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View Poll Results: If the "HP edition" Camaro was called Z28:
Yes, I would still be interested in purchasing the car. 537 78.17%
No, I wouldn't buy it because that's not what I think it should be called. 150 21.83%
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Old 01-15-2011, 02:54 PM   #76
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This is the 5th generation Camaro that I have waited patiently to buy. Power, handling, styling, the best of what GM has to offer to us today. The Z/28 was originally developed to be an absolute screamer on the race track by putting the best parts available into a package for a special Camaro and by 1968, only its second year of production, it was dominating SCCA Trans Am events, and continued to do so throughout the 1969 year. The heritage associated with this nameplate is second to none. If this car is going to be the pinnacle of Camaro performance in the 5th generation platform, then it deserves a name none other than Z/28.
I agree. BUT . . .

but . . . what If this isn't GM's plan for the pinnacle of Camaro performance in the 5th Gen? Or what if it is, but they have an even better plan for the 6th gen in the pipeline already? They always said they will not put the Z/28 moniker on a car that does not deserve the title and I think they've done exactly that. I personally don't think they could have reduced the weight enough to make it handle to their own internal standards of what the Z/28 should be. I think the Z/28 will be introduced with the 6th gen which will have less weight, more power and better handling which is what they intended to do in future platforms anyway.

Or, if that isn't what they'll do, well . . . we can just hope that it's a Boss competitor, in which case it will be cheaper and appeal to a larger crowd. I was kind of shocked that I technically could buy the Boss as I feel like I'm an average salary guy, and hoped that there would be a Camaro which competes . . . but I've already bought my SS and I'm happy.
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Old 01-15-2011, 03:04 PM   #77
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They can call it what they want.... I will just slap a Z28 badge on it .... as it should be!
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Old 01-15-2011, 03:25 PM   #78
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The only car that should have the Z28 badge is one that has a LS7 in it. Don't try to take the engine from the CTSV and put it in a Camaro and call it a Z28. If that is the plan then call it the HP Edition. The Z28 name deserves it own engine and trany package above and beyond any other car package already in a GM car.
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Old 01-15-2011, 03:28 PM   #79
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I'd like for them to wait and make a z/28 on the alpha platform, and make it something like the new boss mustangs.
Whatever they're producing on the 1st is going to be badass though
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Old 01-15-2011, 03:29 PM   #80
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Z28 = Balanced
HPE (or whatever it's called)= Monster
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Old 01-15-2011, 03:49 PM   #81
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IMO the name doesn't really matter.

All that matter IMO is the LSA under the hood
The quote just said 6.2, maybe it will be the LS9. Hence the name change.
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Old 01-15-2011, 03:54 PM   #82
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You don't think the magnetic suspension will make it a balanced monster?
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Old 01-15-2011, 03:55 PM   #83
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The quote just said 6.2, maybe it will be the LS9. Hence the name change.
That's something I didn't think about....... hmmmmmm....
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Old 01-15-2011, 04:23 PM   #84
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I like COPO or SSX, too, but still prefer Z28, without hesitation. I don't really see GM coming out with two MORE models if the 6th Gen is only a handfull of years away. I foresee this car being the top performing CAMARO and I think it deserves a name that's just as significant.
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Old 01-15-2011, 04:33 PM   #85
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The "SSX" that everyone talks about has Pfadt coilovers and suspension components.

There is no way that will work with the magnetic suspension.

Besides, that's a fully preped track car. No way GM will make that type of car availble to the public.
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:01 PM   #86
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If its not a Z28 then I dont want it. I will keep my SS. The only other Camaro I will buy will be a Z28 if they ever build one. I want the heritage , I want the the nameplate that comes with a Z anything else will just be a supercharged Camaro in my mind. JMO
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:10 PM   #87
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I really like the comments I'm reading in here!!

Keep 'em coming guys!!!

And remember to vote!!

