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Old 03-27-2013, 04:35 PM   #1
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Are You Guys Ready To Trade In For The New Z/28

Seems like a lot more positive comments on it then the other model. the legend returns with more than 500 Hp.





On-track, the 2014 Z/28 promises to be exceptional; lapping three seconds faster per lap than the incredibly proficient Camaro ZL1. Sticking with the numerical three, this speed increase derives from three key areas: chassis modifications improve cornering g to 1.05; carbon-ceramic Brembo brakes offer additional stopping power, and a 300-lb weight reduction over the ZL1 drastically improves handling. The weight shedding stems from lightweight wheels all the way to thinner rear-window glass. Even air conditioning is an option. Naturally, as with the Z/28 of old, a 6-speed manual transmission is all you get, and frankly, we wouldn’t have it any other way.




The powerplant utilized on the Z/28 marks the motor first introduced on the Corvette Z06. The 7.0-liter V-8 produces at least 500 hp and 470 lb. ft. of torque – an 80-hp decrease over the 6.2-liter ZL1. What matters, however, is that the Z/28’s engine offers a significant weight reduction, making the slight horsepower deficit immaterial.

The interior will feel familiar for Camaro lovers, with subtle aspects trimmed to save mass. The tiny rear seats remain, but eliminate the seat-back pass through as well as using high-density foam in place of rigid structural elements. All but one speaker has been removed in the quest for reducing the pound figure; one remains purely so as the seat belt warning signal can sound if you forget to buckle up.

“Our goal,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer, “was to make the fastest road-racing Camaro possible that was still street legal. The Z/28 will be too track-focused for most drivers, but offers road-racers one of the most capable track cars ever offered from an automaker.”

That’s a bold statement, but having spent hours hustling the incredibly capable ZL1 on track, I’m not going to pass judgment just yet. With improved lap-times of around three seconds, that statement might be on the money. We don’t yet know prices or speed statistics, but what we do know marks the 2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28 as the best, and most surprising, machine at the New York Auto Show. I’m sure the Ford stand gasped even louder than we did.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:40 PM   #2
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We already have this thread going,and as I said in the other thread not trading in but definitely getting one if GM will make them available to normal people.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:55 PM   #3
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No.

I like the fact that they finally dropped an LS7 in her guts.

I don't like the fact that it will probably be over-priced for what little cosmetic differences that were made.

This car should have been made stand out from what we have been accustomed to seeing since 2010. Didn't catch my eye like I thought it would.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:57 PM   #4
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nope wont pay a premium price for a gutted car with no options other than race pedigree.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:09 PM   #5
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nope wont pay a premium price for a gutted car with no options other than race pedigree.
And that's why both the Z28 and the ZL1 will continue.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:27 PM   #6
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nope wont pay a premium price for a gutted car with no options other than race pedigree.
I think I'm with you. I love the idea/concept of the z28 but am accustomed to creature comforts. I see it as low volume like the SS sedan, halo muscle in coupe form.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:32 PM   #7
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There is no way I will be able to afford this car. Its gonna be way too expensive.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:05 AM   #8
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I think we have to wait and SEE but "bump" on buying only a race pedigreed car!
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:16 AM   #9
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im selling and getting one depending on price.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:49 AM   #10
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:58 AM   #11
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I absolutely love the ne Z/28 but I will keep my ZL1. If I didn't have the ZL1 and was looking to buy it would be a tough decision. It would come down to price. If the Z/28 is as high as it sounds, I probably wouldn't buy. It's really purpose built and I'm more of a street cruiser like 99% of Camaro owners.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:25 PM   #12
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I like it except the rear tailights.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:23 PM   #13
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I love my ZL1, I added a lot of power to it and she is truly a awesome beast..Love the wheels on the Z/28 but wouldn`t trade mine in at all..
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:47 PM   #14
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How about a good chance that '14 Z/28 sales will be roughly less than 10% of all MY2014 sold? Maybe even down to 5%... it's clear that it's not a car for the mass public.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:57 PM   #15
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Are the fenders the same as the ZL1? They look to have bolt-on (or stick-on) fender flares. Maybe to reduce the gap from body to wheel....ZL!'s have 20" while the Z28 has 19"s. I like the nose of the car better than my ZL1 but given the chance, I'd probably buy ZL1 again, strictly for the "creature comforts". Great car though!
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I would say No over all just to many styling issues for my taste, but I do like were they are going with the chassis.

Not a fan of the taillights and hood vent. The fender flairs an splitter seem out of place and cobbed on.
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If i was in the market for a new camaro of any trim level i would go straight to a 2013 ZL1. I have to love the car and the 2014 has things i like and things i don't like. The ZL1 i love everything about it right from A to Z. Only thing i would like to get from the 2014 are some ZL1 recaro seats.
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And that's why both the Z28 and the ZL1 will continue.
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:02 PM   #19
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How can it be a Z28 with no stickers!

Z28 have always had wild sticker patterns stripes/etc The new one looks way too plain and no radical hood scoop?
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Will trade in only if in advance they designate triple-wide parking spots for Z/28s at Wal-Mart...
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:56 PM   #21
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I won't be trading in my ZL1 for the Z/28. It's not practical for me not being a DD. I am excited to see one in person and or on the road if a brave owner takes one out on the street.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:17 AM   #22
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Really thinking hard about this....... I do want it, but do I need it.....
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:43 AM   #23
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Not trading only adding and the waiting begins
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And that's why both the Z28 and the ZL1 will continue.
I agree. Well if your a track maniac you have options. And that's a good thing!!!
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:55 PM   #25
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Have they said what track this is that the Z/28 was 3 sec faster per lap? big track or small track? testing grounds?
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