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Old 10-04-2011, 08:39 PM   #43
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Still thinking the so called "Track" version ZL1 is the Z28. Take a CLOSE look and you'll see why I believe that.
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:35 AM   #44
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Still thinking the so called "Track" version ZL1 is the Z28. Take a CLOSE look and you'll see why I believe that.
Completely agree with you on this one. Hopefully they price it between 40-50k and don't release it as a limited edition like the boss 302


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Old 10-05-2011, 05:05 AM   #45
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:19 AM   #46
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A member of my family drove that yellow ZL1 in the recent front page post last week.
He said his legs were shaking when he got out and he drives the "normal" camaros everyday.

So - Smaller batch of ZL1's now
Huge Batch of z28's later
The Z's will fill the gap between "SS" and "Zl1"
and sell they will...
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:32 AM   #47
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If you look at my tagg you know where I live.
A member of my family drove that yellow ZL1 in the recent front page post last week.
He said his legs were shaking when he got out and he drives the "normal" camaros everyday.

So - Smaller batch of ZL1's now
Huge Batch of z28's later
The Z's will fill the gap between "SS" and "Zl1"
and sell they will...
I will buy one!
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:51 AM   #48
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It's funny how it was immediately labeled "Track" edition. Also where did the side aero go?, let alone the hood within a hood.
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:28 PM   #49
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So, I'm feeling a bit disheartened that there has been no news whatsoever from GM regarding the Z/28.

I feel like the Z/28 is such a storied nameplate in GM history, and I just can't understand why GM is pretty much "ignoring" it.

Should I give up any hope that there will ever be a Z/28 5th gen?

Is the ZL-1 "it"?

The ZL-1 seems like it should be the top dog, and the Z/28 should be in the middle between the ZL-1 and the SS.

If there was ever going to be a Z/28, why wouldn't they release that one first, and save the ZL-1 for last? Is it more important for GM to have a GT500 fighter, vice a Boss 302 fighter? (seems like that's where the Z/28 should fit in)

To GM: I get it, there are only a certain amount of resources to allocate the development of so many models. I understand the historical significance of the ZL-1 nameplate. However, I think you are missing the mark on this one. IMHO, the Z/28 name means so much more, to a much wider demographic of customer, than the ZL-1 will. Many people know about the original ZL-1, and they know of the significance of it, but MOST people do not.

Even non car enthusiasts have heard of the Z/28 and can tell you what it is. You can't say the same thing about the ZL-1.

I will close with this: GM, thank you for giving us the 5th gen Camaro. It's a magnificent piece of automotive art. Thank you for developing the ZL-1 and bringing it to market, I think it will also be a grand slam home run to a certain customer demographic. But for me, and I'm sure many others, the lack of a Z/28 in the product lineup is an extremely big ugly sore spot.

Rant over, please return to your regularly scheduled thread.
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I'm guessing 2014 Model Year. There is suppose to be a refresh at that time for the 5th gen camaro. Not to mention the next mustang will be around the corner then too.
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Old 10-05-2011, 04:43 PM   #51
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I'm guessing 2014 Model Year. There is suppose to be a refresh at that time for the 5th gen camaro. Not to mention the next mustang will be around the corner then too.
The new Mustang is coming without a doubt in 2015 MY for the 50th anniversary. So logic says the Gen6 Camaro will wait 1 year to make tweaks based on the new Mustang. So I'm thinking a mid model Gen5 refresh will be the 2013 model. This way you have 3 model years with the original setup and 3 years on the refresh. Hopefully us Gen5 owners will only see 6 model years versus 10 model years for the current Mustang.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:02 PM   #52
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The new Mustang is coming without a doubt in 2015 MY for the 50th anniversary. So logic says the Gen6 Camaro will wait 1 year to make tweaks based on the new Mustang. So I'm thinking a mid model Gen5 refresh will be the 2013 model. This way you have 3 model years with the original setup and 3 years on the refresh. Hopefully us Gen5 owners will only see 6 model years versus 10 model years for the current Mustang.
It doesn't work that way, 2012 MY had a slight refresh with the interior and beefier suspension for the SS. Also according to the mods on GMinsidenews the camaro is getting a refresh for the 2014MY. If that is true than no way the 6 gen come out the very next year. Also the Cadillac ATS is going to influence the 6 gen camaro faaaaaar more than the next mustang, let's not forget that it is the camaro that is leading the segment.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:22 PM   #53
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:19 AM   #56
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I'll build a special edition none GM sanctioned Z28 for someone if they want.
We will upgrade the suspension and engine (427) as well and badge it with old school insignia. Aftermarket wheels are an option. The 427 will make 540/520 hp tq minimum
pm me if your interested

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