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Old 02-13-2014, 08:49 AM   #1
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why NOT a Z/28 for GT3

it appears a partially factory backed effort...wonder why they did not use the Z/28???
http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/n...rican-in-monza

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Old 02-13-2014, 08:58 AM   #2
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Did you see where exhaust exits at front wheels?
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:01 AM   #3
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It would be in name only. The car looks to be extremely modified.
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:04 AM   #4
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it appears a partially factory backed effort...wonder why they did not use the Z/28???
http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/n...rican-in-monza
Because it did not exist at the time of development:

Hans Reiter, Reiter Engineering founder and director, got the idea to convert a Chevrolet Camaro into a GT car during a stay in the USA in 2010.

Interesting car, $270,000 without shipping, or spares.
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Old 02-13-2014, 01:44 PM   #5
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This Camaro was built 2 years ago....before the Z28 existed. Chevrolet had to homologate the Camaro to enter the GT3 FIA class racing and they did it several years ago. Basically the same way the Corvette Z06R is homologated for the same GT3 class. The Vette has won many FIA races world wide [ built by Callaway ] . So far the Camaro has not been competitive in GT3.


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Old 02-13-2014, 03:11 PM   #6
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This Camaro was built 2 years ago....before the Z28 existed. Chevrolet had to homologate the Camaro to enter the GT3 FIA class racing and they did it several years ago. Basically the same way the Corvette Z06R is homologated for the same GT3 class. The Vette has won many FIA races world wide [ built by Callaway ] . So far the Camaro has not been competitive in GT3.
It takes a while.

I don't understand why these races are not available for TV viewing.
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Old 02-13-2014, 03:55 PM   #7
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It takes a while.

I don't understand why these races are not available for TV viewing.
Look at all the cars it's ahead of unless it's being lapped..
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:07 PM   #8
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Look at all the cars it's ahead of unless it's being lapped..
I'll take the new McLaren P1.
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Old 02-14-2014, 08:23 AM   #9
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What a great car, got some serious power too. Crazy how they went SLA suspension on a mcpherson car. The damper positioning is really cool too.

http://www.sareni-united.com/images/...Camaro_GT3.pdf
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Old 02-14-2014, 11:56 AM   #10
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...wonder why they did not use the Z/28???

Even if the Z/28 had been available at the time I don't think it would have made sense to use it. From the sounds of the car, they would have replaced everything that made the Z/28 different from the standard Camaro SS. 7.9L V-8? I'm guessing a 454 LS crate motor. Suspension is specially developed for the car.
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:03 AM   #11
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it appears a partially factory backed effort...wonder why they did not use the Z/28???
http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/n...rican-in-monza
Even if they started with a running car and the Z/28 was around, for all the stuff they cut off and replace. Why start with a 75,000+ car when the base Camaro is like 20,000? just would add another 50K to a 270,000 car. Looks badass though.
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