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Old 03-29-2013, 02:39 PM   #151
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If ur paying $80k.......why not just buy a z06....just saying
Lots of diehard Z/28 fanatics.
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Old 03-29-2013, 02:46 PM   #152
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Lots of diehard Z/28 fanatics.
I completely agree if u are a die hard or avid car collector I can understand but to buy and use for track use way too over priced for the package
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:32 PM   #153
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The new Z/28 will be the King of the Road once again, and it will have the engine that we wanted, and the suspension that we wanted, and the interior that we wanted, and the performance that we wanted. So what is the problem?

Its important to remember two major things. One is that this is not 1969. This is 2013. Chevrolet has worked hard to build the anticipation and prestige of the Z/28 brand, and they didn't do it for charity. They are a for-profit business and they are not going to donate high performance track cars to the general public. Its their King of the Road with two missions: first is to dominate magazine comparisons to build their brand and second is to make a profit to build their business.

They are priced at the market price, and they are worth every penny. On the bright side, there are other options. The 1LE smoked the Boss 302. The ZL1 smoked the GT500. The SS is better looking than ever and the LT is still awesome. However personally, I think I'll be looking at the new Stingray before I buy a Z/28.
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:00 PM   #154
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They didn't build this car for race interested ppl. They built it so the ones who wanted it could drool and the ones who can afford it to buy them up and store them in a vault.

It's sad the nostalgia increases the price heavily. With all the comfort and amenities dropped from the car,the price of just the car itself without the Z-28 specific parts would bring it to be around $20-26k tops? Leaning more towards $20k. Add in the specific parts and it shouldn't be more than 45k. They're into producing dream cars rather than cars made for the general public. The regular everyday ppl wanted the ls7 camaro, the regular everyday ppl wanted the z-28 and GM delivers something the avg guy can just wish and dream about. Rather pathetic dont you think?
I totally agree with this.
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:04 PM   #155
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This is a Q/A fact from GM.
Q= "How fast will the Z/28 be in the quarter mile?"
A= The true performance of the Z28 will be measured in lap times, not straight line performance. To preserve the track-focused nature of the Z/28, it doesn't have the strengthened differential and half shafts of the Zl1, and is not recommended for drag racing. The new Z/28 is designed to be the most track-capable Camaro ever produced by the factory.
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:10 PM   #156
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My take, they are building this in the same style as the GTS Porsche came out with, stripped down track cars...I think it is very cool that GM is building the Z28 at all and especially as a track car...I already have a 1LE, but would love to have one of these and maybe will buy one...
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This is a Q/A fact from GM.
Q= "How fast will the Z/28 be in the quarter mile?"
A= The true performance of the Z28 will be measured in lap times, not straight line performance. To preserve the track-focused nature of the Z/28, it doesn't have the strengthened differential and half shafts of the Zl1, and is not recommended for drag racing. The new Z/28 is designed to be the most track-capable Camaro ever produced by the factory.
so im faster then lol jk jk
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:52 PM   #158
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This is a Q/A fact from GM.
Q= "How fast will the Z/28 be in the quarter mile?"
A= The true performance of the Z28 will be measured in lap times, not straight line performance. To preserve the track-focused nature of the Z/28, it doesn't have the strengthened differential and half shafts of the Zl1, and is not recommended for drag racing. The new Z/28 is designed to be the most track-capable Camaro ever produced by the factory.
Correct, for it's "true performance"....It was stated in the Auto-Show video that additionally "...0-60, 1/4 mile can be done, if that's what you want to do..."
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That's absolutely disappointing that it's going to be super expensive. I had a feeling they would make it to be the autocross version of the COPO.
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:58 PM   #160
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This is a Q/A fact from GM.
Q= "How fast will the Z/28 be in the quarter mile?"
A= The true performance of the Z28 will be measured in lap times, not straight line performance. To preserve the track-focused nature of the Z/28, it doesn't have the strengthened differential and half shafts of the Zl1, and is not recommended for drag racing. The new Z/28 is designed to be the most track-capable Camaro ever produced by the factory.
That's totally stupid on GM's part. Really?! How many effin people really track cars?! Seriously! The Z needs to be affordable. In the 90's & early 2000's, there were both and the cost difference was not that outrageous. Who gives a shit about track racing?!
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:10 PM   #161
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That's totally stupid on GM's part. Really?! How many effin people really track cars?! Seriously! The Z needs to be affordable. In the 90's & early 2000's, there were both and the cost difference was not that outrageous. Who gives a shit about track racing?!
Exactly. This is why Ford is owning the streets atm in the pony car wars....GM needs top shed alot of weight!
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:13 PM   #162
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at least 40hp... Hyundai picked up 24hp by going DI in their 3.8 v6, so I know Ford can get more with a larger displacement engine...



