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Old 07-19-2011, 03:42 PM   #603
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I did speak with an an anonymous source at GM about the ZL1. His exact words "It is track animal. People are going to love it. It looks best in white." This source is an engineer who does not usually get this enthusiastic. The car must be really good. Before anyone asks, I did NOT ask him about anything Z/28. and would never post anything that was part of a private discussion meant to stay private. Accolades about a product that has been announced are a different matter.

What does this mean to the Z/28 we want our 5th Z/28 and we want it now group? It means that a 5th Gen with a bit less weight in the nose (LS7) and a bit less weight overall would be an even more aggressive track animal by inference.

Pete, I know it has been mentioned before but it's always good to hear again that I and the other Z/28er's truly appreciate your knowledge and input.

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Old 07-19-2011, 03:44 PM   #604
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It means that a 5th Gen with a bit less weight in the nose (LS7) and a bit less weight overall would be an even more aggressive track animal by inference.
Less lard...runs HARD!

And, after all, isn't that what we need?!
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:30 PM   #605
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:11 AM   #606
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What is the best argument for the Z28 in your opinion?
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:56 AM   #607
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Simple, Price gap
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:55 PM   #608
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Thats if the LS7 still exist....


"every red blooded American needs to send a note to their elected officials in Congress and the Senate and make it very clear to them that we're tired of their legislating us to death. they are now considering a CAFE Standard of 55 to 62 mpg by 2021. That will be the death of the V8 as we know it

Sooooooo......get crackin'!"


Folks we really need to start voicing our opinions outside of this forum!
I'm all for it! There are electric cars out there that will blow your V8 off the road, any road, all day, any day. The Z28 should be the Leno Camaro.
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Old 07-21-2011, 01:41 PM   #609
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What is the best argument for the Z28 in your opinion?
Additional vehicle sales. If Chevrolet believes they will sell more total Camaros by adding the Z/28 to the line they will find a way to build one.
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:37 PM   #610
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Additional vehicle sales. If Chevrolet believes they will sell more total Camaros by adding the Z/28 to the line they will find a way to build one.
but to the enthusiast. . .a true track car. not a drag strip queen.
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Old 07-21-2011, 03:40 PM   #611
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Additional vehicle sales. If Chevrolet believes they will sell more total Camaros by adding the Z/28 to the line they will find a way to build one.
As Pete stated, more $$$$$$$ for G.M.
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Old 07-21-2011, 03:51 PM   #612
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So would filling in the price gap 40k+ assist in the sales-ability of the Camaro?
And what about the marketableness of the Z28 being added to the line? Wounldn't it provide more interest and excitement for the Camaro? Is the Z28 the most familiar model in the Camaro line?
After all in sales isn't marketing king?
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Old 07-21-2011, 04:08 PM   #613
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Just became the most viewed Z28 thread.

Let's keep the interest alive.
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Old 07-21-2011, 04:22 PM   #614
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If you look at the corvette, the Z06 is probably the most recognized name, even though ZR1 is King....
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Old 07-21-2011, 04:27 PM   #615
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Let's keep the interest alive.
You couldn't kill it with a club...

They'll hear the cheer in Europe (and Japan), from here, when it's announced...

And you'll think the polar icecap melted from the flooding-by-tears that'll happen if they DON'T...

Personally, I ain't movin' to higher ground...
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The tough question for Chevrolet is if the Z/28 will take units away from the ZL1 and or the SS with no net increase in overall sales. Ford has offered so many versions of the Mustang I have lost count and yet the Camaro with no Vert out sold the Mustang. With the Vert and SS it is out selling the Mustang again. That brings us to the ZL1. Not every ZL1 buyer would have been a SS buyer. That means we are in the plus column for sales.

Now we have to work our magic on the Z/28. Price point is certainly a key component, but what other features of the Z/28 will draw in buyers from Ford and a wide range of imports? An LS7 is certainly a draw. I would love to list my Supercar Coilovers, but that won't happen. The ZL1 will be a road course animal based on my inside source BUT we need to find ways to make the Z/28 stand out. Maybe just the allure of the LS7 and a special wheel and tire fitment would be enough. We take the FE4 and run with it. Brembo makes a two piece front rotor for the CTS-V, maybe we use those and a few other 'lightweight' off the shelf bits.

There is a perfect blend formula. We and Chevrolet just need to work on it.
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