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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, 07:40 PM   #101
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It seems this conversation is like asking if the ZR1 should have been called the "Blue Devil Edition." That was the internal code name, not something considered for production.
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:42 PM   #102
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It seems this conversation is like asking if the ZR1 should have been called the "Blue Devil Edition." That was the internal code name, not something considered for production.
Exactly. Seriously, who the hell would call a car an HP Edition.
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:44 PM   #103
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Exactly. Seriously, who the hell would call a car an HP Edition.
^ This.........God I hope you are right , I really dont know how I would react to that:(
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:50 PM   #104
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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.
how do you know its gonna handle well? the z28 wasnt a supercharged motor. it was a stripped down race car for the street. and it only had a 302 in 69. even look at the 4th gen. it was a srtipped down car. this s/c car needs to be called something else and the z28 should be a 7.0 or a DI6.2 lightweight and compete against the boss302. THATS a Z28....not this s/c thing.
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:52 PM   #105
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how do you know its gonna handle well? the z28 wasnt a supercharged motor. it was a stripped down race car for the street. and it only had a 302 in 69. even look at the 4th gen. it was a srtipped down car. this s/c car needs to be called something else and the z28 should be a 7.0 or a DI6.2 lightweight and compete against the boss302. THATS a Z28....not this s/c thing.
wrong.
The Z28 was a track car. It had suspension upgrades over the SS.


This new car has magnetic ride suspension. Which leads me to believe it is made for handling.
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:55 PM   #106
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wrong.
The Z28 was a track car. It had suspension upgrades over the SS.


This new car has magnetic ride suspension. Which leads me to believe it is made for handling.
Thank you Milk.
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:57 PM   #107
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even look at the 4th gen. it was a srtipped down car.
This is utterly false. I had a 4th gen Z28 and it was loaded.
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I agree with Milk on that , but what baffles me is why would they give the Z such a high hp rating when its never been a big motor/big hp car. I dont mind the fact they are going to give it so much power , it just seems odd is all.
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I agree with Milk on that , but what baffles me is why would they give the Z such a high hp rating when its never been a big motor/big hp car. I dont mind the fact they are going to give it so much power , it just seems odd is all.
Yeah, but I don't think HP should be the sole factor in determining whether or not it should be called a Z28. Times are very different in business and the automotive world.
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wrong.
The Z28 was a track car. It had suspension upgrades over the SS.


This new car has magnetic ride suspension. Which leads me to believe it is made for handling.
hello....read the post! i just said the z28 was a race car for the streets! and sure it may have magnetic suspension....but nothings confirmed. this is all speculation. will the magnetic ride fix the understeer?
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This is utterly false. I had a 4th gen Z28 and it was loaded.
what, leather, power windows, t tops? wow....loaded.
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what, leather, power windows, t tops? wow....loaded.
It had everything you could get which was WAY more than the base model.
It was FAR from stripped as you indicated.
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hello....read the post! i just said the z28 was a race car for the streets! and sure it may have magnetic suspension....but nothings confirmed. this is all speculation. will the magnetic ride fix the understeer?
It's not speculation. It's been confirmed by numerous dealers.
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It's not speculation. It's been confirmed by numerous dealers.
really? the dealers? they know everything too huh?
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Yeah, but I don't think HP should be the sole factor in determining whether or not it should be called a Z28. Times are very different in business and the automotive world.
I agree with you , but I think alot of people will get upset if it has more power than the SS. I for one do not mind that aspect at all. I dont think this car should be called anything other than Z28. I cant imagine having one and pulling up to a gas station and someone coming up to me and saying " man is that the new z28?" and I have to say " no man its the Horsepower edition" :(:(
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It had everything you could get which was WAY more than the base model.
It was FAR from stripped as you indicated.
ok...well good for you buddy
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ok...well good for you buddy
Hey, whatever you gotta do to think your right.
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really? the dealers? they know everything too huh?
In this case, they no more than us at this point.
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Here are the confirmed details from the meeting:

Production begins January 1, 2012
Internally referred to as the “HP Edition” model (it was not actually referred to as “Z28″ during the meeting)
6.2L supercharged engine
Magnetic Ride suspension
285F / 330R tires
Hood design to have louvre/slat design seen in spy photos (dealers in attendance were shown a gray Z28 model)
Slight (not major) updates to the interior, with some brighter trimwork
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I would definitely get it no matter what it was called... but saying it's a Z28 sounds nicer to me
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It shouldn't be called Z/28. If it came with coilovers, a smaller high output engine and a lighter curb weight, then it could be called Z/28. The last time the Z was the top car in the lineup is when they were going after the Trans Am racing series. Very limited production, limited options.

Is the new platform going to lighten up the curb weight very much? I can't imagine that it is going to save enough weight to make up for the 100+ pounds of SC over the front tires and the extra weight of the MRS. So the new "HP Edition" should be over 4000 pounds. Not exactally what I would consider Z/28 worthy.

The new SC powered beast needs a different moniker.
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It shouldn't be called Z/28. If it came with coilovers, a smaller high output engine and a lighter curb weight, then it could be called Z/28. The last time the Z was the top car in the lineup is when they were going after the Trans Am racing series. Very limited production, limited options.

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We live in very different times now. Somethings are just not feasable in today's world. A lightweight Z28 ain't gonna happen. Some will say then, well if that's the case then they should just not use the Z28 name. I don't know, they may be right.
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I think this poll is funny. Not really expecting a whole lot of anti-Z28 answers. I voted Z-28. Should post this poll on a Mustang or Challenger website. Not!
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We live in very different times now. Somethings are just not feasable in today's world. A lightweight Z28 ain't gonna happen. Some will say then, well if that's the case then they should just not use the Z28 name. I don't know, they may be right.
Frud releases a limited number of both Boss and GT 500 cars. It wouldn't take much to lighten the car enough to keep it under 4k pounds. Hell, rip the back seat out, lighten the interior up with race inspired seats etc....

I dont see it happening, but either way the car is going to fly off the lot.
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Actually Camaro is the NOUN..Z28 is the adjective
"an adjective is a word whose main syntactic role is to modify a noun or pronoun"
Z28 is a modified Camaro.. Z28 is not a Z28 it is a Camaro.
NO SIR. Z/28 is a NOUN assigned to the option package! It has become an identity in an of itself. And, it has become so on MERIT, not hyperbole.

Now, go back to your room! LOL.
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