Originally Posted by JasonD
Right...and I'd like to ask for everyone to use one of the previously created threads dedicated to that subject and not this one. I have a lot of data to compile.
Actually that brings up an important(I think) relevant point that I think gets missed, overlooked or dismissed during debates on what badge to put on the Top Dog.
This is just my opinon,
You can build a beautiful jaw dropping monster and slap whatever badge you feel deserves to be on the best car. As a fan, I hope this happens. But the Mustang Boss is comming and there better be a competitor or Ford will eat GMs lunch.
Z28 is the Boss natural nemesis in terms of Street racing cars. What I think was cool about the Z28 idea was it was the closest to the street racer race car. My understanding is that Boss and Z28 were direct competitors. Even Scott said "Any car can be a SS, only Camaro can be a Z28" That is really cool.
The only problem I have is, you can build a monster, slap the Z28 badging on it because it deserves it, and have it destroy Boss on a track, but if you price yourself out of the market of Boss competition youve managed to please alot of people but how much will it matter? What if the Boss package just uses the same motor slightly modified with a track pack and a few key performance and weight saving tricks, again like in the spirit of the Grand Sport?
If the jump in price between SS and Z28 is huge and right now the handling on the SS is sub par then a package for the SS that could handle could be more popular, more relevant than a Z28. If there isnt a handling package slightly above SS pricepoint or built into SS it wont matter much.
The only people who seem happy with SS handling are those who replaced the suspension and if most people are like me 30k for a car is already pushing it. Jumping too far over 30k for a car that wont handle is unacceptable. Well my job is on the rocks right now but thats another subject. Forget a Z28 for me unless something drastically changes. An SS 1LE possibly badged at least on the rear sail panel would satisfy the Z28 being the best all out if it gets expensive and still offer a handling car for people who cant touch something like that price wise. Something like this I think would be crucial. Badging it would differentiate it from a "regular" SS. 1LE I think would fit and I dont think anyone would go for a Z28 "lite"
There better be a competitor for the trackpack and Boss.