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Old 03-30-2013, 06:57 PM   #51
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...or how badly it tramples its direct competition..."in [most] performance tests"...
I think the z/28 is awesome but what I cant figure out is what its direct competition is? Almost seems like its the Corvette. If the rumors are even close then its probably way too expensive to be compared to the Boss LS. Maybe a 302R or 302S but those arent street legal.
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I've never cared for what the corvettes look like. Just too "Sporty" for me. I like the Camaro's because they have more "Muscle" Appeal
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Why would I buy the Z/28 over a Z06?
Because I like Camaros.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:29 PM   #54
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I think the z/28 is awesome but what I cant figure out is what its direct competition is? Almost seems like its the Corvette. If the rumors are even close then its probably way too expensive to be compared to the Boss LS. Maybe a 302R or 302S but those arent street legal.
After the release of the C7 GM mentioned they were going to be setting their sights higher than the usual competition...
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Why would I buy the Z/28 over a Z06?
Because I like Camaros.
Exactly, I feel the same.


At least with the camaro I have a back seat
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most track day cars that are basically just striped out and lightened like a GT3 RS cost more than the non striped out performance model like the GT3. the brakes alone on the z/28 cost at the least 5,000, plus tires that cost over 2,000,plus a nucler power plant under the hood, plus a bage that says Z/28 from the factory, so i wouldnt be suprised if it was around 70,000.
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most track day cars that are basically just striped out and lightened like a GT3 RS cost more than the non striped out performance model like the GT3. the brakes alone on the z/28 cost at the least 5,000, plus tires that cost over 2,000,plus a nucler power plant under the hood, plus a bage that says Z/28 from the factory, so i wouldnt be suprised if it was around 70,000.
I thought about it, I may just turn my car into something like a Z/28.

Stroke it to a 427, upgrade the brakes, and upgrade the tires.

I know there is more to it, but Since I have a camaro, I couldn't justify trading in my SS for the Z/28
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I think the z/28 is awesome but what I cant figure out is what its direct competition is? Almost seems like its the Corvette. If the rumors are even close then its probably way too expensive to be compared to the Boss LS. Maybe a 302R or 302S but those arent street legal.
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Being the owner of a '70 GS Stage 1 Convertible, and an (original-owner) '87 T-Type Turbo, I say, "Why not get ALL of them?!"
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I thought about that too...why not just get a Z06? Well, first off I've always loved the Camaro more. That fact more than others is why. As much as I like the vette I've always been about musclecars more.

But bringing back the Z/28 heritage again is awesome. Bringing it back with carbon ceramics standard is really awesome...going through the process of dropping weight, making structural enhancements and making the 5gen as perfect as it can be is downright cool.

I so want one...what color, what color...
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That's pretty harsh!

I guess I'm not a fan people who are not a fan of Corvettes, or the people that own them.
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Exactly, I feel the same.


At least with the camaro I have a back seat
Get minivan and have more seats.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:47 AM   #66
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If you are a guy who likes both Camaros and Corvettes (i.e. you could see yourself owning either one), or if you just want an LS7, the more compelling factor to me is that you can find low-mileage used Z06s in the low to mid $40K range.
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IF I was spending that kind of money on a car, I would opt for the Corvette. Thats me personally, I know the Z/28 is the ultimate Camaro and all that good stuff, But if im spending that much $ on a car, I'm getting the Corvette.
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The Z/28 reminds me, in some ways, of that nearly-forgotten (almost extinct?) performance era of '73-'74. For the same money as a Vette, you could (if very lucky) get yourself a Super Duty 455 Trans Am.

'Course the SD 455 T/A would stomp a Vette of that vintage, regardless of its driveline, but it was JUST an F-Body...

Prime examples of those X-code T/As (and the handfull of Formulas) go for near-6 figure$ today...or the price of a new '14 Z/28!
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I mean it has the LS7 in it plus a radio, lighter, and all the creature comforts...true it costs more but ...no intention to make an argument. Just saying.
Because it's not a Camaro.

And......I'm going to go out on a limb here and say the Z/28 might be able to take a Z06 around a road course.
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Because it's not a Camaro.

And......I'm going to go out on a limb here and say the Z/28 might be able to take a Z06 around a road course.


I don't see a Z-28 taking a Z06 on a road course, no way. I find it hard to take a track car seriously at 3800lbs.
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I think the z/28 is awesome but what I cant figure out is what its direct competition is? Almost seems like its the Corvette. If the rumors are even close then its probably way too expensive to be compared to the Boss LS. Maybe a 302R or 302S but those arent street legal.
I asked what it's competition was in NY...no answer, just smiles. They just wanted to go all out with this car. A couple of GM folks said something like "maybe someone will compete with us!"...but as of right now, the only thing close is a Porsche...but I'm not familiar with the models...GT3? Not many companies really do a stripped-down, utterly track-focused cars like this...
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Base Z06, on Goodyears, vs. Z/28 on gumballs will be (in the words of Artie Johnson) "veeeeeery interesting"...
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I don't see a Z-28 taking a Z06 on a road course, no way. I find it hard to take a track car seriously at 3800lbs.
http://www.caranddriver.com/features...to-2012-page-8

Around VIR...The ZL1 (2:57) is already faster than the standard Z06 (2:58)...this in the hands of Car and Driver...erm...drivers. It's not quite as fast as a Z06 Z07 Carbon, though (2:53).

However...interestingly, Chevy says the Z/28 is at least three seconds faster around the Milford Road Course than the ZL1. VIR is longer than MRC, so it stands to reason it should be even faster around there...but regardless...we're looking at a time of at least 2:54....right on the bumper of the Carbon-package Z06...which is the fastest car GM produces south of the ZR1 Vette...

Don't doubt the Z/28 because of paper numbers about weight, etc...it's the real deal.
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Around VIR...The ZL1 (2:57) is already faster than the standard Z06 (2:58)...this in the hands of Car and Driver...erm...drivers. It's not quite as fast as a Z06 Z07 Carbon, though (2:53).

However...interestingly, Chevy says the Z/28 is at least three seconds faster around the Milford Road Course than the ZL1. VIR is longer than MRC, so it stands to reason it should be even faster around there...but regardless...we're looking at a time of at least 2:54....right on the bumper of the Carbon-package Z06...which is the fastest car GM produces south of the ZR1 Vette...

Don't doubt the Z/28 because of paper numbers about weight, etc...it's the real deal.
Look at what Randy Pobst did around Mazda with the Z07. No way a z/28 will be faster.
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