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It's Baack-----2014 Z28
« on: March 27, 2013, 07:58:43 PM »
Announced today at New York Auto show,  Z28 Camaro is back for 2014;
http://www.autoblog.com/2013/03/27/2014-chevy-camaro-z28-new-york/?a_dgi=aolshare_facebook
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Re: It's Baack-----2014 Z28
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2013, 08:36:02 PM »
Oooooo... I don't like what they did to the taillights.
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Re: It's Baack-----2014 Z28
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2013, 09:37:36 PM »
Sorry, it's just another Gen.1 ripoff. The magic of the Z/28 was lost with the lt1. I was hoping GM would of built a 5 litre beast to spank the Boss 302. Maybe they can rebadge the car a Panther or something.  I guess you really can't go back home again.

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Re: It's Baack-----2014 Z28
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2013, 10:46:00 PM »
I like it.  I like the fact that I do not have to take AC if I don't want it.  The hood is not exactly what I would like to see - but it is today's performance technology designed to reduce lift at high speed. 

Faster track laps than the current ZL-1 too.   What is not to like....

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Re: It's Baack-----2014 Z28
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2013, 11:09:03 PM »
I don't know, way too fat, and I don't mean PHAT. Get rid of those crappy taped on emblems and put on something with substance just like the original design for starters.
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Re: It's Baack-----2014 Z28
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2013, 12:42:41 AM »
Dang, no 302. Everything else about the car is great, especially those brakes. And cool they had some pics of a 67z mixed in with the new one.

I wonder if they couldn't make a 5.0L that competes with the new Boss 302. I'm sure we'll learn why they opted with a 427 and not a 302 in a book someday.
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Re: It's Baack-----2014 Z28
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2013, 02:20:51 AM »
Made in China?
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Re: It's Baack-----2014 Z28
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2013, 02:32:15 AM »
only thing that caught my eye was the model ,hoods hideous. And why not bring back the 302 ? I just am not a fan of the lines. Dare I say Ford did do it right with the Mustang. Not one bad angle. The way GM used to make them.

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Re: It's Baack-----2014 Z28
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2013, 04:55:53 AM »
I have to agree with jano.. the Mustang is the best of the 'retro pony cars'.   The Challenger and Camaro both *feel* too big; look too big, and the visibility is awful.  PS.  I do like the performance of the engines though..
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Re: It's Baack-----2014 Z28
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2013, 10:55:48 AM »
Front center grill section is getting very Mustangish, or perhaps it looks like the old Cylon helmet in the original Battlestar Galactica series from the 80's, all it needs is the sweeping front LEDs off the old KITT firebird and it would be a dead ringer.

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Re: It's Baack-----2014 Z28
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2013, 01:23:05 PM »
I'm not a huge new generation camaro lover and maybe some of that sentiment stems from owning a first gen but GM apparently has done many things correct when one observes Camaro sales, i.e. bottom line, the results. I'm fortunate to have a grandson (one of 6) who drives and he and his friends come over to our place often. They all seem to really dig the new camaro's and the handliing thing is just as important as the get up and go. We can call it fat, too wide, whatever but that rascal is flying around a road course and it's going to catch an eye from many.  Personally I like the wider/lower look and when hitting speeds of 190 you better have some features designed into the car for aerodynamics.  We have a C6 Z06 and that LS7 engine rocks with performance as the torque band is unreal as it pulls from start to finish with no added turbo's etc.  I think they hit the nail correct using that motor and it will sell well along with having no engine engineering and development cost. Things change over time and I love those 427 and larger small blocks. The LS motors are even becoming the hot ticket for rodders, resto-mods, and touring cars. Another advantage with the LS7 is going down the highway in 6th gear doing 60mph at 1200 rpm and no downshift for speeding up (that torque) while easily obtaining 25 to 26 miles per gallon.
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Re: It's Baack-----2014 Z28
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2013, 02:49:33 PM »
I like it. Wonder if Z28 stripes and an RS option is in the works.
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Re: It's Baack-----2014 Z28
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2013, 06:10:25 PM »
The way the hood has the insert in it, or whatever you want to call it, I don't see how they could do stripes on the car. To me, that's kind of sad.
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Re: It's Baack-----2014 Z28
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2013, 08:22:44 PM »
Sounds to me like we're not their target market...  :(  :(  :(
Like JohnZ keeps reminding us, Chevy makes cars to sell.  I wish them great success in that, especially with the Camaro.  ;D  ;D  ;D
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Re: It's Baack-----2014 Z28
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2013, 02:35:53 AM »
I for one am very excited about the new Z/28. This car is very unique. It will be built especially for the track as was the original Z. It has its own characteristics as did the original Z. And it will be very fast. Can't wait to see one in person.