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Old 01-31-2010, 04:34 AM   #1
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Random thought; would they make an automatic Z/28?

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Old 01-31-2010, 04:38 AM   #2
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:41 AM   #3
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I am unfamiliar TBH, so have all past Z/28s been stick?
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:55 AM   #4
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The first 3 years, '67-'69 Z/28's were all stick, no AT available. The 302 cube engines would not be a good combination with an automatic tranny. They were very high winding SHP engines, low torque and would be a total DOG with a slush box. The 1970 Z/28 had basicaly the same 350 cube LT-1 engine option as the Vette had but the Z/28 DID have an AT option. The Vette with LT-1 was stick only for some reason. That seems kind of odd to me but that's the way it was. Z/28's have allways had AT as an option ever since.

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I would hope not. If you want auto, stick to the SS.
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If they use the LSA from the CTS-V, then they would already have an automatic transmission available (a strong, responsive one at that) to use. Saying this, I would definitely put money on it being an option.
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I would put lots and lots of money on it that there will be an automatic Z/28
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:12 PM   #9
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If they use the LSA from the CTS-V, then they would already have an automatic transmission available (a strong, responsive one at that) to use. Saying this, I would definitely put money on it being an option.
Exactly what he said.

GM needs to sell cars and with 50% of the Camaros sold with automatics, I think they would be hard pressed not to offer an auto.
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I would hope so....they offer it, I assume is what you mean.

It would do nothing but increase the appeal of the vehicle to more people. I wonder how many people pass on a GT500, for instance, because they don't want to drive a stick.
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Old 02-01-2010, 12:50 PM   #11
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I would hope so....they offer it, I assume is what you mean.

It would do nothing but increase the appeal of the vehicle to more people. I wonder how many people pass on a GT500, for instance, because they don't want to drive a stick.
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Old 02-01-2010, 01:31 PM   #12
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it could only increase sales. so why wouldn't they? unless there isn't a slushbox that can handle the power. but I doubt that.
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If that 6L90 works in the CTS-V, I don't see why it couldn't in Z28; assuming it'd be in the same neighborhood; power-wise.
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Since the talk of the Z/28 is using the LSA from the CTS-V, I imagine they would also use the automatic from the CTS-V as one of the transmissions. Seeing as that engine/trans combo has already been certified for one car, it makes a lot less work to get it certified for another car.

And they should, cause the auto 'V' is faster than the stick. I have a manual SS (only cause I thought the cylinder deactivation on the L99 sounds like an expensive thing to fix), but if I could get 556 ponies AND the auto from the 'V', I think a lot of you 'manual guys' would get knocked off of your high horses.
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Since the talk of the Z/28 is using the LSA from the CTS-V, I imagine they would also use the automatic from the CTS-V as one of the transmissions. Seeing as that engine/trans combo has already been certified for one car, it makes a lot less work to get it certified for another car.

And they should, cause the auto 'V' is faster than the stick. I have a manual SS (only cause I thought the cylinder deactivation on the L99 sounds like an expensive thing to fix), but if I could get 556 ponies AND the auto from the 'V', I think a lot of you 'manual guys' would get knocked off of your high horses.
Though I have yet to understand why the slushbox is faster in that car, I will agree. I know a lot more M6 guys who think they drive well and don't than otherwise. You put a bigger stall and tune the tranny (get ride of the TM, shift points, quickness, etc.) and that thing is going to fly! It'd leave an M6 car at the line with a quickness. It won't be as "fun" but who spends more time at the track than they do on the street?...
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I would hope so....they offer it, I assume is what you mean.

It would do nothing but increase the appeal of the vehicle to more people. I wonder how many people pass on a GT500, for instance, because they don't want to drive a stick.
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Though I have yet to understand why the slushbox is faster in that car, I will agree. I know a lot more M6 guys who think they drive well and don't than otherwise. You put a bigger stall and tune the tranny (get ride of the TM, shift points, quickness, etc.) and that thing is going to fly! It'd leave an M6 car at the line with a quickness. It won't be as "fun" but who spends more time at the track than they do on the street?...
think about it man. takes less time for a computer to shift then it does a human. and with the paddle shifters it's just a button push away, as apposed to reaching for the shifter and then a long row with pressing the clutch in and then out. now one thing is for sure if we were to leave the v in straight auto mode and go around the track it would surely be slower. the computer can't see what's coming up (turns, inclines, declines or a combination of all three). We know they spent a lot of time tuning the auto's transmission. so it makes complete sense to me. lol.
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think about it man. takes less time for a computer to shift then it does a human. and with the paddle shifters it's just a button push away, as apposed to reaching for the shifter and then a long row with pressing the clutch in and then out. now one thing is for sure if we were to leave the v in straight auto mode and go around the track it would surely be slower. the computer can't see what's coming up (turns, inclines, declines or a combination of all three). We know they spent a lot of time tuning the auto's transmission. so it makes complete sense to me. lol.
True, true, true. The gear spacing's a lot better with these 6-speeds than with the 4L60s, 65s, and 70s; those were the biggest poo-poos for me. You're right though, they tuned it good enough to set the record 'round the 'Ring, so that's definately something. I think they should make all Camaros appeal to as big an audience as possible to keep if fresh and in the mainstream; so whatever it takes. That's a monster of a tranny though, I'm sure...
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OH - no more than a 4L80E. That's not too bad
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I hope so... I just can't see them not offering one.
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Yes. I believe the automatic CTS-V is faster than the manual.
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I am unfamiliar TBH, so have all past Z/28s been stick?
My Z28 is auto.
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6L90 is an awesome transmission. It can handle a lot. So IF there is something to put it behind that requires more than a 6L80, why shouldn't they? Some of you seem like it would be sacreligous or something.
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What's the problem with an automatic? For those that don't want it don't get it. It just seems logical to offer or at least make available. No doubt many would get it.
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What's the problem with an automatic? For those that don't want it don't get it. It just seems logical to offer or at least make available. No doubt many would get it.
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