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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 01-17-2011, 10:59 AM   #201
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should the poll question read "would you still buy it if it was named the HP edition instead of the Z28"?

... instead of "would you buy it if it is named Z28"?

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Old 01-17-2011, 11:18 AM   #202
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should the poll question read "would you still buy it if it was named the HP edition instead of the Z28"?

... instead of "would you buy it if it is named Z28"?

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Nope. The wording of the poll was intended to pit the 'Z28' name against all others...'HP Edition' doesn't have nearly the rumor-power behind it that Z28 does. But it raised the question.

I've noticed a decent number of people over the past year or so make a case for the ZL1 name or even something like SS S/C...because the first-gens definition of the name doesn't match what enthusiasts are expecting in a 'Z28'.

So I worded the poll to see if those people feel strongly enough about it to really abstain from buying an "incorrectly named" Z28.

I'm sorry if that confused some folks.
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If its meant to be the king of road courses, Z28
If its meant to be the king of the drag strip, ZL1
Interesting thoughts for sure DG3....maybe it will be kept just an SS with an HP option, just as we have the convertible option, XM, synergy etc...possibly just a S/C 585 HP badge or something to point out what it's packing underneath placed on the car somewhere similar to it's SLP brother? Isn't speculating fun? Well, it helps pass the time.
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:30 AM   #204
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False to 2). I called my dealer Friday morning and told him I wanted to be first in line for this IF it is called a Z28 and let me know when to come put a deposit down if I need to. But, if its not a Z28, pull me off the list. If they announce it's a Z28, I'll have the check written before the announcement is over.

So you are not interested in the car itself, but only the name.

Out of curiosity, what is your reasoning?
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:10 PM   #205
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So you are not interested in the car itself, but only the name.

Out of curiosity, what is your reasoning?
Thats Crazy

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False to 2). I called my dealer Friday morning and told him I wanted to be first in line for this IF it is called a Z28 and let me know when to come put a deposit down if I need to. But, if its not a Z28, pull me off the list. If they announce it's a Z28, I'll have the check written before the announcement is over.
So you have 60K for a high performance Camaro but only if it has a certain name?
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:13 PM   #206
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Thats Crazy

So you have 60K for a high performance Camaro but only if it has a certain name?
Everybody has their reasons...none anymore crazy than another.
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:18 PM   #207
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Everybody has their reasons...none anymore crazy than another.
Agreed.....I wont know until the price is announced if I can afford one or not. If its closer to 60k then no I cant , but if its 45k or so then I have a big decision to make. I can say this for sure , I will not spend 45k on a Camaro and it not be a Z/28. That is my own personal thoughts on this and I am sure some would agree with me and some will think I am crazy.
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False to 2). I called my dealer Friday morning and told him I wanted to be first in line for this IF it is called a Z28 and let me know when to come put a deposit down if I need to. But, if its not a Z28, pull me off the list. If they announce it's a Z28, I'll have the check written before the announcement is over.
I understand where your coming from. You've been wanting a Z28, not some new edition car. Why put out that much money on something you dont really want... I would have to agree with you. We have an ls, ss, and now want the Z28.
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:14 PM   #209
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So you are not interested in the car itself, but only the name.

Out of curiosity, what is your reasoning?
Somewhat. I'm big on history and nostalgia. I'm sure the car will be amazing no matter what it is, but if its the "HP Edition," it just doesn't have that longevity for me. I don't plan on selling any of the 4 Camaros I have now, and I wouldn't plan on selling this one if it was a Z28. Too me, HP Edition doesn't mean anything. Its just a SS with bolt ons. I know some of you think that's crazy, but its how I think about it.
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I understand where your coming from. You've been wanting a Z28, not some new edition car. Why put out that much money on something you dont really want... I would have to agree with you. We have an ls, ss, and now want the Z28.

