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    Thread: Local Chevy Dealer smoking crack - $125K Camaro

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    1. 02-21-2012 06:42 PM #1
      Saw a commercial last night on local tv for this so a buddy and I decided to go take a look. Yes, this thing has an incredible engine in it, some pricy Brembos, and nice wheels, but crap people, who would pour $85K into a $37K car? Sadly, they will have no problem selling it....there are plenty of redneck old men around here that'll write a check for it and then park it in their garage.



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      02-21-2012 06:47 PM #2
      I don't know why, but I feel as if the ZL1 badge right next to sidemarker makes the sidemarker stand out...

      Not to nitpick.

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      02-21-2012 06:50 PM #3
      Makes the Ford GT back then(new) sound like a screaming deal.

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      02-21-2012 06:51 PM #4
      I bet that's not even real Carbon Fiber in engine bay.. Who is going to buy that piece of garbage? I am sorry to bring this into the discussion but here we go..Wouldn't a Mustang 5.0 be close to performance specs vs this car, for the fraction of the price? The Mustang would also look nicer than this tacky Camaro.

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      02-21-2012 06:52 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by teklord69 View Post
      I bet that's not even real Carbon Fiber in engine bay.. Who is going to buy that piece of garbage? I am sorry to bring this into the discussion but here we go..Wouldn't a Mustang 5.0 be close to performance specs vs this car, for the fraction of the price? The Mustang would also look nicer than this tacky Camaro.
      At least it has more than 151 lb/ft, so it should meet your requirements
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      02-21-2012 09:10 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by teklord69 View Post
      I bet that's not even real Carbon Fiber in engine bay.. Who is going to buy that piece of garbage? I am sorry to bring this into the discussion but here we go..Wouldn't a Mustang 5.0 be close to performance specs vs this car, for the fraction of the price? The Mustang would also look nicer than this tacky Camaro.
      Uh.. Did you happen to notice the "SLP 750 HP" sticker? That's 200hp more than a stock ZL1. It's obviously done up by SLP, like the old "firehawk" trans ams, for example. And to tell you, my BOSS 302 would NOT keep up with a 750HP camaro in a straight line unless it couldn't hook up.

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      02-22-2012 01:16 AM #7
      From a collector standpoint, I'd totally buy it. A brand new showroom stock SLP ZL1 with the manual is pretty rare. Not fair to assess this car's performance-for-the-dollar value as the price is derived from the rarity of it.

      I want to know how much the Camaro Drag Pack cars are going for.
      http://www.torquenews.com/106/gm-dro...ept-drag-strip
      IIRC, the Ford Cobra Jet and Challenger Drag Pak went for low-mid 70s from the dealer.
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      02-22-2012 01:27 AM #8
      It's a new-age Yenko. Stick it in the garage for the next 40 years and never drive it and you'll be able to get your money back.

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      02-22-2012 11:45 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Assle View Post
      I want to know how much the Camaro Drag Pack cars are going for.
      http://www.torquenews.com/106/gm-dro...ept-drag-strip
      IIRC, the Ford Cobra Jet and Challenger Drag Pak went for low-mid 70s from the dealer.
      Add about $20k to that and you're right there. All of them list around $90k and then go up from there depending on which engine you want.
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    10. 02-22-2012 08:08 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by teklord69 View Post
      I bet that's not even real Carbon Fiber in engine bay.. Who is going to buy that piece of garbage?
      When someone is looking at a $125K Camaro with an $87k performance package, the actual performance is likely not a high priority. It takes a very specific individual to purchase this model. The individual must be wealthy and likely won't be cross-shopping.

      This thread is essentially a number of people complaining that Chevy makes a Camaro that they can't afford.

      Who is going to buy it? Obviously not you so don't worry about it.

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      02-21-2012 06:52 PM #11
      That is a crazy price for a ZR1 package!

      My favorite feature of the newer Camaro............. The worthless truck!

      I really wish everyone would update their location in their profile!

      Someone buy my car already!!

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      02-21-2012 06:55 PM #12
      Mehh just get a 50 grand 2013 GT500 and a tune and you will have the same power and in a better chassis.

