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Old 05-18-2013, 10:42 PM   #137
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Originally Posted by htron50 View Post
I don't think too many will either. But, for an investigation into a true "lap test" comp it would be good to see both using same tire combo at a minimum and maybe add brakes to ZL1 (though that kinda erodes the validity of a lap test comp. A simple tire change would be more car vs car.

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Yep, just tires. GMs engineering input most likely went into brakes and wheels and those are functional, permanent parts of the car. Tires, the wear items, is all the ZL1 needs to overturn the stab of manipulative marketing. The car will sell just fine, even at a sky high price based on the merits of its engineering. Poking at its bigger brother was not necessary to justify the price. Gm apparently thought it was. They are worried that people will not pay more for for a car with "less". They took for granted that we appreciate how expensive the engine suspension and brakes are, and that many are Willng to fork out that cash in a heartbeat.
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