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Old 04-09-2010, 01:18 AM   #1
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Do you think it will be called "z/28"

Do you think the "z/28" will actually be called the z/28 for production, or is that just the rumored name like the alternate names the ZR1 had during its mule days (SS and Blue Devil)?
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Old 04-09-2010, 03:08 AM   #2
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Only alternative name would be the ZL1, but that is too obscure for most casual observers.
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:43 AM   #3
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They'll probably call it a Z/28, but it will have the most power and be the heaviest...that's not really a "proper" tribute. I'm not a heritage fanatic, but they should call it something different.
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Old 04-09-2010, 12:12 PM   #4
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Yes, I think it will be called Z/28...the only real question is will it be "Z/28" or "Z28" because it's been both over the years.


I'm really hoping for the original "Z/28"
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Old 04-09-2010, 12:38 PM   #5
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I hope they call it a Z-28
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Old 04-09-2010, 12:48 PM   #6
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why would they want to change it.Z28 has always stood for performance.people relate to the name.like mustang GT,or dodge hemi.
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:29 PM   #7
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Perhaps we need another poll:

Z28
Z/28
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Old 04-09-2010, 02:34 PM   #9
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plus the zl1 was on a truck, so it's gotta be z/28
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Old 04-09-2010, 02:35 PM   #10
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I prefer Z/28 Capital Z and the slash. Why would you want the hyphen?
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plus the zl1 was on a truck, so it's gotta be z/28
Not that I've ever heard about. Z71 is a truck off road package, ZL1's (well, technically ZL-1) were monsters from 1969. From the outside, they looked like regular base 6 cylinder Camaros. They started off as COPO's and were given a specially tuned aluminum 427 engine in the lightest possible body. Reports say it made over 500 hp. With minor tweaks they were capable of running the 1/4 in under 12s. They are part of Camaro legend.
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Old 05-07-2010, 08:44 PM   #12
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Not that I've ever heard about. Z71 is a truck off road package, ZL1's (well, technically ZL-1) were monsters from 1969. From the outside, they looked like regular base 6 cylinder Camaros. They started off as COPO's and were given a specially tuned aluminum 427 engine in the lightest possible body. Reports say it made over 500 hp. With minor tweaks they were capable of running the 1/4 in under 12s. They are part of Camaro legend.
Thank you DGthe3, honestly I could not figure where he thought a ZL-1 was in a truck. I far as I knew they were only in 2 Corvettes and some COPO Camaros. I had a 93 Chevy Z71 truck and still could not figure out that is what he was referring to.
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hope they use the old 69 logo.
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I think it will be called the Z/28 but as said in post #3 I hope they find a way to make this beast lighter than our current bodies despite having a beast living under the hood...it's still a waiting game and could go either way but regardless of the name that is chosen it will live on as a legend IMO
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Thank you DGthe3, honestly I could not figure where he thought a ZL-1 was in a truck. I far as I knew they were only in 2 Corvettes and some COPO Camaros. I had a 93 Chevy Z71 truck and still could not figure out that is what he was referring to.
You are correct, in 1969 the ZL1 engine was put in 2 Vettes and 69 Camaros.
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Yes it will be called a Z/28 and rightly so. Not like that anomaly from down under with "GTO" stickers. Blasphemy!

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Old 05-08-2010, 01:43 PM   #18
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There have been a lot of "Z" badges on Chevys. I'm wondering if the truck reference is for the Blazer ZR2.
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I'd like to see it refer back to the heritage and be called Z/28. Z28 or Z-28 just doesn't do it for me.
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I think it should be called the SS. I have read from multiple sources that the SS would always be the top dog. In my opinion the Z28 is a road racer and a lot of people don't need 550 horses while hussling a car from corner to corner, while the SS is more of a dragster and would make the 550 horses viable. If they do come out with an up-spec car they should call it the SS and call the current "SS" the Z28
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I think it should be called the SS. I have read from multiple sources that the SS would always be the top dog. In my opinion the Z28 is a road racer and a lot of people don't need 550 horses while hussling a car from corner to corner, while the SS is more of a dragster and would make the 550 horses viable. If they do come out with an up-spec car they should call it the SS and call the current "SS" the Z28
you know the funny part about this. you still need fast acceleration in road racing. . .

so which is "top dog" is you opinion...
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you know the funny part about this. you still need fast acceleration in road racing. . .

so which is "top dog" is you opinion...
Yeah, acceleration doesn't help much in auto-x but actual road courses are a different matter. Some favor handling over acceleration, some are the opposite, but you need a mix of both on all of them.
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Z28 - like that

I really don't know what kind of appearance I'd like the nameplate to be though. I wouldn't want to see the old-school Z/28 on there, as much as I DO love that look; it's too retro' for this car, IMVHO. If they can make it more modern, I'd be happy to reconsider it though.

It'll be called Z28, though
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I don't mind if they come out and call it the Z/28 but historically, as stated before, the top performance edition for Chevys has always worn the SS badge. I don't see them changing what is now the SS to Z/28 though and then making the Z the "new" SS.
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I don't mind if they come out and call it the Z/28 but historically, as stated before, the top performance edition for Chevys has always worn the SS badge. I don't see them changing what is now the SS to Z/28 though and then making the Z the "new" SS.
Let's not forget SS started as a trim package, not a performance package, unlike Z/28, and, the "top performance edition" is up for debate.
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