they did make a base v8.... it comes with the automatic!
LOL...seriously though this is just the first year of production, as they start to develop demand they will bring additional models into existence...They just announced the z28 will be back, that's a big deal, but a stripper version wouldn't get a big publicity so chances are they would just introduce that when they're ready to begin production. I'd really love to see it like this:
V6 LS (Cheaper 3800cc stripper V6 in the 18k range)
V8 LS (Basically a stripper in the 27k range)
V8 2 SS
Z/28 (LSA Motor - 556 hp in the 50k range)
ZL1 (LS9 Motor - 620hp in the 70k range)
Realistically that's all possible if sales are really high, I mean when the S197 Mustang rolled out in '05 did you think anyone was saying ok, lets start making a 725hp Supersnake...no, but sales went crazy and a market presented itself...so if that happens with the Camaro, then a ZL1 type car all of sudden becomes possible...probably with the help of a GMMG or SLP or soemthing like that, but possible none the less.
If you see them start popping up in SCCA, start looking for RPO code 1LE and order that.
I won't be buying one as I'm not going to pay a body shop to remove that gay onstar antenna on a brand new car. Plus if I want leather I don't want all of the extra BS that comes with it. The car's already heavy enough.
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It would be really cool if they would offer a lightweight option on the car using lightweight bodyparts and materials. Even if it was something like they did with the C5 Z06. That coupled with a low or no options buildsheet would make for a mean street ride
elaborate...because I thought it might have been the price at the time or the continued success of the fox mustang and its overabundant aftermarket
Nah it actually had more to do with the fact that women like the v6 drop top stang compared to v6 drop top camaro more.
Ford makes its mustang money from v6 sells, GM wanted to do the same but the their v6 models did not appeal to women at all and thats not a shocker.
My mother drove my f body a couple of times and she is 5'4 she cant see over the hood unless she sits on a pillow in the car, plus she hates the long heavy doors and the fact you have to roll out and fall in to get in and out of the car.
Basically the 4th gen fbody was doomed from the start since it was to race inspired for women.
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