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Old 07-23-2008, 10:51 PM   #301
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Yes but to comment so much about the SS being the corporate top gun performance model and then say that's the direction we are going in says much more to me than a simple no about whether there will be a Z/28 at launch. If it was to be at a later date, why didn't she just say so and be done with it?
because GM's policy is to not talk about future product plans like that. I.E. Blue devil aka ZR1. The auto mags are the ones that talked the car up so much GM didn't say anything about it. but finally one day bam there it is in all it's glory. . .ZR1 638 hp corvette.
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It was a misquote.

Let me make a few comments:

We do not want to use the Z28 moniker on a car that does not deserve this hallowed name.

We don't talk about future products -- but what makes you think we haven't been doing work on something?????

I can't say more than that......other than:

"KEEP THE FAITH" --

I can't lie to you guys -- because if I do, I will have zero credibility......and I don't plan on going anywhere anytime soon -- you're stuck with my ugly mug.
thank you so much for this post. especially the comment about the hallowed name.
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Not nessecarily, and just because you have done a product rollout doesn't mean you don't start from square one when you want to make an upgrade.

A car of this type really isn't the generic cookie cutter variety.
It is expensive to make a new new car. Now add to that you have an enthusiastic target audience that won't hesitate to shove its foot in its mouth to tell you to pound sand if the Car isn't 110% what they envisioned.

I can guarantee out of the gate GM had the base LS (LT is an upgrade to the LS) and SS in mind based on their existing lineup. 2 main packages that you can then trim out keeps cost down and your reach broad.

Hell when the Camaro debued the LS2 was the hotshit engine.
Contrary to popular opinion the LS7 was only ever a Camaro pipe dream - GM has said on more than one occasion it was hella expensive to manufacture.
During the following years GM has had to adjust to market feedback, Govt and envirionmental pressures and its fanbase to develop the Car we see.

Don't think you can just say alright take what you saw and extrapolate and give me a 3rd model. First GM has to see a return on its investment before putting more money into a new option pack.

That being the case it is of no benefit to annouce anything now for a product that may not exist if the market won't bear it. All that will create is bad press and ill will in the fan base for announcing and shelving a product.
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It was a misquote.

Let me make a few comments:

We do not want to use the Z28 moniker on a car that does not deserve this hallowed name.

We don't talk about future products -- but what makes you think we haven't been doing work on something?????

I can't say more than that......other than:

"KEEP THE FAITH" --

I can't lie to you guys -- because if I do, I will have zero credibility......and I don't plan on going anywhere anytime soon -- you're stuck with my ugly mug.
Good enough for me Scott. Build something even if you can't do Plan A. Okay I'll shut up on this subject now.
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:52 PM   #305
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I for one am not EXPECTING a super demented horse power car, even though thats the highes probability given the fact that the LS9 and LSA exist.

Who wouldn't buy a 400-450hp hybrid? That will put a new definition in muscle, wouldn't it? get 25-30mpg... not bad

Though I do understand that some want to use the monster for racing and this wouldn't be such a great buy... but as we all know GM goes for the masses and I'm thinking the masses would go with a hybrid.

Yes, a little farfetched but stranger things have happend.

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Would you simply want the Z/28 to be a cosmetic package of an SS (which is what I think you are alluding to) or do you want it to be a bit unique under the skin? Keep in mind now that they cannot offer us any additional power than what we have with the current SS.
No, I don't want some appearence package... I want the power AND I want it to look different than all the other Camaros (like Bumblebee2, or something equivalent) AND they CAN offer additional power, look at the CTS-V. We're talking about an engine transplant.
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It was a misquote.

Let me make a few comments:

We do not want to use the Z28 moniker on a car that does not deserve this hallowed name.

We don't talk about future products -- but what makes you think we haven't been doing work on something?????

I can't say more than that......other than:

"KEEP THE FAITH" --

I can't lie to you guys -- because if I do, I will have zero credibility......and I don't plan on going anywhere anytime soon -- you're stuck with my ugly mug.
I can't possibly think of anything more that can be said.
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Old 07-24-2008, 12:33 AM   #307
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It was a misquote.

