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True but they sold out immediately. Other than collector cars, they've been made obsolete by the 6th gen ZL1. A 7th gen Z28 would have been cool though.Too much money.... hell the car itself was significantly overpriced even at the time it came out...
They sold out because originally people expected it to be a very limited car. Furthermore, it was a pure track car.True but they sold out immediately. Other than collector cars, they've been made obsolete by the 6th gen ZL1. A 7th gen Z28 would have been cool though.
Considered getting one in replacement of the hellcat but then I saw the price tag for an N/A carSame here, love the 5th gen Z28 Camaro. Such a raw vehicle that really looks like a badass muscle car in person and sounds good.
Yes! on the front and back like the 69 me too.....same goes for the Ford Bronco make it look like the 74 or 75 with a half cab / all the modern suspension and V8 powered but nooooooooooBeating a dead horse: The numbers on the Camaro put it in the front of my search, but I just couldn’t handle the squashed frog styling. It is a perfect car, except for the nonfunctional (appearance). I’m an old guy, if it looked anything reminiscent of at 69Z, I’d be all over it.
Considered getting one in replacement of the hellcat but then I saw the price tag for an N/A car
Agreed. It reminds me more of a mid 80's Porsche 914 than the coke bottle design of the 1st gen Camaros.Beating a dead horse: The numbers on the Camaro put it in the front of my search, but I just couldn’t handle the squashed frog styling. It is a perfect car, except for the nonfunctional (appearance). I’m an old guy, if it looked anything reminiscent of at 69Z, I’d be all over it.
I have a 2021 LT1 Camaro and for the price you can’t beat it. Sold my hellcat and made a decent profit, picked this up on a lease for under $300 a month. Can’t beat 500 crank horse for $$$$.
I considered it because we get really hot humid summers in MD and my hellcat was a DOG when my IAT sat at 130° no matter if I was moving or not.True there kinda up there in coin. If someone looked into a Camaro coming from a Hellcat they would most likely consider the 6th gen ZL1 as it would be on the same level playing field as far as power and being up to date.
Obviously the Z28 wont be as fast (in a straight line) or up to date in plush amenities as the Hellcat but that Camaro is special in its own way. Some folks consider the Z28 for its muscle car appearance and rawness as well as the spartan interior.
They just want something with not a lot of tech and simplicity that you can easily have fun with in the twisties. I can understand as some people are looking for more character in the car that interests them as opposed to having one of the fastest straight line vehicles like the Hellcat.
Is that why you've considered the Z28?
I considered it because we get really hot humid summers in MD and my hellcat was a DOG when my IAT sat at 130° no matter if I was moving or not.
The plan was to grab a z28, do heads cam and e85 and make like 600whp N/A for around $4k, and the car only being 3800lbs rather the hellcat at 4500lbs, the power to weight would be near identical and the fun factor would be there as well being Z28's are only stick. I like to do some track stuff but not the drag strip, so it'd be more in line with my style of driving. I watched a video of a stock 2015 Z28 on Nürburgring and it absolutely ripped 130 through some very long turns and 70 on some very sharp ones, I can't see a hellcat narrow body doing that..
Corvettes would totally be my thing If I wasn't a hefty 300lb 6'9'' man-child lolAgree a Z28 will out handle the Cat as thats where it shines, in a few weeks I'm gunna take my Cat on my first road course event and see how it does. Not expecting to break Nurburgring lap times or anything but just to have fun with it and understand the car better even in something that it's not it's strong suit but heard others who have experience in road coursing it have done surprisingly well with the car for what it is.
Those set of mods are a great combo on the Z28 but since that Z is a strain on the wallet you could always consider a C6 Corvette Grand sport. The C6 GS platform is even lighter than the Z28 from anywhere around 3100-3300 lbs, handles very well, they have bullet proof LS3 engines that you can make great power out of, has a wide body on it and also large enough brakes for stopping power.
You could also look into the C6 Z06 since it has the same LS7 engine as the Z28 if thats your thing but I figure I bring up the Grand sport since it's cheaper and the LS3 is more reliable. The C6 is definitely a bang for the buck budget wise and they can come in a 6 speed as well. Not really sure if Corvettes your thing but figure I bring it up incase.
That lap was done in rain too....Please please get some good videos of you at the track with your Cat, there's another user on here that just got his license for track and I think he hit the ring but doesn't have any footage. Nothing good on youtube either. But there is an insane video of the Z28 here; ► 2014 Camaro Z28 Takes on Nürburging - YouTube
Thing absolutely rips.
So you're just as amazed as me huhThat lap was done in rain too....