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Old 09-28-2009, 01:05 PM   #1
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Al Oppenheiser on Z/28.....

From Super Chevy magazine October '09.
I cant find the article on their website so I dont have a link.

Now I really have no Idea what to expect......


SC:Now that the Camaro is in the showrooms and on the street, whatabout extending the model lieup with a cobertible, and possibly a Z/28 version? What would a Z/28 be like?

AO: The convertible has been announced, but it has been delayed until 2011. As far as a Z/28, or a performance version, we've had this debate internally many, many times. What would you call the performance version? A Z/28? A COPO? A Yenko? Would you bring back a nostalgic name, or not? Create a new one? The SS was always the big dog Camaro, not the Z/28. The first Z/28 was built just to get us into the racing circuit against the Mustang and all the other cars that were in that class. If you were going to take a Z/28 approach, you'd try to stay true to the RPO, build a car that you could drive daily on the street, take to the drag strip and do well, or take to the track and do well, which the original Z/28 did. Take some things out of it, get the mass down, use and existing small-block, maybe an ls7, an ls9. Make it a great performing car for the purist.

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Old 09-28-2009, 01:10 PM   #3
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Im with ya... I think thats all we can do!
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Im with ya... I think thats all we can do!
Isn't this fun, Shnomac?
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:14 PM   #5
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Isn't this fun, Shnomac?
No ..yall are seriously going to kill me... oh well at least I have popcorn
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:20 PM   #6
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I think my passion for the 5th Gen and its upcoming models and packages has turned into a very unhealthy obsession.......
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:25 PM   #7
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:25 PM   #8
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From Super Chevy magazine October '09.
I cant find the article on their website so I dont have a link.

Now I really have no Idea what to expect......


SC:Now that the Camaro is in the showrooms and on the street, whatabout extending the model lieup with a cobertible, and possibly a Z/28 version? What would a Z/28 be like?

AO: The convertible has been announced, but it has been delayed until 2011. As far as a Z/28, or a performance version, we've had this debate internally many, many times. What would you call the performance version? A Z/28? A COPO? A Yenko? Would you bring back a nostalgic name, or not? Create a new one? The SS was always the big dog Camaro, not the Z/28. The first Z/28 was built just to get us into the racing circuit against the Mustang and all the other cars that were in that class. If you were going to take a Z/28 approach, you'd try to stay true to the RPO, build a car that you could drive daily on the street, take to the drag strip and do well, or take to the track and do well, which the original Z/28 did. Take some things out of it, get the mass down, use and existing small-block, maybe an ls7, an ls9. Make it a great performing car for the purist.
Trim the fat and bring down the price so the people who don't want all the expensive features can get a no-nonsense car.
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:31 PM   #10
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I think my passion for the 5th Gen and its upcoming models and packages has turned into a very unhealthy obsession.......
I am, officially, right there with you.
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From Super Chevy magazine October '09.
I cant find the article on their website so I dont have a link.

Now I really have no Idea what to expect......


SC:Now that the Camaro is in the showrooms and on the street, whatabout extending the model lieup with a cobertible, and possibly a Z/28 version? What would a Z/28 be like?

AO: The convertible has been announced, but it has been delayed until 2011. As far as a Z/28, or a performance version, we've had this debate internally many, many times. What would you call the performance version? A Z/28? A COPO? A Yenko? Would you bring back a nostalgic name, or not? Create a new one? The SS was always the big dog Camaro, not the Z/28. The first Z/28 was built just to get us into the racing circuit against the Mustang and all the other cars that were in that class. If you were going to take a Z/28 approach, you'd try to stay true to the RPO, build a car that you could drive daily on the street, take to the drag strip and do well, or take to the track and do well, which the original Z/28 did. Take some things out of it, get the mass down, use and existing small-block, maybe an ls7, an ls9. Make it a great performing car for the purist.


This is why I don't think they should make the Z/28, but instead name it something else and not make too many.
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To me, it's irrelevant what they name it. It's the performance I'm after. They can call it the "Turtle Edition" and I'd still buy it.
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Old 09-28-2009, 02:10 PM   #16
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To me, it's irrelevant what they name it. It's the performance I'm after. They can call it the "Turtle Edition" and I'd still buy it.
ZL1 would be perfect.
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Old 09-28-2009, 02:34 PM   #17
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Call it whatever you want. I want the LSA powered Camaro at a reasonable price $45K + or - 5K.

With mods, this thing would sky rocket in power.
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Call it whatever you want. I want the LSA powered Camaro at a reasonable price $45K + or - 5K.

With mods, this thing would sky rocket in power.
EXACTLY! This is how I feel!
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Im thinking there are two different Beasts coming our way......
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Mmm...Popcorn!



I think the key phrase is here:

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you'd try to stay true to the RPO

Try or not - we know they were previously running an LSA in the same Camaro we all know and love.

It will be a 4100lb behemoth. Fast though...

The only way it is cost-effective, is to minimize changes to the current model.

Suspension, fascias, hood, and engine.

And of course, Z28 badges!
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Mmm...Popcorn!


I think the key phrase is here:
Try or not - we know they were previously running an LSA in the same Camaro we all know and love.


And of course, Z28 badges!

Hmmm but what if what they were running a LSA in was not the Z/28........
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From Super Chevy magazine October '09.
I cant find the article on their website so I dont have a link.

Now I really have no Idea what to expect......


SC:Now that the Camaro is in the showrooms and on the street, whatabout extending the model lieup with a cobertible, and possibly a Z/28 version? What would a Z/28 be like?

AO: The convertible has been announced, but it has been delayed until 2011. As far as a Z/28, or a performance version, we've had this debate internally many, many times. What would you call the performance version? A Z/28? A COPO? A Yenko? Would you bring back a nostalgic name, or not? Create a new one? The SS was always the big dog Camaro, not the Z/28. The first Z/28 was built just to get us into the racing circuit against the Mustang and all the other cars that were in that class. If you were going to take a Z/28 approach, you'd try to stay true to the RPO, build a car that you could drive daily on the street, take to the drag strip and do well, or take to the track and do well, which the original Z/28 did. Take some things out of it, get the mass down, use and existing small-block, maybe an ls7, an ls9. Make it a great performing car for the purist.
I would absolutely love to see that
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Hmmm but what if what they were running a LSA in was not the Z/28........
Then that opens up a whole new can of worms
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If the Z28 does end up having a factory supercharger setup when it hits the lots I sure hope to god GM does the right thing and uses a forged shortblock. Factory blower with cast junk is a waste of money for what it costs to go forged in the first place. Personally if i was going to be in the market for one of these id rather pay an additional $1000 knowing that the bottom end can take anything I could throw at it.
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