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Old 10-01-2009, 08:35 PM   #1
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Let's discuss the potential Z/28 appearance.

Here's are a few items that I would like to see on the Z/28. Since we've discussed the engine options a lot already, I'm not going to address them directly here. I'm trying to be realistic and list items that I think are reasonable and cost effective.

Wider tires and rims. I think this is a MUST. I would prefer the rims to be as light as possible.
Upgraded suspension.
Slightly taller cowl hood. Nothing obnoxious, just enough for someone that knows what to look for to notice.
Maybe a different rear spoiler.
Different grill.

The main thing I want from this car is functionality. I'm a firm believer in, form follows function. Build something that works well and the design around it. Above all I want this car to be the real deal not just a piece of bling that looks better than it performs. Kind of like the ZR1 is the total package for sports cars, I want the Z/28 to be the total package for muscle cars. 20 years from now I want this car to be as prestigious as the Yenkos, COPOs and the ZL1s of the late 60's.

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Old 10-01-2009, 08:43 PM   #2
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Dove tail spoiler?
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:44 PM   #3
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Dove tail spoiler?
Got a picture of one? I'm not sure what they look like.
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:50 PM   #4
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Our images are very close to the final signed-off design, based on photos of a scale clay model we've seen. Key details to note are the deeper front bumper fascia, with larger front aperture under the grille and the spotlights mounted in deep vents on either side. The Z28 also gets a different grille mesh compared with that of a standard Camaro.

At the rear is a taller lip spoiler that runs the full width of the car. A new rear-bumper fascia features a deeper section with integrated exhaust outlets. The wheels are 20-inchers with an aggressive "tuning-fork" five-spoke pattern.

A new hood features a large, forward-facing scoop.
I like the sound of that very much, especially the revised rear facia and "tuning fork" rims.

Key features I would like to see:

Changes promoting high-speed stability
The dual vents housing the fog lights should be functional brake duct inlets.
Differentiating design cues from the SS.

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Old 10-01-2009, 08:52 PM   #5
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Anyone think they will come in unique colors?

Regarding the hood scoop, I'll wait and see the final product before giving my opinion.
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20 years from now I want this car to be as prestigious as the Yenkos, COPOs and the ZL1s of the late 60's.
I would rather the Z/28 be a somewhat affordable track car.... release something else that will be like the ZL1's of old... maybe like a new ZL1
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:08 PM   #7
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I would rather the Z/28 be a somewhat affordable track car....release something else that will be like the ZL1's of old... maybe like a new ZL1
I'm good with that! Roll them out at the same time or pretty close together.
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:44 PM   #8
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:43 PM   #10
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Have you seen Transformers 2? Expect it to look VERY similar to that, would be my guess. If GM and the rest of the world wouldn't have gone tits-up during TF2 production, chances are good that the new bumblebee was going to be the free advertisement for the Z/28 model that has been put on hold until recently.

Once again, just my opinion.

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definately some very similar styling themes throughout, I would be pretty shocked if it deviates a lot from these images
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Old 10-02-2009, 03:20 AM   #11
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Bumblebee2 just looks awesome, better then the motortrend version. Hope it would be the same offering flat black
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i'd personally love a ram-air hood with a mail slot delete and smaller, lighter wheels that just clear the calipers - 19s perhaps over CTS-V brakes and a slightly lower stance - maybe .5" to 1" drop from SS height
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Have you seen Transformers 2? Expect it to look VERY similar to that, would be my guess. If GM and the rest of the world wouldn't have gone tits-up during TF2 production, chances are good that the new bumblebee was going to be the free advertisement for the Z/28 model that has been put on hold until recently.

Once again, just my opinion.

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definately some very similar styling themes throughout, I would be pretty shocked if it deviates a lot from these images


QFT...I believe that this is what it is going to look. If you pay attention to all the Z28 tibits...
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:20 PM   #14
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Personally, I can't wait to see it when it hits the streets....it's going to be heaven to see Z28's fresh off the assembly line again. As far as I'm concerned, as long as it's a Camaro, it's already PERFECT!!!!!
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QFT...I believe that this is what it is going to look. If you pay attention to all the Z28 tibits...
The boxes pointing things out were added by me when that pic was released. I believe I still have the full sized one saved on my computer if you want to see it.
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The boxes pointing things out were added by me when that pic was released. I believe I still have the full sized one saved on my computer if you want to see it.
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The boxes pointing things out were added by me when that pic was released. I believe I still have the full sized one saved on my computer if you want to see it.
Yes also.
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From an appearance point of view? Lets see...


1. Dove tail spoiler/unique larger spoiler

2. Functional stinger hood instead of that Hot Wheels-ish Bumblebee buldge

3. Unique interior trim with lots of custom options including a unique racing-inspired high-leather wheel and aftermarket shifter like the GT500

4. Firmer, more race-inspired wrap around seats

5. Few fancy "frilles", I want a muscle car, not a muscle/luxury car

6. Not many gadgets and gizmos, but higher quality materials in general

7. Back to exterior, unique Z/28 decals, blending first, second, and third generation aspects

8. Z/28 specific colors maybe? Definatly more colors for stripes and decals

9. New, more aggressive grill, lower chin, and new aggressive fog-light design (prefferably not what was seen on Bumblebee 2)


** Mostly asking for the Stinger hood (check out the Nickey Camaro, its just amazing) and interior changes like upgraded materials and such, when i get in a Z/28 i want it to scream Z/28, a mixture of radical/aggressive race inspired design that never lets you forget you're piloting a super muscle car or performance car, not just a next-trim coupe
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What about an L88 style hood?
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What about an L88 style hood?
Whoa, forgot all about those, yeah i could definatly see something like that if the back end of it functioned as a cowl like the 2nd gen Camaro cowls and the 2nd gen Trans Am shakers...that'd be baaadd to rev that engine and see that cowl gasp for air like you're looking right down the throat of a torque breathing dragon >=}
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I just hope GM makes the rear end all one color and get away from the Solstice / Sky 2 tone plastic rear end


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