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Old 05-17-2012, 07:52 PM   #35
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I really want the LE2 or Z28 (if there is one) to have more HP. I'll wait until the 6th gen if I have to.

Also, LMAO at people who think an auto can't track well. To each their own, if you don't want an A6 fine but don't trash it just because it is cool to trash it. This isn't 1999 anymore, the autos in these cars are a a little better than that old 4L60. I understand you racing diehards prefer an M6, my only complaint is trashing the A6 for no reason.

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Old 05-17-2012, 08:43 PM   #36
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I don't think anyone trashed it, it's just the driving experience we're discussing. Being part of the car so to speak...that is what a real Z28 is to me.

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Old 05-17-2012, 08:58 PM   #37
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I really want the LE2 or Z28 (if there is one) to have more HP. I'll wait until the 6th gen if I have to.

Also, LMAO at people who think an auto can't track well. To each their own, if you don't want an A6 fine but don't trash it just because it is cool to trash it. This isn't 1999 anymore, the autos in these cars are a a little better than that old 4L60. I understand you racing diehards prefer an M6, my only complaint is trashing the A6 for no reason.

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I certainly didn't "trash" auto trannys, I stated my preference for manual trans and that I absolutely would not buy a Z/28 with an auto tranny. And if that constitutes "trashing", then IMVHO you are overly sensitive and could stand a "chill pill". If you want an auto, then by all means go for it, I would not. If tomorrow GM were to announce a new 5th gen. Z/28 available as auto only, then I'd have to say "sorry, I won't be buying one!". I stated that auto tranny was not my cup of tea but could certainly understand if GM offered it on a new Z/28 for those that want auto tranny. Nuff said!!
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:35 AM   #38
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This isn't 1999 anymore
Fact is, a friend of mine from Switzerland bought a showroom-fresh '99 Camaro SS with an Automatic and finished inside the Top 20 in the '99 One Lap of America...

'Course, he used a 6-speed manual in '10 with his spankin' new SS to duplicate the feat, after the One Lap bar had been mightily raised in the intervening 11 years...

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Old 05-18-2012, 11:57 AM   #39
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Earlier this year I was thinking we'll have to wait till the Gen6. But if the Gen5 is going through the 2015 MY, there's a long time between the 1LE and then.

I think once the new V8 is released for the C7 Corvette, we'll see this engine in a new Z-28. So the new Z-28 will essentially be a 1LE with the new motor.

There's still enough of a price gap between a 1LE and ZL1 to support it.
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:11 PM   #40
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Earlier this year I was thinking we'll have to wait till the Gen6. But if the Gen5 is going through the 2015 MY, there's a long time between the 1LE and then.

I think once the new V8 is released for the C7 Corvette, we'll see this engine in a new Z-28. So the new Z-28 will essentially be a 1LE with the new motor.

There's still enough of a price gap between a 1LE and ZL1 to support it.
Will it be much more powerful than an LS3? I still vote for the LS7. Gen5/Z28/LS7 Go out with a big BANG!
The LS7 is built for more NA power...I like it a lot!!!
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:35 PM   #41
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:06 PM   #42
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:25 PM   #43
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The only thing awesome about that video was how terrible it was!
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:37 PM   #45
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:58 AM   #47
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If the availability of an automatic is what it would take to get a reasonably proper Z/28 to production, then (grudgingly) it would be a good thing to offer it.

But only as long as a manual is the standard fitment.

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. . . If you want an auto, then by all means go for it, I would not. If tomorrow GM were to announce a new 5th gen. Z/28 available as auto only, then I'd have to say "sorry, I won't be buying one!".
Boy, can I relate to that sentiment.

Unavailability of a manual tranny already has been a deal-breaker all by itself in my house over the last five car purchases (spanning about 25 years). Yeah, I consider myself fortunate in this respect with my wife actively preferring to row through the gears herownself and decidedly opposed to driving an automatic in any vehicle no matter how good it might be otherwise.


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Old 07-09-2012, 10:28 AM   #48
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I'd love an automatic in it... The correct automatic though.. Not the usual slushbox that goes in there... If it were a proper high end paddle shifted multi clutch auto/computer manual (whatever), that would be killer with control and consistency.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:32 AM   #49
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Volume is a "magic" word, these days. Is it "unholy" to consider an Automatic ZEE? Not likely MY cup of tea but, if it helps persuade "the powers that be" to build what WE want, so be it.

After all, who expected an Automatic ZL1, 'way back when?

Without it, the ZL1 may not have seen the light of day...
Everyone? How did people not think the ZL1 would have an automatic transmission? It's a glorified CTS-V Camaro minus the interior quality but otherwise they are pretty much the same car....
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Everyone? How did people not think the ZL1 would have an automatic transmission?
Kind of depends on how narrowly you thought that Chevy was targeting the GT500 with it, doesn't it?


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IF an LS7 was to appear in a Z28 version, do NOT expect Automatic Trans. as an option (no previous LS7 was/is OEM'd with a slushbox).

That sad fact, right there, might be enough to preclude such a sought-after Program...
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