Let me make a few comments:

We do not want to use the Z28 moniker on a car that does not deserve this hallowed name.

We don't talk about future products -- but what makes you think we haven't been doing work on something?????

I can't say more than that......other than:

"KEEP THE FAITH" --

I can't lie to you guys -- because if I do, I will have zero credibility......and I don't plan on going anywhere anytime soon -- you're stuck with my ugly mug.
And YOUR stuck with sorting through all the "I like it" and "I HATE it" posts. Lucky you!!!!

Needless to say, I'm VERY GLAD your here to do so!!!

I cannot believe all the bi-polar, fragmented opinions that the release has drawn (mine included, I admit).

But, we need a good traffic cop. And, I think GM has you in their corner as one of the best to have ever played "traffic cop" and "cheerleader" at the same time.

I can't say how much I respect your professionalism throughout this "storm."

Way to hang tough, Bro, and stay focused on the mission!!!
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Old 07-24-2008, 12:51 AM   #308
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It was a misquote.

Let me make a few comments:

We do not want to use the Z28 moniker on a car that does not deserve this hallowed name.

We don't talk about future products -- but what makes you think we haven't been doing work on something?????

I can't say more than that......other than:

"KEEP THE FAITH" --

I can't lie to you guys -- because if I do, I will have zero credibility......and I don't plan on going anywhere anytime soon -- you're stuck with my ugly mug.
I hope that before the summer begins next year we are far enough into the

future to know something. I feel better that GM knows what the name Z28
means to us, and just wont slap it on something just to make us happy, no

matter how much me and other people bitch. I am sure the masses will love

the SS/RS and all the features of the new Camaro, but I want a hard core

true enthusiast car, with the name and history to back it up. I want

performance that any car guy cant deny kicks ass.
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Old 07-24-2008, 03:20 AM   #309
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I know nothing about car engineering, so this maybe a dumb question but: is it that hard to engineer a 550hp Z28 (or whatever the name) camaro?

I mean, isn't just all about putting a corvette engine into the hood, putting stronger brakes, bigger wheels and tires and let's go???

Is it such a big deal? I mean, steal all the needed comonents on the corvette productino line, this won't cost a lot, this will make the car available fast and even if it's a commercial failure, then, it wouldn't be that costy to GM.

Am I completely out of my mind?
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Old 07-24-2008, 04:47 AM   #310
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I know nothing about car engineering, so this maybe a dumb question but: is it that hard to engineer a 550hp Z28 (or whatever the name) camaro?

I mean, isn't just all about putting a corvette engine into the hood, putting stronger brakes, bigger wheels and tires and let's go???

Is it such a big deal? I mean, steal all the needed comonents on the corvette productino line, this won't cost a lot, this will make the car available fast and even if it's a commercial failure, then, it wouldn't be that costy to GM.

Am I completely out of my mind?
Hate to say it it's a little more then that. even if you stole the parts there's no guarantee they are up to snuff to handle stopping a 3900 lb car like a 3200 lbs car. camaro will need bigger breaks and stiffer suspension/chassis to cope with that type of power. it's not that easy. believe me I wish it was but it's not.

most people forget about the chassis and suspension or even the rest of the drivetrain when it comes to adding more power. for example look at the 4th gens. if you add about 100 more horses you'll bend the frame easily, rip apart the dash and blow up the rear end.

Being someone who's looked into adding power to a 4th gen and wanting to do it right. one of my first mods was subframe connectors (adds weight) to stiffen up the chassis. and after I did my exhaust and intake manifold next was going to be suspension and K-member upgrade. for one to make sure every pony got to the ground and I had a car afterwards.

I really wish it was as easy as what you stated. but it's not. :( but all I can say is keep the faith and have a feeling you won't be disappointed when GM gives you a GT500 killer, weather it's a Z28 or something else.
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:18 PM   #312
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Talking My take on the Z28...