for $80k I would buy a z06, or even an M3 and be just as happy
Well, in that case, it will be interesting to see where the gen 5 small blocks end up power wise.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:14 PM   #163
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That's totally stupid on GM's part. Really?! How many effin people really track cars?! Seriously! The Z needs to be affordable. In the 90's & early 2000's, there were both and the cost difference was not that outrageous. Who gives a shit about track racing?!
People who buy a Z/28.

Don't buy the Z/28 if you don't like it. Don't complain about the Z/28 not being what you want when you don't want a real Z/28.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:19 PM   #164
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That's totally stupid on GM's part. Really?! How many effin people really track cars?! Seriously! The Z needs to be affordable. In the 90's & early 2000's, there were both and the cost difference was not that outrageous. Who gives a shit about track racing?!

Who gives a shit about straightline performance only?
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People who buy a Z/28.

Don't buy the Z/28 if you don't like it. Don't complain about the Z/28 not being what you want when you don't want a real Z/28.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:26 PM   #166
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Hell, my 1SS is pretty much a stripped down model with a badass LS3, nice Brembo brakes with the RS package and I paid 33 for it. So just dropping a 427 and some carbon fiber brakes is justification for (speculating at this point) a $50 - 60,000.00 price tag? something ain't right in the world. That b@tch should be way less than the ZL1. With my mods I would still be quicker than this Z (stock) and my mods were approx. 5 grand aaannd the Z is really not much lighter than my LS3. Sorry guys I just don't understand. You can opt out for A/C and it does not have magnetic ride suspension but has a suspension that's rougher than the SS's? Cmon' GM. That 427 ain't that damn much.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:27 PM   #167
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Who gives a shit about straightline performance only?
More than you obviously think!
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:30 PM   #168
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People who buy a Z/28.

Don't buy the Z/28 if you don't like it. Don't complain about the Z/28 not being what you want when you don't want a real Z/28.
Seriously? Your going there? How many people in the 60's 70's, 80's and so forth actually took there Z's to the f&$kin track? Cmon buddy.
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Hell, my 1SS is pretty much a stripped down model with a badass LS3, nice Brembo brakes with the RS package and I paid 33 for it. So just dropping a 427 and some carbon fiber brakes is justification for (speculating at this point) a $50 - 60,000.00 price tag? something ain't right in the world. That b@tch should be way less than the ZL1. With my mods I would still be quicker than this Z (stock) and my mods were approx. 5 grand aaannd the Z is really not much lighter than my LS3. Sorry guys I just don't understand. You can opt out for A/C and it does not have magnetic ride suspension but has a suspension that's rougher than the SS's? Cmon' GM. That 427 ain't that damn much.
Lot quicker than a z how? Straight line? Cause that's not really the point
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Lot quicker than a z how? Straight line? Cause that's not really the point
What was the point? Price? I thought that is what we were talking about here.
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The good news the new Z/28 is not a decal and badge package. They really went all out.

The bad news is they really went all out, and priced me out of the market. I've had two Z/28's over my lifetime, a '73 and a '78. I was really hoping to make this one number "3", but not at this price. And not without the basics in terms of amenities for driving it on the street (like sound insulation, A/C and a radio).

Regardless, I hope they do well with the car.

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Old 03-29-2013, 07:01 PM   #173
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I'ld like to see the LS7 as an option for the 1 or 2 SS/RS. I think a brake upgrade may be necessary but suspension wise, the platform should be able to handle it. That would make a well optioned / powerful street car that is affordable even with an 8k add for the engine package. 6spd manual or automatic like the ZL1.
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:45 PM   #174
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yea i was thinking of putting my 2010 ss up for sale and getting the z-28 but its going to be out of my price range. the z-28 name is now bigger than ever with this price range and not making so many. i guess its just an investment for the rich, for this car will be gold in 30 years.
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If I could afford one it would be my daily driver and a track car...
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