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Old 11-23-2013, 09:37 PM   #120
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Wait. What does all this have to do with Z/28 1/4 mile times? It's the most likely all out track most Z/28s will ever see.

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Old 11-24-2013, 09:50 PM   #121
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...argue all you want, the new technology and dedicated design and forethought in the Gen 5 Camaro Z/28 is astounding. Compare it to anything done in the past, which was pretty much lame. The standards of Chevy today and what they are bringing to the table is amazing. Your argument is BS. Go back to the crappy ninetie's NV, and besides, you a Ford troll anyway.
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Old 11-25-2013, 04:26 PM   #122
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I remember back in the day when Ford would only sell Cobra R's to people with an active and valid racing license. If the z/28 is truly meant to be a "track" car, why not do something similar just to ensure that they don't immediately end up in some collector's garage?

because there is a good possibility there will be atleast 3000 of them to sell

Chrysler/Mopar did this with the first Drag Paks but some still ended up in garages for a collection. Only 50 of those.

Z/28 will be a collector car some day but not for a good 20+ years

Enjoy the car or whats the point
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Old 11-25-2013, 04:31 PM   #123
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I agree, and have all along, that the modern z/28 is the new standard when it comes to track-oriented, street-legal, pony cars. Hands down. Nobody is arguing that point. Of course, if you compare it to anything in the past, what came before is going to pale by comparison. Duh. Again, nobody was suggesting that any of the track-oriented cars of history hold a candle to this z/28.

I don't, contrary to what you suggest, live in the past when it comes to cars. (I do find it ironic though, that the person suggesting that I do carries the screenname "OldScoolCamaro"). I bought both my ZL1 and my GT500 because they were/are the pinnacle of both the Camaro and Mustang offerings at the time. I sold my ZL1 a little while ago in anticipation of picking up a z/28, so the idea that I somehow have an agenda with the car is ludicrous.

I guess because I currently own a Ford product, and I do not live and breathe GM only, that I am, by default, a "Ford troll" in the myopic view of some on this site. This is no surprise, as I have been around for awhile, and I see this is generally the term given to anyone on this site who does not go lockstep with the die-hard Camaro enthusiasts. It is what it is though, so I'll go on posting my thoughts and live with whatever label someone wants to put on me.
But given the topic of this thread, will you take your new Z/28 to the drag strip? What do you think it will run? Has your GT500 run 10 seconds yet?

Everyone is welcome here, even collectors. You don't have to be a fan boy. Different opinions are more interesting than just one. I wonder what The Pill thinks the Z/28 will run in the 1/4?
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Old 11-25-2013, 11:32 PM   #124
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If/when I get one, yes, I will take it to the dragstrip at least once and make a few passes just to see how it does. No, my GT500 has not hit 10"s yet. It is 100% stock right now, and other than bolting on drag radials, that is the configuration it's been in when it's been to the track. Best I've been able to manage is a 11.30 @126.

You are right, the conversation is always better when you have differing viewpoints weighing in. At least in my experience.
..true, when they are diplomatic opinions, other than biased slanted negative rhetoric which you have used with regularity.
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:38 PM   #125
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Off topic alert. You should be able to say what you think about the cars, bad or good. But try not to insult or attack the people. Some though take an attack on a car as an attack on themselves because they like or own a car. It's not.

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Old 12-02-2013, 05:44 PM   #126
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No, my GT500 has not hit 10"s yet. It is 100% stock right now, and other than bolting on drag radials, that is the configuration it's been in when it's been to the track. Best I've been able to manage is a 11.30 @126.
Still a good run and an amazing MPH. Your new Z/28 will not be close to that. But it will have other talents.
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..well NV dude for the record you PM'd me with a vague explanaiton of your argument, and I said carry on. So be it.
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LOL.

I remember watching a video where GM engineers were doing multiple 1/4 mile tests. I believe it was like a commercial of some sort that was viral. Just to show how much time and effort is being put into the ZL1.

Z28 is supposed to be the top tier camaro, per Mr Head Engineer Hoffinziner (spell?), I would expect it to be a top performer in every catagory.

ZL1 was a serious let down in the 1/4 mile when it was said and done, I expect the Z28 to do better with less power. You don't need 500 plus hp to run mid 12's like the zl1.
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:19 PM   #129
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LOL.

