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Old 01-25-2011, 01:38 PM   #29
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It does not say "Z28". it says "6.2L SC" or something to that effect - the engine spec.
Nobody from GM has uttered the name "Z28" when referring to a future vehicle....ever. They've been very careful to keep it under wraps, but they've also never said it wouldn't be called that...
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:40 PM   #30
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this just made my day!!! I was thinking about going before but I am def gonna be there now!!
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:44 PM   #31
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It'll be interesting to see what name they introduce it as. I can hardly believe they introduce it as the Z-28 and then change the name later to HPE or HP.
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:59 PM   #32
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I don't see what the hell everyone is getting so excited for. This is hardly official information. For the Detroit Auto Show, Road & Track said it would be debuted there:

http://www.roadandtrack.com/future-c...let-camaro-z28

Oh and, it will be "followed by an on-sale date of no later than mid-2011", and it "will likely be priced around $40,000". Should we still believe it?
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:17 PM   #33
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My opinion would be that they do come out with a new model (HP) or whatever that is current with the GT500 in terms of SC, better suspension etc...

I really wish, they would build a Z28, leave it naturally aspirated, shave some weight, better handling, brakes and limit the bells and whistles and we have a direct competition to the Boss 302..... Just my .02
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:23 PM   #34
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Nobody from GM has uttered the name "Z28" when referring to a future vehicle....ever. They've been very careful to keep it under wraps, but they've also never said it wouldn't be called that...
Well, there is the whole "via Z-28 blanks" reference from this years GM SEMA video for the SSX. Doesn't mean a whole heck of a lot in the grand scheme of things as things can always change, but it's something.



fbodfather did come out well before the Detroit show and squash the rumors of a debut there, but nothing has been said yet about Chicago, so I'll remain hopeful. My money is on the NY show but we'll know within the next couple weeks, unless fbodfather wants to chime in.
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:32 PM   #35
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I agree the landscape has changed, which is why I don't agree with everyone saying that the Z28 *HAS* to compete with the Boss302. No, it doesn't. GM can create another moniker for that later on. For right now, the GT500 is the king to be dethroned and that's what they're aiming at.

The name might be heritage, but what it competes against is driven by the 2011 market. There will be Z28's on the road going up against the Boss302 when both are available.

So freaking what.

Like I said, GM would be idiotic to ignore what their fans/customers have been screaming for for the past 2 years: a supercharged Camaro called the Z28.

And I believe that's exactly what they'll deliver.
While it's not entirely fair of me to say the spy shots we have prove this, the Boss wasn't out yet. While I won't say GM is idiotic to ignore us, I will say a lot of us have been waiting a long time for it's return. I DO have full confidence whatever Z28 will come to be will kick asp.

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Well, there is the whole "via Z-28 blanks" reference from this years GM SEMA video for the SSX. Doesn't mean a whole heck of a lot in the grand scheme of things as things can always change, but it's something.



fbodfather did come out well before the Detroit show and squash the rumors of a debut there, but nothing has been said yet about Chicago, so I'll remain hopeful. My money is on the NY show but we'll know within the next couple weeks, unless fbodfather wants to chime in.
I remember reading these comments from 'father, too. I just think it's still to early and still too close to the ragtop coming on-line.
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:37 PM   #36
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OldJedi: Way too soon? It's been in development for 2 years, who says it isn't ready?

As the convertibles are just now beginning to leave the factory and hit showroom floors, it is strictly my opinion that the HPE/Z28 will not be debuted in two weeks in Chicago. It is based COMPLETELY on my gut feeling with NO factual basis. I believe the New York show would have better timing being closer to the summer and a lot warmer. I could be way off but I do not think so. Unless Fbodfather or Ed Welburn says something different, I am going to stick with my New York guess. I gave up guessing what it's official name will ultimately be, so this is this the only other guess I have going. I know it has been undergoing testing for quite some time, I hope it will be ready soon.
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I also heard the Z-28 will be in Chicago .
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:42 PM   #38
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I'll be at the show for sure .love sitting in new cars.
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Old 01-25-2011, 03:02 PM   #40
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I want to believe; but it just doesn't make sense with the drop top being all the buzz right now. They're not gonna give the MVP of the superbowl a 2011 vert and then the week following drop the Z/28.... But I'll still hold onto my hopes; stranger things have happened.
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Old 01-25-2011, 03:31 PM   #41
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I don't see what the hell everyone is getting so excited for. This is hardly official information. For the Detroit Auto Show, Road & Track said it would be debuted there:

http://www.roadandtrack.com/future-c...let-camaro-z28

Oh and, it will be "followed by an on-sale date of no later than mid-2011", and it "will likely be priced around $40,000". Should we still believe it?
Isn't the Detroit auto show over with.....?
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As the convertibles are just now beginning to leave the factory and hit showroom floors, it is strictly my opinion that the HPE/Z28 will not be debuted in two weeks in Chicago. It is based COMPLETELY on my gut feeling with NO factual basis. I believe the New York show would have better timing being closer to the summer and a lot warmer. I could be way off but I do not think so. Unless Fbodfather or Ed Welburn says something different, I am going to stick with my New York guess. I gave up guessing what it's official name will ultimately be, so this is this the only other guess I have going. I know it has been undergoing testing for quite some time, I hope it will be ready soon.
Fair enough. But they are only announcing it. I believe they will simply hold a press conference to announce that Z28's will officially be built starting January 2012.

I feel that's all most people want: confirm the damn thing is official.
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