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Old 01-02-2012, 09:46 PM   #1
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Is this a Z28 Disguised as a ZL1

10 Months ago his video appeared. Look at the closeup of the front at 0:31 seconds into the video. I think you will see the Cold Air inlets in the front of the Mohawk covered with tape, but you will also see the HOOD PINS. YEP! They have been testing the Z28 right before our very eyes! Freeze it and enlarge it! Sure the engine bay at the end is all ZL1... but who says its the same engine bay as on the moving car?

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Driver was wide though the corners.......looks like a regular ZL1 test mule....had a little checkered tape where you mention though Boss...
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Driver was wide though the corners.......looks like a regular ZL1 test mule....had a little checkered tape where you mention though Boss...
Look at the pic posted by DG3rd:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...&postcount=107

The hood pins indicate it is not the ZL1... But anyway, my guess is that when a Z28 shows up, it WILL have these hood pins. Too much coincidence.. Oh and look at the :50 second freeze frame.... IT HAS THE PADDLE SHIFTERS behind the steering wheel. So, they had the automatic known about internally long before they told us! No biggie, just thought I'd show you my detective work..
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Good insight bro. If they do make a track pack 1LE...AKA Z-28, therein lies my allegiance.
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Look at the pic posted by DG3rd:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...&postcount=107

The hood pins indicate it is not the ZL1... But anyway, my guess is that when a Z28 shows up, it WILL have these hood pins. Too much coincidence.. Oh and look at the :50 second freeze frame.... IT HAS THE PADDLE SHIFTERS behind the steering wheel. So, they had the automatic known about internally long before they told us! No biggie, just thought I'd show you my detective work..
This pic? That was discussed a lot, the front scoop opening in front of the slotted hood section, hood pins, possible ducts on the rear fenders, etc. Food for thought!
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:49 PM   #6
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This pic? That was discussed a lot, the front scoop opening in front of the slotted hood section, hood pins, possible ducts on the rear fenders, etc. Food for thought!
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yes this pic is one discussed a lot of recent. the first post has never been scrutinized! What i am saying is that the vid, done to intro ZL1 almost a year ago has the Z28 components. ... implying the design with open front scoop and hood pins has been around since the day zL1 was announced. Threrefore, the Z28 has been testing a long long time already.... and THUS... I perceive it is almost ready for launch! My bet it is to be announced in May for release in 2013. YUP. Probably na 427. Just to stay parallel with zo6 and Zr1.

Betcha $5 bucks on May announce for 2013 launch!! IT'll be a momentus summer! Or just mark my speculation up to local zookeeper talk.
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yes this pic is one discussed a lot of recent. the first post has never been scrutinized! What i am saying is that the vid, done to intro ZL1 almost a year ago has the Z28 components. ... implying the design with open front scoop and hood pins has been around since the day zL1 was announced. Threrefore, the Z28 has been testing a long long time already.... and THUS... I perceive it is almost ready for launch! My bet it is to be announced in May for release in 2013. YUP. Probably na 427. Just to stay parallel with zo6 and Zr1.

Betcha $5 bucks on May announce for 2013 launch!! IT'll be a momentus summer! Or just mark my speculation up to local zookeeper talk.
That would be awesome, they can announce it on May 4th and it would be a birthday present to me!! I still think we may see a 5th gen. Z/28, but they need to do it sooner rather than later, time is running out as we see how quickly the Alpha chassis is starting to develop, etc. for the 6th gen.
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Wow there is a remendous amount of hype and speculation about this car. Maybe you guys should be satisfied with the ZL1 making it out... the Z28 may never come to pass. And by the way a NA 427 will ever compete with a Z06... much less a ZR1.
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Wow there is a remendous amount of hype and speculation about this car. Maybe you guys should be satisfied with the ZL1 making it out... the Z28 may never come to pass. And by the way a NA 427 will ever compete with a Z06... much less a ZR1.
Perhaps if you read enough of the threads in the Z/28 section you would realize what his comments were addressing. Staying paralell with the Z06/ZR1 refers to models, i.e. ZR1>Z06>base Vette, Camaro to stay paralell would be ZL1>Z/28>SS. So no, we don't need to be "satisfied" with the ZL1 coming out.
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Wow there is a remendous amount of hype and speculation about this car. Maybe you guys should be satisfied with the ZL1 making it out... the Z28 may never come to pass. And by the way a NA 427 will ever compete with a Z06... much less a ZR1.
The ZL1 and a Z28 are very different concepts of the Camaro.
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Been there done that, back in September. But yes I believe it's not a ZL1. So what else could it be?
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:30 AM   #12
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Wow there is a remendous amount of hype and speculation about this car. Maybe you guys should be satisfied with the ZL1 making it out... the Z28 may never come to pass. And by the way a NA 427 will ever compete with a Z06... much less a ZR1.
The only speculation is not if but when will we have our Z/28.



