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Old 05-13-2011, 01:51 PM   #43
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Wonder if it will have this spoiler.. I kind of like it
Which spoiler? The Jay Leno? I like that spoiler too... It's kinda like a GM 3/4 Blade spoiler. I liked the full length blade spoiler too.
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Old 05-13-2011, 02:16 PM   #44
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You are right about the marketing. The Z28 is worth a ton in GM attention getting just like the Boss is for Ford. To me (a marketing guy) it seems obvious that the Z28 has the ability to get and keep interest going. Thats why I know a Z28 will happen. GM is more about making $$$ than pleasing enthusiast, but if you can do both you most defiantly should. Heritage is the card the big three have to continue to play as the foreign competition has little to none here in he states.
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:26 PM   #45
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There is no way GM will let the Z28 come to market unannounced. This will be the pinnacle of the 5th Gen models, far surpasses the media attention of the ZL1. It will be the most talked about 5th Gen Camaro, it will be on every car magazines cover, there will be a prime time spot on Motorweek and Speed TV about the history and the making of the Z28. Then there will be the ultimate comparison between the Boss 302 and the Z28 in every single publication known to man... They will not let this car go unnoticed...
Not say it will come to market with the movie, what i mean is that it will most likely be what the Z28 preproduction model will look like when the Z28 is announced years from now.
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:53 PM   #46
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I think that Chevrolet could make the panels out of aluminium and save around 120 pounds or a little more; plus they can do the lightweight wheels too like in the ZL1 has - possibly 50-60 pounds in savings; so totally looking at 200 pounds in weight reduction - which will make it very competitive with the Boss 302; even with a small V8 block inside but if they have a dual twin V6; it would be very nice indeed.
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I think that Chevrolet could make the panels out of aluminium and save around 120 pounds or a little more; plus they can do the lightweight wheels too like in the ZL1 has - possibly 50-60 pounds in savings; so totally looking at 200 pounds in weight reduction - which will make it very competitive with the Boss 302; even with a small V8 block inside but if they have a dual twin V6; it would be very nice indeed.
Why?? As has already been discussed, that configuration of the V6 is as heavy if not heavier than an LS3, so I don't see any advantage there. And at this point in time I would not be willing to purchase a V6 Z/28 (that could change in a few years as CAFE takes it's toll on what's available).
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:16 AM   #48
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Why?? As has already been discussed, that configuration of the V6 is as heavy if not heavier than an LS3, so I don't see any advantage there. And at this point in time I would not be willing to purchase a V6 Z/28 (that could change in a few years as CAFE takes it's toll on what's available).
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As I have stated before a V6 Z/28 would be an epic failure.

I believe Chevrolet has to get the ZL1 out and in the hands of costumers before any hope that a new Z/28 will even exist.
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I say go for it and build a 427 Z28 while time is left (CAFE tick, tock, tick, tock).
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I say go for it and build a 427 Z28 while time is left (CAFE tick, tock, tick, tock).
We want to build a Z/28, not another iteration of the ZL1!
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The Z06 does quite well on the track with a LS7.
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I can't afford any of this, but this is a good conversation.

When I think weight I think of a quote by David Buschur: weight reduction is like free horsepower.

An aluminum roof and hood (which I believe the ZL1 will have *sorry I'm new to Camaros*) would be a way to start. Forged one piece 19" wheels would be another. Lose the power seats (as in the Boss). There has to be 100 or so pounds there easy.
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I can't afford any of this, but this is a good conversation.

When I think weight I think of a quote by David Buschur: weight reduction is like free horsepower.

An aluminum roof and hood (which I believe the ZL1 will have *sorry I'm new to Camaros*) would be a way to start. Forged one piece 19" wheels would be another. Lose the power seats (as in the Boss). There has to be 100 or so pounds there easy.
All Camaros already have an aluminum hood.
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The new weight saving stereo system for the new Z/28.
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The new weight saving stereo system for the new Z/28.
wouldnt this be better and lighter..
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