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Old 05-20-2013, 08:58 PM   #51
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I might be wrong but a little birdie told me there will be real bellyaching $$$ when it comes time to replace those carbon rotors. They save weight and transfer heat better and "apparently" will not fade. I believe you could swap the brembo steel rotors right in and with some ducting and a/p super 600 probably be fine for track day sessions and not endurance racing...big price difference. I'm confident a good fab shop can easily get another 80-100lbs out of the car..the second hundred will cost.

I believe the "reason to be" for this car is to spank ferraris, porsches and maybe some vipers all day long at the track with incredible VALUE. Remember this is all interim...I believe they will beat the ZR1 time at the ring and then the new ZR1 or zo7 will take it back next spring...the ebb and flow.

I wrote ZR1 not ZL1...yep.

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Old 05-21-2013, 06:23 AM   #52
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I might be wrong but a little birdie told me there will be real bellyaching $$$ when it comes time to replace those carbon rotors. They save weight and transfer heat better and "apparently" will not fade. I believe you could swap the brembo steel rotors right in and with some ducting and a/p super 600 probably be fine for track day sessions and not endurance racing...big price difference. I'm confident a good fab shop can easily get another 80-100lbs out of the car..the second hundred will cost.

I believe the "reason to be" for this car is to spank ferraris, porsches and maybe some vipers all day long at the track with incredible VALUE. Remember this is all interim...I believe they will beat the ZR1 time at the ring and then the new ZR1 or zo7 will take it back next spring...the ebb and flow.

I wrote ZR1 not ZL1...yep.
If youre righ? The rpice tag will be $90-100k because that will be VALUE compared to those you've mentioned.
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:36 AM   #53
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that same "birdie" was at the launch in nyc and told me twice an engineer he spoke to said the car would be 100k. He also said twice it had 6 piston rear calipers...so I'm hoping he is mistaken on both counts.
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:44 AM   #54
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that same "birdie" was at the launch in nyc and told me twice an engineer he spoke to said the car would be 100k. He also said twice it had 6 piston rear calipers...so I'm hoping he is mistaken on both counts.
They could make that change but the current example still wears Quads in the rear.

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Old 05-21-2013, 09:50 AM   #55
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:04 PM   #56
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Those wheels are awesome!!!
Im not a fan of them. They look good, but I much prefer the black ZL-1 rims. But in no way should the rims be a deterrent for buying the car. I'd drive it with the rims it has. Im just statin my opinion is the ZL-1 rims look much better.
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:18 PM   #57
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Well I understand it is a street legal track car, but GM could've put more than one speaker.
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:48 PM   #58
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Well I understand it is a street legal track car, but GM could've put more than one speaker.
There will be an optional upgraded stereo available.
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:31 PM   #59
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Kinda hard to say its missing something but if I had to say something I would say rear roll cage with rear seat delete and 5 point harnesses.
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:23 PM   #60
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Well I understand it is a street legal track car, but GM could've put more than one speaker.
Most would want aftermarket anyway...simple to do its done "ALL" the time.

I believe GM wanted to show up Ford by going "ALL" the way.
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The Z/28 isn't missing anything, but from reading a lot of these threads some Camaro owners haven't got a clue to the purpose of the Z/28.
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:58 PM   #62
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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?
Its missing a supercharger, IMO any supersport that weighs more than 3400lbs needs and wants a supercharger
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A realistic price tag???
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:56 PM   #66
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Its missing a supercharger, IMO any supersport that weighs more than 3400lbs needs and wants a supercharger
Super sport?
The LS7 isn't optimal for boost
Heat soak isn't much fun
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:11 PM   #67
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Super sport?
The LS7 isn't optimal for boost
Heat soak isn't much fun
Not to mention the fact that it flies in the face of trying to make the car lighter & handle well.
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The Z/28 isn't missing anything, but from reading a lot of these threads some Camaro owners haven't got a clue to the purpose of the Z/28.


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Its missing a supercharger, IMO any supersport that weighs more than 3400lbs needs and wants a supercharger
Heat soak and more weight over the nose.... no thanks!

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Not to mention the fact that it flies in the face of trying to make the car lighter & handle well.
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Its missing a supercharger, IMO any supersport that weighs more than 3400lbs needs and wants a supercharger
Sorry, but its one of the worst things you could add to the Z/28.
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I would like to see the GM performance. LSX block & heads, with the extra head bolts. That way I could add NOS, Turbo ETC....
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I would like to see the GM performance. LSX block & heads, with the extra head bolts. That way I could add NOS, Turbo ETC....
Don't forget to add a picture of Vin Diesel on your dash along with the soundtrack to Fast and Furious playing over the custom 10 speaker sound system you had installed in addition to all the dynamat and the massive sub-woofers in the trunk.

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Lol...the perfect picture for what I was thinking...
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It's also missing respect from some ZL1 owners....
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