Exactly. Couldn't have said it better myself.
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:22 PM   #211
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would be interesting if the existing SS underwent some changes, and became the Z28, and the new "HP Camaro" became the new SS. That would confuse some people.
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I'm curious to see why GM is betting so much on this new name. It doesn't make sense to call it anything other than the Z28, unless they have a planned Z28 reserved for a Boss fighter.
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:11 PM   #213
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I was one of those sorely disappointed when I heard the new z28 would be supercharged. I race a 4th gen SS in NASA road racing competition. Everyone knows that supercharging is a drag racing thing, and a no no for all but the most exotic road racing vehicles. But I agree with many above, the Z28 name has been dirtied in the past. And further, the 4th gen SS was designed in 1996 by SLP for ROAD RACING. It was never meant to be a drag strip car, and was modeled after SLPs own road racing efforts with the 4th gen in the SCCA. So as much as I want the SSX to be the next Z28, and I do (and I would buy one over the current car we are talking about if I could have it in the same time frame) I dont think it would be bastardizing the Z28 name if it landed on this car. Now, as to the name of this car. Honestly, ford has the GT, the Boss, and the GT500. All awesome cars, lets give them credit, and the GT 500 in some iteration has been out for years now. Bottom line, road racer or not, supercharged or not, GM owes us a Z28, period. And as silly as it sounds to some of you, I have plenty of money for this car, I am first in line for this car at my hometown dealership, and if this car is called an 'HP Edition" I will NOT buy this car. I would consider it a direct insult to me as a loyal and rediculously patient GM customer. I wouldnt mind ZL1 or perhaps some other well thought out and historically relevant new 'Z' moniker if they want to hold the Z28 name for the SSX because I think that would be more appropriate... but if so, the new Z moniker better be good, really good.
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I'm curious to see why GM is betting so much on this new name. It doesn't make sense to call it anything other than the Z28, unless they have a planned Z28 reserved for a Boss fighter.
To be fair...we don't know if they aren't going to call it Z28 after all...the "HP Edition" references we were told about could have been a ploy...

Or...if they haven't named it yet...maybe they just want to make absolutely sure that they do right by the enthusiasts. Consider all options?
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I’m just trying to understand the reasoning. Sounds like it's an emotional thing with the nostalgia of the name. That’s cool.

Unfortunately, I don’t think the Z/28 has been true to its heritage in a very long time, but it may not have been possible (for many reasons) for GM to use the name for anything other then to evoke nostalgia to sell what could just as well just been called an SS.

The more details that come out about the “HP Edition” the less I think it should (or will) be called the Z/28.

As has been mentioned before, IMO the Z28 should be GM’s answer to Ford’s BOSS 302 (this is really a brilliant pkg). That would be true to the heritage of the Z/28 name and a damn sweet LE that could also be priced similar to the BOSS.
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I’m just trying to understand the reasoning. Sounds like it's an emotional thing with the nostalgia of the name. That’s cool.

Unfortunately, I don’t think the Z/28 has been true to its heritage in a very long time, but it may not have been possible (for many reasons) for GM to use the name for anything other then to evoke nostalgia to sell what could just as well just been called an SS.

The more details that come out about the “HP Edition” the less I think it should (or will) be called the Z/28.

As has been mentioned before, IMO the Z28 should be GM’s answer to Ford’s BOSS 302 (this is really a brilliant pkg). That would be true to the heritage of the Z/28 name and a damn sweet LE that could also be priced similar to the BOSS.
I agree that it hasn't, and almost hope that they don't call the "HP Edition" a Z28. I also agree that it would be cool to answer the Boss with a Z28. I guess I'm holding out with the hope that eventually the most powerful Camaro will be the Z28, and if they don't call this one a Z28, then they have plans to build an even bigger Camaro.
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and if they don't call this one a Z28, then they have plans to build an even bigger Camaro.
I think you are spot on with this comment.
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:38 PM   #218
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The Z/28 should be Chevy's answer to the BOSS 302...

The biggest baddest Camaro should be in my opinion called the ZL1(It would sound very nice together with the top of the line Corvette ZR1)

So what if SLP has a car called the ZL1. GMMG produced the ZL1s in 2002 and GM's COPO did it in 1969.

Many aftermarket companies modify and sell there own version of a car. If GM would call it the ZL1, SLP would most probably take it and make an even more potent aftermarket version of it.

