Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
ModBargains
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics

Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics Discussions related to the 5th gen Camaro Z/28 model

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-24-2012, 12:41 PM   #1
macalot
 
Drives: 69 Z28 since '73
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Pittsburgh Area, Pa
Posts: 167
Just maybe....

Maybe we will get our beloved Z/28 this coming year.

"The General Motors brand said it intends to introduce 13 new or "significantly changed" products in the coming year - "13 in '13," according to Chevrolet communications director Michael Albano "

From an Oct 11 article here:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...8LBG4L20121011
macalot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2012, 02:28 PM   #2
LOWDOWN
Downright Upright
 
LOWDOWN's Avatar
 
Drives: Daily
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Cruisin'...
Posts: 4,110
"Stay tuned"...
__________________
LOWDOWN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2012, 02:38 PM   #3
CHMSC
ROAD COURSE JUNKIE
 
CHMSC's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 SS/RS LS3
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: So Cal
Posts: 12,609
__________________
CHMSC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 09:25 PM   #4
OldScoolCamaro


 
Drives: Camaro's, always have, always will.
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Home of the brave
Posts: 4,859
...I'm thinking if we get it in '14 it's gonna be a limited edition send off, low numbers special production followed by a regular production model after with the new style change. It's not gonna hurt them to do that, they have current stuff available and coming out shortly thereafter to bring together if they want.
__________________
In Scott We Trust...all others must show proof.
OldScoolCamaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2012, 11:41 AM   #5
htron50


 
htron50's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 ZL1
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: SC
Posts: 2,462
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldScoolCamaro View Post
...I'm thinking if we get it in '14 it's gonna be a limited edition send off, low numbers special production followed by a regular production model after with the new style change. It's not gonna hurt them to do that, they have current stuff available and coming out shortly thereafter to bring together if they want.
^^^^ Yes!

Possibly a run of 100 brutes to simply be able to say "Z/28 Lives"... and stay tuned for Gen 6. But, IF made, will be very rare streetable, but not street friendly (roll bar, LS7ish, no back seat etc). Yes... much like original COPO. But all 100 or so GONE B4 you open the email or forum discussion. So, probably look for the Gen 6 street version. ZL1 may live on. May not.

With all these current versions we are getting, a Gen 5 version will likely be meant for the hard core connected and you won't really ever see one on the street. Gen 6, sure, but whole new item.
__________________
2012 CAMARO-ZL1
Sincere Thanks to City Chevrolet, Charlotte, NC http://www.citychevrolet.com/blog/ca...et-camaro-zl1/
htron50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2012, 12:34 PM   #6
macalot
 
Drives: 69 Z28 since '73
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Pittsburgh Area, Pa
Posts: 167
Quote:
Yes... much like original COPO
Hmmm, that brings up a thought.... It seems logical that while developing the current COPO race camaro that GM would have tested Z/28 parts along the way. Combine this with the known Z/28 parts on the ZL1......
Which makes a 5th Gen Z/28 alittle bit closer to reality, possibly, maybe, wishing
macalot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2012, 08:25 PM   #7
OldScoolCamaro


 
Drives: Camaro's, always have, always will.
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Home of the brave
Posts: 4,859
....I think COPO is a museum piece. My take from the tea leaves I have seen is that it will be a limited production high HP send off. Hard to get, except for those in the inner circle.
__________________
In Scott We Trust...all others must show proof.
OldScoolCamaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 07:28 PM   #8
2000Firehawk
 
Drives: 2000Firehawk
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Sun City
Posts: 17
Originally Posted by Bigg_Gunz
Is the LS9 going to make into any other production car besides the ZR1 Corvette? (Yes and that car will be very rare less then 1500 will be produced)

from Ls1tech forum today
2000Firehawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 07:58 PM   #9
OldScoolCamaro


 
Drives: Camaro's, always have, always will.
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Home of the brave
Posts: 4,859
...not feeling it, it will be something, something special, but not "that" name....just my feelings....
__________________
In Scott We Trust...all others must show proof.
OldScoolCamaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 08:01 PM   #10
Bhobbs


 
Bhobbs's Avatar
 
Drives: 1998 Camaro Z28, 1970 Chevelle
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Chino, CA
Posts: 2,637
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2000Firehawk View Post
Originally Posted by Bigg_Gunz
Is the LS9 going to make into any other production car besides the ZR1 Corvette? (Yes and that car will be very rare less then 1500 will be produced)

from Ls1tech forum today
LS9 in the last year ZL1 to compliment a LS7 powered Z/28.
Bhobbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 08:07 PM   #11
PYROLYSIS
Remember the Charleston 9
 
PYROLYSIS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2004 KME PREDATOR, 2014 2SS/RS/1LE
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Summerv1LE SC
Posts: 4,469
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bhobbs View Post
LS9 in the last year ZL1 to compliment a LS7 powered Z/28.
That would be a dream come true. We shall see.
__________________
BRING BACK THE B4C POLICE CAMARO!
2002 V-6 5 speed rally red (current camaro) Also driven:1992 Z-28 305 auto Red w/ black stripes (anniversary), 2001 V-6 auto light pewter metallic,1991 RS V-6 auto Black

