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Old 10-10-2010, 11:15 AM   #259
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Originally Posted by ArkySS View Post
FYI I don't see a need for more boost from factory (although it would be nice ). I am betting it's better planted. Did anyone else notice 6 piston vs. 4 piston on the front . Maybe a slight weight reduction to 3,800 or less and 560hp with it being better planted and even better stopping? Plus much better at putting it to the ground than the competition (yes I am talking about you GT500 disrespect but it's no secret they are hard to get planted).
The ZR1 weighs 125 lbs more than a base coupe. That is with an aluminum frame (vs steel), gobs of carbon fibre (vs fibre glass), and balsa wood in the floor (vs ???). The chances that they could shave 50 lbs off the Camaro while supercharging it is slim to nil. The problem is that when you add a supercharger and intercooler, and beef up the suspension and brakes and whatever else they did, you add weight. More weight than you can hope to save unless you go with a gutted, stripped down street-legal race car.
Note, if I've gotten any facts wrong in the above, just ignore any points I made with them
Originally Posted by FbodFather
My sister's dentist's brother's cousin's housekeeper's dog-breeder's nephew sells coffee filters to the company that provides coffee to General Motors......
........and HE WOULD KNOW!!!!

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