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Cuda7050 12-26-2012 10:27 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 10:35 PM

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

Kite31 12-26-2012 10:40 PM

ZL1 FTW :headbang::headbang:

Deki 12-26-2012 11:42 PM

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 12-26-2012 11:59 PM

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 12:01 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 12:02 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 12:08 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 12:09 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 04:35 AM

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

mlee 12-27-2012 04:45 AM

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

Brutal SS 12-27-2012 04:47 AM

:thumbup:

tramtwo 12-27-2012 05:12 AM

:D

mlee 12-27-2012 05:30 AM

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

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