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Old 06-05-2009, 07:13 PM   #1
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aaand ... Fortune (on CNN) reports tentative plans for the Z28

Posted more in hope than anything else ...

http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2009/...fortune/9.html

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Upping the ante even more, Chevy tentatively plans to bring out its revived Z-28, with big haunches and a ridiculously overqualified 550-hp engine.
PLEASE let it be so and not just some reporter repeating old rumours!

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Old 06-05-2009, 07:43 PM   #2
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There's no source. The odds are that they are citing us. There isn't any reason to believe a Z28 would ever have more power than a Z06, so this would be wildly incorrect data.
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:06 PM   #3
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There's no source. The odds are that they are citing us. There isn't any reason to believe a Z28 would ever have more power than a Z06, so this would be wildly incorrect data.[/B][/COLOR]
You seriously can’t believe what you just typed…
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:10 PM   #4
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There's no source. The odds are that they are citing us. There isn't any reason to believe a Z28 would ever have more power than a Z06, so this would be wildly incorrect data.
I could see a Z with a 505HP LS7 and the Z06 uptuned a bit to about 525. Or maybe the Z tuned down to say 480-490.
As for the Z happening, we all know GM put the brakes on all performance car plans other than the Vette and Camaro. A lot of things need to change in the economy for the Z to happen again. Like GM being an independent company again. Problem is even with that, government may have more to say by that time. I don't see a Z28 any time soon.
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:16 PM   #5
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And it would be non-existent for younger drivers. A 15-year-old enthusiast of my acquaintance all but sneered when he discovered what car I was driving. “Mr. Taylor,” he said, “I’m not into Camaros.”

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No body looked at CamaroScotty's one thread?
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:47 PM   #9
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I could see a Z with a 505HP LS7 and the Z06 uptuned a bit to about 525. Or maybe the Z tuned down to say 480-490.
Completely agree. If the Z28 does happen the Z06 will HAVE to have its power boosted. No way will GM allow a Camaro to have more stated power than a Z06.

Lets hope that GM gets out of chapter 11 and can resume normal operations and giving drivers fun cars.
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:59 PM   #10
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You seriously can’t believe what you just typed…
I can see a ZL1 beating a Z06. The Z28 was never the top Camaro, but it was arguably superior as a track performer to the SS. I'd like to see a Z28 that shares the Z06 LS7 motor, but it is going out, so making one that fits that description doesn't make sense. The one in the article doesn't match any known GM configuration.
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I don't see a Z comming. GM easily could easily re-badge the SS to a Z28 in a couple years and add a few more ponnies. I could see that long before a completly different engine package. Just my thoughts
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They may never manufacture it, but oldtimers here remember the reports of GM testing the 550hp LSA engine in the 2010 Camaro for a potential Z28 model.

That, indeed would have more hp than a Z06.
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:33 PM   #13
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They're two different cars so I don't see the problem. The Z06 would still outperform the Z28, no? The extra weight of the Camaro would hinder it a bit, but it'd have to compete with the GT500 so it best at least be matching those numbers.
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They're two different cars so I don't see the problem. The Z06 would still outperform the Z28, no? The extra weight of the Camaro would hinder it a bit, but it'd have to compete with the GT500 so it best at least be matching those numbers.
Yea and no. Ford doesnt have a top dog sports car so they have to get all their kicks off a special edition Mustang.

Personally, Id rather see the Z28 at the GT500 level but I doubt it unless GM makes the Z06 more powerful.
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I think GM would be more interested in building their company back again than building a few limited edition Z28s. What they need is a MASSIVE seller to flood the market and win back market share. '

UNTIL then I fear the Z28 will be shelved. Lets hope its dusted off when its time for another car!
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Old 06-05-2009, 10:38 PM   #16
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I hope this happens. I would buy one.
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I can see a ZL1 beating a Z06. The Z28 was never the top Camaro, but it was arguably superior as a track performer to the SS. I'd like to see a Z28 that shares the Z06 LS7 motor, but it is going out, so making one that fits that description doesn't make sense. The one in the article doesn't match any known GM configuration.
I'm just saying that there has been many Corvette killers in the past that had more HP and performance than a Corvette

Buick
Pontiac
GMC
Chevy...

The only people who are worried about other GM vehicles having more HP and Performance are Vette owners and they now have the ZR1...
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Old 06-06-2009, 04:26 AM   #18
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I think GM would be more interested in building their company back again than building a few limited edition Z28s. What they need is a MASSIVE seller to flood the market and win back market share. '

UNTIL then I fear the Z28 will be shelved. Lets hope its dusted off when its time for another car!
True, but sometimes a special so called “flagship vehicle” can ignite a spark and sell many other vehicles… Kind of like, “Look what we can do, so how do think our other vehicles perform”…
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