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Old 07-05-2014, 05:33 PM   #1
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I Love My Z/28

There is no doubt, this is such a great car. You could spend more money, a lot more money on a car, but the incremental return would be negligible until you got over the $500k mark.

Personally I could give a rat's ass about leather sun visors and steering columns and "claim" of fine [country name] engineering for which I am paying an arm and a leg for.

I do care about performance and visceral reward and that feeling in my guts when I walk up to the car, the Z/28 turns it up to "11" on those points.

Forget tracking, go find a great twisty scenic road.

*Beautiful to look at
*Wide, elastic powerband
*Rumbly gurgly exhaust
*Solid, smooth shifting
*Tight platform, feels like carved from billet
*Great cruise control

At some point this car will be widely recognized as being one of the all-time "great ones". I still feel like I stole it for $75k. Awesome job Chevy, awesome job.
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:42 PM   #2
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Find road. Drive car. Repeat.
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:46 PM   #3
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Compared the the ZL1, the Z28 does not have the wide power band, but it does pull at high RPMs it it one tight turning car!
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:57 PM   #4
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Old 07-05-2014, 08:56 PM   #5
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Nice, Pete! Good to see you enjoying that gorgeous car. Aren't you worried about getting stuck out in the rain with the Trofeo Rs?
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:06 PM   #6
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Wow...so nice out there...real mountain roads...I'm jealous!
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Old 07-05-2014, 10:32 PM   #7
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For me, you are the true spirit of this great car.

Nice and enjoy!!!
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Old 07-05-2014, 11:59 PM   #8
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Wow...so nice out there...real mountain roads...I'm jealous!

I really need to move, the view of Chicago just sucks as do our roads


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Old 07-06-2014, 03:23 AM   #9
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Old 07-17-2014, 03:57 PM   #10
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I have a question for you Z. How much horsepower do you think that the Z/28 can handle before you would have to start upgrading suspension and chassis? I'd rather have a car that handles well, than just having a high horsepower engine. I know 505 is a lot of horsepower but I wonder just how much the Z/28 can handle.
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Old 07-17-2014, 03:59 PM   #11
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Old 07-17-2014, 04:13 PM   #12
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I have a question for you Z. How much horsepower do you think that the Z/28 can handle before you would have to start upgrading suspension and chassis? I'd rather have a car that handles well, than just having a high horsepower engine. I know 505 is a lot of horsepower but I wonder just how much the Z/28 can handle.
Not being Zfat, I think the car could handle another 50-75 horsepower without much of an issue. However, my plan is to focus on learning the car and building my skills to match, before adding power to the mix...
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Old 07-17-2014, 04:19 PM   #13
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You bought it, so I sure as he'll hope you're in love with it. Still not going to convince me that it's worth the money to buy one unless you intend to track it. It's a horrible street car, IMHO.
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Old 07-17-2014, 04:37 PM   #14
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Sweet looking ride and view. Congrats on that beautiful beast
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