In another paragraph:

Producing up to 410kW [550 hp] of power – 26 per cent more than the current 325kW [440 hp] performance heroes in the HSV range
- it’s a significant step up and would overtake the rival Falcon GT, which makes 335kW of power from its 5.0-litre supercharged V8.

The LSA, in current form, is a now-short-term engine that will disappear when the Gen-5 SBC comes fully onstream. Do NOT expect an "LSA" in the Gen-6 Camaro come MY '16.
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:57 PM   #61
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The Evelyn Wood Speed Reading course should more highly emphasize comprehension.

“No comment,” is the most the company will say publically about the crucial new model that is expected to bring a new generation engine with significantly more power than the current 6.2-litre V8 [Read: Gen-5 "LT1"].

In another paragraph:

Producing up to 410kW [550 hp] of power – 26 per cent more than the current 325kW [440 hp] performance heroes in the HSV range - it’s a significant step up and would overtake the rival Falcon GT, which makes 335kW of power from its 5.0-litre supercharged V8.

The LSA, in current form, is a short-term engine that will disappear when the Gen-5 SBC comes fully onstream. Do NOT expect an "LSA" in the Gen-6 Camaro come MY '16.
Hmmm. I guess they are talking about two different engines there. They talk about the new gen but they also talk about using the LSA.
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:19 AM   #62
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:02 PM   #64
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I was told by lots of GM people that they know nothing about the Z28, You know what that means wright, 2014 model year i hope to see it at SEMA, LOL
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:52 PM   #66
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I was told by lots of GM people that they know nothing about the Z28, You know what that means wright, 2014 model year i hope to see it at SEMA, LOL
When is SEMA?
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I doubt they will release info on a Z/28 before announcing it.
..true, but as long as I have been following this stuff....only since late '10, my take is usually ahead of time there is enough info that lends some credence that "somethings up", all unofficial of course as you say, where one can make an informed interpretation of what is going to be ahead of time. Pics, posts, spy shots, articles, concepts, in combination with vaguely worded corporate statements etc....
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One only has to look at how the development of the ZL1 spurred Ford to create a monster of a gt500. Lesson learned keep it under wraps...build Z28 behind vaulted doors release when complete...sell lots, make my day!
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..true, but as long as I have been following this stuff....only since late '10, my take is usually ahead of time there is enough info that lends some credence that "somethings up", all unofficial of course as you say, where one can make an informed interpretation of what is going to be ahead of time. Pics, posts, spy shots, articles, concepts, in combination with vaguely worded corporate statements etc....
I'm sure if there is an upcoming Z/28, we will see some spy shots of it being tested.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:30 AM   #72
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Maybe we already have.....LOWDOWN'S avatar.
Maybe there aren't any cooling ducts for the front brakes from the looks of it.

How long ago was that taken? Is that the one with the cut up hood scoop?
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..true, but as long as I have been following this stuff....only since late '10, my take is usually ahead of time there is enough info that lends some credence that "somethings up", all unofficial of course as you say, where one can make an informed interpretation of what is going to be ahead of time. Pics, posts, spy shots, articles, concepts, in combination with vaguely worded corporate statements etc....
This missive from Akerson may 'splain the lack of cohesive info:

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...-act-integrity

There have been issues with leaks leading to "outsourcing"...and, as we all now know, GM does have folks scanning the 'net for just such chatter...

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How long ago was that taken? Is that the one with the cut up hood scoop?
Last summer, during 'Ring testing...forward-facing hood scoop equipped.
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This missive from Akerson may 'splain the lack of cohesive info:

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...-act-integrity

There have been issues with leaks leading to "outsourcing"...and, as we all now know, GM does have folks scanning the 'net for just such chatter...



Last summer, during 'Ring testing...forward-facing hood scoop equipped.
Hmm, at that time the ZL1 should have been pretty much finished right?
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