Last edited by PYROLYSIS; 01-04-2013 at 08:31 PM.
PYROLYSIS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 08:28 PM   #12
OldScoolCamaro


 
Drives: Camaro's, always have, always will.
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Home of the brave
Posts: 4,859
...but may I add that the Z/28 name is hallowed, which comes from a source that we hold with much respect. Many have argued the weight of the current Holden platform will not be suitable to bring the badge back because we can not put a power to weight ratio that will be a conqueror against the competition in it's current form. Take the ZL1 for example, a Camaro for all time, that will be a second seat to the Mustang competitior in it's class on the big end of the performance option line<quarter mile wise only, and a driver's race beyond that>. Fresh, new, out of the boix, with cutting edge GM technology and engineering, coming soon to a dealership near you, will be the debut I anticipate moving forward. A new beginning...and a clear cut advantage to take the high ground without doubt. We do not need to rush the Z name back into the fold.
__________________
In Scott We Trust...all others must show proof.
OldScoolCamaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 08:45 PM   #13
naSSty1
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 430
I am a little skeptical. After seeing two generations of the Z28 have nothing to really offer, I am very skeptical. I wish that they would fulfill my dreams and create the Camaro of all time but I think that they have done that already. I honestly don't see them building a car that would be any better than their flagship corvette. Maybe we will all be surprised or maybe we will build our own.
naSSty1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 01:23 PM   #14
2cnd chance
It Will Be Mine
 
2cnd chance's Avatar
 
Drives: A Z06 or a 2015 1LE?
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: The Road
Posts: 6,135
You guys are building the Z28 up and beyond what it was and should be. A 1LE with an LS7 and ZL1 brakes with some better aero added would be the best Z28 ever, and an extremely competitive car on a track.
2cnd chance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 03:27 PM   #15
v8

 
v8's Avatar
 
Drives: GT500 and 14 ZL1
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Oakville Ont.
Posts: 1,154
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2cnd chance View Post
You guys are building the Z28 up and beyond what it was and should be. A 1LE with an LS7 and ZL1 brakes with some better aero added would be the best Z28 ever, and an extremely competitive car on a track.
I agree 100%
__________________
Gone but not forgotten:
1974 Corvette Stingray 454
1986 Z28
2009 Mustang GT convertible
2012 45th 2SS Vert
2013 ZL1 M6

v8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 08:33 PM   #16
OldScoolCamaro


 
Drives: Camaro's, always have, always will.
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Home of the brave
Posts: 4,859
...and, just maybe, I'll hit the lottery????? <sarcasim> A tease for sure, food for thought, direct releasing of information to gauge and determine a future product within a test group...., perhaps, but be rest assured as God made apples it will come....it's all about the timing.
__________________
In Scott We Trust...all others must show proof.
OldScoolCamaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 11:39 AM   #17
jschlitz2
 
Drives: 2012 Camaro 2 LT RS
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Posts: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2cnd chance View Post
You guys are building the Z28 up and beyond what it was and should be. A 1LE with an LS7 and ZL1 brakes with some better aero added would be the best Z28 ever, and an extremely competitive car on a track.

I second that! 1LE is tops but with LS7 and better brakes, WOW!!
jschlitz2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 10:15 PM   #18
OldScoolCamaro


 
Drives: Camaro's, always have, always will.
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Home of the brave
Posts: 4,859
...if I were like Donald Trump for example, and I was brash and bold like he was and could place a wager just because....I'd place it on no Z/28 for Gen 5....despite our wishes, and the LS7 engine code "leak" diddy we have seen recently.....just my discount double check feeling...
__________________
In Scott We Trust...all others must show proof.
OldScoolCamaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 10:02 AM   #19
LOWDOWN
Downright Upright
 
LOWDOWN's Avatar
 
Drives: Daily
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Cruisin'...
Posts: 4,110
The "card" may or may not be accurate (although April 1st is quite awhile away...) but, with the 1LE's performance with an LS3 vs. the ZL1's performance with it's LSA @ LL-'13, there certainly is a rock-solid case to be made for an LS7'd ZEE as the "Ultimate Gen-5 Track Tool"...and the Ultimate Under-$50K Track Tool currently available...period!

And that would be quite a high-water mark for the Gen-6 ZEE to meet/exceed...
__________________
LOWDOWN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 02:18 PM   #20
toehead93


 
Drives: 2014 2SS/1LE
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: wpb fl
Posts: 2,685
Exactly why IMO the Z28 name would be good for fine to be used. Even weighing in at over 3800lbs the 1LE outperforms several more powerful foes. An LS7 powered Z28 would be that much better!
__________________
Used Racing Brake 2 Peice Rotors for sale:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=344754

Summit White 2014 2SS 1LE
Recaros, NPP exhaust, Nav
2010 2SS A6 - sold.
toehead93 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.