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Old 01-13-2011, 09:15 PM   #205
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The original Z was just a normal Camaro with suspension upgrades
Kinda like the Z51 Corvette was just an internal code as well.

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NOT!! And you've been through how many of these discussions? (at least a few as you've been here for a good while) The original Z/28 was absolutely never what you just described. Perhaps you need to re-read some of those dozens if not hundreds of discussions about Z/28 heritage.
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:15 PM   #206
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The original Z was just a normal Camaro with suspension upgrades
Kinda like the Z51 Corvette was just an internal code as well.

GS Corvette is now Z52
This is what I don't understand, everyone is talking about how great the Z/28 is over the SS... The Z/28's of the past were not much more than the normal Camaro or SS etc... the 4th gen in fact the Z/28 had less HP... Reminds me of the 40 year old virgin, you guys are putting the Z/28 on a pedestal.

Don't get me wrong, I think if they do the Z again yeah it should be bangin!! An all out Stang (of any caliber aside from aftermarket modding) killer. I honestly don't understand why this HP Edition can't be called a Z/28 It has upgraded power and suspension... typical of the Z/28's of the past. If they don't call this one a Z/28, I think that's because they have something bigger and better lying in the shadows. As others mentioned maybe for the Alpha platform, but still there is no reason not to release one for the current platform. And if they don't have something bigger and better for this current platform then why not call the HP Edition a Z/28? RS, SS, Z/28 all recognized on the Camaro's since the beginning... why add something new to the mix now? ZL-1? Why? TH e ZL-1 of the past was faster and more powerful than the Z-28... but you already know this... so again why add a emblem we have not seen before?
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:24 PM   #207
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I dont think this was supposed to be released to the general public. In all this detail. I sure hope someone didnt sign a agreement.
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Wow, this thread took off fast, almost ten pages in no time.....I wonder if we are close to any speed records for pages covered....
I must say we have been starvin for stuff to talk about though...
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:26 PM   #209
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I don't care what they call it... I just want the SC they use on EVIL. I've been holding off on a SC for this very reason... I want the Z-28/HPE's SC... Just to keep it all in the family... So to speak.
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:29 PM   #210
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This is what I don't understand, everyone is talking about how great the Z/28 is over the SS... The Z/28's of the past were not much more than the normal Camaro or SS etc... the 4th gen in fact the Z/28 had less HP... Reminds me of the 40 year old virgin, you guys are putting the Z/28 on a pedestal.

Don't get me wrong, I think if they do the Z again yeah it should be bangin!! An all out Stang (of any caliber aside from aftermarket modding) killer. I honestly don't understand why this HP Edition can't be called a Z/28 It has upgraded power and suspension... typical of the Z/28's of the past. If they don't call this one a Z/28, I think that's because they have something bigger and better lying in the shadows. As others mentioned maybe for the Alpha platform, but still there is no reason not to release one for the current platform. And if they don't have something bigger and better for this current platform then why not call the HP Edition a Z/28? RS, SS, Z/28 all recognized on the Camaro's since the beginning... why add something new to the mix now? ZL-1? Why? TH e ZL-1 of the past was faster and more powerful than the Z-28... but you already know this... so again why add a emblem we have not seen before?
I don't think anybody is saying that this HP Edition or whatever really should not be called Z/28, I think it is a question about the certainty of what the new one will be called as it has not been publicly confirmed by Chevrolet (a national dealers meeting is not public confirmation). ZL1 is already in use on new Camaros by SLP I believe, so there should be no question there. And yet again, "putting the Z/28 on a pedestal" and "not much more than a normal Camaro, etc." tells me that you either have limited knowledge of the first gen. Z/28s and their heritage, or you choose to ignore it. Look at some of the ignorance perpetuated in one of the other current Z/28 threads about the 302cid engine being a "stroked 283" rather than the reality of it being a de-stroked 327cid. The new Camaro model coming out will be named whatever Chevrolet wants to name it, regardless of the name I think it will be an awesome performer.
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:32 PM   #211
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I'm hard pressed to come up with what they would call it other than Z/28. And I'm really confused as the why. The "HP" model will have a minimum of 550hp. I can't really believe GM is going to come out with a third Camaro model that tops the "HP" model. The only reason that I can think of, is maybe their waiting on the new alpha based car to use the Z/28 name on.
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On the Corvette, MRC is a $2K option...
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(Includes the Cross-Drilled Brake Rotors)
$1,995"
......well worth the investment......and a bargain if I might ad.....
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:40 PM   #213
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I think after all of the rumor and talk that Chevy wouldn't risk not calling this high powered camaro the Z28.

What does concern me a little is the potential for this car of having a sticker price over $60k with some of those goodies mentioned.

Personally I could do without the shocks and the louvered hood (I don't really feel it on a z28 concept). I'm all for the powertrain, but IMO chevy should focus more on maximizing the power output so that at least it doesn't fall short of the existing Zl585 (which is already a super hot performer). This new Z is going to have a lot of work to do against the current slp camaro and the gt500, so more go and less glitter would be better IMO.
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:49 PM   #214
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:53 PM   #215
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I'll have to see a production intent model before I get excited. Right now, it' still just numbers on paper.
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:57 PM   #216
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Transmission and tires

No mention of transmission availability - too many high performance cars don't offer automatics - the faster/convenient choice.

Re tires: Make mine sanity - no riding on the rims. Just enough tire/wheel for the brakes to fit - not for encouraging the current fad. Maybe some tattoos someplace?
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:13 PM   #217
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I know some will be disappointed if the Z/28 nameplate isn't going to used on the upcoming "HP" edition Camaro, but stop and think of this point: If I told you back in 2005 that not only was GM going to bring back the Camaro, that it would look as good as this car does, perform as well as this one does, and offer a SS version with 426 HP, wouldn't you have been shocked into disbelief? Now factor in a "HP" model that has been the topic on this thread, and you just have to thank your lucky stars that you may ACTUALLY BUY THIS CAR next year!
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NOT!! And you've been through how many of these discussions? (at least a few as you've been here for a good while) The original Z/28 was absolutely never what you just described. Perhaps you need to re-read some of those dozens if not hundreds of discussions about Z/28 heritage.
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I understand there was more to it. But the z28 was not the high horsepower application originaly. That was my point
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