Although I never post, I've been frequenting this site for years. Since about the time I bought my 1st camaro in 2004. I love to read all the post from people who share the same love for this vehicle that I do. Recently its been hard to navigate the 5th gen forum because of the recent announcement of the Z28. I was slightly disappointed to hear that there would not be a Z28 also. I always had planned to replace my current Z28 with another Z28. But guys all this crying has to stop. Before the flame wars start, I do understand the importance of the Z28. I own a Z28 currently. But people are actin as if the Camaro isn't coming. When Chevrolet set out to remake the Camaro, they wanted to make a successful car that also pleased enthusiasts of the brand name. With today's economy, there is no room for a Z28 model. The SS only gets 23mpg highway, imagine what a Z28 would get. (I expect about 25 - 28 for the SS. Don't trust everything the EPA makes car companies say). Also, a Z28 doesn't make good business sense. Why would the average joe buy a Z28 when he could buy a Corvett for the same price or a little more with better gas mileage. The name of the game nowadays in MPG. Enthusiasts will be what they like regardless of how far they can drive on a gallon of gas. But for this car to be successful, u have to attract more than just Camaro fans. And the SS is by no means underpowered. With a few mods this car could easily top 600 horses. Who drives their car stock anymore anyway? Everyone on this forum who complains about the Z28 not being made acts as if they are unable to modify their car. To wrap this up, for EVERYONE who is disappointed that there is no Z28, DON'T BUY THE CAR!!!! Chevrolet is not forcing anyone to buy this car. For all you guys who can't seem to live without Z28, you can: a. Buy an SS and be happy. (its still a beautiful car, admit it).
b. Buy a different car. Dodge has the Challenger. ( a car that still to me doesn't look like they finished designing it. Check a side view.) And Ford has the Mustang. (if u would would buy a mustang because of the Z28 not being made you are seriously derranged and should seek professional help immediately)
or c: WAIT!!!! ( the ZR1 didn't come out the same year as the remodeled vette. After all the happy people like me buy up the SS models, the Camaro will again be successful and the may make a Z28)
I hope this post wasn't too boring. sorry if it was. And please excuse any typos. Im typing this post and any replies to this post on my phone.
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I'm not flaming you but read the threads about the Z28. it's not been confirmed or denied for production. it's been known that it wasn't going to be available if at all at the start of regular production. with that being said read "the Z28" thread. you'll see comments from Fbodfather that state it's not dead and that GM does not talk about future product plans. so these types of negative post are killing me.
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:19 PM   #314
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Lets make this the only Z28 thread. please.
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:59 PM   #315
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I've been thinking about this...

Ford HAD the GT... Dodge HAD the Viper, both great world class vehicles. Now Chevy still has a high performance vehicle, the Corvette. Now I know we heard that Chevy wasn't worried about the Camaro out-powering the Corvette, but seriously... if we got a $40k+ 500+ HP uber Camaro that would eat into Corvette sales. With an underrated powerplant in the SS it's not an issue, but for most people who goto a Chevy lot looking for power who see 550 hp AND a back seat for 42k and 430 hp w/ no backseat for the same price, they're going with the Camaro With the Corvette being a consisent sales performer throughout it's history I seriously doubt that Chevy is willing to introduce competition to it where there otherwise is none. Ford needs a HI-PO vehicle, Dodge needs a HI-PO vehicle, Chevy already has one that in most cases outperforms theirs for the same price (lower if you count markups). NOOOOw, I do believe there should be a Z/28 (yeah, writtn like that), but it should be a limited edition in the same vein of a GTR-Z or DB9 R that gets pretty much equivalent power as the SS, but strips the hell out of it to provide better handling and weight/power ratio. But the 500+ hp super car we were expecting, it doesn't make sense in the big picture, and in the mean time those that really really want to can strip the SS all they want and have their own homemade Z/28.

