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Old 05-18-2013, 11:42 AM   #1
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What Is The Z/28 Missing?

I posted this thread because of all the comments being thrown around the that the Z/28 is stripped...So what is it missing? And why?
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Technically, if it's street legal, it's not missing anything...lol...
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:47 PM   #3
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I posted this thread because of all the comments being thrown around the that the Z/28 is stripped...So what is it missing? And why?
For what it is DESIGNED for it is missing nothing. If somebody want's more bells and whistles the ZL1 seems to be the way to go. JMO
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For what it is DESIGNED for it is missing nothing. If somebody want's more bells and whistles the ZL1 seems to be the way to go. JMO


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The Z/28 isn't missing a thing! It's just what GM needed to calm the LS7 desires....and more. We know its a track car so the 1/4 crowd may find issue. Time will tell on that.
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I agree with other who say that for what it designed for...it is not missing anything. If anything, it could stand to miss more things...like #'s.

I am warming up to the idea of getting one. I would never get rid of my ZL1 as I believe it to be the best Camaro ever made, even over the forthcoming Z/28. However, I want the Z/28 because I have a strong feeling that this will be the last true Z/28 ever made. I am less and less confident that the 6th Gen Camaro will embrace the Camaro lineage that the current models do. I hope I am wrong but I don't want to pass on the Z/28 and end up being right. So, with that in mind, the Z/28 for me is exactly what it is supposed to be.

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Old 05-18-2013, 03:18 PM   #7
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I posted this thread because of all the comments being thrown around the that the Z/28 is stripped...So what is it missing? And why?
My driveway and because I don't have the money right now.
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Old 05-18-2013, 04:36 PM   #9
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Your fast i was going to say, only thing i see missing is me in the drivers seat.
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It's missing the Ring time that it did recently, Why was that spectacular performance, that should cause the public to supposedly salivate, not good enough to brag about?!
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It's missing the Ring time that it did recently, Why was that spectacular performance, that should cause the public to supposedly salivate, not good enough to brag about?!
It's getting old. Maybe you should just stay in the ZL1 section where you can be happy.

The times will get released when they get released.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:40 PM   #13
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Well that depends on how you judge "affordable". I for one have no problem paying for performance.
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affordable to me I guess i should have said, geez
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affordable to me I guess i should have said, geez
"geez".... I'm sorry if my post came across wrong. I didn't mean anything negative by it.

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"geez".... I'm sorry if my post came across wrong. I didn't mean anything negative by it.

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no, im really pissed, dam rich people, jk
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It's getting old. Maybe you should just stay in the ZL1 section where you can be happy.

The times will get released when they get released.
Yes very old! And in every thread.
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The only thing I'll admit to the Z/28 lacking is a few speakers. Easy to fix.
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A direct competitor.
They way GM designed the Z/28 I think anything that goes to the track is it's competitor.
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It's missing me! That's about it lol.

Seriously, a radio wouldn't be a bad thing it doesn't need a High end system or all the speakers. One in each door would suffice and 8lbs is not that big a deal. Besides that, rear seat should be optional along with the plastic around the side rear windows and rear window.
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Its not the Zedder that I would put in my driveway, but I respect GM's choice for making it more focused (and thereby less accessible) than what many were expecting.

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It's missing the Ring time that it did recently, Why was that spectacular performance, that should cause the public to supposedly salivate, not good enough to brag about?!
I don't know of a single instance where GM announced the 'ring time immediately after they ran a car. They record it, then sit on it for a while, then announce it according to whatever logic they have for determining when the 'right' time is. It will be faster than any other Camaro, and probably surprisingly close to the original C6 Z06 time. Thats all that really matters.
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Since they aren't done and haven't announced the final features/numbers yet, it's a bit premature to talk about what's missing because we simply don't know at this point. However for the sake of discussion, from what I'm seeing so far, it's "missing" removable tow-hooks (easy enough for them to add before production), fire extinguisher option, 5-point harness option, harness bar solution for a 5-point harness, integrated transponder that can communicate with track monitoring systems, ability to integrate an iPod touch or iPhone that can marry track software with transponder, front and rear mounting options for either a GoPro camera or better yet, integrated cameras front and rear with an SDX card slot in the dash that can hold the memory cards for the video cameras. Just to name a few...

And if they really want to go all-out...how about a complete turn-key weekend-racer accessory package that includes a color-coordinated Z/28 branded helmet, driving suit, gloves, shoes and kit bag...for the weekend-racer who wants to literally drive it off the showroom floor and go straight to the track ready-to-go.

Oh the possibilities...
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It's missing the Ring time that it did recently, Why was that spectacular performance, that should cause the public to supposedly salivate, not good enough to brag about?!
You're coming across very poorly here; in fact it looks like you're quite afraid the Z/28 is going to upstage your ZL1 which for some reason seems directly linked to your self-esteem.

They aren't "bragging" yet because Mark Stielow and team aren't done. Take a look at a few links of what he's known for before you decide he's "worried" and afraid he can't deliver:

http://www.lateral-g.net/stielow/

Mark Stielow's 69 Camaro vs a new ZL1:


http://bangshift.com/blog/sema-2012-...-car-ever.html

Don't make yourself look foolish by being condescending, insulting and questioning Stielow's competence, skill, talents and abilities. This new Z/28 is going to be the best track Camaro ever, and maybe even the best track car GM has ever produced.
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