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Old 03-13-2007, 11:39 PM   #51
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I hope the "350hp" version is a V6'er....that would blow the Mustang out O' the water!!!
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i kind of hope you are right but i hope they get the LS3 to i just like the SS name better than Z/28. Maybe the Z28 could get a 350hp engine and the LS3 SS fully loaded coupe for 35,000
You like a generic designation that is slapped on nearly every Chevy over a unique identifier to the Camaro alone?

Personally I would like the Top Model to be an SS (if it has to use the SS name at all) also, but for the opposite reason.

I don't want the Top Model (I want the entry level V8) and I REALLY don't want an 'SS' designated Camaro. Z28 has a much better ring to it (no / please).

Camaro should drop the 'SS' name altogether and use Camaro specific ID's.

As someone said before- Any Chevy can be an SS, only a Camaro can be a Z28.
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that is right my friend any chevy can be a SS but only one can be a Z28. I hope the SS will be top. But I really don't care what is top.
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that is right my friend any chevy can be a SS but only one can be a Z28. I hope the SS will be top. But I really don't care what is top.
I don't care what the top is either really as long as 'SS' isn't midlevel as some speculate. I don't want an SS.

BUT, if I must have an SS (since I will get entry V8 whatever they call it) I'll probably just remove all the 'SS' badging.
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Old 03-14-2007, 11:04 AM   #55
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that is right my friend any chevy can be a SS but only one can be a Z28. I hope the SS will be top. But I really don't care what is top.
I agree. IMO the Z/28 designation was tarnished when they made the SS the top model. With Chevy's marketing today people equate SS with top of the line so if they see Z/28 they respond "Yeah, but where's the SS".

Personally, as long as my Camaro has 400+HP I don't really care if it is a Z/28 or an SS as long as it is one or the other. I am not the kind of person that gets all caught up in the designations... I just want performance.
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Old 03-14-2007, 11:41 AM   #56
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V6
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Who knows what it will be? Only time will tell.....heck, how's about a SS version of a Z-28?
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How about a Berlinetta Brougham with the vinyl roof?
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Old 03-14-2007, 11:52 AM   #58
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I doubt GM does anything ever again w/ a vinyl roof. Even on all remodeled cars, the vinyl pretty much always goes....unless you're talking about the car itself. Whereas, I'd say that particular vehicle isn't as well known by the general public and GM would probably keep it to those listed above.
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Old 03-14-2007, 11:59 AM   #59
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I doubt GM does anything ever again w/ a vinyl roof. Even on all remodeled cars, the vinyl pretty much always goes....unless you're talking about the car itself. Whereas, I'd say that particular vehicle isn't as well known by the general public and GM would probably keep it to those listed above.
I was just joking around. Of course they'll never bring back the Berlinetta model.

I just hope all the V8 models get that cowl induction hood that's on the concept. That's a must for me. Never had a car with a power bulge in the hood, or ram air scoops. I want one this time bad.
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Old 03-14-2007, 12:06 PM   #60
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I was just joking around. Of course they'll never bring back the Berlinetta model.

I just hope all the V8 models get that cowl induction hood that's on the concept. That's a must for me. Never had a car with a power bulge in the hood, or ram air scoops. I want one this time bad.
I was hoping you were, but you didn't click a smiley or make any indication you were joking.....I was like.....uhhhh.....no...
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Thats exactly how I was expectin em to line it up. I am doubting they will push the horsepower levels people are talking about. I know its possible but it is also ridiculous. Maybe Im just trying to shoot low so when the real thing comes out Im amazed, but Im expectin about 30-50 HP lower than people are guessing on these cars.
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V6
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Who knows what it will be? Only time will tell.....heck, how's about a SS version of a Z-28?

I think Tag Ur It hit the nail right on the head!!!
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Think about it this way, if SS is middle and Z/28 makes the top. With the reputation that SS has, just imagine what people will think about the Z/28...
Whoa, the Z is on top of the legendary SS?!?! What a beast that must be!

