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Old 05-19-2013, 09:16 AM   #29
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:47 AM   #30
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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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Old 05-19-2013, 12:19 PM   #31
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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...
LOL!

Dang, I totally missed your post! Right on, we are thinking the same here.

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Old 05-19-2013, 02:25 PM   #32
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:30 PM   #33
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...I think the LS7 answer about whether or not it can keep the emissions waiver moving forward through '14 into '15 is the main worry. It's a compromise car, not really missing anything. GM threw in some really cool additions...and stripped out some weight<as much as they could really without putting in CF or some other exotic materials to reduce LB's without jacking up the MSRP>. If they wanted to, it could have the exotic materials added and place it into the stratosphere like the Euro's..., and be lighter even further..but it''s a Chevy, an American made car which will be produced to be affordable like it's kin within reason.
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1. Titanium exhaust system w/300 cell cats. Lose about 80lbs, gain hp/tq. Add ~$8000 to the price. Worth every penny.

2. LiON battery. Save approx 40lbs. Add approx $1200 to price

3. VideoVBOX/Racekeeper data logger system with front and rear bullet cams. Driver development, fun video of outrunning ZL1's (just kidding! Better for recording GT3 pointby's). Add approx $2500-3500

Pass through for anti-sub belts in seat bottom cushion for a 6-pt harness to be used with a rear section roll bar (factory option).

I'd pay $75-80k for such a factory built track car and consider it the bargain of the century. Those who are not trackrats, your head is exploding, and that's ok, just relax and enjoy the thread rather than tell us how you would compromise the car...

Potentially that's pretty much it for a 100% complete track package. Hi Mark! Hopefully you are reading this thread
The C5 Z06 had titanium exhaust and in production volumes didn't add $8,000. Also it had Glass Mat batteries which saved a lot of mass as well but had other issues.
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The C5 Z06 had titanium exhaust and in production volumes didn't add $8,000. Also it had Glass Mat batteries which saved a lot of mass as well but had other issues.
As long as it is high quality Ti so that durability is not sacrificed and it does not crack, a lower price is fine by me. High-flowing, high-efficiency HJS trimetallic catalytic converters are also costly. If Chevy could leverage enough volume to get the package down to $5k it would be a great bargain.

Just to clarify- LiON technology has nothing in common with glassmat technology. Modern LiON batteries exceed lead acid in any measure except they need to be loaded for a few seconds in less than zero degree f temps to bring the voltage up to specs. Not an issue for the Z/28 intended use. The massive weight savings and potential inclusion of a "neverdie" device providing emergency start capability makes investing in one for a track car a no-brainer.
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They're available! Just tick the "Poseur Option" box. They'll fix you right up!

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Old 05-19-2013, 10:35 PM   #39
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The time will come and it will be impressive. If you remember pictures of the ZL1 at the ring came long before the times were released.
I was going to say the same thing. Also this shouldn't be a pissing match between the ZL1 and the Z28.
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= ZL1, and you have one.
I know but still! Lmao
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I would've like to see them take out the rear seats....everyone is talking about practicality. They already have that with the ZL1. Maybe do like Ford used to do with the Cobra R. GM should offer an even more deleted content package. 3800lbs isnt light, but if they could easily remove another 200 lbs it could be even better.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:21 PM   #42
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I would've like to see them take out the rear seats....everyone is talking about practicality. They already have that with the ZL1. Maybe do like Ford used to do with the Cobra R. GM should offer an even more deleted content package. 3800lbs isnt light, but if they could easily remove another 200 lbs it could be even better.
I'm down for that, that model can be called the Copo. While the Z/28 can be more practical and be on a lighter chassis/faster than a ZL1.
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