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      02-21-2012 06:59 PM #13
      why would anyone buy that when you can buy a real zl1 that starts at $54095

      http://www.chevrolet.com/camaro-zl1-sports-car/

    14. 02-21-2012 07:06 PM #14
      Suspension looked totally unchanged except for an Eibach lower sway bar...oh, but it did have Katskinz leather seat covers custom installed.
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      02-21-2012 07:04 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by bob12312357 View Post
      Mehh just get a 50 grand 2013 GT500 and a tune and you will have the same power and in a better chassis.
      So TCL.
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      02-21-2012 07:05 PM #16
      6 figures makes me start thinking Audi R8, Porsche 911, BMW 6 or 7, Benz S or SL, Jag or other 6 figure machines that will make for much better chickmagnet mobiles.


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      02-21-2012 07:16 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by bob12312357 View Post
      Mehh just get a 50 grand 2013 GT500 and a tune and you will have the same power and in a better chassis.
      eff that buy a miata swap in a zr1 engine


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      02-21-2012 08:10 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by unimogken View Post
      That is a crazy price for a ZR1 package!

      My favorite feature of the newer Camaro............. The worthless truck!


      They have always been small -- my '79 Z/28 trunk was tiny as well.

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      02-21-2012 08:15 PM #19
      Dang you quoted my typo before I caught it! Hehe

      Not "ZR1" but supposed to be "ZL1." Whoops.
      I really wish everyone would update their location in their profile!

      Someone buy my car already!!

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    20. 02-21-2012 08:30 PM #20
      If there is a customer who is willing to buy it for that price, why not?

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      02-21-2012 08:17 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by VAG Parts Bin View Post
      They have always been small -- my '79 Z/28 trunk was tiny as well.
      But that's.....epically small.

      And that's an epically astronomical price. I hate Camaros.
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      02-21-2012 08:17 PM #22
      I'll take a boss 302 over this, or better yet a GT500

      thats if I had to choose something american

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      02-22-2012 08:38 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by unimogken View Post
      That is a crazy price for a ZR1 package!

      My favorite feature of the newer Camaro............. The worthless truck!

      Yes, because people buy Camaro convertibles to haul their groceries around in.
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      02-22-2012 08:45 AM #24
      I don't know why people are hating on this car so hard. It's got 750hp and has a top speed of 205 mph. That's pretty freakin awesome IMO. The price is a different story, but I wouldn't buy even a $30k camaro, so the fact that this hopped up version is $125k doesn't mean much to me. I can appreciate it for what it is. Like the guy a few posts up, I've also seen this car in person at the Philly car show and it looked very well done.

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      02-22-2012 08:53 AM #25
      Is this a proof of theory exercise? SLP is telling Chevrolet that their product is underpowered and under priced. Put this thing side by side with a Chevrolet ZL1 and I bet it still sells to the right person.

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      02-21-2012 06:49 PM #26
      Sooooooooooo............ what exactly costs $87,805? An engine, brakes, wheels, and presumably a new suspension?

      ALso, good thing the engine is labeled with how much hp it has. Just so we know.

    27. 02-21-2012 07:31 PM #27
      The wording on the window sticker implies this is a dealer add-on. Is it a REAL ZL-1????

      Especially when a Shelby GT 500 Super Snake is under $100K....
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    28. 02-21-2012 07:35 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by DJMRDARK View Post
      The wording on the window sticker implies this is a dealer add-on. Is it a REAL ZL-1????

      Especially when a Shelby GT 500 Super Snake is under $100K....
      It started life out as an SS...then got the "SLP LZ1" treatment.
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      02-21-2012 08:32 PM #29
      at least its a manual.
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      The real question: Are these VMR wheels?

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      Quote Originally Posted by 0302 View Post
      the real question: Are these vmr wheels?
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      02-21-2012 08:38 PM #33
      If I had money to spend like that and had my heart set on a Camaro I would buy a few cheaper ones so me n my friends could go and have some fun rather then have just one

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      02-21-2012 08:47 PM #34
      And I bet my Ford will beat it.
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      02-21-2012 08:51 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Iroczgirl View Post
      And I bet my Ford will beat it.

      The Shelby 500 is a bargain compared to the ZL1. I just wait for one of the big motor mags to do a Shelby 500 vs ZL1 comparo test, you know that's bound to happen

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