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View Poll Results: What's the maximum the Z/28 could cost for you to buy it?
$37-40K 62 15.35%
$41-44K 135 33.42%
$45-48K 97 24.01%
$48-50K 49 12.13%
$50K+ 33 8.17%
Not interested in the Z/28 28 6.93%
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Old 09-25-2009, 08:24 AM   #26
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Since I don't race (street or otherwise,) quite frankly, 400 hp is enough for me. I really don't know how to answer the poll, though. I don't think I'd pay over $40K for a Camaro, no matter the specs, but I plan on keeping my 2SS/RS for at least the next 15 years - so who knows how I'll feel in 15 years?

So do I put "not interested," because I'm definitely not buying a Z for the next 6 years while I pay off my current car - or "not over 40K?"
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Old 09-28-2009, 03:56 PM   #27
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If the only major changes for the Z28 is the engine, other then minor appearance stuff I could not justify paying over 40K for it, any day of the week. Its simply not worth it. You can get a well set up 2SS/RS for 36K. For an additional 4K the only major component you would be getting is a different engine, most likely the blower engine from the CTSV. Wich IMO is a pile of crap, who wants a cast internal shortblock on a factory blower engine? Not me. So figure it this way. 2SS/RS going for 36K, figure the stock LS3 is worth about 4500? So add additional $4k for the blower engine out of the caddy....

But we all know it will be some crazy ass inflated price. Personally I think if you buy a camaro for 50K instead of a C6 there is somthing wrong with you. Vette is quite a bit lighter and rides a whole lot nicer. Granted it wont have any over the top options for that price but the cockpit of a vette is nicer then the camaro even in base form in my oppinion.
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Old 09-28-2009, 05:27 PM   #28
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For an additional 9K the only major component you would be getting is a different engine, most likely the blower engine from the CTSV. Wich IMO is a pile of crap, who wants a cast internal shortblock on a factory blower engine? Not me.
.... I thought the LSA was forged? The LS9 I am pretty sure is forged, I had thought the main difference between the LSA and LS9 was choice of Blower.
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The LSA is not forged... Hyper Aluminum Pistons... The LS9 is a different animal.
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If it cmes the way I want it to, I'll pay as much as I can afford, which won't be more than $50K.
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.... I thought the LSA was forged? The LS9 I am pretty sure is forged, I had thought the main difference between the LSA and LS9 was choice of Blower.
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The LSA is not forged... Hyper Aluminum Pistons... The LS9 is a different animal.

Yes and no. The crank and rods are forged, the pistons are hypereutectic, for NVH. But the pistons ARE stronger than stock LS3 pistons...so don't think the engine's just an accident waiting to happen. Read the LSA thread I put up for lots more information.
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:39 AM   #32
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Yes and no. The crank and rods are forged, the pistons are hypereutectic, for NVH. But the pistons ARE stronger than stock LS3 pistons...so don't think the engine's just an accident waiting to happen. Read the LSA thread I put up for lots more information.
As I said above, Cast aluminum pistons. Im aware of exactly what the crank and rods are. I had a 09 CTSV prior to my camaro, I traded it in for the SS.

Although a tad stronger then a stock LS3, it is not what it should be. Any stock forced induction engine should have forged rods and pistons at very least. This is where GM NEEDS to take a lesson from ford.

I never would have felt "comfortable" taking that LSA shortblock over 600rwhp. Although people do it everyday with stock LS1,2,3,6 engines, it doesnt sit well with me.... This is why when I went turbo on the SS the first thing to go in the car was a 6.0 LQ9 Iron block with a callies/wiesco rotating assembly.
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Old 09-29-2009, 06:19 AM   #33
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I've said it before...and don't think I'm nuts...but an interesting marketing strategy would be to release in 2012...call it the 45th anniversary edition z28...and sell it for $45k
That is kinda what i was tinking, but i wonder if GM would do that since the Camaro was out of production for a couple years. You know that will be the target of most Fan boys and magazines.
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I think , camaro z28 has less cost than gt500
has more power than gt500
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I think , camaro z28 has less cost than gt500
has more power than gt500
That's what we're all hoping for, except for the Ford trolls....
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Being that the 2SS / RS runs 37-38 grand, I couldn't see paying over 45 for one. You know that the #'s get bluurrred after 40,000...lol. But I can't see the Z28 but in 1 model - FULLY LOADED!!!!!
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:26 AM   #37
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I think it really depends on what the Z/28 is.... We really dont have enough info about the car so everything is a wild guess!
x2.. if it stuck true to heritage I wouldn't want to pay more than the current SS for it. If it's bloatware like some people want expect to see people buying up 'a base corvette' well before the Z28. (except those that truly just want the Z28 and will pay anything)
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:44 AM   #38
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$50k + would be an insane price. Think about it, you buy a 2SS for 37 - 38K and could drop in a supercharger for about 7K that would put you at about $44K. I think the Z28 should start at the low to mid 40s with few options.
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:16 AM   #39
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It will be interesting to see how dealers will advertise the Z-28 at first. Im sure there will be plenty of attempted price gouging. But it wont take long for dealers to realize that they arent production limited, and like it was stated above, the 2010 GT500's are already being sold under MSRP.

