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Old 02-21-2013, 07:40 PM   #2176
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Ummm I dunno, I would think that any 5th gen Z/28 would look a little different than the ZL1, but I was surprised that the 1LE looks too similar to the ZL1, but it is still distinguishable by the splitter, matte black hood and spoiler
Also the front end, side aero and rear diffuser are different.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:01 PM   #2177
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I thought people wanted a lightweight Z28?
Lightweight is all relative, Z/28s were never lighter than a smallblock SS unless the SS had auto tranny and AC. That said, the 5th gen. ZL1 was in the opinion of many to be too heavy to be a Z/28 as it weighed about 300 or so pounds more than a 5th gen SS.
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I thought people wanted a lightweight Z28?
It isn't just the total weight, but where the weight is. The LS7 does not have a blower sitting on top of it
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:47 PM   #2179
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It isn't just the total weight, but where the weight is. The LS7 does not have a blower sitting on top of it
Not to mention the 1LE shows they know how to handle the weight.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:00 PM   #2180
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I plan on one more performance chevrolet but am torn between the new corvette and a new Z/28. Heres my choices:

1) ZL1/Z28/S2000
2) ZL1/Corvette

I am really leaning toward the Z as I like the size of the car-not sure I will like a "downsized" gen 6 camaro....

What's everyone think? I know, I have hard choices...
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:18 PM   #2181
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I plan on one more performance chevrolet but am torn between the new corvette and a new Z/28. Heres my choices:

1) ZL1/Z28/S2000
2) ZL1/Corvette

I am really leaning toward the Z as I like the size of the car-not sure I will like a "downsized" gen 6 camaro....

What's everyone think? I know, I have hard choices...
Do you have kids and a significant other?
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:00 PM   #2182
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...I am torn between making another risky financial move against all monetary sound judgement such as I did trading in my mint condition 2002 35th Anniversary SS Camaro with 2,800 miles and obtaining a dream car ZL1, and then potentially trading in the ZL1 on a Z/28 when it arrives and it is suitable to my liking.....and taking another loss...but, Camaro Nirvana does not come cheaply..., and...you only live once. Money is subjective when it comes to ones happiness.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:02 PM   #2183
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...I am torn between making another risky financial move against all monetary sound judgement such as I did trading in my mint condition 2002 35th Anniversary SS Camaro with 2,800 miles and obtaining a dream car ZL1, and then potentially trading in the ZL1 on a Z/28 when it arrives and it is suitable to my liking.....and taking another loss...but, Camaro Nirvana does not come cheaply..., and...you only live once. Money is subjective when it comes to ones happiness.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:24 PM   #2184
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No Kids, significant other does not care....
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:33 PM   #2185
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...I am torn between making another risky financial move against all monetary sound judgement such as I did trading in my mint condition 2002 35th Anniversary SS Camaro with 2,800 miles and obtaining a dream car ZL1, and then potentially trading in the ZL1 on a Z/28 when it arrives and it is suitable to my liking.....and taking another loss...but, Camaro Nirvana does not come cheaply..., and...you only live once. Money is subjective when it comes to ones happiness.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:37 PM   #2186
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..then my good man you are Golden! The World is your oyster! You won't go wrong with the ZL1. It's a sedan sized coupe if you can wrap your mind around that. Big, supportive, stable, comfy, and spacious enough inside (on a coupe parameter space wise) with the high tech HP bells and whistles to beat the upper crust priced competition hands down. Don't worry about Gen 6 Camaro, Z/28 or design/architecture changes for now...go for the sure thing. One can always upgrade later it they see fit. This one is a no brainer, take it from me. The ZL1 is like having your cake and eating it too.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:37 PM   #2187
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No Kids, significant other does not care....
That is a plus for the Vette.
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:43 AM   #2189
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yeah I am guessing also, with the new "SS" coming standard with the LS3, either they have a HUGE stockpile of LS3/LS7's they need to get rid of, or they are not ready to share the tech wealth of the new LT motors I am still curious as to how there is so much tech in this engine for a measley 20HP increase
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I don't get the HP bump either. I would think they could get more power with a bump in compression, DI and new heads.
My money is on intentionally leaving headroom for future power increases. A little like stud poker if you will - you wouldn't play the whole hand out with your hole cards face up for all to see.




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I plan on one more performance chevrolet but am torn between the new corvette and a new Z/28. Heres my choices:

1) ZL1/Z28/S2000
2) ZL1/Corvette

I am really leaning toward the Z as I like the size of the car-not sure I will like a "downsized" gen 6 camaro....

What's everyone think? I know, I have hard choices...
I think that snipping four or five inches out of the wheelbase would make it easier to shed a few lbs and make the car inherently just a bit more nimble in the process.



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Old 03-08-2013, 08:59 PM   #2190
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...3 weeks till NY auto show, Camaro refresh announced, rumor of a news release from GM on the Camaro, anyone willing to place some bets? Thoughts?
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:05 PM   #2191
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So is this recipe to be prepared for us Wednesday?
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We've got Chef Boyardee, Betty Crocker and Duncan Hines all workin' on a suitable celebratory luncheon...
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:15 PM   #2193
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Actually...I'd hate to think this entire THREAD turns out to be "Hormel's Finest"...and THAT is also a LOWDOWN Truth...
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:47 PM   #2195
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Actually...I'd hate to think this entire THREAD turns out to be "Hormel's Finest"...and THAT is also a LOWDOWN Truth...
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:35 AM   #2196
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Maybe build a L/28 with a warranty. How hard can that be?
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:00 PM   #2197
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LS7 Z/28!!!!!!!

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LS7 Z/28!!!!!!!
.....it's alive!!!! It's alive! Woooooohoooooo!!!!!!!!! 2014 Z/28 LS7.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:07 PM   #2199
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The Z/28 is back powered by a 500+ LS7. This is a rack ready beast with 19" 305/30 rubber all round, carbon ceramic brakes, special aero, coolers and more.THE Z/28 is BACK!
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A new anthem for this pre-Easter celebration we're experiencing, today:

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