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Old 02-14-2011, 01:00 PM   #18
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How about the "Berlineta"....i think thats what its called. Guys a lil help here!
The "Brougham d'Elegance" of Camaro's.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:40 PM   #19
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They should stop and think different like Apple does when evaluating their own products. Don't just change it for the sake of changing something; study what was good, what was okay, what wasn't so good, and improve it. Change it to make it better; fix the things that need fixing. Upgrade the FUNCTIONALITY; not just change the look.

It needs interior improvements. Some weight reduction. Strengthen the drivetrain. Better bushings (they can learn from Pedders how to do this without sacrificing ride quality).

Make the next version a better CAMARO; not just a cosmetic change. This has always been the downfall of Detroit automakers; they start with a great car, then slowly hokey/crap it up with "special editions" etc. until it's a sad mess of what used to be a great car. Just like software companies, they add "features" no one asked for, and ignore fixing the things that their existing customers have been complaining about. The software slowly gets bigger, clumsier, slower... until it's just disappointing at best.

DON'T DO IT CHEVY! You started something fantastic with this Camaro; STAY THE COURSE. Learn from Apple's approach. Study the forums; listen to all the feedback from the people who bought the car and make the next one so good that they'll buy it again. There's a reason why Apple is debt-free, has $60 billion in the bank, and is the #1 tech company in the world. Follow their lead and make the next Camaro the evolutionary improvement of this first fantastic car.


It would be cool to see more models come on-line, but Doc makes some good points. I hope GM doesn't spend more time making limited edition cars than it does improving CAMARO. I don't want more stickers - I'd like more performance and value. So far, I think GM's done an excellent job, and if these reports are even somewhat accurate, I hope GM doesn't lose focus on quality and value, both of which I think have been improving for a long time. Don't get me wrong - I'd like to see another Transformers edition car - let's not forget what to focus on, though.

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The "Brougham d'Elegance" of Camaro's.
You crossed a line with that one, LOL!!!
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:46 PM   #20
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I think it's a great idea. Also maybe diversify (at least cosmetically) the sea of Camaro's out there.

I'm interested to see how close the TF3 version would look compared to the on-screen one.
It could be the Z28, since in TF3 it's the Z28..................... , wishful thinking of my part
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:50 PM   #21
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It could be the Z28, since in TF3 it's the Z28..................... , wishful thinking of my part
Ooo!!! I like it!!! I would hope it would lose that spoiler though.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:53 PM   #22
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Following in Ford's foot steps. There are so many freaking "special" Mustangs I can't keep up.
You've got it all wrong. Ford produces new packages every 6 hours. Chevrolet will wait 6 months.
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:47 PM   #23
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"At the time, it was the fastest Chevrolet car ever produced," Oppenheiser said in an interview at the show.
I would've thought the 2 1969 Corvettes that made it out of the factory with ZL-1's would have been the fastest car ever produced [at the time]?
Either way, it'll be interesting to see what direction GM heads with special packages.
Can't wait to see that 45th Anniversary package.
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:51 PM   #24
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How about the "Berlineta"....i think thats what its called. Guys a lil help here!
They kind of already make that. Take a 2lt remove the rear spoiler and put berlinetta on the C-pillar.

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Old 02-14-2011, 03:26 PM   #25
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How about the Iron Duke lol
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:00 PM   #26
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So a future special edition will be a Z-28. That's what they mean with "stay tuned".
I think you are 100% correct. I think there will definitely be a Z28 in our future but my guess is it won't be here until the new Alpha platform in 2 years. I am not going to wait that long. I will enjoy my ZL1 until then.
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:34 PM   #27
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How about the "Berlineta"....i think thats what its called. Guys a lil help here!
Berlinetta is correct. Ugh. Call me when the Dusk edition goes on sale on the ZL1.
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:40 PM   #28
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How about the "Berlineta"....i think thats what its called. Guys a lil help here!
Yup..the Berlinetta. We called them "Chicks Camaros". They had a floral decal on the 'C' pillar and embroidered flowers on the seats. I'm not sure if their were Berlinetta specific colors, but I can still see those powder blue ones in my minds eye.
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what other names are in the camaro heritage that are really usable, other than z28?
How about digging deeeeeeeeep into the name bin and bringing out "Panther"? Available in black, white and orangeish tan?

If fbodfather reads this, I want credit for it. A new Camaro like what Chevy gave Kid Rock will do. An all black "Panther" please!

Edit: For the ladies, I almost forgot a Pink Panther.
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Old 02-14-2011, 05:14 PM   #30
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I really hope this isn't true....IMO it really cheapens all of the special editions when there are 8 million of them like there are with Mustangs.

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Berlinetta is correct. Ugh. Call me when the Dusk edition goes on sale on the ZL1.
That would be incredible. I LOVED that concept...much better than suede...
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Old 02-14-2011, 05:20 PM   #31
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Maybe if GM is reading this.....I vote for a Skybird equivalent....who needs synergy green or a Z28.....lets go for a special edition appearance package in good ole Baby Blue...

I actually knew someone who had one of these.....1978 Firebird Skybird

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Old 02-14-2011, 05:31 PM   #33
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Great, one less thing to use against the Mustang crowd.
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In reading further...I found this...history does repeat itself!!!

With no reason to mess with success, the 1978 Firebird and Trans Am basically carried over from the '77 except that there were a lot more "special editions" like a gold Trans Am with brown accents and blue "Sky Bird" and red "Red Bird" Firebirds. America snatched up 93,341 Trans Ams and 93,944 other Firebirds for an astounding total of 187,285 - the best sales year ever.

The Sky bird package contained many unique featurs such as:
- Two-tone blue finish, medium blue upper - dark blue lower
- Blue trimmed snowflake wheels
- Medium blue grille liners
- Blue-accendted taillights bezels
- Sky Bird sail panel decals
- Bodyside tape stripes, in graduating tones of blue
- Blue Custom interior
- Blue Formula steering wheels
- Blue Custom seat belts


Considering the topic of this thread....Its just uncanny! Sorry about the skyblue print but i couldnt help my self.
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