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Old 06-20-2011, 01:33 AM   #35
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Yea i understand that but if im correct the boss is still solid axle...
Did you know that the ZR1 is on leaf springs? Those do not hurt the performance of that car too much!
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:37 AM   #36
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Their big news was the ZL1 coming to Canada & the introduction of an optional auto transmission...BIIIIIIIG DEAL that's old news.

Once again GM is laging well behind the competition,
Lagging behind? Putting an auto in the ZL1 puts them ahead of the manual-only optioned GT500; it opens up an entirely new market of people who can't or don't want to drive a manual, but still want the baddest car available. Waiting this late to formally and officially announce it just means they get at least one model year before Ford can try to engineer an auto option for the Shelby, assuming they weren't already working on one due to rumors.

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Yea i understand that but if im correct the boss is still solid axle...
An IRS does not magically make a good handling car. It's more about suspension geometry and spring rates; a properly set up live axle can handle just as well as an IRS, and be stronger in a straight line.
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:53 PM   #37
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Lagging behind? Putting an auto in the ZL1 puts them ahead of the manual-only optioned GT500; it opens up an entirely new market of people who can't or don't want to drive a manual, but still want the baddest car available. Waiting this late to formally and officially announce it just means they get at least one model year before Ford can try to engineer an auto option for the Shelby, assuming they weren't already working on one due to rumors.



An IRS does not magically make a good handling car. It's more about suspension geometry and spring rates; a properly set up live axle can handle just as well as an IRS, and be stronger in a straight line.


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Did you know that the ZR1 is on leaf springs? Those do not hurt the performance of that car too much!
It's still an IRS
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Personally i dont understand all of the hype on the Boss. I was at a show and someone pulled up in one. The guy next to me jumped up and was like saying how fast it was. But when he mentioned 444hp, i was shocked. A Camaro SS with headers, exhaust, Cai and a tune could beat that. Assuming they mean at the crank and not the wheels.

Look at the #'s it's huge bang for the buck. But gimme a Z28!!!
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