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Old 03-30-2013, 12:58 PM   #26
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Thanks for the hard work on the z28. I am happy to see it alive and well. While my ss will stay I am more than a little excited to see a z28 pass me on a road course.


Please update the GM Performance Catalog with the z28 goodies.
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:59 PM   #27
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I have to say I was really surprised at the Z/28. I was really confident that it'll be a gen 6 car. There are so many options that fit the entire pallet of people wanting a performance car, so to GM I shall tip my hat in your direction.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:04 PM   #28
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This was a good read!
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:05 PM   #29
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As a long-time vociferous proponent of an LS7'd Gen-5 Camaro, "suitably equipped/badged", I MUST once again extend my personal thanks to you AND the Team, Scott.

I also fully understand the constraints under which this car was conceived and brought to production...and therefore its final content and likely pricing...and WHY those are what they are...

I just hope I, for one, have a genuine chance of realistically realizing my wish to own this beauty!

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Old 03-30-2013, 01:09 PM   #30
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I'm just bummed Scott feels bad about the negative bashing...."Consider the Source", Scott...It's the age of "Anti"-Social Media...Don't let it bug you...I doubt those you mention as the negative types were able to read past the first few paragraphs of your post...Take it easy, don't take all the comments that seriously, job well done...
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:19 PM   #31
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Just Thanks, maybe I should have waited
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:23 PM   #32
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Mr. Settlemire, your kind of dedication to and enthusiasm for what you do is all too often lacking in industry now. Sincere thanks for keeping the Camaro the absolute best all around "bang for the buck" performance car available now. I only wish I could afford a new Z/28.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:25 PM   #33
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I love what you guys did with the front end and the rear is warming up to me. . but what really gets me excited is that LS7 outfitted with headers and hi-flow exhaust roaring down the straights.. it won't take alot to get that LS7 up to 575hp Big $$ but big fun as well.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:37 PM   #34
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Scott's always been upfront with us as much as he could. He never did acknowledge a Z/28, however it was the TONE of his messages I read that it would arrive. When, who knew, but the Z/28 was coming. He never said it, but he would always say that Chevy wouldn't put the Z/28 emblem on anything that wasn't deserving. It wasn't what he said, but the aura he framed it. Ok, in a court of law nobody could prove anything by what he said, but I just "felt" Chevy was working on something. You don't mold in "Z28" on rocker moldings that come on a ZL1 if the intent for a Z/28 wasn't there. I kinda assumed they might upgrade the 1LE with more HP somehow and rename it, not necessarily come up with an additional model.

But....I'm glad. And as soon as I can get a 2014 ZL1 convertible without the ADM (because I'm not as stupid as some dealers may think), I'm doing it. BFY or RRM, maybe CRT...going to be the color that's going to be tough.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:40 PM   #35
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Thanks for the write up.very appreciated from you Mr.Scott.
i wish you could write a book with all your inside stories. this would be awsome to read!&i would be first in line to buy it.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:41 PM   #36
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I own a 2013 zl1, a 1994 z28. but would love to have a true z/28. Cant believe they actually used a ls7 in a Camaro great car true z28 always been chevy always will.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:44 PM   #37
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Awesome job on the 2014 Camaro line up. The redesign is very cool, and to give us a 427 Z/28 is just amazing. Thank you to all the people responsible for giving us the BEST car in the world.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:48 PM   #38
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This IS a Z/28! Great job!
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:52 PM   #39
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I went out Friday and bought a 2013 Camaro SS because I like where the brand is going. I have been a Mopar guy (just sold my 2012 Challenger SRT8) all my life and it's because of the unveiling of the new cars that pushed me over the edge. I am proud to say I am a Chevy guy now. And this is because of the hard work of you Scott and your team. Thank you.

I look forward to many years of fun with Chevy.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:54 PM   #40
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And by the way, I will be buying a Corvette Stingray in the near future as well.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:58 PM   #41
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Scott, I respect you that much more. A explanation wasn't even warranted but you simply are a class act and a genuine person. Thank you very much for all that you do, it's is very much appreciated.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:05 PM   #42
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Scott I would like to say thanks to you and all the others that continue to do what you do, the read was very informative, and really open my eyes on the heritage of the Z/28. This Z/28 like the first will be a car to be remembered.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:06 PM   #43
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You Sir are a true enthusiast and I hope to shake your hand someday.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:07 PM   #44
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Scott, once again a huge thank you to you and all of the Camaro Team for doing a 5th gen Z/28 the way it should be done! Prior to the announcement, I had gotten to the point of thinking that we might not see a Z/28 in the 5th gen, much less one that was true to the Z/28 heritage. And the Camaro Team did it, they put together all the pieces and built a truly awesome Z/28, I haven't been this excited since I drove my new Z/28 off the dealer's lot in 1969. Will I buy a new Z/28, well time and pricing announcements will decide that, I unfortunately think it is going to fall outside of my purchase parameters at this point in time. And that is not a complaint, I would rather see a proper Z/28 released and available than to have yet another watered down version that I could afford. Kudos to you and the entire Camaro Team for making this new Z/28 measure up to the dreams of the Z/28 faithful!!
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:08 PM   #45
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Scott, I respect you that much more. A explanation wasn't even warranted but you simply are a class act and a genuine person. Thank you very much for all that you do, it's is very much appreciated.
This pretty much sums up what I was thinking as well.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:12 PM   #46
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Fbodfather, what you all have done to the 2014 Camaro is nothing short of amazing! You and the others on your team should be proud of the product.

The amount of negative energy on this forum is also nothing short of amazing. I know it must be discouraging, but the huge, mostly silent majority love the new design and know it will sell great!

Given what you all have done with the gen5, I can barely wait for the next gen!

BTW, my only problem, as I have stated before, is trying to decide between the new Z/28 or C7 Corvette....
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:39 PM   #47
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Thanks again Scott for the writeup and work you guys do. It is nice that you take the time to create a link between the Chevrolet corporate world and us normal people. The Z/28 must have been created right because now I am starting to consider replacing my ZL1 with one. Don't worry about the blackberry. I work for one of the largest corporations in the country and we still have blackberrys. Mine got laughed at in the phone store when I was upgrading my personal phone.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:46 PM   #48
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All I can say, is thank you. Thank you for all the hard work.

And you are right, some of the things people find unappealing, they will grow to love.

I for one, appreciate all you have done bringing the 5th Gen to life, if you hadn't, I'd be a lot poorer after buying the Corvette, or unfulfilled by driving something else. :-)

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Old 03-30-2013, 02:48 PM   #49
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Let me introduce the family……….

>323 horsepower LS and LT

>400 horsepower SS

>426 horsepower SS

>426 horsepower SS/1LE

>580 horsepower ZL1

And the new Camaro Z/28…….


…every one of them designed, engineered, and built to instill “Perma-Grin.”

What’s not to love?

Thanks for taking the time to read my ruminations and I hope you’ve got a better understanding of ‘why’………..

It’s the best time EVER to be a Camaro Enthusiast.


...and thank you.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:55 PM   #50
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Scott- Thanks for taking the time to start this thread. My love for the Camaro begin in 1968 when my step Dad bought a used'67. I've owned several and have drag raced most of them. Without a doubt the 5th Gens are the best Camaros ever. The entire line up that you list is awesome and makes it tough to pick just one to own. I wish I could have one of each version! Thank you and the entire Camaro team for what you have created. What a great time to be a Camaro enthusiast!
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