I remember watching a video where GM engineers were doing multiple 1/4 mile tests. I believe it was like a commercial of some sort that was viral. Just to show how much time and effort is being put into the ZL1.

Z28 is supposed to be the top tier camaro, per Mr Head Engineer Hoffinziner (spell?), I would expect it to be a top performer in every catagory.

ZL1 was a serious let down in the 1/4 mile when it was said and done, I expect the Z28 to do better with less power. You don't need 500 plus hp to run mid 12's like the zl1.
...dude, go back and read some more, your facts are skewed.... This post is atrocious. Blue slime. I can't even say nice try. Did you get booted from the Ford board?
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:22 PM   #130
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LOL.

I remember watching a video where GM engineers were doing multiple 1/4 mile tests. I believe it was like a commercial of some sort that was viral. Just to show how much time and effort is being put into the ZL1.

Z28 is supposed to be the top tier camaro, per Mr Head Engineer Hoffinziner (spell?), I would expect it to be a top performer in every catagory.

ZL1 was a serious let down in the 1/4 mile when it was said and done, I expect the Z28 to do better with less power. You don't need 500 plus hp to run mid 12's like the zl1.
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:50 AM   #131
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...dude, go back and read some more, your facts are skewed.... This post is atrocious. Blue slime. I can't even say nice try. Did you get booted from the Ford board?
Skewed in what way?

I'm actually an avid camaro5 reader (joined here 2 years before you) and my sister has 2011 ss camaro. I'm currently looking at the new camaro with 1le package.

Camaro is a great car. I don't hate it at all.
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LOL.

I remember watching a video where GM engineers were doing multiple 1/4 mile tests. I believe it was like a commercial of some sort that was viral. Just to show how much time and effort is being put into the ZL1.

Z28 is supposed to be the top tier camaro, per Mr Head Engineer Hoffinziner (spell?), I would expect it to be a top performer in every catagory.

ZL1 was a serious let down in the 1/4 mile when it was said and done, I expect the Z28 to do better with less power. You don't need 500 plus hp to run mid 12's like the zl1.
a 4000lbs car that runs 12s from the factory is pretty impressive

i think people forget that only less than 10 years ago running a high 12 pretty much meant you had the fastest car you could buy stock.

Mustang GTs and Camaros with LS1s were solid 13 second cars.

Also a 12 second car on the street is pretty fast. A few tweaks and drag radials with the ZL1 and Z/28 will be in the 11s
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a 4000lbs car that runs 12s from the factory is pretty impressive

i think people forget that only less than 10 years ago running a high 12 pretty much meant you had the fastest car you could buy stock.

Mustang GTs and Camaros with LS1s were solid 13 second cars.

Also a 12 second car on the street is pretty fast. A few tweaks and drag radials with the ZL1 and Z/28 will be in the 11s
Yes and no.

You have to look at what 12 second cars are availble to purchase now days.. and the price comparitives. My shelby stock ran 12.7 (5 yrs ago) and my 5.0 ran 12.8 stock. It was the cheaper mods afterwards that made the shelby faster. Just like the ZL1.. mid 12's then do the cheaper mods and you have 11 second car. However mid to high 12's is something of the norm from a 30k base mustang GT to 45k SRT8 Challenger to 60k ZL1 camaro.

I know I know..just 1/4 mile talk but that's what this thread is about.. I've been playing with cars since 1998.. and the LS1's that came out then still haunt my dreams when I had a 1994 5.0 mustang. LOL

If your goal is faster then 12's.. then ZL1 and GT500 are the cars to get with relative cheap mods to get into the 11's.
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Speaking of drag racing Z/28s, I'd be remiss if I didn't share THE most famous one, ably wheeled by Dave Strickler. 1968 NHRA World Champion, Super Stock Eliminator. Prepped by one William Tyler (Grumpy) Jenkins. It was restored and sold awhile back... Other than the '68 Convertible, this may be as expensive a Gen-1 Zee as you're likely to find!

Damn I love that car!!!
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Skewed in what way?

I'm actually an avid camaro5 reader (joined here 2 years before you) and my sister has 2011 ss camaro. I'm currently looking at the new camaro with 1le package.

Camaro is a great car. I don't hate it at all.
from your initial post " per Mr Head Engineer Hoffinziner (spell?),".. the obtuse info started there and went downhill. But I am glad to hear your sister is a Camaro owner.... rock on bro.
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Here we go, from that Automobile Z/28 article:

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