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Old 01-07-2015, 11:08 PM   #1
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SO what's the odds...

So what's the odds of the mighty ZL1 being offered in the 6thGen Camaro?

I have a funny feeling that everyone is expecting the ZL1 to return but GM has made no hint of the ZL1's return in the 6thGen line up.

What do you all think?
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Old 01-07-2015, 11:12 PM   #2
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So what's the odds of the mighty ZL1 being offered in the 6thGen Camaro?

I have a funny feeling that everyone is expecting the ZL1 to return but GM has made no hint of the ZL1's return in the 6thGen line up.

What do you all think?

I dont think the ZL1 will be back, I think it will be the Z/28 that comes back because GM is having a hard time selling the Z/28's and ZL1's from what ive read or they may only have a SS, ZL1 and Z/28 and no 1LE's....
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Old 01-07-2015, 11:14 PM   #3
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My toughts are...Im thinking not! But hope it will!
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Old 01-07-2015, 11:16 PM   #4
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I hope it comes back!!!
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Old 01-07-2015, 11:18 PM   #5
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They might not produce a ZL1 but I'm pretty sure they will offer something equal to it. So be it a Z/28 or ZL1.
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Old 01-07-2015, 11:54 PM   #6
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I think they go Z/28 first. They did an awesome job with this generation .
I am excited to see what they come up with next.
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Old 01-08-2015, 12:02 AM   #7
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So what's the odds of the mighty ZL1 being offered in the 6thGen Camaro?

I have a funny feeling that everyone is expecting the ZL1 to return but GM has made no hint of the ZL1's return in the 6thGen line up.

What do you all think?
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:58 AM   #8
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I am the same on the ZL1 not being offered again.I read the Z/28 will either be with the 427 and more HP or the LT4 with a supercharger on it to battle the new mustang and the challenger. The new camaro platform will be lighter also. Maybe it will be an option on the motor like the copo is to where you have a choice of motors. It also said that a turbo would be offered on the V6 but it would be cool to see a turbo on a V8 to.
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Old 01-08-2015, 09:07 AM   #9
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I'm sure it's going to follow the same path as the vette. LT1 as a base V8 and a LT4 supercharged Z/28 or ZL1 with aero bits, suspension and carbon brake options. I highly doubt they'll develop a specific DI high displacement NA V8 for this generation.

Given the trouble selling Z28's I'm sure they are finished with the decontented versions as well. (stripper, no AC models)

Just my two cents but that's my prediction anyways.
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Old 01-08-2015, 09:22 AM   #10
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Chevrolet didn't have a ZL1 at their SEMA booth the last two years, maybe that's an indication of no more ZL1's? If they drop the ZL1, we may have collector cars...
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Old 01-08-2015, 10:05 AM   #11
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I can't see them not offering an ultra high performance streetable package, whether it be a ZL1 or an SS with an optional upgrade package that includes the LT4. It's either that, or add option packages to the Z28 to make it more streetable, which would be basically dumbing it down.
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Old 01-08-2015, 10:47 AM   #12
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I don't think there will be an upgrade Camaro out the first year of the C6. Hope I'm wrong but they normally wait a year or two.
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Old 01-08-2015, 10:51 AM   #13
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There will be some sort of top dog Camaro but I wouldn't expect to see it until the 3rd model year or so of the 6th Gen.
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Old 01-08-2015, 11:16 AM   #14
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I think in next 3 to 5 years twin turboV6's will be the norm and V8's will only be in very limited high end cars. G.M. already is working on such set-ups if you remember the one Leno had on his garage show.
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Old 01-08-2015, 11:20 AM   #15
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They've got the LT4, so I'm guessing we'll see a magride/LT4 equipped Camaro that'll be similar to the ZL1 in spirit, even if they name it differently.
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I'm not going to claim any insight as to what Chevrolet is doing. But I think Chevy needs to step up to the plate with their pony cars.

Dodge has the Challenger and the Charger Hellcat. Ford has the new mustang, with the GT350 coming within the year. Quite frankly I'm considering these pony cars.

GM/Chevy needs to bring their game to the playing field if they want to remain in the game.

Just my 0.02 cents

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Old 01-08-2015, 12:29 PM   #17
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They've got the LT4, so I'm guessing we'll see a magride/LT4 equipped Camaro that'll be similar to the ZL1 in spirit, even if they name it differently.
I haven't seen anyone else mention it. But the Cadillac website says the 2016 CTS-V will have the LT4. Simple logic would suggest we will see a Camaro with an LT4 under the hood. When the 2016 Camaro is finally unveiled, we could just get a standard Camaro. Or, we could get a big surprise with a standard Camaro and several high performance models as well.

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I'm not going to claim any insight as to what Chevrolet is doing. But I think Chevy needs to step up to the plate with their pony cars.

Dodge has the Challenger and the Charger Hellcat. Ford has the new mustang, with the GT350 coming within the year. Quite frankly I'm considering these pony cars.

GM/Chevy needs to bring their game to the playing field if they want to remain in the game.

Just my 0.02 cents
All Dodge and Ford have succeeded to do is add more HP than Chevrolet(in models released so far). These cars have failed to outperform, except in going in straight lines.

Is that all you want from your pony car?
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I haven't seen anyone else mention it. But the Cadillac website says the 2016 CTS-V will have the LT4. Simple logic would suggest we will see a Camaro with an LT4 under the hood. When the 2016 Camaro is finally unveiled, we could just get a standard Camaro. Or, we could get a big surprise with a standard Camaro and several high performance models as well.

It doesn't cost anything to dream.



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I'm doubtful for the first year or two but I guess we'll see. Maybe available but in more limited numbers

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Is that all you want from your pony car?
That's what the cars were originally made for though right? lol
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Okay, the Gen 5 ZL-1 was not released until the Gen 5 Camaro had been on the road for 2 years, after one year there were rumors of a hi-power model and at the time everyone thought it would be the Z/28. When sales numbers are considered the ZL-1 has been a success for GM. There are probably more ZL-1's on the road than all of the other competitors that have equal or greater power... combined..... Look for a new ZL-1 in 2017 or 2018 depending on how much research GM wants to put in the new car.
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New ZL1, probably 18 with LT4. Hp?, 8spd auto, lighter!

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I don't think they are going to keep both the ZL1 and the Z/28 especialy since they are so close in Price. My gut says with all the praise the Z/28 is getting they will discontinue the ZL1 and and beef up the SS or a version of the SS with some stuff from the ZL1.
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I'm doubtful for the first year or two but I guess we'll see. Maybe available but in more limited numbers



That's what the cars were originally made for though right? lol
Do you mean back in the 60's?

Yeah I think you are right, back then it was all about the drag strip.
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I haven't seen anyone else mention it. But the Cadillac website says the 2016 CTS-V will have the LT4. Simple logic would suggest we will see a Camaro with an LT4 under the hood. When the 2016 Camaro is finally unveiled, we could just get a standard Camaro. Or, we could get a big surprise with a standard Camaro and several high performance models as well.

It doesn't cost anything to dream.
I haven't heard it mentioned either, it's just a logical progression to me. The ZL1 was a success, they've already developed a supercharged motor and got MagRide/performace experience with the Alpha platform with the ATS and CTS, so the major pieces and motivation are there. I'm not saying it won't happen immediately, just that it's what I expect them to do at some point with the 6th Gen.
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