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Now that the cat is out of the bag (sorry Jinx, I just could not come up with something more catchy)...

What can you tell us that "was not" shared at the official (somewhat dissapointing) release. The board is clamoring for z28 info, interior details, and specifics about the look of the SS. Can you offer any information?
 

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...we're still under direction not to discuss future products (ie. Z28), ...however you may have seen posts regarding this (re: Cheryl P's comments http://www.automobilemag.com/new_an...aro_cheryl_pilcher_question_answer/index.html), ...however I'm keeping the faith so to speak...

Regarding the SS, ...pretty much what is outlined on Chevrolet.com/Camaro .

SS:
- front fascia (non-funcitonal) upper scoop/slit
- larger front fascia grill opening
- front fascia integrated 'chin spoiler'
- rear blackout panel, SS specific
- larger (3.75 vs 3.0") exhaust tips
- "SS" Embroidered interior headrests, steering center.
- 20" wheels
- 4 piston Brembo brakes/calipers
- SS (withOUT RS) emblems, ...white, black, silver? (tbd)
- SS (WTIH RS) emblems, ...red

RS:
- Halo headlamps
- dark silver (graphite) wheels
- body color roof 'trench' trim (black on non-RS cars)
- RS emblems, ...red
- RS taillamp treatment (which I honestly am not clear on myself...)

General content:

- Ambient lighting is optional (however only available with leather interior)
( http://www.chevrolet.com/camaro/multimedia/ ) ...I believe available in blue or orange.
- Inferno Orange two tone interior (is just one of ...) that Cheryl mentioned (I forget the link). I will say, ...very cool stuff.
- Accessories in general, ...http://www.chevrolet.com/camaro/insidestory/?id=cid00018 , ...but note that more details will be seen during SEMA (as you know Camaro is the featured vehicle).

- Console gauges are also optional, ...available with (I think) 2LT, 2SS

That's what I can think of right now, ...I'm sure I missed something.

I will add, ...while we were at Milford, ...there was a black SS (ironically, ...it is now silver, ...re: My Own Worst Enemy ;) ), ...that car just 'stood' there, ...seemingly ready to 'pounce'. It came together very well, ...and was clearly distinguishable from the yellow one sitting next to it...)
 

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SS embroidered on the seats....rear blackout tailpanel on SS....SWEEEEEET. I just was hoping for a bright metallic blue though. Can we get that color added to the list before procuction starts...PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZE?????
 

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...we're still under direction not to discuss future products (ie. Z28
So you're saying there IS a future product, in the fact that you can't talk about it? If there wasn't a future product, then you could talk about the Z28? :)

j/k. I know what she said. I still can't believe she closed the door like that. She must not be the political type.
 

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So you're saying there IS a future product, in the fact that you can't talk about it? If there wasn't a future product, then you could talk about the Z28? :)
Don't hold me to this but a friend of mine who was going to buy one of these asap when it came out told me today after talking to her husbands father " who works at a dealership " told him her dream car that she has always wanted is worth waiting for year 2. Sara always wanted a Z28

now she is saying .......

" David They will be having 2 options. Supercharger or twin turbo from the factory. My Father in law works in the front office of a dealership in AZ he claims there was a bird floating around the last 2 days that listed those 2 on options of a z28. "


This is what she is saying and im not saying she isnt lieing but she isnt one to open her mouth unless she is sure. but then on the other hand she told me 3 days before we knew on here about the ZR1 so shrugs who knows.

we will see.
 

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Now that the cat is out of the bag (sorry Jinx, I just could not come up with something more catchy)...

What can you tell us that "was not" shared at the official (somewhat dissapointing) release. The board is clamoring for z28 info, interior details, and specifics about the look of the SS. Can you offer any information?
This might help, Courtesy of "super-sport" on another thread here:

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1.The RS will be available on both the LT (V6) and SS (V8) models. The RS is strictly an exterior trim package.

2.HUD will not be available at the start of production

3. Pricing will be announced later this year

4. There will be no push button start

5. "regarding bumblebee...stay tuned"

6. SS badging will appear on the front grille and rear deck, as well as in the interior. One unique note, if you get the RS package with the SS, the SS badges on the exterior will change from Silver to Red.

7. There are two different front facias for the LS/LT and SS model. The SS model with have an slit above the grille and a little bit different lower grille.

8. The slit on the SS is nonfunctional and is for appearance only

9. The convertible will be a soft top

10. "We think the Camaro will more than hold its own when a Mustang pulls up next to it."-John Fitzpatrick

11. Halo lighting is only available with the RS package

12. The Camaro will feature the optional OnStar Direction and Connection Package that will feature the most advanced navigational system available.

13. "We'll continue to review consumer demand for future colors. Stripes will be available from both the factory and GM Accessories. More details later date."

