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Old 11-06-2012, 11:44 AM   #26
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Rumor has it that the SS nameplate will be dropped from the Camaro line up and replaced with Z28 in the 6th Gen. SS will be used only on the new performance sedan coming out next year. I don't like that idea and at this point it is just a rumor.
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:13 PM   #27
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If that's the case, then either the Z/28 won't be the car it should be in order to keep the base V8 cost comparable to other base V8s or it will be relatively expensive for a base V8.
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:41 PM   #28
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My thought is they just need to come up with a better name than "SS" for this other car...seems kinda silly to me
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:43 PM   #29
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My thought is they just need to come up with a better name than "SS" for this other car...seems kinda silly to me
Exactly. Naming a car "SS" is a terrible decision.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:10 PM   #30
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How about in the dead of winter when they introduced the first Z28 ?? And sat on it with next to no promotion for the 602 of them in 1967....and nearly half a year without even a Z28 logo on it !!
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:39 PM   #31
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No way. They know consistency needs to be in place. You don't mess with a selling recipe. Not a chance.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:26 PM   #32
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No way. They know consistency needs to be in place. You don't mess with a selling recipe. Not a chance.
I agree, I think this rumor is 'full of it", I don't see Chevrolet making that mistake again (having the Z/28 as base V8).
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:09 PM   #33
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My thought is they just need to come up with a better name than "SS" for this other car...seems kinda silly to me
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:56 PM   #34
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I agree, I think this rumor is 'full of it", I don't see Chevrolet making that mistake again (having the Z/28 as base V8).
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Why not? GM doesn't have the engine variants to have an SS, Z/28 and a ZL1 all at the same time. If there is a Z/28 it will have to replace the SS and be cheap enough to be the base V8 which means it won't be worthy of the Z/28 badge.

Maybe the Z/28 just needs to stay a historic icon and left alone...
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:25 AM   #35
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Why not? GM doesn't have the engine variants to have an SS, Z/28 and a ZL1 all at the same time. If there is a Z/28 it will have to replace the SS and be cheap enough to be the base V8 which means it won't be worthy of the Z/28 badge.

Maybe the Z/28 just needs to stay a historic icon and left alone...
they don't? guess someone needs to read up on the current engines available from GM.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:52 AM   #36
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they don't? guess someone needs to read up on the current engines available from GM.
LS3, LSA, LS7 and LS9.

LS3 is the SS and LSA is the ZL1. What engine would go in the Z/28?
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lot of people here assume it will be the LS7
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:56 AM   #38
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lot of people here assume it will be the LS7
Yes, I was one of them but I doubt it will happen now. I don't see GM making that happen. If they were willing too it would have been done by now.
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If they were willing too it would have been done by now.
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The LT1 would be a perfect fit with the extra torque and the 475hp rating I am still hoping that it will be dialed in once the final numbers are in
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I've been patiently waiting for a Z/28 since the 5th gen Camaro was announced.
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I've been patiently waiting for a Z/28 since the 5th gen Camaro was announced.
Haven't we all!!
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:11 PM   #43
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Yes.

I'm thinking if there was a Z/28 coming soon we would have seen some spy shots of something. If there were any external modifications, they would have been covered up. If not, they would still have to test the car. I haven't heard or seen anything about a strange Camaro being run around a test track or anything.
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:28 AM   #44
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I honestly believe this is in fact being tested but it is definitely like a chess match with Ford trying to keep them one move ahead. They are getting a whole new car coming up and like the Boss leguna seca and the gt500 all have their better HP numbers but the camaro still beats them or keeps pace because of poor braking or IRS handling and that should all be taken care of with their new car. They are also trying at this point to keep the spotlight on the new corvette set to debut in a few months. GM doesn't need hype to sell Z/28's they just need to be on the lots. I can assure you GM knows this and my belief is they are waiting to see they other players move this time before a release to keep the sales even more sweet and away from the competitor and spoil their debut.
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I get what you are saying but still, you think there would be something leaked out.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:59 PM   #46
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I would normally agree they there should be some sort of leak, but just like the LT1 motor debut, GM is doing a whole lot better at keeping things under wraps these days to prevent spoiling the party
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agreed, could be tight security without planned "spy shots" ,..either way I feel it's gonna be a late winter/early spring big city car show reveal....or nada.....until the next model.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:14 AM   #48
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I would normally agree they there should be some sort of leak, but just like the LT1 motor debut, GM is doing a whole lot better at keeping things under wraps these days to prevent spoiling the party
Yeah, they did a good job keeping the lid on the LT1 though it is easier to hide and engine than whole car. Haha
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A 5.5L V8 engine Gen V engine with 450HP
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:35 PM   #50
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A 5.5L V8 engine Gen V engine with 450HP

The 5.5L is only a racing displacement. GM is sticking with the 5.3L and 6.2L for now. The 6.2L is expected to make 450 HP so I doubt a 5.3L would make anywhere near that.
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