Truthfully, there isnt a whole lot of market for a 45k supercharged V8. While we on this board all bow down to such line items on a new car sticker, the general public wants nothing to do with them.... which makes them harder to sell than a Toyota Camry of course!

That being said, I cant wait to see how they look when they come out. But if I had the option of buying the Z-28 or SS this year, I still would have bought the SS because I was in the market for a Daily Driver... not a supercharged 6.2L V8. Im totally happy with my car, it makes great power, I honestly dont NEED 550 hp! I know that sounds crazy to some of you! But... When the Z-28 comes out, I'll join the rest of you in bowing down in awe and respect of the newest badboy in town, GT500's beware!

Plus it will give us SS guys new options for possible upgrade from the GM catalog depending on what GM changes makes cosmetically for the Z.
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$50k + would be an insane price. Think about it, you buy a 2SS for 37 - 38K and could drop in a supercharger for about 7K that would put you at about $44K. I think the Z28 should start at the low to mid 40s with few options.
It's insane the gt500 is 50 too ,but it is. You could say the samething about buying a mustang gt and supercharging it. People will pay that,so they'll charge that.
I would pay $48,465.23 and not a penny more.
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$50k + would be an insane price. Think about it, you buy a 2SS for 37 - 38K and could drop in a supercharger for about 7K that would put you at about $44K. I think the Z28 should start at the low to mid 40s with few options.
You're assuming the Z will just be a supercharged LS3. I think Chevy is planning on more than that... they would have to be to complete with the GT500 from a handling standpoint.
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I believe the Z28 will not exceed the price of a CTS-V. If it does, then GM just fumbled the ball!

I think if it's even close to the base rate of $60K like the CTS-V forget about it ...... Now is not the time for a car like that. Maybe 5 years from now when more people are working maybe .....
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based on the difference between a base CTS and a CTSV

I think it's reasonable to assume that the Z28 can be less than 50K.

FWIW.
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Seeing what the CTS-V sells for the new, I would guess the Z28 would come in at $48,000 to $55,000? A good friend of mine just got a smoking good deal on a 09 CTS-V for $62,000 loaded. If the Z28 was $10,000 less than a CTS-V and 200-300 LBS lighter that would be a no brainer to most real car guys. I know it's a Caddy but people are putting down some big HP with these cars! My good friend Jim has 605HP at the rear wheels with his 09 CTS-V!!! I just hope this dream comes true!
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Old 09-29-2009, 04:23 PM   #46
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I'm a big Camaro and Z/28 Honk but...I can't see myself buying a 50K Camaro. It's 45 at the very highest. And those of you that say 50K based on the LSA engine, consider the following:

LS3 is in the Base Vette and Base SS Camaro and they are 48k and 31k respectively. Keeping that ratio in mind the Z/28 if it had the same LSA as the CTS-V would cost 39K. The math goes as follows: 48k/31k = 60k/x in the equation x = 38.75 so I rounded that to about 39K for a base price on Z/28. Using the same figure or equation only substituting the 31k for the 36K price of an 2SS RS, a Z/28 should be priced at about 45k. That should be the bottom line.
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:31 AM   #47
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Not a penny over $44,000

Because you can get a brand new vette for 48,000
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I think a few of us are not thinking rationally about the pricing vs. what you get/want in the Z/28. If the Z/28 comes with an LSA motor I would expect a starting point of ~$45K. If the Z/28 (or ZL1) comes with the LS9/LS8 motor I would expect the starting point to be closer to ~$52K.

That's just my opinion on the matter.
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I wonder if they'd have the 1 Z/28 and the 2 Z/28 like they have the 1SS and 2SS.

I'm guessing the base price on it would be high 40's to low 50's (something similar to the CTS-V).
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I wouldn't pay more than you could for a base gt500, and I like the LSA but I believe a stock LS7 has more potential IMO, what will be the ultimate deciding factor between the z28 and ss is the weight, i would be more than will to spend 50 or less if it was 200 to 400 lbs less than the 2010 model. I am already saving for the next year to buy my camaro ss, but if the z28 really comes in to production at a lighter weight and reasonable price than I am game
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