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View Poll Results: No Z28 no Camaro??
Z28 is/was for me, nothing less! 15 13.64%
I just want a Camaro, SS here I come! 95 86.36%
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:28 AM   #1
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Does no Z28 mean no Camaro for you??

In the Cherly Pilcher interview in Automobile Magazine she says there will be no Z28 variant and that the SS is top dog.

She does not rule out a supercharged camaro out right, perhaps only that it would not be a Z28. None the less it would appear that there is not going to be a supercharged Z28 Camaro, does this mean no camaro at all for some of you?

I am torn, I wanted the Camaro before the idea of the supercharged engine...then I wanted the supercharged 6.2 ltr engine...but no I dont know if I want a Camaro that a GT500 can spank around.
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:30 AM   #2
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Although the Z/28 will be missed IF (and that's a big IF) it's not brought back, I will still be buying a Camaro. I've never owned one for one reason or another, but always wanted one. I now have the means and won't miss out any longer.
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CAN YOU READ she was misquoted there might be one so quit this read all the other posts like this
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:34 AM   #4
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I would like the top dog when (and if) it makes it to production. I, too, don't like the idea of worrying about a crappy Mustang whooping me. YES, I know that I could slap a supercharger on it, but I want a WHOLE engineered package, like GM would make (i.e. better brakes, beefier drivetrain and suspension, etc.) I would really like to be able to only have to add a small handful of parts and leave it alone. SO... to answer your question, I'd still end up getting Camaro if it were not a Z28, but I would not be as enthusiastic about it. It just wouldn't have the same lineage unless it were called an SS or Z28 (or even ZL1 or something.) We'll just have to see what happens in the next couple years.
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:36 AM   #5
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They could call it CRaP I'd still buy it, (Chevrolet Racing Performance =) If you set your sights too high you'll never be happy. Talk to Lingenfelter, they'll build you a Z28.
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:38 AM   #6
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I voted but you need more categories. I don't feel like I'm settling for a SS, it will be an amazing car. If the Super Camaro ever comes that will be great, but I can't afford it and will simply mod the SS to outperform the mustangs. The LS3 is easily bumped to 500+hp, how much more do I realy need?
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:10 AM   #7
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How much do I need? Enough to take on a KR.
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:13 AM   #8
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I honestly never cared if the Z28 was going to have the 500+ hp. I just wanted a Z28 to sit next to my current Z28. but if in a year the convert is coming out and no word yet on a z28 I will end up buying a convert rs/ss.
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:16 AM   #9
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The people who want Z28'S don't need 500+HP. I want something that says Iam a hard core enthusiast. I would be satisfied with little things like, 450Hp, or better gearing with some wieght reduction. Somethign that sets me apart form every other person that buys a V8. performance wise
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:17 AM   #10
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I voted but you need more categories. I don't feel like I'm settling for a SS, it will be an amazing car. If the Super Camaro ever comes that will be great, but I can't afford it and will simply mod the SS to outperform the mustangs. The LS3 is easily bumped to 500+hp, how much more do I realy need?
Procharger+LS3=580hp for $8,000...nuff said
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:18 AM   #11
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Procharger+LS3=580hp for $8,000...nuff said
Not factory, still will be an SS.
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:37 AM   #12
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The people who want Z28'S don't need 500+HP. I want something that says Iam a hard core enthusiast. I would be satisfied with little things like, 450Hp, or better gearing with some wieght reduction. Somethign that sets me apart form every other person that buys a V8. performance wise
I would have to agree with this post.. If a Z28 is going to be worked on, I would prefer GM trying to make the camaro z28 lighter and working on other amenities and tune up the LS3 so it at least matches the Corvettes. 0-60 times would have to be in the 4.2-4.3 seconds range to match the standard 2007 corvette coupe which has around 400HP. Give a z28 450 and lighten the load for better 0-60 times and would be enough to call it a Z28 in my opinion.
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:14 AM   #13
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Not a big deal, I just want my car. . . errr, Camaro.
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:20 AM   #14
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Unles they come out with an SS or Z28 with the wider stance in the back than no Camaro for me. Here is hoping they build one that more closely resembles the concept from the doors back.
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:29 AM   #15
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Like they did with the Cobalt SS, they named the Super Charged model the Cobalt SS sc Perhaps this is what they will eventually do for the Camaro, the z28 name may be dead but it's soul will carry on in another form!?
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so its been said there is no z28? i would have loved a s/c camaro but im more than happy with the ss/rs
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so its been said there is no z28? i would have loved a s/c camaro but im more than happy with the ss/rs
no it's been said no z28 at start of regular production. there hasn't been any official word for in the future.

it's all in how you want to read in to that.
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well we knew there was no z in the begining
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Unles they come out with an SS or Z28 with the wider stance in the back than no Camaro for me. Here is hoping they build one that more closely resembles the concept from the doors back.
I'm not sure I follow. The production model didn't get any narrower, they just widened the rear cabin to allow humans to fit in the back seat. This makes the hips seem less exagerated. In fact the Camaro is wider and lower than a mustang or challenger.
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I was never considering a Camaro higher than the SS trim. My price range strictly ends at $30k.
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:41 PM   #22
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The Z28 was never confirmed dead.
That statement (^) is true in regards to the speculated vehicle, AND the badge...don't get your panties in a bunch, just yet...
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The people who want Z28'S don't need 500+HP. I want something that says Iam a hard core enthusiast. I would be satisfied with little things like, 450Hp, or better gearing with some wieght reduction. Somethign that sets me apart form every other person that buys a V8. performance wise
OH, I'm sorry. I didn't know that you should dictate what I want. How about you stop telling me (us) what we want and be happy with YOUR car. It's people like you who like to take others' rights away. You can be satisfied with whatever you want; that's your deal, not mine.
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:56 PM   #24
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Unles they come out with an SS or Z28 with the wider stance in the back than no Camaro for me. Here is hoping they build one that more closely resembles the concept from the doors back.
How much wider do you want it? It's just like the freakin' concept.

As for the Z/28. From a marketing perspective it makes total sense to leave the Z/28 designation for the top Camaro. SS falls in line with the performance version for all other Chevy's. Z/28 is uniquely Camaro. Before gas shot up to $4.00/gallon and GM's stock fell to a 50+ year low we ALREADY knew that we would not see the top of line Camaro at release. If it makes sense GM will build it. If not, they won't. Real simple.

I'm surprised no one has complained that we didn't see a vert yesterday.

422 hp is nothing to sneeze at. And let's not forget how well the LS3 responds to modifications. Personally I'd have no problem putting the price difference between a SS and a Z/28 (if one is to exist at some point) into the SS and go just as fast for less $. Hell I'll throw some old school Z/28 emblems on it for kicks.

Time to step off the soap box. Thanks for listening.
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