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Old 12-06-2012, 08:23 AM   #141
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Wildpaws, I feel the same way. It's gonna be a while before I can buy a new car but with no Z/28 in sight I'm not sure what I am going to get. I'm waiting to see what the new Silverados look like.
I'm waiting to see this silverado, I think I'll be buying one next yr if its worthy.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:41 AM   #142
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I here ya. I'm still wanting a 5Gen Z28. I'm afraid the 6Gen will be much more forward in design and that's not what I want. I've tried to rationalize buying a 1LE and making it my own recipe with upgrades, but not sure I want to do that with a $40K car. I'm also concerned that if a 5Gen Z28 shows up at the end of its run that dealers will be price gouging. I've even been bitten by the new Subaru/Scion sportscar. Anticipation prolonged at some point will turn on ya. Just thinking out loud.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:55 AM   #143
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:00 PM   #144
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I here ya. I'm still wanting a 5Gen Z28. I'm afraid the 6Gen will be much more forward in design and that's not what I want. I've tried to rationalize buying a 1LE and making it my own recipe with upgrades, but not sure I want to do that with a $40K car. I'm also concerned that if a 5Gen Z28 shows up at the end of its run that dealers will be price gouging. I've even been bitten by the new Subaru/Scion sportscar. Anticipation prolonged at some point will turn on ya. Just thinking out loud.
I bet the price gouging will be severe due to the name.

I actually went to test drive a Dodge Dart. It's cheap and gets 40 mpg. I could use that mileage commuting to school, work and my girlfriend's house.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:16 PM   #145
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I've even been bitten by the new Subaru/Scion sportscar. Anticipation prolonged at some point will turn on ya. Just thinking out loud.
Without hijacking this thread (but since you brought it up...), a BRZ @ 2776 lb. (Manual Sport-tech) with a 200 hp/151 lb-ft 4-cyl. doesn't boil my blood. However, the STI engine, transfused (305 hp/290 lb-ft), and another 100 lb of necessary beefed-up weight gain would give this lil darlin' a better-than-L99 SS weight-to-power ratio...and would end up being about 500 lb lighter than a current AWD WRX...!!!

Would that make it a BRZ28?!
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:21 PM   #146
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I just don't see the LT1 in the 5Gen. The Camaro follows the Corvette. The Z28 is to the Camaro what the Z06 is to the Corvette, I don't see another alternative to the LS7.
And that is why I am so anxious to see what replaces the LS7. For those that want a gen5 Z get the 1LE and swap an LT1 into it! I dont mind waiting for a much lighter gen6 Z with LS7 replacement, it sound much more exciting than a gen5 Z.
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And that is why I am so anxious to see what replaces the LS7. For those that want a gen5 Z get the 1LE and swap an LT1 into it! I dont mind waiting for a much lighter gen6 Z with LS7 replacement, it sound much more exciting than a gen5 Z.
Why? Oh and don't think MUCH lighter it will probably be less than 300 lbs.
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I think the new LT1 motor would be the perfect fit in a lighter car.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:02 PM   #149
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Without hijacking this thread (but since you brought it up...), a BRZ @ 2776 lb. (Manual Sport-tech) with a 200 hp/151 lb-ft 4-cyl. doesn't boil my blood. However, the STI engine, transfused (305 hp/290 lb-ft), and another 100 lb of necessary beefed-up weight gain would give this lil darlin' a better-than-L99 SS weight-to-power ratio...and would end up being about 500 lb lighter than a current AWD WRX...!!!

Would that make it a BRZ28?!

I'm sure a turbo will be done.
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Oh my!? Too much Toyota talk in the Z section. At least this isn't Schno's house. BRZs are nice but a 1LE is the V-8 Camaro version which automatically makes it better, even if its not a Z28.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:49 PM   #151
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I really don't see it being an issue with the LT1 "talking" with the current computer in the camaro..it's all about computer programming and run files, it's no different than people putting an LS3 in a '69 chevelle or an LS7 in a 2010 camaro. Sure there'd be different connectors and such to facilitate hooking up the different wiring but I would think they'd share a similar wiring schematic with an LS3 with just an extra wire here and there for the DI?
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Lighter 6th Gen or not, new LT1 or not, there should be a 5th Gen Z/28. There aren't very many reasons not to build it.
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Pete made a good point in the 1LE thread about the LS7, it will have no home with the C7 release. So IMO it makes sense to keep production rolling until there is an LS7 replacement in the new LT series of engines. That would be enough to take care of the 2014-2015 Z28!
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Why? Oh and don't think MUCH lighter it will probably be less than 300 lbs.
IMO a 3500# LT1 Camaro makes for the ideal Z28 starting point, unless there is an LS7 replacement version LT engine with more HP. IMO 300# is AWESOME compared to 3,850# SS now. I also suspect the savings to be 300# at the minimum and as much as 400# is not out of the realm of possibilty. The only problem with the Gen6 Z28 is the wait because in all likelyhood it won't be released year one. I'm on board with the LS7 bandwagon now per my above post but I honestly will probably get a 1LE to hold me over until there is a gen6 Z.
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