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Old 03-28-2013, 03:01 AM   #1
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Z/28 - Limited Production Run or as many orders as they can fill?

Since we have estimates on what the price range will be , what do you think that GM should do? Limit the production run to say, 2000 units per year, or like the ZL1, as many as they can produce/ordered - which then it would not be a limited production car. I think it will be in the same regards as the ZL1, only that with the predicted price range, it might not have as much of a demand.

The LS7 engine is said to have limited availability since it is a hand-built engine, but GM has not announced what and how many are available to put into the Z/28, at least to my knowledge, and this will have an impact on the amount that they will produce. Let's open the discussion and let's try not to get too far off topic.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:44 AM   #2
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At approximately 150 LS7 engines built in a week equates to 7500 LS7 engines in a year so it's possible there could be approximately 7500 Z/28's built per year. That's slightly more than 2 cars per dealer in the USA ( 3084 USA Chevy dealers ). Frankly I doubt there will be a demand for that many. Only the very well heeled will purchase this car, someone who can afford to purchase teh car and park it in their collection. It will be near $65K plus options plus GG tax PLUS the big one, dealer mark up. I don't see any of these cars selling for less than 80K. And I bet the lion share of them will never see the street let alone a race track, they are going to become garage queens unfortunately.
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GM is capable of producing a good amount of vehicles if they so desire, but the question remains, will they? I would agree that a majority of buyers will see limited track time with them, but there will be those that have the deep enough pockets and the desire to race that will get the most attention in the first year or so. I'm sure there will be plenty of youtube video's on the car after it is released and sold to the public. These are exciting times for car enthusiasts, especially for GM fans.
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Well, just like it took about 9 months to ramp up ZL1 production, they are allowing themselves a similar timeline for this one ("Available Spring '14", as per brochure). And recall there was a backlog, initially, and much moanin' and groanin' over ZL1 production/distribution.

Pricing will separate the serious from the wishful, and my sense is fewer Z/28s will arrive @ Anytown Chevrolet than were/are ZL1s...
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Well, just like it took about 9 months to ramp up ZL1 production, they are allowing themselves a similar timeline for this one ("Available Spring '14", as per brochure). And recall there was a backlog, initially, and much moanin' and groanin' over ZL1 production/distribution.

Pricing will separate the serious from the wishful, and my sense is fewer Z/28s will arrive @ Anytown Chevrolet than were/are ZL1s...
The reveal said that is wasn't coming until the fall of this year, and too that it does sound like it will be built in limited numbers. It's been stressed by many of the high ups that this car isn't for everybody. So that tells me that they won't be building many.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:14 PM   #6
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We have to see how soon GM decides to put the LS7 into the new Corvette. The Z/28 is intended to be, as the original Z/28 was intended to be, a weekend racer that could be driven on the street. I see the ZL1 as a daily driver unlike the Z/28. Initially the Z/28 will sell to collectors but then taper off to those who want it for autocrossing on the weekend. It's a specialty car. I also think the price will fall right in between a 2SS and the ZL1.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:18 PM   #7
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There's a discrepancy in the Press Release...in several areas...but the brochure is "hard copy", proofed...and believeable...as per the ZL1 experience. The ZL1, from reveal at Chicago to initial shipping (before QC delay), was almost a year to the day.
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...ok my sarcastic head rears itself once again. What will be harder to obtain? A 2014 Spring availabilty 2014 Z/28 with a handbulit Bowling Green LS7 motor, or a set of hens teeth?
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We have to see how soon GM decides to put the LS7 into the new Corvette. The Z/28 is intended to be, as the original Z/28 was intended to be, a weekend racer that could be driven on the street. I see the ZL1 as a daily driver unlike the Z/28. Initially the Z/28 will sell to collectors but then taper off to those who want it for autocrossing on the weekend. It's a specialty car. I also think the price will fall right in between a 2SS and the ZL1.
There will be no LS7 in the C7. The Z28 will be the priciest of Camaro's.

I think that anyone that wants and can buy one will be able to get one (but not on day1).
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At approximately 150 LS7 engines built in a week equates to 7500 LS7 engines in a year so it's possible there could be approximately 7500 Z/28's built per year. That's slightly more than 2 cars per dealer in the USA ( 3084 USA Chevy dealers ). Frankly I doubt there will be a demand for that many. Only the very well heeled will purchase this car, someone who can afford to purchase teh car and park it in their collection. It will be near $65K plus options plus GG tax PLUS the big one, dealer mark up. I don't see any of these cars selling for less than 80K. And I bet the lion share of them will never see the street let alone a race track, they are going to become garage queens unfortunately.
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Hand built engine restricts production. The demand for an $80K Camaro will be limited. I'll take a stab and guess total 2014 Z/28 production will be less than 4,000 units.
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...all LS motors are dead and gone for 2014 'Vettes. Now, we get the leftovers. Sometimes, it's good to be the scavenger...
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Hey Lowdown! Guess Al read your email to have that LS7 held over for an extra year or two huh?
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The really sad thing is even as an enthusiast that can afford this car, I have my doubts as to whether my local dealer can get an allotment. I also have to question if I really want a new Z/28 so bad I can deal with no radio and A/C and if any new Camaro is worth $80K. What is laughable is during C5Fest at Indy in 2012 Scott Stettlemire, aka "Fbodfather" told me and I quote " there will be no LS7 powered 5th Gen Camaro, the LS7 is old technology ". I knew right then and there there would be a LS7 powered Camaro. It's a shame the 5th gen Z/28 will not be a car many will be able to own or enjoy.
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I estimate... < 5% of all '14 Camaro buyers will opt for the new Z/28.
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The way they are describing im the z/28 I am seein it more and more as an expensive limited production camaro. "Highest camaro in the totem pole" kinda says it all.
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The way they are describing im the z/28 I am seein it more and more as an expensive limited production camaro. "Highest camaro in the totem pole" kinda says it all.
Even on the hero spec card it's depicted as the head honcho (read left to right)...

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Hey Lowdown! Guess Al read your email to have that LS7 held over for an extra year or two huh?
Hylton, if you recall, my very first posts, here, were a call to action for an LS9 and/or LS7 Camaro...in April '09...and had the contraction of GM-Canada NOT occurred, those 2 Camaros would have arrived in time for NAIAS '10, by "privateers"...

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