14. The light ring around the gauges is standard on all vehicles. In addition, there will be ambient light across the instrument panel that flows into the doors that matches the rings around the gauges. "We do have two colors - ice blue and red - however, you can not dial a different color like the Mustang."

15. "We have 18, 19 and 20 inch wheels in the Camaro wheels and they all have individual appearances. We have 20 inch wheels for the SS and V6 and V8 RS packs."

16. "The backseat design is more expressive than the Mustang (bolsters), and it's got more knee and head room than the Mustang. It's a better package."

17. The customer will be able to choose what color. We will offer all black, gray, gray option, tan option and the accent pack color which is a red-orange. The color will be on the A surface of the seat and the IP and door insert.

18. The RS headlights are a specific design with an HID function and halo light ring. The tail lamps have the same appearance with a slightly darker internal finish, but essentially, they have the same exterior design.

19. Four passenger vehicle

20. The Chevrolet bowtie emblem will only be available in gold. (no blue or red options)

21. There will be an option for a power sunroof available on both models.

22. The car is essentially steel, although for lighter efficiency, the hood is alloy. Throughout the car, particularly in the suspension, there are lighter materials.

23. (the afterburners effects we're talking about on the concept car). The LED detail on the concept car which we reproduced on the lens material on the production vehicle. They sparkle in the same way.

24. The tap shifting is set up to enable the driver to make the shift. It won't upshift for you. It sits on the red line so the driver is in control for upshifting. When you slow down, it will downshift for you, so if you're at a traffic light, it will downshift and you'll have to upshift. This gives the driver the ultimate performance control.

25. There will not be a flapper valve in the exhaust system like the Corvette. However, we have spent a tremendous amount of time to ensure the exhaust note on the V6 and V8 is outstanding. The exhaust tips will be routed “through the fascia” with a 96mm diameter on the V8 and a 75mm for the V6.

26. The cars top speed will be electronically limited. Top speed numbers will be announced at a later date.

27. 18 inch tires are all season AL-2 245/55R18. These are BF Goodrich. Stopping distance from 60 to 0 mph is an impressive 132 feet.

19 inch tires are all season AL-3 245/50R19. These are Perelli. Stopping distance from 60 to 0 mph is an impressive 125 feet.

20 inch tires are summer HW-4 245/45R20 front and 275/40R20 rear. Stopping distance from 60 to 0 mph is an impressive 117 feet.

28. Perelli is the supplier for the 20s

29. Performance numbers will be released as we get closer to production, but we're very happy with the test results.

30. For the V6, we have GM's 6L50 six-speed transmission and for the V8, we have the 6L80 six-speed trans.

31. The V6 is equipped with our FE2 suspension setting that provides opportunities for 18-inch 19-inch and 20-inch tires. On the RS package, we enable the customer to get the 245 front and 275 rear 20-inch tires coupled with the HID headlights and rear spoiler. This provides the ultimate exterior appearance on the V6.

32. StabiliTrak stability control system and traction control are standard on all models. Competitive/sport modes for the stability system are offered on the V8 SS models, including launch control on SS models equipped with the six-speed manual transmission.

33. You can go into the Driver Information Center (DIC) to activate the competitive sport mode and launch control as well as deactivate all to do some cool burnouts.

34. The V6 and V8 automatics have paddle-shifters on the back side of the steering wheel to allow the customer complete control of their shift points.

35. The V6 has dual exhausts with quad catalytic converters and 75 mm "through fascia" exhaust tips.

36. The AFM is done elecronically as we move from 8 cylinder to 4 cylinder mode or 4 cylinder to 8 cylinder mode. The manual transmission is mechanically in specific gears and does not allow us to electronically change from 4 cylinder to 8 cylinder mode.

37. Both the cloth and the leather seats have strong accent stitching. Our goal was to capture some of the detail of the heritage cars but do it in a contemporary fashion

Best regardSS,

Elie
 

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thats a lot of info.. and a lot to take in.
 

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Just to add a general statement. You will be amazed at the quality of the interior. Not that you shouldn't expect excellent fit and finish from GM but it is not comparable to a 4th Gen. Personally I don't have any serious qualms about the 4th gen interior because thats not my thing but the average consumer will be pleasantly surprised with the quality- tight gaps, no visible fasteners, etc. Think Chevy Malibu quality but in a much more original and exciting package!
 

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Thanks for all the info.. There is more to the 5th gen than meets the untrained eye!
 

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Is this referring to the "reverse mohawk" in the center of the roof?

Without the RS package, it will be black with the rest of the roof (each side) body color?

That will be absolutely UGLY. Can you please elaborate?
I think it means the drip-rail that runs along the top of the windows.
 
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