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Old 11-02-2010, 05:14 PM   #1
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Wink Z28 vs SSX

I know I'm not the only one thinking about it......
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Old 11-02-2010, 05:18 PM   #2
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yeah, not the only one thinking about it, but you have no final specs to compare the two to one another : P

at first glance, the SSX will be the better overall package and be ready to destroy lap times at the tracks, and the Z28 will have a little more power.

too early to judge either of them.
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Old 11-02-2010, 05:30 PM   #3
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yeah, not the only one thinking about it, but you have no final specs to compare the two to one another : P

at first glance, the SSX will be the better overall package and be ready to destroy lap times at the tracks, and the Z28 will have a little more power.

too early to judge either of them.

Hmmmmm true but we do have an Idea where each is going though....

SSX lighter weight 524 HP N/A

Z28 550+ HP FI as far as I know for now I guess
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:04 PM   #4
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You mean supercharged SSX vs Z28
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:19 PM   #5
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You mean supercharged SSX vs Z28
???

The SSX is not supercharged. Looks like they're gunning directly for the Boss 302..........


.............. but I wonder if it would edge out a heavier, possibly less track-oriented Z28. Intra-Camaro warfare.

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Old 11-02-2010, 07:23 PM   #6
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I would buy the SSX and add supercharger or twin turbo
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:28 PM   #7
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I don't think the SSX will be street legal.
But sure would be fun to drive one, much less have one
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:32 PM   #8
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I too have been thinking about the comparison, but would really like to see if GM would make an "X" package for the upcoming Z/28.

Anyway, from what we know (educated guessing) it seems that the two cars would be very evenly matched, but I have to question how they came up with the 524 HP number. There is no way that only a cam, tune, and exhaust would provide a 100 HP bump over a stock SS. Maybe 50 HP (for a grand total of 476 HP), but not 100 HP unless there are a lot more go fast parts going on the SSX that haven't been disclosed yet.

Edit: I think I remember reading something earlier today about revised aluminum heads too, so a Heads/Cam/Intake manifold (high flow) motor could very easily make 100 HP over stock...we will have to wait and see for sure.

If the 524 is accurate I would expect the SSX to have a slightly better power-to-weight ratio than the Z/28 (again, guessing), so I bet it would post faster lap times on most, if not all tracks, than a stock Z/28.

I bet the cost could be higher for the SSX package (+ an SS, of course) than a Z/28, though.

One last final thought that I have already posted in another thread today. If the SSX is indeed only a track car and not setup to be street-legal, then anybody who would have the money for a track-only car of this caliber would be remiss to choose an SSX over a ZO6X. The main game changer for the SSX would be if the cost is only like $10K-$15K over an SS, then it would be much more affordable for a wider range of people.
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:43 PM   #9
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:55 PM   #10
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• LS3 6.2L V-8 enhanced with Chevrolet Performance Parts’ camshaft, cylinder heads and dry-sump oiling system
• Production six-speed manual transmission with Corvette ZR1 twin-disc clutch
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• Four-wheel disc racing brake system with six-piston front/four-piston rear calipers and drilled and slotted rotors
• Modified production suspension with Pfadt licensed components
• 20-inch racing wheels and tires
Yep, these SSX cars are going to be LEGIT!!! I absolutely love the idea of a naturally aspirated car for track duty. I think I might want one of these worse than Z/28 or a stock used C6 Z06. It would cost a ton of money to outfit a standard SS with all of those track goodies, and even then you might not be able to find every part individually and you would lose all the testing that went into a vehicle like this (if you were trying to recreate it for less money).

I'm going to throw some educated guesses out there for a cost on this beast of a package:

(these numbers are the cost above and beyond the stock part)

1) Heads/Cam/Dry Sump = $5000.00
2) ZR1 twin disc = $500.00
3) Air Intake/Exhaust (with headers) = $1500.00 or (without headers) = $500.00
4) 6-piston front calipers/rotors = $1000.00
5) 4-piston rear calipers/rotors = $500.00
6) Pfadt Suspension = $2500.00
7) Track Wheels/Tires = $2500.00 (for the record, I think 20" track tires is a stupid idea, it is very expensive and hard to find 20" track tires...)
8) Aero improvements/Carbon Fiber Body Panels and other cosmetic stuff = $5000.00

Grand Total = $18,500.00 (for the entire package installed - which, based on my modding experience with my CTS-V, is a very good deal)

In a nutshell, if a 2SS can be had for $35000.00 + $18500.00 (SSX package) you would be sitting at $53500.00, which I am guessing would be about $3500.00 more than a Z/28, but should outperform a stock Z/28.

Edit: I edited some of my numbers because on some of them I was taking the cost of the part over a stock part and on others I was just including the cost of the parts total. Now the list is set up to show the cost of the upgraded components over the cost of the stock parts + some additional cost for installation built into each itemized cost. I am guessing that this package would be dealer-installed and not factory-installed, so we will definitely pay a bit for cost of installation.

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Old 11-02-2010, 08:14 PM   #11
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FI is not for hard core track cars like the SSX. You just lose WAY too much power after several laps.
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:27 PM   #12
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FI is not for hard core track cars like the SSX. You just lose WAY too much power after several laps.
Agreed. N/A is definitely the way to go for a track car! Also, less parts to break and less stuff to go wrong.
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On a track? Probably SSX. Everywhere else? Z28 by default, odds are the SSX wouldn't be street legal ... if it even gets built.
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Is there a weight rumor going around?
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