Yes -- if you would rather buy a car named "Z28"
No -- if you would only buy it if it were named something else.
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I really like the comments I'm reading in here!!

Keep 'em coming guys!!!

And remember to vote!!

Yes -- if you would rather buy a car named "Z28"
No -- if you would only buy it if it were named something else.
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If the engineers are saying, "We can do better by the Z/28 heritage." Fine, call it HP and get started on the Z/28.

They can use that new 5.5 liter, along with a close ratio trans, 4.1 diff gears, light interior, hard suspension bushings etc.

Can't call it ZL1, they're letting SLP use that.
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:36 PM   #89
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Hell yea.I'll buy it no matter what they call it.Sweet car is a sweet car
I would like to see a Z/28 personally.
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If the engineers are saying, "We can do better by the Z/28 heritage." Fine, call it HP and get started on the Z/28.

They can use that new 5.5 liter, along with a close ratio trans, 4.1 diff gears, light interior, hard suspension bushings etc.

Can't call it ZL1, they're letting SLP use that.
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:41 PM   #91
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I know everyone on this site are looking forward to a new Z/28 being released in the future as I am but I really do not think it will matter much if this higher hp edition is named it or not. Really I think they need to name it something new and fresh to add to Camaro as a new model that can create a legacy of its own as the Z/28 & ZL-1 have in the past. The Z/28 should be saved I think for the 6th gen introduction in 2014 or 2015 then we will have 4 different models to choose from V6/RS, SS, Z/28, High HP model, along with the convertible. Either way the Camaro brand is soooooo strong now that the Z/28 will return in the future soon I guarantee it and it will be even more special when it does!
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even though it might not be called the z28, the style is going to be new.
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Really? If they used the IROC-Z name plate, that doesn't mean that hey have to have the race series start all over again. Who's going to care if the series doesn't exist if the name plate is used. When I owned mine it was after the series was over but my car still said IROC-Z on the side of the car
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I think this is much ado about nothing. "HP Edition" maybe the internal designation for the program but does anyone honestly think that sounds like something a marketing team at GM would land on. Vehicle development programs rarely operate under the same name the product is eventually be sold under, especially when it comes to performance vehicles.
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Although I doubt it, it would be cool to see IROC and the IROC Camaro back. It would really be cool to just see a racing series of Camaro, Mustang, Challenger, but using the cars as close to stock as possible.
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Theres the CMC which is the Camaro(&firebird) Mustang Challenge. And there is the American Iron Racing League which is basically open to all American muscle.

They're both held by NASA, National Auto Sport Association
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This is the 5th generation Camaro that I have waited patiently to buy. Power, handling, styling, the best of what GM has to offer to us today. The Z/28 was originally developed to be an absolute screamer on the race track by putting the best parts available into a package for a special Camaro. The heritage associated with this nameplate is second to none. If this car is going to be the pinnacle of Camaro performance in the 5th generation platform, then it deserves a name none other than Z/28.
Exactly!!
Please dont give GM any ideas! The Z/28 must return to its rightful place PERIOD!!
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What if it was called the GT575? Would you still not care lol
it could be called anything. just take the god damn badges off it you dont like it.
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For people that don't know the heritage of the Z28 or don't care then I would tend to agree. However, I believe this is a minority opinion.
heritage of the Z28??? this car is not what the z28 is. this is something other than what a z28 is known for. therfore it should be called something lese. but you guys here are so wrapped up in the z28 nameplate....and it hasnt even been confirmed as the "z28" yet!
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heritage of the Z28??? this car is not what the z28 is. this is something other than what a z28 is known for. therfore it should be called something lese. but you guys here are so wrapped up in the z28 nameplate....and it hasnt even been confirmed as the "z28" yet!
Z28 was a beast. All indications are this is gonna be a beast. Seems like a
Z28 to me. It's gonna handle well, have lots of power. Yeah, it could be a
Z28.
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