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Old 03-27-2013, 08:41 PM   #1
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Do you think GM missed the ball my making the z/28 a track only car?

Sure it can be driven on the street, but with no amenities. I think they should have made this into a more streetable car. Drop in the ls7 and a few other goodies. The price could be in the 40's then.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:42 PM   #2
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yeah but I think it would be one of those limited cars. people can always add a/c and radio if they really want it
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:44 PM   #3
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Limited production halo Camaro is my guess.
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no. I wish it was stripped even farther, crank windows, vinyl seats, rubber mat, no console... now that woulda been cool.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:47 PM   #5
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I feel like they might have lost some people but if they would have out all the luxurious that go into a ZL1 into the Z/28 they would have been approaching a corvette price tag and people would probably buy the vette over the Camaro or just go for ZL1 instead. So by stripping it they made it cheaper and a more track oriented enthusiast car.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:47 PM   #6
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It would be funny if the nearly 600hp car (ZL1) is a more streetable version than the 500hp car.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:52 PM   #7
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strip it down and jack up the price(on a name)..now that's good business...should've limit the production#s too, then jack up the price some more..
..saving weight on manual windows, good one.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:53 PM   #8
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Yeah, there has to be another option to slim down a car then selling a $50k car (my wag) and taking out all the things that make driving enjoyable like sound insulation, all the speakers except one (like my 68 Chevy pick-up), and the air conditioning...shit why not take out the starter so you can always park at the top of a hill and pop the clutch?
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:54 PM   #9
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I highly doubt it will be cheaper than a ZL1, and really no radio? That is silly..I would have opted for manual windows, aluminum fenders and trunk lid to save the weight..just plain silly...how much could it possibly weigh..10 lbs? Including all the speakers?
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:56 PM   #10
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They built the Z/28 just as it should be. If you add all the other crap then it's not a true Z/28..

If anything they left to much in it..

You have the ZL1 if you want the comfort and performance..

If you want the badge buy it and slap it on your car, it will be cheaper in the long run and just as fake if GM put in all the luxury crap..
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It is a track car. If you want creature comforts buy a ZL1 or a 1LE. They neiled the performance aspect of the cr.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:59 PM   #12
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My only gripe is that the our current ZL1 and Z28 should switch nameplates to be better in line with history. If that is all I can complain about I'd say they are doing well!
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:04 PM   #13
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no. I wish it was stripped even farther, crank windows, vinyl seats, rubber mat, no console... now that woulda been cool.
Crank windows and vinyl weighs more.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:05 PM   #14
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My only gripe is that the our current ZL1 and Z28 should switch nameplates to be better in line with history. If that is all I can complain about I'd say they are doing well!

Switch name plates? Why? Both cars are what they should be!!
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:05 PM   #15
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It would be funny if the nearly 600hp car (ZL1) is a more streetable version than the 500hp car.
Why is that funny? The ZL1 is a GT of course it's more streetable than a true track ready car.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:06 PM   #16
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Crank windows and vinyl weighs more.

No it doesn't. And taking out the console would save even more weight... How cool would it look with just a rubber boot on the tunnel with a 6 speed stick poking out?
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:08 PM   #17
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The Z/28 is designed to what it should be a great track car, and a great track star it will be. It will be one of the best cars on the track and a halo car for GM. If someone wants a street brawler then a ZL1 or GT500 are better options, but on the track, the Z28 will rule
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:10 PM   #18
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Me personally I wished GM made the Z/28 available with more options, leave it up to the consumer/dealership to order there Z/28 the way they want meaning (A/C, Premium Speakers, Mylink, etc). To just not offer it period is a bit drastic, but kudos to them bringing the hallowed name back. Just depends now if people want the "refreshed" model or the all new model coming on a different platform MY16. I don't think I'll be getting the MY14 Z/28 as its not practical, because I'll end up adding Speakers and whatever else I wish it came with, so i'll settle to keep what I have and enjoy it and wait until the 6th Gen.

I was hoping for GM to announce some sort of Safety tech package like blind-spot mirror sensors and or front-end collision sensor. I'm guessing that will have to wait for the 6th Gen.

It appears the ZL1 was ahead of its time as to why the MY14 will include the same front fascia. Now all models have a very distinctive look which I like.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:11 PM   #19
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No it doesn't. And taking out the console would save even more weight... How cool would it look with just a rubber boot on the tunnel with a 6 speed stick poking out?
Uh yes. We've had an ex GM engineer helping us design the Z28 for years and he's brought those very things up in our discussions. I mentioned nothing about the console.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:12 PM   #20
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Its 2013 not 1969!! No radio really? I think its just plain stupid they stripped down the car to save what a 100lbs? They should of started with a loaded SS platform and added the Z28 goodies to that.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:14 PM   #21
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Add what you want. There's a whole big aftermarket out there.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:16 PM   #22
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Like I said if you want the badge buy one. The Z/28 is supposed to be a strip down track car you either get it or you don't..

You have the option of a SS, ZL1, 1LE..


It's a Race/Track Car!! I don't understand how some of you don't understand that..
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:16 PM   #23
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It isn't track only, it is just track oriented. That is what a Z/28 is. It isn't meant for everyone and, ironically, that makes more people want it.
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Like I said if you want the badge buy one. The Z/28 is supposed to be a strip down track car you either get it or you don't..
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It isn't track only, it is just track oriented. That is what a Z/28 is. It isn't meant for everyone and, ironically, that makes more people want it.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:19 PM   #25
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What else could a new model have been? The only other model they could have come out with would have been some kind of V6 performance package but the market for that is too small.
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