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Old 03-02-2010, 04:14 PM   #1
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z28 protype spotted at proving grounds today...

my buddy was there today and told me the following. i'm not sure how much of this has already been confirmed, i don't follow the threads! it's pretty interesting though.

his observations were:
-the rims look really sweet in person
-supercharged engine (top mount SC)
-lots of cooling fins on the SC

it's definitely in testing!!
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:14 PM   #2
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:16 PM   #3
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Hmmm... Dude probably saw the Firebreather movie Camaro.
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:08 PM   #6
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his observations were:
-the rims look really sweet in person
-supercharged engine (top mount SC)
-lots of cooling fins on the SC

it's definitely in testing!!
-the rims were most likly spinning and i find it hard to belive he seen a clear image of what they looked like.
-unless he heard the engine whinning theres no way to tell if it was s/c. is there any other way to mount a s/c outher than top mount lol.
- cooling fins on the S/C? was the hood open, or is ur bud talking about body vents?
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:37 PM   #7
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-the rims were most likly spinning and i find it hard to belive he seen a clear image of what they looked like.
-unless he heard the engine whinning theres no way to tell if it was s/c. is there any other way to mount a s/c outher than top mount lol.
- cooling fins on the S/C? was the hood open, or is ur bud talking about body vents?
actually it was parked in a garage next to a CTS-V and ZR1. he originally just saw the converts and though, "oh, cool.." and walked over to check them out and saw the camo'd Z28. The hood was open. He said the hood appeared more or less stock. I don't know what he meant by "cooling fins" exactly but he did say there was no engine cover yet but it was definitely a SC on there. He couldn't tell if it was the LSA though.
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In this day and age, he should have shot camera phone pictures at the very least.
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:42 PM   #9
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Its not B.S. guys, I saw it parked right next to the 2012 Camaro prototype. It has a effing turbine! With cooling fins too.
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Its not B.S. guys, I saw it parked right next to the 2012 Camaro prototype. It has a effing turbine! With cooling fins too.
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In this day and age, he should have shot camera phone pictures at the very least.


I don't know how you could see something like that and not take pics on your phone, but call your buddy to tell him you saw it... Doesn't make much sense...

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I saw it too!

Sorry man, I think your buddy is jerkin yer chain.
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:41 PM   #14
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Although there is o way of proving wihtout pics, i can say this......GM is very strict about camera phones and the releasing of pictures of test cars/prototypes...To the point that you are talking immediate termination. Having a relative that worked at the validation center during the C6 Vette program, there were folks that lost there jobs(hourly and salaried) for leaking pics of the C6 vette online....and....GM had the pictures removed within hours of them being posted. So i doubt anyone within GM will release any pics of what they see.

That's what i hate about all these heresay threads, they are exactly that...until GM releases press on the vehicle, we are all just dreaming and speculating. But living in the area, and working right next to the tech center, i do keep my eyes open, and a camera in my car at all times.....
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haha.. it's really funny how many people think i'm making this up or HE is making it up. call b.s. all you want but they are VERY strict about people taking pics. you obviously can't take a camera there, and they even make you cover up cell phone cameras with tape.
If he was welcomed onsite he was also warned to keep his yap shut. So... Either it's BS or your buddy may be leaving himself open to legal issues with GM.
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Here's the thing, if he was allowed to get close to it, GM would likely have issued a gag order. They take that about as seriously as the no pictures policy. They'd be able to track down who said what pretty quickly as there would only be a limited number of people who could have seen what you say your friend saw.

So, either your friend knew this and was willing to risk it, or he never saw anything if he exists at all.
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Its not B.S. guys, I saw it parked right next to the 2012 Camaro prototype. It has a effing turbine! With cooling fins too.
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-the rims were most likly spinning and i find it hard to belive he seen a clear image of what they looked like.
-unless he heard the engine whinning theres no way to tell if it was s/c. is there any other way to mount a s/c outher than top mount lol.
- cooling fins on the S/C? was the hood open, or is ur bud talking about body vents?
the vortech supercharger is not top mounted.
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So, either your friend knew this and was willing to risk it, or he never saw anything if he exists at all.
And perhaps a certain level of anonymity and ambiguity is appropriate :-). I'm ok with the skepticism - but we all know one thing... the z28 is definitely in the works and it's gonna be awesome!
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the vortech supercharger is not top mounted.
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Cooling fins... Hmm... Neither ZR1 nor CTS-V have these, perse; well, CTS-V has a few right on top... Seeing as how LSA would need, at least a different upper plenum, since it doesn't fit under Camaro's cowl, maybe this is what we're seeing.

All this teasing...
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I saw it too........and Elvis was driving it as he was eating a peanut butter and bannana sandwich!
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Ok, enough with the wise-cracks please. Keep it on topic to the info the OP is providing. And if you don't believe it, then simply move on.
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Ok, enough with the wise-cracks please. Keep it on topic to the info the OP is providing. And if you don't believe it, then simply move on.
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