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Old 05-27-2009, 02:52 PM   #1526
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Even if a Z28 came out.........I would just mod my SS and make it faster than the Z28 anyways. Doesnt matter either way for me.....
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:42 PM   #1527
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Even if a Z28 came out.........I would just mod my SS and make it faster than the Z28 anyways. Doesnt matter either way for me.....
even after u mod it's still a SS camaro and not a Z/28. u cant change the history behind the z/28, even if ur car is faster.
im still holding out for the z/28. hopefully when GM gets back up and running to 100% they can finaly put this project to work.
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:55 PM   #1528
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dont know, it could be anything. Car companies have in the past taken a good model or tag like the Z-28 and ruined it. Ex Challenger.
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Old 05-27-2009, 04:54 PM   #1529
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Well I have always liked the SS better so I would rather just mod mine..........I think the SS has a better history anyways
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:59 PM   #1530
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I want a branded GT 500 killer. I don't care for a frankenmaro. I want a out of the box, turn-key, un-adulterated GT 500 killer. Slogan for the Z/28 should say, "Will kill GT 500, Garanteed!!" For the enthusiast, it's not just a car, it's a name. I can spank a GT 500 stock with a SS moded for sure. And I'm sure a moded GT 500 or GT will spank a Z/28 stock. What guys want is, and this goes for the Ford guys too, that factory fresh benchmark. I love to work on my cars, but I like the brand name too.

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Old 05-27-2009, 06:55 PM   #1531
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dont know, it could be anything. Car companies have in the past taken a good model or tag like the Z-28 and ruined it. Ex Challenger.
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I've never head anyone say that about the Challenger before. Charger, sure. But not the Challenger.
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Old 05-27-2009, 07:00 PM   #1532
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I'll keep my SS. More class.
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Old 05-28-2009, 08:40 AM   #1533
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I'll keep my SS. More class.
Im right there with you..........I dont care about it being stock or not. I already have a GT500 killer in my garage.......my 97 Trans Am that I rebuilt. It has the same LT1 in it ( just a little modded lol) and it doesnt bother me one bit that it didnt come from the factory like that. It performs better, sounds better, and is more fun to drive. Who cares about stock......
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:50 PM   #1534
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What...no Yenko Camaro? Who would want a 400+ hp, outstanding handling, great looking piece of crap SS?

Yeah, a Z28 would have been nice, but it aint the end of the world...hell, 2 or so years from now, we'll probably be happy to even have the v6, now that the disillusioned government owns GM
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:56 PM   #1535
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Yes I would Like a Z28, should be at least 50 more HP than the SS, Geared slightly lower, have a nicer ram air hood, a different spoiler, better exhaust, and different badging. Price needs to be no more than 5k over the SS or I would not be interested.
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Old 06-06-2009, 12:07 AM   #1536
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Most definitely there needs to be a z28, for sure. however it needs to be a direct competitor to the rustag GT 500, plain and simple there is no other way to have it.

