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Old 06-06-2010, 11:59 PM   #35
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smaller engines with FI and DI from the factory are the way of the future for automobiles. just the way things are.
sad but true... the V8 is going to be an endangered species..

plus with they way gas prices increase in a few years we wont be able to afford to even fuel our cars lol
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:33 AM   #36
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So true, lol. I am hearing rumblings of a Viper powered Challenger, though.
I don't know why. There is not a lot of sales for this car already. Personally, I like the car. Look at the price of the SRT8. For that kind of money it should already have the viper engine in it. Who know, the lack of sales will probably make this car a collector's item.
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Old 06-07-2010, 01:14 AM   #37
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I was at the dealership yesterday. The Black 2SS I test drove was Sweet, but I REALLY want that Z28.

When they can be ordered, I will have been in line for about half an hour, with a fat down payment check in hand. I'll reserve the happy dance for when I find out the delivery date.

I just hope they remembered my functional hood scoop.



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Old 06-07-2010, 06:46 AM   #38
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sad but true... the V8 is going to be an endangered species..

plus with they way gas prices increase in a few years we wont be able to afford to even fuel our cars lol

and if/when it gets to that point. I'll be making my own alcohol for my camaro. back to the traditional roots of automotive racing.
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:53 AM   #39
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i donno it sounds like gm is also trying to join the green movement, even with talk of the c7 vette they are looking @ smaller engines maybe ur z28 will be an ecoboost type... v-6 twin turbo like the leno car... thats what the t3 is... the body @ least
the smaller engines are mainly due to the fact they will have DI. smaller displacement more power due to the fact it's direct injection. why keep them at 6.2 or go bigger if power is going to increase?

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So true, lol. I am hearing rumblings of a Viper powered Challenger, though.
wouldn't that be a challenger not powered at all anymore? since there is no viper. . .

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and if/when it gets to that point. I'll be making my own alcohol for my camaro. back to the traditional roots of automotive racing.
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and if/when it gets to that point. I'll be making my own alcohol for my camaro. back to the traditional roots of automotive racing.
Did I hear alcohol?...
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:49 PM   #41
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Did I hear alcohol?...

one for me... one for the car... one for me... one for the car
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:01 PM   #42
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Well now, I just talk to my neighbor. He is an engineer at GM. And he was part of the team that developed the 2010 camaro. (I won't name him) He likes to walk his dog every evening and stops by to chat about my 2SS every now and again... He loves the car and knows how much I love it too. As he was always skeptical about commiting to answering this question. Is there gonna be a Z-28? Well, he finally cracked and admitted, YES! there will be a 2012 Z-28 Camaro... He's an honest, straight up guy and I believe his words completely. Although, I didn't inquire about an actual release date. I'm so freak'in excited, after talking with him. I came straight inside and logged on, Just to relay the great news... (I'm 52 and I don't get excited about to many thing anymore) Except for my 2SS LS3 RJT. I really love it. (more than my vette) But, I originally wanted a Z-28 when I orderd my 2SS last year. So, I WILL be selling or trading in my 2010 2SS for the Z-28. Damn, I'm so excited... I feel like a teenager again. Honey, break out the champagne. Our world is gonna rock tonight...
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I get two; the car would get one Or does 100 octane count as two?...

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Well now, I just talk to my neighbor. He is an engineer at GM. And he was part of the team that developed the 2010 camaro. (I won't name him) He likes to walk his dog every evening and stops by to chat about my 2SS every now and again... He loves the car and knows how much I love it too. As he was always skeptical about commiting to answering this question. Is there gonna be a Z-28? Well, he finally cracked and admitted, YES! there will be a 2012 Z-28 Camaro... He's an honest, straight up guy and I believe his words completely. Although, I didn't inquire about an actual release date. I'm so freak'in excited, after talking with him. I came straight inside and logged on, Just to relay the great news... (I'm 52 and I don't get excited about to many thing anymore) Except for my 2SS LS3 RJT. I really love it. (more than my vette) But, I originally wanted a Z-28 when I orderd my 2SS last year. So, I WILL be selling or trading in my 2010 2SS for the Z-28. Damn, I'm so excited... I feel like a teenager again. Honey, break out the champagne. Our world is gonna rock tonight...
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I get two; the car would get one Or does 100 octane count as two?...
100 octane? you are thinking too small. E100 is closer to 116 octane


then there's the methanol mixture


ooh... and if I could get a hold of some Xylene (despite it carcinogenic properties). tho you do need to run at least 10-15% mixture in your fuel tank to see maximum benefits. ... hmmm....we'll see.


this should keep you busy for a while...

http://www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/pdfs/41853.pdf


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This is supposed to be Bumble Bee for the 3rd Transformer's movie, but is it also the new Z28? It obviously has some Leno bits, but wouldn't GM use the movie to market the Z28 just like it has for the Camaro in general? HMMMMMMMMMM!
Man, I hope the Z28 doesn't come with that gawdy looking spoiler! Talk about cheesey looking!
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http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com...Z28-Confirmed/

I don't think this article has been posted???

Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Confirmed
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Posted: Jun 02, 2010 10:10 a.m.

Not to be outdone by Ford’s highly-anticipated reintroduction of the Mustang 5.0, Chevrolet is planning to bring back the coveted Camaro Z28.

Karl Stracke, GM’s Vice President of Global Vehicle Engineering, recently confirmed to Motor Trend that the rumored plans are true. MT writes, “Five minutes into the nickel tour of our facilities and out of earshot of his PR handler, Stracke casually served up unprompted confirmation of the return of the Camaro Z/28.”

Top Speed elaborates: “According to him things are going to change for the next Camaro Z28; it will be built on a new Alpha platform (and not the Zeta like the current car). He also said that he doesn’t like the steering wheel controls on the Camaro because they are placed too far and the driver needs to remove his hands from the wheel when trying to reach them. A couple of other tweaks will be made to ensure the new Camaro will be exactly what he wants it to be.”

Not surprisingly, Stracke’s bomb dropping has set off a wave of speculation.

“Stracke didn’t get into much detail about the Z28, but it’s expected to borrow the Caddie CTS-V engine: a venerable 556 horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter LSA V8 that fires the V Coupe to 60 in 3.9 seconds,” writes Motor Crave.

Motor Authority adds, “Beyond the upgraded performance, the Z-28 is also expected to get a more aggressive exterior appearance than the current SS, including larger air intakes, front splitter, rear spoiler, and unique interior treatments, with Z-28 badges inside and out.”

All that’s left now is to wait and see. According to Autoblog, “Chevrolet officials have declined to comment on the matter, but we're guessing that it might appear sometime next year as a 2012 model.”

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This is supposed to be Bumble Bee for the 3rd Transformer's movie, but is it also the new Z28? It obviously has some Leno bits, but wouldn't GM use the movie to market the Z28 just like it has for the Camaro in general? HMMMMMMMMMM!
Maybe it shows leno bits and is the future Z28 leading one to believe it could well be a track package twin turbo 6.
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I don't think this article has been posted???

Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Confirmed
By Nadeem Muaddi

Posted: Jun 02, 2010 10:10 a.m.

Not to be outdone by Ford’s highly-anticipated reintroduction of the Mustang 5.0, Chevrolet is planning to bring back the coveted Camaro Z28.

Karl Stracke, GM’s Vice President of Global Vehicle Engineering, recently confirmed to Motor Trend that the rumored plans are true. MT writes, “Five minutes into the nickel tour of our facilities and out of earshot of his PR handler, Stracke casually served up unprompted confirmation of the return of the Camaro Z/28.”

Top Speed elaborates: “According to him things are going to change for the next Camaro Z28; it will be built on a new Alpha platform (and not the Zeta like the current car). He also said that he doesn’t like the steering wheel controls on the Camaro because they are placed too far and the driver needs to remove his hands from the wheel when trying to reach them. A couple of other tweaks will be made to ensure the new Camaro will be exactly what he wants it to be.”

Not surprisingly, Stracke’s bomb dropping has set off a wave of speculation.

“Stracke didn’t get into much detail about the Z28, but it’s expected to borrow the Caddie CTS-V engine: a venerable 556 horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter LSA V8 that fires the V Coupe to 60 in 3.9 seconds,” writes Motor Crave.

Motor Authority adds, “Beyond the upgraded performance, the Z-28 is also expected to get a more aggressive exterior appearance than the current SS, including larger air intakes, front splitter, rear spoiler, and unique interior treatments, with Z-28 badges inside and out.”

All that’s left now is to wait and see. According to Autoblog, “Chevrolet officials have declined to comment on the matter, but we're guessing that it might appear sometime next year as a 2012 model.”
that's news of news. . .and old news all in one.

we've had the MT article for a while now. . .
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