Everyone wins! We get a Mustang BOSS 302 fighter and a GT500 slayer at the same time.
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and if they don't call this one a Z28, then they have plans to build an even bigger Camaro.

I guess the real question is, does GM really think people will purchase a $70,000 Camaro???
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I guess the real question is, does GM really think people will purchase a $70,000 Camaro???

No, mainly because GM won't make a $70,000 Camaro.
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when i think of the z28 name i think of the corvette z06. light, more powerful (non supercharged) engine , better suspension, and a bada** look. but when i look at this car i see a more zr1 inspired look to it. GM did have two Hp test mules out testing *the red and blue one* maybe one had the lsa and the other had a new non charged engine in it.
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A rose by any other name is still a rose! I don't care if they call it the Camaro POS, if it has 556 HP +, I'm happy!
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To be fair...we don't know if they aren't going to call it Z28 after all...the "HP Edition" references we were told about could have been a ploy...

Or...if they haven't named it yet...maybe they just want to make absolutely sure that they do right by the enthusiasts. Consider all options?
Bold - If I wasn't clear enough before, this was sort of my point lol. Throwing away a name that undoubtedly has heritage (which is obviously a big attraction for this market) would be a huge financial mistake. I can see them calling this presumably LSA equipped trim the "HP Edition" only if they have some other plans for the Z28 name.

They, nor Ford, nor Dodge, did not drop their respective monikers, such as SS, GT, R/T, respectively, for some shot-in-the-dark marketing. There is no reason for them to attempt this that I'm aware of; there hasn't been a watering down of the Z28 which demands they steer away from using it.

Also, I did not see someone ask this question, but did yall ever figure out what the "HP" stands for?
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I feel like a lot of people are missing the point behind NOT calling is Z28, just because this car wouldnt be called Z28 doesnt mean there wont be a Z28 model at all, we're not officially limited to 3 trims here. What me and a lot of other people are saying is that this specific car isnt what a Z28 is supposed to be, it doesnt fill any of the criteria of what a Z28 is except that its the highest performance option (yes, Z28 is the highest performance option, the only reason there is doubt is because SLP needed something to call their upgraded 4th gen Z28s and just ended up calling it SS, other than that small fluke Z28 and/or Z/28 has always been the higher performance model). But just making this the highest performance model shouldnt make it a Z, here's my qualifications:

1. Any Z28 should be the highest performance model except for minor acceptions, ZL1 being one of them or packages to enhance the Z28 such as 1LE

2. The Z28 should, as it historicly did, rival the Boss 302 Mustang if at all possible, the reasoning behind which being that the Boss is a race-inspired vehicle like the Z is while the GT500 is a street inspired vehicle, although VERY potent, its still just street inspired

3. The Z should be a car tuned to a high performance level, tuned, not just supercharged, im talking cam an LS3, change the exhaust, mod the heads, strip the car bare to the essentials for weight savings and let it loose...an LSA with heated seats and nav just doesnt fill those shoes at all

4. The Z should be AFFORDABLE. If you're going to have a historical name out there like that that the public would devour, let them devour it, dont make it a premium item

...all that being said, quite honestly, if this car WAS named Z28 i would enjoy it still, but i would purchase a Boss 302 before this car...because odds are the Boss will be comparable in performance with a lot more attitude for way less money.
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when i think of the z28 name i think of the corvette z06. light, more powerful (non supercharged) engine , better suspension, and a bada** look. but when i look at this car i see a more zr1 inspired look to it. GM did have two Hp test mules out testing *the red and blue one* maybe one had the lsa and the other had a new non charged engine in it.
My thoughts exactly

Seems to me the big problem here is half the people are just impatient for a Camaro named Z/28 and the other half just dont wanna be forced into a supercharged Z/28 cause it goes against the heritage of the name...so i ask...why was everyone so up the LSA's @ss in the first place? LOL, dropping some motor other than the LSA or LS9 in this car making the same power in an N/A set up would please both sides, so as ive always suggested i say GM dispell the LSA rumors. Id go for a re-vamped LS7 or a production version of the LSX454

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