I say this time next year my VR Z/28 will either be on order or the driver's seat will be warm from my ass sitting on it.

I personally think the ZL1 will be a 1 or 2 year wonder so get it while you can. I don't see the masses spitting out $60,000 plus for a hot rod Camaro.
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Is this a Z28 Disguised as a ZL1?

The True Believers, here, certainly hope so...
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Is this a Z28 Disguised as a ZL1?

The True Believers, here, certainly hope so...



Pretty please GM!?!?
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Here is the Synergy Green test car with a different hood and holes for pins ... Think it may be a stretch saying the hood makes it a different model. But guess you never know.

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Z/28, the day will come......
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Here is the Synergy Green test car with a different hood and holes for pins ... Think it may be a stretch saying the hood makes it a different model. But guess you never know.
Too much camo on the Green one to tell, but the Black one, above, is different than LS/LT/SS/ZL1...different than a production-ready hood would/will look...different enough to have you thinking, "hmmmm..." And I'm sure they didn't do it just to tease some ZEE-wishin' zealots on camaro5...
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Too much camo on the Green one to tell, but the Black one, above, is different than LS/LT/SS/ZL1...different than a production-ready hood would/will look...different enough to have you thinking, "hmmmm..." And I'm sure they didn't do it just to tease some ZEE-wishin' zealots on camaro5...
I'm sold on your 12 steps, just add the Hot Wheels hood and a set of nice racing buckets.
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I don't see the masses spitting out $60,000 plus for a hot rod Camaro.
Really?

I'm going to view that post as you were just dumb struck by the awesomeness of a ZL1 Camaro.....

The various models of Roush, Shelby, and the now resurgent Boss Mustang have all sold regularly for anywhere from 45k-80k....

People will want it, and given a year or two to mature, the price will actually come down some.... Count on the ZL1 being around for quite a while..
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The only speculation is not if but when will we have our Z/28.



I say this time next year my VR Z/28 will either be on order or the driver's seat will be warm from my ass sitting on it.

I personally think the ZL1 will be a 1 or 2 year wonder so get it while you can. I don't see the masses spitting out $60,000 plus for a hot rod Camaro.
The ZL1 was never supposed to be a big volume car. If 10% of Camaro sales are ZL1, I bet GM will be more than happy.

As for people not spending 60k on their Camaros ... there are plenty of people that have spent roughly $40k on a loaded 2SS, then another 15 or 20 grand on mods. It doesn't take long for mod money to add up.
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So selling $54,000+++ cars makes more sense than selling $40-something hp cars? No wonder Gov. Rick is takin' a beatin' in Iowa...
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I really didn't mean to get into the whole cost/value discussion. But keep going if you want!! I was simply pointing out that the black camo we see in post #5 here, was what everyone thought was the FIRST hints of a different design than ZL1 has. But, I slow motioned the very first ZL1 teaser video and noticed the hood pins and then the tape covering the front air inlet. In a later part of the video you can actually see the camo tape pushing "in" a little due to wind..... So, it just made me think GM has had the whole Z28/ZL1 thing worked out already. Like someone else said I think the ZL1 might just "go away" after the Z28 makes it's entry. Maybe. The ZL1 was just intended to be in a muscle PLACEHOLDER edition for high performance (reaching and reclaiming "the pony car throne" ASAP). When the Z28 comes out, it may be in two stages, making the ZL1 redundant. Just a thought. Meanwhile the PLACEHOLDER is making them ALL sit up, line up, and shut up! LOL Though we know the last words are never going to happen! No meanness intended, just humor!
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