I don't care either way, I want the middle guy.
1)I can't afford 30,000+
2)I really have no need for 450-500 horses. 350-400/425 will do
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I was just joking around. Of course they'll never bring back the Berlinetta model.
My first car was an 82 Berlinetta actually. I'd rather have the designation 'Berlinetta' than 'SS' personally.
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You really hate the SS designation, don't you?:p
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Old 03-14-2007, 09:18 PM   #66
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You really hate the SS designation, don't you?:p
LOL No, I just find it a very dull designation. Camaro should have something more unique. And, while 'Berlinetta' isn't Camaro specific, it still isn't as wide used as 'SS'.

Camaro and Corvette should never have an 'SS' model.
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Old 03-15-2007, 01:04 AM   #67
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Camaro and Corvette should never have an 'SS' model.
I can definetily agree on the corvette not having an SS badge....I mean, corvette kind of says it all....or at least Z06 does. Don't put SS on a vette..

Now, for the Camaro, I just feel it shows top dog. But, I've heard PLENTY of speculation that the Z28 just might be top dog this time around. GM has ways of mixing things up and keeping us on our toes. It wouldn't suprise me one bit to see them designate top dog Z28. Personally, the whole SS nameplate says a lot about a sports car....at least it did until GM started putting it on everything. Luckily they caught themselves before it got too out of control. Ok, I'm getting . My bad.

I've said before that I want the top end model. Unfortunately, I know I won't be able to afford it. 30K will already be pushing it for me. Rising health care cost just screwed our contract and even though I'll be getting a 4% raise, I'm still going to be losing money on our more than doubled health care insurance. It's all BS. It's going to put a big dent in my wallet now that this legislation looks like it's going to pass. Hopefully it'll all work out in the end. I'm shooting for a minimum 400hp.
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Ill be in the military so I should be able to afford $700+ payments a month for 5 years (42000). Ill be getting around 1.5k a month, with next to no expenses since I plan on living on base. Most of my insurance will be paid as well. Now Im HOPING that will get me top dawg, if not I think I can settle for one step down and throw some mods on it.
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I've said before that I want the top end model. Unfortunately, I know I won't be able to afford it. 30K will already be pushing it for me. Rising health care cost just screwed our contract and even though I'll be getting a 4% raise, I'm still going to be losing money on our more than doubled health care insurance. It's all BS. It's going to put a big dent in my wallet now that this legislation looks like it's going to pass. Hopefully it'll all work out in the end. I'm shooting for a minimum 400hp.
I hear that. It seems like that is the trend everwhere. The healthcare costs in this country are just getting out of hand....
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I hear that. It seems like that is the trend everwhere. The healthcare costs in this country are just getting out of hand....
That's one thing, gladly I don't have to worry about in Canada, with free health care. However, we do get nailed alot harder on our taxes than you guys do down there. It all evens out.
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Ya I can't agree more with you guys I mean Last camaro's made SS was top. And that is what people were used to. I mean if they bring them back a don't put SS as the top car, and put the Z28 on top. people are going to think were is the SS when will it be coming out. Then some people may be like well I am going to wait and get the SS when they do bring it out, it will be a better and faster car. Do you see what I am talking about now?
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I have a feeling GM is going to annonce all we need to know and will come out with both SS and Z28 versions about the same time. They will most likely start w/ the V6 models at a lower cost and bring in fast money then getting to V8's a little later. At least, that's how I see it happening.
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I have a feeling GM is going to annonce all we need to know and will come out with both SS and Z28 versions about the same time. They will most likely start w/ the V6 models at a lower cost and bring in fast money then getting to V8's a little later. At least, that's how I see it happening.
That is the way I see it happening. However, i would much rather see them begin production of the V-8s at the same time as the V-6s so that all the fools who are willing to pay over MSRP can get theirs as soon as possible and the prices can begin to gravitate back down to the market value as soon as possible.

Either way I am thinking it will be mid to late '09 before I have one in my driveway
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Correct me if i am wrong, but didn't Chevy make a SS Z28 Camaro in 1969 ?
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Correct me if i am wrong, but didn't Chevy make a SS Z28 Camaro in 1969 ?
I am pretty sure you are right. I believe that the SS label was originally a trim package.

On a somewhat related note... Someone on another board claims to have heard the official numbers on the LS3 with the Standard Vette making 425 HP and the Z51 making 435HP (supposedly becasue of the Z06 exhaust)...

Can anyone (3Whiterag) supply any winkies as to the validity of these claims?
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