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Yes, a continued paucity of C7 Z06 news -- in spite of just ten days before the reveal. So, while probably grasping at straws in the absence of hard news, am wondering if any of the following Camaro Z-28's components might find their way onto the Z06? With thanks to AutoSpies.com (all of the following are direct quotes from their today's article linked below), here some Z-28 components that COULD be part of the C7 Z06's January 13th Reveal?


"The Camaro Z/28 is also one of the first production cars fitted with race-proven, spool-valve dampers, which allow four-way damping control, enabling engineers to precisely tune both bump and rebound settings for high-speed and low-speed wheel motions. The wider tuning range also allows dramatically greater damper stiffness without a significant change in ride quality. Additional chassis changes include stiffer spring and bushing rates for improved cornering response.


To fully exploit the (tires) grip, the Z/28 also features Brembo Carbon Ceramic Matrix™ rotors and fixed, monoblock calipers. The large 394 x 36 mm front rotors are paired with six-piston calipers, while the 390 x 32 mm rear rotors are paired four-piston calipers. Compared to similar-size, two-piece steel rotors, the lightweight carbon discs save 28 pounds (12.5 kg) per car.

The combination of tire grip and braking power enable the Camaro Z/28 to achieve at least 1.5 g in deceleration. With standard front brake cooling ducts, the Z/28 is also capable of continuous track use.

The (Recaro) seats feature aggressive bolsters for high-performance driving, as well as seat cutouts inspired by the five-point harnesses found on racing seats. To save weight, both front seats incorporate manual adjustment."

A Steal Of a Deal? - 2014 Chevrolet Z28 To Start At Only $75,000 - AutoSpies Auto News

Included in the article is one sentence that will definitely have direct Z06 applicability. That is the one, while referring to the Z-28's motor, states that "the engine will be built by hand at the new Performance Build Center within GM's Bowling Green assembly plant." This new BGAP Performance Built Center will be where the Z06's LT4 motor, for those opting for the Z06's "engine built experience" option, will go to hand-build their engines for their Z. For those choosing to leave the assembly of the LT4 to the pros, GM's Master Motor Assembly Technicians will be there putting them together.

The article adds that the Z-28's will become available to customers in the spring. The BGAP Performance Build Center, which is still undergoing construction, is scheduled for completion by March 1st, allowing plenty of time for the Z06's customer deliveries by late this year.
 

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And I would surmise that price point should vault the Z06 to well in the high $80K range if not close to $100K. $75K seems somewhat outrageous for a factory Camaro, IMHO.
 

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I had the same reaction Mark, that this is a huge amount of money. Buy a loaded Z-51 coupe (other than custom vin) and still have thousands left over, or buy a Z-51 convertible and it's about the same price.
 

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I would imagine the Z28 will be very limited as it was really designed to be a track car rather than a street car. I also noticed that almost every dealer I've been in has a ZL1 sitting on the floor which tells me these cars aren't selling well either. I have to agree that when Camaro's start hitting Corvette prices you have a problem.
 

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625 HP; 635 TQ, 6.2L, supercharged. All of a sudden, after "quietude," the emails and phone calls have been "incoming" tonight, all with that same exact message. Also saw it elsewhere on the web.

The 625 HP is what Redc7 has been saying all along. Wondering if tonight's "incoming" is just a spontaneous rumor without fact, or whether someone on the C7 Z06 team couldn't hold it in any longer and told one friend, who told one friend, etc. The Corvette community at times has an "excellent communication link," so it wouldn't take more than one person telling it like it is, for news to get around within hours.

If those numbers turn out to be fact (which we will know just 9 1/2 days), personally couldn't be any happier. 635 TQ would be totally amazing. And if those numbers are true, one can certainly understand GM's saying that this will be the best customer Corvette track car ever. Hope we are not in for a letdown if not true.
 

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I see no reason to doubt these initial claims.
ECS has just released figures on a stock 7# supercharged LT1 engine at 593 rwhp. That's about 665-682 at the flywheel depending on which drivetrain loss percentage you want to use. Factoring in the durability, drive-by noise, emissions/CAFE and other requirements that an OEM must meet (that a tuner does not), 625 hp seems pretty reasonable. I'd also wager that those additional 40-50 hp can easily be unlocked by nothing more than a tune.
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625 HP; 635 TQ. If those numbers are accurate, this car will be unbelievable. However, while wishing those numbers are the "real deal," until the reveal or an embargo leak, still waiting for "hard evidence."
 

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I have new Z06 news....Its going to be bada$$!!!!!

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