1. HP 550

2. bad ass suspension

3. bad ass body looks

I say have GM needs to grow some cajones and announce the z28 limited edition right after the transformers movie comes out. the would be perfect timing something GM needs to learn how to do better.
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Old 06-06-2009, 12:14 AM   #1537
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I wonder...if the 2010 SS had been badged as a z/28 instead....would all of you lusting for a z/28 with more hp instead be lusting for a SS?
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I wonder...if the 2010 SS had been badged as a z/28 instead....would all of you lusting for a z/28 with more hp instead be lusting for a SS?
what ever it takes to beat the Rustang GT 500, that's all. its more like brag in rights
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Old 06-06-2009, 06:25 AM   #1540
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Yes I would Like a Z28, should be at least 50 more HP than the SS, Geared slightly lower, have a nicer ram air hood, a different spoiler, better exhaust, and different badging. Price needs to be no more than 5k over the SS or I would not be interested.
That's hilarious! How about 5k under the SS as long as you're dreaming?
If the Z28 ever does come out you will definitely not be interested.
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Old 06-06-2009, 06:55 AM   #1541
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I would like to see GM build the Z28 again. I remember the first Z28 I ever saw. It was a 68 red with black stripes, a guy in our neighborhood bought.
Wish I had that car today!
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Old 06-06-2009, 08:45 AM   #1542
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The Z28 is necessary in a market like this, we are the only car left without a true top model. It is one of those image things that will bring people in to see the cars and an example of what the company can do. This car deserves it, we deserve it, especially if the car continues to sell good. The Z28 was our racecar then our top model for most of the Camaros existence, to not have it around in some form just isn't right. The SS name is not nearly as important to the Camaro as Z28 is.
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:41 AM   #1543
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Just in case some GM people come on camaro5 ... just to tell 'em: WE STILL WANT A 550 HP Z28
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Old 06-10-2009, 05:58 AM   #1544
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Idk if this has been posted yet, i posted it in another thread tho. In the new hot rodding mag it says "Bye bye Z28: With GM Performance Division disbanded and all its employees reassigned to other divisions, the Z/28 super Camaro program has been cancelled. According to the Chevy executives we spoke to, the Z/28's engineering, validation, and component sourcing was already completed when the plug was puled. Don't blame Chevy though. The timing couldn't have been worse, with the bailout hearings in Washington, D.C., and public scorn for executives flying around in Lear jets, the Z/28 was a "shameful" car that GM couldn't be seen building in the current environment. The Z/28 would've had had the supercharged, intercooled 556hp from the Cadillac CTS-V, along with a beefed up drivetrain, functional ram-air hood, SS stripes and huge cohones."
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:51 AM   #1545
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Definately don't want one. For those that want the Z28 just figure the 1SS is the equivelant of the Z28.
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:21 AM   #1546
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Idk if this has been posted yet, i posted it in another thread tho. In the new hot rodding mag it says "Bye bye Z28: With GM Performance Division disbanded and all its employees reassigned to other divisions, the Z/28 super Camaro program has been cancelled. According to the Chevy executives we spoke to, the Z/28's engineering, validation, and component sourcing was already completed when the plug was puled. Don't blame Chevy though. The timing couldn't have been worse, with the bailout hearings in Washington, D.C., and public scorn for executives flying around in Lear jets, the Z/28 was a "shameful" car that GM couldn't be seen building in the current environment. The Z/28 would've had had the supercharged, intercooled 556hp from the Cadillac CTS-V, along with a beefed up drivetrain, functional ram-air hood, SS stripes and huge cohones."
Hmm. I thought I had the new Hot Rod. Either I missed that article or I don't have the new one. I'll have to look for it today though. Regardless, that kind of reporting is of no suprise. It's been reported before but nothing's confirmed. It sounds like it would've been one bad "asp"-kicking ride. I think the snakes would've slithered far away

Regarding the comment about it the Z28 was originally supposed to be what the current SS is now, and whether-or-not people like me would be pushing for an SS instead at this point, I have to say that I've thought about this a lot too. I don't know that I can honestly say that I wouldn't be lusting for an SS right now in that case. I can say that Camaro should always have a Z28 option, at least as much as it should have the SS. Afterall, the Z28 was always the performance option, while the SS started as a cosmetic upgrade originally.

I know it always comes down to just having a model that competes directly with the GT500 and the SRT8. Since the SRT8 is already addressed right now, that leaves the 500. I honestly don't think it'll happen, and even if it does in the next few/several years, it probably won't be the affordable car it used to be. I'll keep my fingers crossed, but at least the aftermarket support is gearing up to allow me to make the Z28 I would want from GM. GM GFX, Maggy' TVS 2300, Pedders, CAI, CB, and some wheels and I'd be one happy camper .
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I wonder how many folks who keep talking about a Z28 would actually hand over $50k or so for one.

I suspect there would be outcry of folks yelling "overpriced !"
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The Z28 is a name from the past and it had its glory day. It should not be used again.

I would seriously consider buying the car, but would take the badges off of it out of respect.
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I wonder how many folks who keep talking about a Z28 would actually hand over $50k or so for one.

I suspect there would be outcry of folks yelling "overpriced !"
I would!! And as I'm in Europe I would pay at least 55-60 K EUROS.

and would be happy!
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Ah - I found it in Popular Hot Rodding. Cool review, but nother useful for Z28.
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