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Old 08-13-2013, 11:33 PM   #127
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It's going to cost more than a ZL1, making it clearly out of reach for the common man. Boo!
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:40 AM   #128
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Nor has it ever been intended for him.
I would also argue the ZL1 isnt family of five middle class working guy car territory either.
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:46 AM   #129
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As a working class guy with a family of 5, I can confirm that.
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:55 AM   #130
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The reason for no burn outs in this episode is probably due to the stock size non ZL1 rearend and the ultra sticky 305 tires. A burnout cold have caused a failure that would have been on tape and eventually on the Internet.
I also noticed there was no fast corner work either just straight line driving.
GM obviously didn't want anything to happen to this show car.
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:14 AM   #131
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The reason for no burn outs in this episode is probably due to the stock size non ZL1 rearend and the ultra sticky 305 tires. A burnout cold have caused a failure that would have been on tape and eventually on the Internet.
I also noticed there was no fast corner work either just straight line driving.
GM obviously didn't want anything to happen to this show car.
Well, they were on city/residential streets, after all....said they got it up to 80 I think...and weren't even on the freeway...lol....
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Old 08-14-2013, 02:56 PM   #132
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Awesome car!
With regards to those who will buy them for their collection I feel it's a shame. You're not truly appreciating the car as you're not experiencing it. Using this car as a way to make money years down the road has just robbed someone else an allocation who would have actually driven it. Unfortunately the "limited production" will attract collectors.
I don't have the money to consider owning a Z/28 so I certainly can't put myself in the shoes of someone having to decide whether to drive it or not. But I do go to car shows / the drag strip and I see alot of top dollar machines being driven and pushed to their limits. Hats off to those guys/girls!
One last thing. My brother in law's dad owns a Ford GT that has 21 km's on it (that's 13 miles). He drove it home to his garage and that's where it has stayed. That's his decision. But I get to hear about how awesome this thing is whenever we get talking cars. I wonder why I hate bubble wrapped cars
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Old 08-14-2013, 02:59 PM   #133
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The reason for no burn outs in this episode is probably due to the stock size non ZL1 rearend and the ultra sticky 305 tires. A burnout cold have caused a failure that would have been on tape and eventually on the Internet.
I also noticed there was no fast corner work either just straight line driving.
GM obviously didn't want anything to happen to this show car.
With the exception of the burnout, it was a typical Jay Leno's Garage review.
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:15 PM   #134
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Will they sell the manual seats? And will they be cheaper and than the SS seats? For sure they will be lighter.
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:25 PM   #135
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Cool video... I like it!
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:12 PM   #136
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Visual... absolutely beautiful! I can't explain it, but all the refresh changes to the front and back... just work on the Z/28. Maybe it's the color... That color is amazing on it, it's a shame it's not going to be a production color, just for the Z/28.

Sound... so damn good! Even at idle... it sounds like the growl of a fierce animal. The sound of the acceleration could give a defibrillator a run for it's money (got my heart pounding!)

As to... why no burnout? Maybe Rick Hendrick told Jay not to do any burnouts in his Z/28?
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:39 PM   #137
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Visual... absolutely beautiful! I can't explain it, but all the refresh changes to the front and back... just work on the Z/28. Maybe it's the color... That color is amazing on it, it's a shame it's not going to be a production color, just for the Z/28.

Sound... so damn good! Even at idle... it sounds like the growl of a fierce animal. The sound of the acceleration could give a defibrillator a run for it's money (got my heart pounding!)

As to... why no burnout? Maybe Rick Hendrick told Jay not to do any burnouts in his Z/28?
I imagine that pre-production model sees mostly show use and the risks were too great...it'll be in a later video, soon...soon...

I was excited for the burnout and it was a let down

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Old 08-15-2013, 04:08 PM   #138
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I wonder how much GM paid jay leno to talk up this car. My guess is pretty much since Al & his team cut corners on all the camaro lines. GOT to save money somehow.
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:01 AM   #139
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It will be interesting to see how demand and sales play out... at 60 to 70k, there are a lot of other interesting and tempting track toys out there: C7 Z51, used C6 Z06s and Grand Sports, Cayman S, 911s, M cars, Lotuses, SRT10s, and more.

It will also be interesting to see what the ratio of garage-queen-still-in-the-factory-plastic Z/28s to tracked Z/28s ends up at.

What really sounds fun is picking up a used 2010-2013 SS and raiding the Z/28 GM Parts Catalog...
Since it's easy to buy the engine, computer, wiring and all the bolt on parts from a Z28 for a 2010+ Camaro, what would be much more difficult is the weight saving strategy like absence of wiring, thinner window glass, sound deadening material and of course the brake and suspension package pieces...and you still wouldn't get the collector car benefit. If they do limit to 1500, I would suspect a person might get most of their investment back after 3-4 years. JMHO

North of the price of a ZL1 for an OEM car might be the most economical way to build a Z28.
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Old 08-16-2013, 03:31 PM   #140
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Great review Jay Thanks much Al
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