I could definitely be wrong on all of the above, but that's just the way I see it.
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A few of you have either not been reading all the Z28 threads or just didn't get them.
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let not your heart be troubled ...when the time is right the z28 will be back...

uh duh!!

besides you can't come out with everything the first year...i expect it to come out in 2.5 to 3 years and announced a year and a half from now...

and in like 5-7 years after the camaro broke records in sales...they will work on making a firebird trans am version
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A few of you have either not been reading all the Z28 threads or just didn't get them.
Not sure who this statement was directed to but I've read them all and understood them all. Independant of what the actual (unkown to us)situation is, that was my 2 cents. I know Scott said the Z/28 is still on track, but I don't think it's coming in the 500+ hp form most of us suspect, and if it is that isn't the way I'd do it if the decision were up to me. Give the enthusiast/road racers what they want w/o impedin too deep into Vette territory. From what I read on the net there are cross section of people who would be happier w/ just a driver's seat, a steering wheel and SS power as long as the weight is cut by about 15-300 pounds Replace the back seats with a carpeted panel, replace the fronts w/ light weight racing seats and get rid of some safety devices and call it a niche vehicle like the Vette. Sell it for the same as an SS and the lowered production costs add to GM's pot and the racers are happy. Don't know how feasible that plan is, but if it's possible then it seems like a good route to go for me.
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just lock the Z/28 threads and make a Sticky

THE Z28 HAS NEITHER BEEN CONFIRMED NOR DENIED.

copy in the Article that quoted Cheryl and Scott's response.
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All I'm saying is that words could have been chosen carefully. I am not laying claim to knowing anything personally.

No one has whispered anything into my ear and said they WILL do this or the WILL do that. Sit back and think about this for a second. All the architecture will already be there...All the underpinnings...etc. The engine will need to be upgraded. CHECK. Testing will need to be done. I'd be surprised if GM hasn't done testing on the Z28 yet.

GM WILL sell all Z28's made. I'm sure of that. It would be a bad business move IMO if they didn't come out with it yet. Maybe they want to get it right and need more time on it??? Right???

You guys can get upset if you want.

You guys can continue to listen to Scotts words and "have faith."

I, for one, will be waiting for the info to be revealed from GM about the Z28. I know...some might say, "Dude....they just told you about the Z28." No (IMO)....they didn't.
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Not sure who this statement was directed to but I've read them all and understood them all. Independant of what the actual (unkown to us)situation is, that was my 2 cents. I know Scott said the Z/28 is still on track, but I don't think it's coming in the 500+ hp form most of us suspect, and if it is that isn't the way I'd do it if the decision were up to me. Give the enthusiast/road racers what they want w/o impedin too deep into Vette territory. From what I read on the net there are cross section of people who would be happier w/ just a driver's seat, a steering wheel and SS power as long as the weight is cut by about 15-300 pounds Replace the back seats with a carpeted panel, replace the fronts w/ light weight racing seats and get rid of some safety devices and call it a niche vehicle like the Vette. Sell it for the same as an SS and the lowered production costs add to GM's pot and the racers are happy. Don't know how feasible that plan is, but if it's possible then it seems like a good route to go for me.
I'm with you on the no 500+hp but at the same time people are crying for it. so either way they do it more then likely the next special addition camaro from GM will be the Z28. weather it's hihp or not.
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What does this mean? Z28 Confirmed Canceled?????

http://www.leftlanenews.com/confirme...el-camaro.html

Confirmed: GM says “there will be no Z28 model” Camaro
July24 2008

Earlier this month, several reliable sources told Leftlane the Z28 Camaro program at GM had been cancelled. Despite a backlash from Camaro fan clubs claiming the sources must be wrong, a GM executive on Monday officially confirmed what we already knew. “There will be no Z28 model,” said Chevrolet product manager Cheryl Pilcher in a newly published interview.

“Through the four generations of Camaro, there have been cases where Chevrolet chose to make the Z28 the top dog or the SS the top dog.” she told Automobile Magazine. Consistent with a renewed focus on the SS brand, GM has decided to give the top slot to the SS.

The Z/28 was set to feature the fire-breathing LS8 motor. A 6.2L, small block V8 with a roots-style supercharger that was supposed to be good for 500 to 550 horsepower. With the Z28 put out to pasture, the SS model will now be the top dog. In the Camaro Super Sport’s engine cradle, you’ll find the LS3 V8 rated between 400 and 422 horsepower, depending on transmission options.

Normally this is where we’d speculate on the reason for this move by GM, though, do we even have to say it? With gas prices so high and cost cutting a priority, GM was forced to make this tough decision.



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*sigh* read the forums...

We already know she was misquoted. The question was "will there be a z28 at launch" and the answer was no. She didn't say there would not be one at all.
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