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Old 09-01-2010, 09:21 AM   #15
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There has never been a Corvette with a unibody. The current 6th gen Corvette does not have a unibody frame. It has a body mounted on a hyroformed frame. One happens to be made of steel and the other (Z06 & ZR1) is made of aluminum. The engine cradle is made of magneisum.

PS You are are not going to see a bunch of carbon fiber pieces on the Z28 or any other Camaro. GM is going to build the car out of the same materials that the current SS is made of and it is going to be heavier than the already overweight SS. GM is going about their biz the same as they always have. A million people have asked them to add a "track pack" to the option list like the Mustang and they have ignored it. The price tag is going to be in the Corvette Coup neighborhood too. Smart people will go a head and buy the Corvette.
Is it fair to claim GM isn't listening after only ONE YEAR of production? While I agree seeing carbon fiber and some other exotic materials is highly unlikely, I can definately see the possibility of using more aluminum in the chassis, like control arms or subframes. They've used them before on older passenger cars, so I don't doubt they couldn't make it for Z28 to help offset some weight. GM's also going to (if they haven't already and I've missed it) release GMPP suspension bits by one of our Community Sponsors that is going to be great for increasing the handling of CAMARO, so I don't feel it's free to claim they aren't listening.

Also, it's my opinion your suggestion that Z28 owners are not smart for not buying 'Vette is plain . For some people, a 'Vette won't either fit their lifestyle or they just plain LOVE CAMARO. Apparently, you don't fall into the later

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Why do so many think that's all the Z28 is going to be?
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There has never been a Corvette with a unibody. The current 6th gen Corvette does not have a unibody frame. It has a body mounted on a hyroformed frame. One happens to be made of steel and the other (Z06 & ZR1) is made of aluminum. The engine cradle is made of magneisum.

PS You are are not going to see a bunch of carbon fiber pieces on the Z28 or any other Camaro. GM is going to build the car out of the same materials that the current SS is made of and it is going to be heavier than the already overweight SS. GM is going about their biz the same as they always have. A million people have asked them to add a "track pack" to the option list like the Mustang and they have ignored it. The price tag is going to be in the Corvette Coup neighborhood too. Smart people will go a head and buy the Corvette.
Smart people willbuy what they want. If they want a Camaro top performer, they'll get it. Let's not start comparing the two. The Camaro has always been a performance vehicle. Taking some weight off is easier said than done. If it were so easy to keep the car affordable and do this, don't you think it would already be done? A full package of aftermaket carbon fiber, including fenders, doors, a hood, a trunk, and interior trim costs as much as $10k depending on the vendor. Even if GM could slash that cost to $5k, would you buy it? Here's a better consideration: would the average consumer understand the bump in price when the competition doesn't bother to aim so high. Such lofty standards are both admirable and foolish. We can't expect GM to stay in business if they give us the world and don't charge for it.
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