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Old 08-23-2014, 12:21 PM   #51
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Not a fan of the wheel well extensions. Looks like an after thought. :(
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Old 08-23-2014, 07:30 PM   #52
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Not a fan of the wheel well extensions. Looks like an after thought. :(
It is probable the photos are misleading.

Like a good wine, the Z/28 is best appreciated in person.
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Old 08-23-2014, 08:56 PM   #53
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Not a fan of the wheel well extensions. Looks like an after thought. :(
Well yeah they kind of are,when you stuff 305's all the way around and the law says they need to remain within the bodywork.....

I don't think they(GM) are going to re-engineer the car for 5,000 units.
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Old 08-23-2014, 10:46 PM   #54
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Well yeah they kind of are,when you stuff 305's all the way around and the law says they need to remain within the bodywork.....

I don't think they(GM) are going to re-engineer the car for 5,000 units.
Nailed it. You have to look at a Z/28, drive it on track, and marvel at the fact that the Z/28 does what it does DESPITE being based on a basic platform that has to be engineered in a way that it can be sold for $26K -- and still make a profit. That amazes me...
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Old 08-24-2014, 10:17 AM   #55
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Nailed it. You have to look at a Z/28, drive it on track, and marvel at the fact that the Z/28 does what it does DESPITE being based on a basic platform that has to be engineered in a way that it can be sold for $26K -- and still make a profit. That amazes me...
I agree just think how much power potential this platform has.

The chassis so stiff and solid they aren't(GM) afraid to add 600hp(ok 580 in the ZL1)

I bet the lighter Z/28 is a real blast to drive with those huge Carbon Ceramic brakes.

I know how deep I can dive into corners with my SS, it must be unreal and retina popping for you guys.
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:45 PM   #56
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Nice...

It feels like some folks are desperate to see Z/28 market values crash. Kind of a Schadenfreude thing, where folks who either don't like the car or are pissed about the price point seem to want to see it fail in some way.

And they could be right -- but I could care less. I bought mine to drive and enjoy -- though I'm not getting quite as much "street joy" as you. I'm sure the Z06 will prove to be a fine car, but it's not for me. Even if I could fit inside one, it's gone a little too "GT-R" for my tastes. A little too "digital" compared to the analog dinosaur that is my Z/28.

In short, cars -- especially modern ones -- are not investments. I'm hoping to track the hell out of my Z/28, and -- at some point -- I may try to make it even more of a track monster by stripping out weight and talking to the folks at Katech. That's right -- I may end up destroying the value of my "collector's car"...
the last investment car was the Ford GT. (possibly some odd ball exotic that most people never heard of)

As for tanking values - yeah id love to see it. But that is so I can buy one. Right now i live through this board until i get the chance to get back into an LS7 powered car. Only this one my whole family can ride along!
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