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Old 09-13-2012, 11:18 AM   #18
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Shouldn't it fall in between the SS and the V6 like it did in the 4th gen cars?

Perhaps offering the same motor as the SS, but fewer ammenities?
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:21 AM   #19
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I doubt it will appear on a 5th gen. Most likely just replace thee ss model for the 6th. Even the article suggests this.
The article suggests it will replace the SS Camaro when the SS sedan is launched which, I think, is a 2014 model. That would mean there would be a 5th gen Z/28.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:24 AM   #20
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Shouldn't it fall in between the SS and the V6 like it did in the 4th gen cars?

Perhaps offering the same motor as the SS, but fewer ammenities?
That's what the 1SS does.

I think it should have the MRS, a serious weight reduction and maybe a different motor.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:35 AM   #21
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The article suggests it will replace the SS Camaro when the SS sedan is launched which, I think, is a 2014 model. That would mean there would be a 5th gen Z/28.
That would mean it would either

A: just be a rebadged SS and nothing super special

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B: if the SS is dropped and replaced by Z28 but the Z28 is the special car lots of folks here are hoping for, then the Camaro will be missing "regular" V-8 option car to compete with Mustang GT

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C, the article is wrong and the SS wont get replaced, and the Z28 will slide inbetween 1LE and ZL1 like many here want it too
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:44 AM   #22
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Where's it fit in the lineup?? Above or below the ZL1?

I'd think below but the 1LE kinda took that spot so I don't know where the thunder could be personally.

Just curious how the public receives it.....
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As much as it pain's me to say it... I kind of feel the same way. With the 1LE running so strong at the track is there room for another track star?
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I see no room for a Z/28 while the 1LE is being offered. After all, they are basically the same thing. Track cars.

Maybe on the 6th Gen but I don't see it happening on the 5th Gen at all.
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Shouldn't it fall in between the SS and the V6 like it did in the 4th gen cars?

Perhaps offering the same motor as the SS, but fewer ammenities?
Dont say that in the Z28 subforum or they will chase with their pitch forks in an angry mob!!! hahahahaha

But I agree with you guys. I just dont see where in the 5th Gen the Z28 fits in. It has to perform better than the 1LE but not as good as the ZL1 bc IIRC the ZL1 is supposed to be the ultimate Camaro.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:57 AM   #23
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If the Z28 stays true to it's racing roots, it won't have magnetic ride suspension OR a supercharged engine. The 1LE will be a stopgap until the Z28 can be done "properly".

One of the things that sucks about the ZL1 is that since it has magnetic ride suspension, it can't be used in any class of racing.

Z28 needs to have normal racing suspension, less weight, and a naturally aspirated engine that ensures a proper power to weight ratio. Not a gigantic engine shoehorned into an overweight pig either (i.e. 5th gen).
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:57 AM   #24
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That would mean it would either

A: just be a rebadged SS and nothing super special

or

B: if the SS is dropped and replaced by Z28 but the Z28 is the special car lots of folks here are hoping for, then the Camaro will be missing "regular" V-8 option car to compete with Mustang GT

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C, the article is wrong and the SS wont get replaced, and the Z28 will slide inbetween 1LE and ZL1 like many here want it too
I agree. If the Z/28 is built like it should, there would be a huge price gap between the V6 and Z/28.

Im hoping it will be C but I'm thinking the Z/28 may turn out to be similar to the SS is now. That or like the 1LE and make it an add on to the SS.

GM doesn't have the engines available to compete with Ford. Especially now that the Gen V engine is coming out.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:23 PM   #25
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:28 PM   #26
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I wrote it before, get the most expensive Camaro out first "ZL1" wait to the demand starts to ease off and








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Get the diehards waiting for the Z28 what they want.......................



After all , in the past the 1LE was could be optioned as a Z28.................Just sayin
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:32 PM   #27
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On another page at the same blog, they wrote: "Our sources tell us that the Z28 will make a return after the ZL1 makes its way to market. It will be a lighter, faster, and more nimble version of the ZL1 that’s the true Camaro range-topper." - 2/9/11
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IMHO or If I Were Al O. for a day:

If it becomes a "range-topper" price/feature-wise to the ZL1, then they can keep it (too $$$). Lighter/faster/more nimble to me = more expensive to build than ZL1, given the same platform (zeta/alpha), unless they come up with a killer NA mouse motor for it 302-style. Don't start talkin' V6, either, that ain't enough.

The spirit of the Z should remain an SS option, which the 1LE package fits. If they simply swap the 1LE label to Z28 for the 2016 alpha, so be it - as long as it is track-worthy.

Maybe the SS becomes higher range to including the LS7, and the Z28 gets a worked higher-horse version of the LS3... Then I'd buy it.

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Or, pretty much what he said :
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If the Z28 stays true to it's racing roots, it won't have magnetic ride suspension OR a supercharged engine. The 1LE will be a stopgap until the Z28 can be done "properly".

One of the things that sucks about the ZL1 is that since it has magnetic ride suspension, it can't be used in any class of racing.

Z28 needs to have normal racing suspension, less weight, and a naturally aspirated engine that ensures a proper power to weight ratio. Not a gigantic engine shoehorned into an overweight pig either (i.e. 5th gen).
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:33 PM   #28
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That would mean it would either

A: just be a rebadged SS and nothing super special

or

B: if the SS is dropped and replaced by Z28 but the Z28 is the special car lots of folks here are hoping for, then the Camaro will be missing "regular" V-8 option car to compete with Mustang GT
or

C, the article is wrong and the SS wont get replaced, and the Z28 will slide inbetween 1LE and ZL1 like many here want it too


I don't see the SS getting replaced.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:41 PM   #29
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I don't see the SS getting replaced.
Me either. That would be more confusing than putting the SS above the Z28 like they did with the fourth gen. If the Z28 significantly outperformed the SS and they just decided to offer it at an SS price range as a replacement, I wouldn't have a problem with it.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:48 PM   #30
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I don't see the SS getting replaced.
I don't see it either, just making a statement based off of what was said in the linked article
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:51 PM   #31
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it could be above the SS and below the ZL1
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:52 PM   #32
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it could be above the SS and below the ZL1
isn't that where the 1LE is?
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:54 PM   #33
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Camaro: ZL1<Z28???

Now excuse me while the Camaro vets rip this idea to pieces lol
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:07 PM   #34
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Anybody with a trademark or copyright has to renew now and then. That would have to be done regardless of production date of the Z28, if ever.

The 1LE was never a year-after-year production car so a Z28 can be shoehorned in without much problem. For that matter, probably sales will dictate, but the ZL1 may be for a short few years...
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