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Cuda7050 12-26-2012 11:27 PM

ZL1 and 1LE Very Impressive Results at Car and Driver Annual Lighting Lap #7 @ VIR
 

Car and Driver's Annual Lightning Lap edition is my favorite read of the year. I don't get the magazine but here were the results:

Track: Virginia International Raceway GW

- Cop Cars
Dodge Charger Pursuit - 3.17.8
Chevy Caprice PPV - 3.23.0

-LL1
Hyundai Genesis 3.8 R - 3.13.9
Subaru BRZ - 3.18.6
Ford Focus St - 3.21.4
Fiat 500 Abarth - 3.27.3

-LL2
Chevy Camaro ZL1 - 2.57.5
Chevy Camaro SS 1LE - 3.01.5
BMW 335i sedan - 3.13.2

-LL3
Merc C63 BlackSeries - 2.58.0
Porsche 911 S - 2.58.9
Ford Shelby GT500 - 3.00.6
Porsche Boxster S - 3.04.2
Audi RS5 - 3.04.3
BMW M6 - 3.04.7
BMW M5 - 3.05.2
Audi S6 - 3.09.8

-LL4
Ferrari 458 - 2.49.9
Jaguar XKR-S - 3.02.1

-LL5
Lexus LFA - 2.55.1


The 1LE was faster than the Boss 302 Laguna Seca and the ZL1 beat the 2013 GT500 along with several very expensive exotics. These cars are incredible performance cars at a great price. Way to go GM!


DesertCamaro 12-26-2012 11:35 PM

:headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang: :headbang::headbang::thumbup:

Kite31 12-26-2012 11:40 PM

ZL1 FTW :headbang::headbang:

Deki 12-27-2012 12:42 AM

The ZL1 didn't beat the GT500.....it ****ing destroyed it. OMG! Over 2.5 seconds! I didn't see the Boss 302 time, but the fact that the 1LE beat the LS version that wears R compound tires is damn impressive.

ackeight 12-27-2012 12:59 AM

That's awesome. Great job gm. 1le was only 1.1 sec slower than a car with over 200 more hp. Jeez. I can't wait to get my zl1 style suspension installed.

Cuda7050 12-27-2012 01:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deki (Post 5959694)
The ZL1 didn't beat the GT500.....it ****ing destroyed it. OMG! Over 2.5 seconds! I didn't see the Boss 302 time, but the fact that the 1LE beat the LS version that wears R compound tires is damn impressive.


The 1LE recorded a 3:01.5 (2013) lap around VIR and the 2012 Lightning Lap competition recorded the Boss Laguna Seca edition at 3:02.8 on the same track. A 1.3 second faster lap time is a pretty big margin.

Deki 12-27-2012 01:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Cuda7050 (Post 5959738)
The 1LE recorded a 3:01.5 (2013) lap around VIR and the 2012 Lightning Lap competition recorded the Boss Laguna Seca edition at 3:02.8 on the same track. A 1.3 second faster lap time is a pretty big margin.

So did they not test the cars at the same time or are we comparing lap times from different years? Because even with the same cars, those guys' times vary year to year by quite a bit.

Cuda7050 12-27-2012 01:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Deki (Post 5959740)
So did they not test the cars at the same time or are we comparing lap times from different years? Because even with the same cars, those guys' times vary year to year by quite a bit.

The ZL1 and '13 GT 500 were apparently the same day, the 1LE and Boss comparison is different years (2012/2013) which could have an effect but thats how Car and Driver compares them over time. Their 2006-2012 records are on the link below, but the 2013 times have not been added.

http://www.caranddriver.com/features...to-2012-page-8

Deki 12-27-2012 01:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cuda7050 (Post 5959757)
The ZL1 and '13 GT 500 were apparently the same day, the 1LE and Boss comparison is different years (2012/2013) which could have an effect but thats how Car and Driver compares them over time. Their 2006-2012 records are on the link below, but the 2013 times have not been added.

http://www.caranddriver.com/features...to-2012-page-8

Yeah, I just thought they tested the LS against the 1LE in this issue. Either way, the two big dogs battled it out, and the ZL1 came out on top, and by quite a margin.

monstertodd 12-27-2012 05:35 AM

Go GM! This should give all the SVTperformance folks something to chat about.

mlee 12-27-2012 05:45 AM

Both the 1LE and ZL1 showed very well...:thumbsup:

Brutal SS 12-27-2012 05:47 AM

:thumbup:

tramtwo 12-27-2012 06:12 AM

:D

mlee 12-27-2012 06:30 AM

Lighting Lap Updated
 
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This should bring things into perspective..:D

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Brutal SS 12-27-2012 06:38 AM

I read several of the comments about this, and it sounds like a few are quite butthurt over how both of the Camaros performed.

I am starting to see why some of the wigs at Chevrolet were not sweating the competition as much as some of us were. :clap:

x1sniper3x 12-27-2012 07:25 AM

Wow...I knew the 1LE was good...but only 0.9 seconds slower than the GT500?! :confused0068::bow::bow:

And as usual, a killer time put down by the ZL1 :thumbsup:

All-in-all, great job by GM and Team Camaro!! :respekt:

shawn18 12-27-2012 07:45 AM

:headbang:

The_Blur 12-27-2012 09:55 AM

:chevy: :thumbsup:

ackeight 12-27-2012 10:29 AM

Maybe ford will drop their truck axle and get a real sports car suspension next go around.

amz 12-27-2012 10:31 AM

I wonder what an SS would do?
Wow ZL1 is almost a super car !!!

I do NOT own a Hyundai , but good for them.

mlee 12-27-2012 10:32 AM

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Originally Posted by amz (Post 5960580)
I wonder what an SS would do?
Wow ZL1 is almost a super car !!!

I do NOT own a Hyundai , but good for them.

SS is already on there from last year. 3:09.5

PYROLYSIS 12-27-2012 11:55 AM

Yes! The 1LE beat an old Boss LS time by 1.3 seconds. Maybe the 1LE will finally grab some more well deserved attention. Very impressive time by the ZL1 as well. Still would like to see a same day track showdown between the Boss LS and the 1LE.

v6sonoma 12-27-2012 12:05 PM

Very impressive how the 1LE was only 0.9 behind the GT500. The Laguna Seca BOSS got beat out too and that thing is NOT cheap! :chevy:

Dan1028 12-27-2012 12:07 PM

Anyone else find it hilarious that a Car and Driver segment was posted to the Motor Trend forums? :laugh:

mlee 12-27-2012 12:12 PM

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Originally Posted by v6sonoma (Post 5960905)
Very impressive how the 1LE was only 0.9 behind the GT500. The Laguna Seca BOSS got beat out too and that thing is NOT cheap! :chevy:

The Boss ran last year like the SS which will no doubt be the excuse..

ZL1 and 13GT500 were same day..


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