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Old 06-03-2013, 04:55 PM   #35
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Z/28 and a Z/28R would have made Chevy a boat load of money. It's alot harder to make a car Show and GO.
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:35 PM   #36
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:53 PM   #37
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For sure a sunroof will cost you helmet room. I imagine that a T-top would as well.

Besides, if you soften the character of this Z/28 that far, there isn't enough reason to build the rest of its hardcore track day goodness into it.


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Old 06-03-2013, 06:29 PM   #38
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Lt1 offers direct injection which means a higher fuel pressure capable of handling turbo and supercharger upgrades better. I believe it's also a lighter motor and has Vvt. It's been a while since I read the motor specs but a no gas guzzler capable of 500hp from the factory is pretty sweet.
I'm talking about in stock form.
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:44 PM   #39
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In stock better mileage, lighter weight and about 30hp and 20 tq less. No gas guzzler tax for owner.
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:10 PM   #40
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:58 PM   #41
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For sure a sunroof will cost you helmet room. I imagine that a T-top would as well.

Besides, if you soften the character of this Z/28 that far, there isn't enough reason to build the rest of its hardcore track day goodness into it.


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Old 06-04-2013, 02:05 AM   #42
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There is always the COPO *COUGH*


Give it up. We know you don't want the Z/28 to top your ZL1 but it's getting old. Enjoy your car. It's still an awesome machine.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:21 AM   #43
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There is always the COPO *COUGH*
Not for the activities I'd be wearing a helmet for. Sorry.


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Old 06-04-2013, 08:12 AM   #44
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There is always the COPO *COUGH*
The COPO isn't a track car ,but rather drag car. I love the direction that GM took with the Z/28. That is what is should be. The watered down gen 4 was a Z28 in name only.

The 60's cars made the name. The gen 4s just used the name for marketing to try and sell a mediocre car with slumping sales.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:09 AM   #45
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Give it up. We know you don't want the Z/28 to top your ZL1 but it's getting old. Enjoy your car. It's still an awesome machine.
It has nothing to do with topping the ZL1, lol. I didn't buy it because it was the big in HP. I would have went with the GT500 if that was the case. Don't add assumptions to the thread, or assuming you know my motives which are wrong. And yes I will continue to drive this awesome machine. Enjoy yours as well, GM did a fantastic job on the 5th Gen.

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Old 06-04-2013, 09:29 AM   #46
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The COPO isn't a track car ,but rather drag car. I love the direction that GM took with the Z/28. That is what is should be. The watered down gen 4 was a Z28 in name only.

The 60's cars made the name. The gen 4s just used the name for marketing to try and sell a mediocre car with slumping sales.
Except that every "performance" vehicle in the Chevrolet stable during the 80's & 90's used "Zxx" nomenclature. Considering the slash was ditched in 1982, then it's quite incorrect to state the 4th gen was a Z28 in name only. There are several people, Scott Settlemire included, who would easily be able to usurp that comment.
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:49 AM   #47
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Targa.....Targa.....Targa!!!

Let me ask you this: How do you propose removing the top?


Keep in mind that the Camaro is quite a bit taller and wider than a Corvette....

one would have to be well over 6 feet tall and strong to be able to lift it on or off.

My proof: Ask someone who witnessed what I did to a pre-production Corvette C6 in Atlanta at the Atlanta Gathering on a hot day as a storm approached....



...it did not end well.........

The other issue is structural rigidity - one thing that sets a 5th gen far apart from a 4th and 3rd gen is the structural rigidity.......
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:01 AM   #48
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Let me ask you this: How do you propose removing the top?


Keep in mind that the Camaro is quite a bit taller and wider than a Corvette....

one would have to be well over 6 feet tall and strong to be able to lift it on or off.

My proof: Ask someone who witnessed what I did to a pre-production Corvette C6 in Atlanta at the Atlanta Gathering on a hot day as a storm approached....



...it did not end well.........

The other issue is structural rigidity - one thing that sets a 5th gen far apart from a 4th and 3rd gen is the structural rigidity.......
I'm 6'2 and 235lbs!

Thank you for clearing it up though, sir. Very much appreciated!
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:55 AM   #49
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It has nothing to do with topping the ZL1, lol. I didn't buy it because it was the big in HP. I would have went with the GT500 if that was the case. Don't add assumptions to the thread, or assuming you know my motives which are wrong. And yes I will continue to drive this awesome machine. Enjoy yours as well, GM did a fantastic job on the 5th Gen.
Then why so you keep saying GM should build the lesser car?
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Then why so you keep saying GM should build the lesser car?
Is your 1998 Z28 a lesser car?
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:11 PM   #51
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Is your 1998 Z28 a lesser car?
Yes, when it comes to being a Z28. It's decently fast but I wouldn't track it as it came stock. I enjoy my car but that doesn't mean it was built in honor of the Z/28 heritage.
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