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Old 06-22-2011, 05:25 PM   #18
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So, for a Gen-5 Zee to be realized, time's a-wastin'...
Very true.

Every Gen had a Z28, so should the 5Gen.
I say let the 5Gen and the LS7 go out with a bang!!! Build a LS7/Z28 or a Z28/LS7 either works for me.
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Old 06-22-2011, 05:26 PM   #19
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Oh and 1 very true fact about the Z28 is; I want one.
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:00 AM   #20
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I guess Im just naive or something, but I cant believe the 5th generation is only going to be 5 years when the last 3 were 10+ years, kinda sucks IMO.
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:17 AM   #21
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Not to sound pessimistic but perhaps the Z-28 will be Chevy's mid-range Camaro model to compete with the Challenger R/T and the Mustang GT. A smaller V8 motor, a little less hp, and bigger fuel economy.
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Not to sound pessimistic but perhaps the Z-28 will be Chevy's mid-range Camaro model to compete with the Challenger R/T and the Mustang GT. A smaller V8 motor, a little less hp, and bigger fuel economy.
I think I just messed myself...

Gosh, the thoughts of a Silverado-inspired 5.3 have me... apoplectic...

Wait, there's always the 4.8...or maybe we just need better Windex for the crystal ball.
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:37 AM   #23
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A DI 5.3 will work perfectly in "my" Z28. And since i know that GM cares about the heritage and enthusiast side of the house, i know they wont disappoint! Clamour on all you want about the LS7, with that it makes an already hardly possible version of the camaro even more expensive and less possible. Get your heads out of the clouds!!
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:32 PM   #24
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Not to sound pessimistic but perhaps the Z-28 will be Chevy's mid-range Camaro model to compete with the Challenger R/T and the Mustang GT. A smaller V8 motor, a little less hp, and bigger fuel economy.
Wow really?! I mean really???
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:36 PM   #25
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A DI 5.3 will work perfectly in "my" Z28. And since i know that GM cares about the heritage and enthusiast side of the house, i know they wont disappoint! Clamour on all you want about the LS7, with that it makes an already hardly possible version of the camaro even more expensive and less possible. Get your heads out of the clouds!!
Not in' the clouds. If you look at other Z28 threads good arguments are made supporting the LS7.
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I know i have read all the threads, making a thousand 45-50 grand Z/28's will in by no means make the car any cheaper. The LS7 adds 15 grand to the car easy
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Not in' the clouds. If you look at other Z28 threads good arguments are made supporting the LS7.
I'm not supporting the idea of an economy Z28, I'm just saying that if we are reliving the old days (70's) with high gas prices and now a bad economy, GM might pull something like this off. I am not hoping so by any means. I prefer the economy to shape up and today's muscle cars to keep improving, including bigger motors with bigger power. We'll just have to see.
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:02 PM   #28
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Not to sound pessimistic but perhaps the Z-28 will be Chevy's mid-range Camaro model to compete with the Challenger R/T and the Mustang GT. A smaller V8 motor, a little less hp, and bigger fuel economy.
Ummm ... doesn't GM already have a Camaro to compete with those cars in the SS?

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It adds 15 grand to a car that doesn't already have an engine. There is already around $7000 worth of LS3 (or L99) under the hood of the SS.
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That is not how they price the 2lt from the 2SS. There is an 8 grand difference and the only difference is engine and tranny.
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There is more to it than the engine and tranny. Don't forget the springs, shocks, brake pads, calipers, wheels, tires, gearbox, exhaust.....
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That is not how they price the 2lt from the 2SS. There is an 8 grand difference and the only difference is engine and tranny.
You need to do a little homework.
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:31 PM   #32
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I'm not supporting the idea of an economy Z28, I'm just saying that if we are reliving the old days (70's) with high gas prices and now a bad economy, GM might pull something like this off. I am not hoping so by any means. I prefer the economy to shape up and today's muscle cars to keep improving, including bigger motors with bigger power. We'll just have to see.
Don't worry it won't happen.
As for bigger engines probably not. More powerful probably yes.
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It adds 15 grand to a car that doesn't already have an engine. There is already around $7000 worth of LS3 (or L99) under the hood of the SS.
Gawd, Gibby, NOW yer gittin' with the PROGRAM!

Fact is, from GM PP, the crate-engine difference is about $7,000...with faaaar more profit made when they ring up an LS7 than an LS3...

Seriously, with deference to Number 3, if Ford can sell out 4000 BOSS ponies at low-mid-$40s, I suspect GM can sell MORE LS7-engined, option-careful, non-MR, ZL1-enhanced driveline'd/wheel'd/tire'd/brake'd thoroughbreds...for about the same dough...and SMILE all the way to the BANK!

Mike, your 1000-unit number would be the number of deposits, Day 1, for orders of our "favorite" Camaro...
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You need to look into the Vette offerings and Camaro heritage to get 5th gen Z28 DNA. You also need to look at the SSX. I would guess there will be a 5th gen Z28 by 2013. I would guess it will get the Grand Sport dry sump LS3 and possibly mag suspension. ZL1 brakes and exhuast too. But as stated before we "know" nothing.
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