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Old 05-01-2013, 07:55 PM   #1
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Corvette Forum C7 vs Z28 Thread

I happened on this thread in the Corvette Forum. Lot's of Z28 supporters and plenty others who are more than a little afraid the Z28 will be faster than the new C7. So, what do you all think? Here's the thread:

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c7-g...amaro-z28.html
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Depends solely on a z51 package imo.

An honestly, I still hope the c7 loses.

Edit: does anybody know where they found this only 500 z/28's will be made thing. never saw that anywhere. Maybe I'm just blind. I've asked them twice in two different threads, and I received no response...
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:21 PM   #3
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My prediction is that the Z/28 will log a slightly faster lap time than the C7 Z51. However, I think it will be because the Z/28 has stickier R comp tires, whereas the C7 Z51 will have MPSS tires. If you put R comps on the C7, it would probably be faster.

Unfortunately, because the 2 cars come from the factory with different class tires, magazine comparison will not really be apples to apples.
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Depends solely on a z51 package imo.

An honestly, I still hope the c7 loses.

Edit: does anybody know where they found this only 500 z/28's will be made thing. never saw that anywhere. Maybe I'm just blind. I've asked them twice in two different threads, and I received no response...
I was pretty sure I read where GM said they would make as many as they could sell. I certainly hope that's the case, or there will be something like an auction for only 500 of them.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:39 PM   #5
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Depends solely on a z51 package imo.

An honestly, I still hope the c7 loses.

Edit: does anybody know where they found this only 500 z/28's will be made thing. never saw that anywhere. Maybe I'm just blind. I've asked them twice in two different threads, and I received no response...
It's just gossip. Nothing like that has been officially stated.
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It's just gossip. Nothing like that has been officially stated.
That what I think. I'm trying to find out where this bs began. they don't like me very much.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:57 PM   #7
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It's not an apples to apples comparison since the Z/28 is intended for the track whereas the Stingray is a street car. A true comparison would be the performance edition "Vette Z06-07 whatever they call it, if they make it. The base Stingray could cost less than the Z/28 too, which takes away some of the sting if it is indeed marginally faster.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:16 PM   #8
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the Z/28 will be faster. If the predictions are correct that this is the most expensive Camaro (outside the COPO) then it will cost more than a C7 with the Z51.

At that point it better be faster. This is the GM hotrod for MY 2014 and probably 2015. Gotta sell those highly profitable cars.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:20 PM   #9
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Depends solely on a z51 package imo.

An honestly, I still hope the c7 loses.

Edit: does anybody know where they found this only 500 z/28's will be made thing. never saw that anywhere. Maybe I'm just blind. I've asked them twice in two different threads, and I received no response...
Not sure where the 500 came from, but as I understand, the LS7 engines are already made and the Wixom operation is now shut down, so the potential # of Z28's (2014 + 2015(?)) should be known.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:45 PM   #10
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Are they not still selling the LS7 crate engine?
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Are they not still selling the LS7 crate engine?
SDPC still states they are available for 16k
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Then somebody's "still" building them
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Then somebody's "still" building them
As of March they were still building them.....

http://media.gm.com/media/us/en/gm/c...ain/wixom.html


Sounds like somebody is spreading rumors.
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SDPC still states they are available for 16k
Thats high! You can buy them here for $13,592 + $175 shipping.

http://performanceparts.com/part/GMP/19244098
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