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Old 04-10-2012, 12:38 AM   #103
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well the 1LE shares that piece and I think that is code for Z28
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:39 AM   #104
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Like your sig."blue angel". Check out chevy.com and the 2013 427 convertible Corvette w/carbon fiber hood.Why not a Camaro 427 w/505hp?and carbon fiber goodies..Z/28?
Cost. Price out an LS7 and you'll see why that engine and the LS9 have been left out of the Camaro so far. The LSA is the perfect blue collar engine in the lineup.
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:48 AM   #105
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Love the FNG on the upper part.
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:32 AM   #106
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LOL showstopper! Light fuse, run away!
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:43 AM   #107
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:09 AM   #108
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LMFAO! All these hard-ons flyin' around here...geez

Everyone must have forgotten that the ZL1 was the Z28 until the name change most likely based on the fact the V8 was supercharged and the performance was to close to a corvette. Unfortunately, though I hate to admit it...I am starting to believe that Jay Leno knows more than the average car guy when he said that the V6 twin-turbo from the SEMA 2009 would be a possible 'Z28' *gasps for air*

I have always known the Z28 to be a V8 so those there were fightin' words in my book. However, I think with gas prices the way they are and performance technology the way its headed that chevy may actually concede to his fancy and make it so. Though I have to admit if any of you have seen his new video on Jay Leno's garage where he finally received that SEMA 2009 V6 Camaro and test drove it...'WOW' is all I can say about it. I prefer they call that a 'RS' or 'Berlinetta' or something and not a 'Z28' but do we really know or are we all just waiting for the BOMB to drop?
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:45 AM   #109
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I am pretty durn sure that GM fully intended on calling the ZL1 a Z/28 but of course all of us on here waived the B/S flag and said no way cause it is supercharged..all of the parts were already in the making for test mules and such and of course this is all my opinion..
THIS I think the Z28 will be a track based car like the SSX & Boss 302 but street legal

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Old 04-10-2012, 11:18 AM   #110
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Like your sig."blue angel". Check out chevy.com and the 2013 427 convertible Corvette w/carbon fiber hood.Why not a Camaro 427 w/505hp?and carbon fiber goodies..Z/28?
Thanks. The goodies you mention adds a bigger, heavier engine which goes against the original Z/28 purpose which actually brought the cubic inches down to 302. In 1969 you could get an SS with a 350 or 396 cubic inch engine so going down to a small-block 302 seemed to go against the grain until you realized the weight/balance advantage and the fact it actually had as much power as the bigger engines.

The Z/28 was a track car built to allow Chevy to compete in the Trans-Am series. It's a shame we don't have the Trans-Am series again; with all the new muscle cars it would be a great series and a great way for the auto companies to show off their cars... oil company sponsorship... tire company sponsorship... all the benefits a series like this has because it runs basically STREET cars that the average fan can identify with, own and drive.

How about a naturally-aspirated, direct-injection, dual-overhead-cam small-block V8 that puts out 450-490 hp and weighs LESS than the LS3 does now?

Get a Z/28 down around 3,600 lbs with that engine, the 1LE track pack, tune it for road racing and that's a car that would proudly live up to the legend of a Z/28. Lobby the SCCA to start a rebirth of the Trans-Am series; get Ford and Dodge to join in on it and you'd have something that would be very popular I think.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:52 AM   #111
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This is another entry into the "Camaro history" book. It will be handed down from generation to generation.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:55 AM   #112
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Okay, so who is going to be the first to remove the ZL1 badges and put Z28 badges on?
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:46 PM   #113
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:33 PM   #114
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So if you hold that in a mirror would it read 82Z, maybe it's some old parts?
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:52 PM   #115
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The z28 should be true to its heritage. gm will release it when they know it is right.
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:19 PM   #116
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The z28 should be true to its heritage. gm will release it when they know it is right.
Actually the ZL1 was supposed to be the Z28...but for some reasons they changed their mind...
Just like what Vulpine said earlier...
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:02 PM   #117
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ZL1 was rumored to be the Z28 up until it was announced as the ZL1. I think they changed their mind when the boss 302 came out and decided to do a 1LE and maybe a Z28 in the future. I say maybe but I know the Z28 will be back.



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Thanks. The goodies you mention adds a bigger, heavier engine which goes against the original Z/28 purpose which actually brought the cubic inches down to 302. In 1969 you could get an SS with a 350 or 396 cubic inch engine so going down to a small-block 302 seemed to go against the grain until you realized the weight/balance advantage and the fact it actually had as much power as the bigger engines.

The Z/28 was a track car built to allow Chevy to compete in the Trans-Am series. It's a shame we don't have the Trans-Am series again; with all the new muscle cars it would be a great series and a great way for the auto companies to show off their cars... oil company sponsorship... tire company sponsorship... all the benefits a series like this has because it runs basically STREET cars that the average fan can identify with, own and drive.

How about a naturally-aspirated, direct-injection, dual-overhead-cam small-block V8 that puts out 450-490 hp and weighs LESS than the LS3 does now?

Get a Z/28 down around 3,600 lbs with that engine, the 1LE track pack, tune it for road racing and that's a car that would proudly live up to the legend of a Z/28. Lobby the SCCA to start a rebirth of the Trans-Am series; get Ford and Dodge to join in on it and you'd have something that would be very popular I think.

actually over head cam motors are generally heavier than our push-rod motors. so kinda have to go against you on that one. and being that the Trans am series isn't around anymore why limit the size of the engine to 302? But I am with you on DI, NA and a V8. I'm hoping that a Gen V motor makes it into the Z28 for the 5th gen camaro, but not to sure it will happen.
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:12 PM   #118
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z/28 would probably have the Zr1 engine (LS9) in it and be wwwaaayyyyyy outside of my budget lol. Though still think we need at least 750hp to 1 up the cobra... maybe 800 considering how fat our ass is lol!
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why would the z/28 have the zr1 engine? it doesn't harken back to the original concept of the Z28. the ZL1 was the most powerful camaro produced in the 1st gen. and in essense that's what the ZL1 is today.
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