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Old 09-13-2012, 11:28 AM   #26
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I wrote it before, get the most expensive Camaro out first "ZL1" wait to the demand starts to ease off and








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Get the diehards waiting for the Z28 what they want.......................



After all , in the past the 1LE was could be optioned as a Z28.................Just sayin
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:32 AM   #27
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On another page at the same blog, they wrote: "Our sources tell us that the Z28 will make a return after the ZL1 makes its way to market. It will be a lighter, faster, and more nimble version of the ZL1 that’s the true Camaro range-topper." - 2/9/11
http://gmauthority.com/blog/2011/02/...ll-on-the-way/

IMHO or If I Were Al O. for a day:

If it becomes a "range-topper" price/feature-wise to the ZL1, then they can keep it (too $$$). Lighter/faster/more nimble to me = more expensive to build than ZL1, given the same platform (zeta/alpha), unless they come up with a killer NA mouse motor for it 302-style. Don't start talkin' V6, either, that ain't enough.

The spirit of the Z should remain an SS option, which the 1LE package fits. If they simply swap the 1LE label to Z28 for the 2016 alpha, so be it - as long as it is track-worthy.

Maybe the SS becomes higher range to including the LS7, and the Z28 gets a worked higher-horse version of the LS3... Then I'd buy it.

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If the Z28 stays true to it's racing roots, it won't have magnetic ride suspension OR a supercharged engine. The 1LE will be a stopgap until the Z28 can be done "properly".

One of the things that sucks about the ZL1 is that since it has magnetic ride suspension, it can't be used in any class of racing.

Z28 needs to have normal racing suspension, less weight, and a naturally aspirated engine that ensures a proper power to weight ratio. Not a gigantic engine shoehorned into an overweight pig either (i.e. 5th gen).
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:33 AM   #28
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That would mean it would either

A: just be a rebadged SS and nothing super special

or

B: if the SS is dropped and replaced by Z28 but the Z28 is the special car lots of folks here are hoping for, then the Camaro will be missing "regular" V-8 option car to compete with Mustang GT
or

C, the article is wrong and the SS wont get replaced, and the Z28 will slide inbetween 1LE and ZL1 like many here want it too


I don't see the SS getting replaced.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:41 AM   #29
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I don't see the SS getting replaced.
Me either. That would be more confusing than putting the SS above the Z28 like they did with the fourth gen. If the Z28 significantly outperformed the SS and they just decided to offer it at an SS price range as a replacement, I wouldn't have a problem with it.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:48 AM   #30
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I don't see the SS getting replaced.
I don't see it either, just making a statement based off of what was said in the linked article
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:51 AM   #31
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it could be above the SS and below the ZL1
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:52 AM   #32
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it could be above the SS and below the ZL1
isn't that where the 1LE is?
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:54 AM   #33
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Corvette: Z06<ZR1
Camaro: ZL1<Z28???

Now excuse me while the Camaro vets rip this idea to pieces lol
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:07 PM   #34
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Anybody with a trademark or copyright has to renew now and then. That would have to be done regardless of production date of the Z28, if ever.

The 1LE was never a year-after-year production car so a Z28 can be shoehorned in without much problem. For that matter, probably sales will dictate, but the ZL1 may be for a short few years...
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:19 PM   #35
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I agree it will replace the 1le
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:23 PM   #36
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I have been told that GM is protecting what is rightfully theirs - they should have trademarked it years ago as intellectual property. Apparently it was never done or was allowed to expire at some point. This may not preclude the release of a new model Camaro.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:48 PM   #37
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:49 PM   #38
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Dont say that in the Z28 subforum or they will chase with their pitch forks in an angry mob!!! hahahahaha
We do tend to take our Z28 seriously.....
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:09 PM   #39
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Z28 is terrible...
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:14 PM   #40
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:18 PM   #41
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Now this is an interesting move. But the thought that the Camaro SS could be renamed Z28 to free up the SS nameplate for exclusive use of the new sedan doesn't sit too well.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:18 PM   #42
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Only 1 reply? And this is not front page news?
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:19 PM   #43
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Because it's already been posted half a dozen times
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:20 PM   #45
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Now this is an interesting move. But the thought that the Camaro SS could be renamed Z28 to free up the SS nameplate for exclusive use of the new sedan doesn't sit too well.
Oh boy. Does that mean I can get rid of my badges and get Z28 badges? Retro ones of course...lol
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:19 PM   #48
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Z28 is terrible...

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Corvette: Z06<ZR1
Camaro: ZL1<Z28???

Now excuse me while the Camaro vets rip this idea to pieces lol

ZL1 = ZR1
Z28 = Z06
1LE = Grand Sport
SS = Base Vette

Edit: Why was this moved out of the Z/28 forum to the SS/LS/LT forum?
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