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Old 06-11-2011, 03:03 PM   #1
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First Camaro ZL1 driven by Camaro5 member Allanski

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Here are some of the video I got of you driving it.






I am trying to download a third one now.

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Camaro5 member Allanski (me) won the privilage at the Camaro Nationals In Oshawa, at a charity auction to be the first non-GM employee to test drive the new ZL1! Of course I had to go with Chief Engineer Al Openheiser. So we took a spin through the parking lot and pulled it up nose to nose with my supercharged vert. Here are some photos...
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Old 06-11-2011, 03:08 PM   #2
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Damn boy, way to go.

You're the perfect person to answer this question, since you have Maggie (TVS2300) on you Camaro and you're used to the initial pickup.
In your opinion, how did the ZL1 feel to YOU, and the suspension as well?

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Old 06-11-2011, 03:09 PM   #3
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That is awesome! Congrats!

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Old 06-11-2011, 03:14 PM   #4
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more pics by any chance??
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Old 06-11-2011, 03:14 PM   #5
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Yours has more power......

But that's awesome. Please tell me you got on it a bit.

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Old 06-11-2011, 03:33 PM   #6
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wow, congrats to you, that must have been awesome.
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Old 06-11-2011, 03:35 PM   #7
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Dude, you MUST post your thoughts and driving impression.
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Old 06-11-2011, 03:48 PM   #8
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Yours has more power......

But that's awesome. Please tell me you got on it a bit.

(Note to GM, if you ever let PQ test drive one, he WILL smoke em' down)
There's a lot more to that car then just power.GM worked hard to get this one right!
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Old 06-11-2011, 04:10 PM   #9
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nice!! i want that front bumper!!
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Old 06-11-2011, 04:19 PM   #10
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Old 06-11-2011, 04:21 PM   #11
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There's a lot more to that car then just power.GM worked hard to get this one right!
Oh, you read me wrong. I was totaly joking.

I already plan on stealing the rear LCAs and sway bars. The go all the way to the outside of the coilovers.
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Old 06-11-2011, 04:39 PM   #12
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Awesome!!! What an opportunity.
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:06 PM   #13
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How can you not say anything about it??????????????
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:22 PM   #15
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How can you not say anything about it??????????????
If I remember correctly, the car is detuned and he only drove it in the parking lot. Can't really tell much by that.
I would have loved to do this though.
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:26 PM   #16
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:33 PM   #17
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Most awesome!! Quite a nice sound to it as it rumbled by....
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:48 PM   #18
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:23 PM   #19
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How'd the new steering wheel feel to you?
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Old 06-11-2011, 11:45 PM   #20
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Old 06-11-2011, 11:48 PM   #21
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Here are some of the video I got of you driving it.






I am trying to download a third one now.

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Old 06-11-2011, 11:49 PM   #22
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:15 AM   #23
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To add more info - yes I only drove it through the parking lot so speed was limited, but the feel of the power and the sound of the engine was there BIG time if only in first gear.
The experience was amazing and I probably missed alot details but these are the items I noticed on my drive:
engine bay is amazing and the strut bar is a different shape than the convertible
hood vent air extractors are functional and designed along with the new lower grille to work with the air flow and cooling of the engine bay
the entrance into the ZL1 is easier because the bottom of the steering wheel is flat
the whole feel of the steering wheel is enhanced with its suede wrapping
the seating felt more of a wrap around comfortable gripping seating enclosure
the clutch is full and smooth
surprising backup camera in the rear view mirror is great for function and safety and really good degree of angle of view
although I didnt have a chance to get it up to any top speed, the wheels were sure able to spin easily along with what will be know in the future as "the ZL1 exhaust music"!!!!
I didn't race it - I cruzed it - but I was the first and it is the newest addition to the Camaro family that we want to adopt and I loved it!
I will try to post more photos soon
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:40 AM   #24
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So incredibly cool. I'm glad it was a C5er.

You'll always be "first" among mortals to drive ZL1. =]

Could you tell us about the engine start mechanism? Was it a key, an RFD fob with engine start button, or what?

When I looked at the tag I immediately thought it said " Camaro "
.................................................. ...............................RFD

(Which would stand for Radio Frequency Device)



But then Shurenuff pointed out that it could just as easily have said " Camaro "
.................................................. ................................................RED


What did the tag say? RFD or RED ?


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The key tag said RED not RFD

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