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Old 07-30-2011, 05:28 PM   #120
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Looks like a sharp upgrade. Wont be cheap. Probably sell 10K units tops which will keep it unique. 550 crank HP. I remember what that felt like and it will make for some fun but wont match up to what the blue oval guys have up their sleeves. I am sure that this all is just a chess match right now between them. This should force the C7 out of the development room but fast. Oh and my little SS cant wait to come across one at the track.. So sad too bad my little zl1 brother.
2010 SS, your car sounds great. How streetable is your machine and how much did your MPG drop?
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2010 SS, your car sounds great. How streetable is your machine and how much did your MPG drop?
Nice tongue in cheek question Jedi...

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Oh and my little SS cant wait to come across one at the track.. So sad too bad my little zl1 brother.
Hmmmmm...so sad when you make one wrong move with that pricey custom motor and have a very expensive pile of junk and a 4 wheel paper weight in your driveway, while we can take ours to the dealer under warranty when it grenades....muuuuhaaahaaahaaaa.. Besides...we will bracket race anyway...you can't purchase driver skills at the speed shop....
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Old 07-30-2011, 07:34 PM   #122
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You need to adjust your eyes. Victory red looks like an old tomato. Nothing like that gorgeous torch red whatsoever.
Heard that! To me it does not look like victory read at all.
Looks like torch red by the photos but what do I know?
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As for the colour of the car in the video, the fact that it was taken on an overcast day probably doesn't help it any ...
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Old 07-30-2011, 09:04 PM   #124
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2010 SS, your car sounds great. How streetable is your machine and how much did your MPG drop?
I just had it re tuned down to 650 rwhp down from 732 rwhp for exactly that reason. I wanted more streetablility and to keep the tranny, driveshaft and rear end in place until I can upgrade those components. At this level it drives just like a stock SS until I stick my foot in it and then there is no mistake that the torque and HP throw it forward with unmistakable vigor. My milage on our last rally which was from Denver to South Park (where cartman is from) up and over Hooser pass elevation 12,000 ft down thru Breckenridge and back up and over Loveland Pass elevation 12,000 ft and back to Denver. 242 miles round trip and averaged 22.5 miles per gallon. On flat land trips I am averaging 26 MPG. Now keep in mind 650 RWHP=750 Crank HP. There is no way to mimmick the magnetic suspension and that is clearly a nice upgrade and no one will be competing with that on the street. Can a aftermarket suspension be better? In terms of performance I think so but not in terms of overall streetable and quiet performance.
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Old 07-30-2011, 09:25 PM   #125
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Nice tongue in cheek question Jedi...


Hmmmmm...so sad when you make one wrong move with that pricey custom motor and have a very expensive pile of junk and a 4 wheel paper weight in your driveway, while we can take ours to the dealer under warranty when it grenades....muuuuhaaahaaahaaaa.. Besides...we will bracket race anyway...you can't purchase driver skills at the speed shop....
You have that correct. The warranty issue is pretty important but few stock zl1's will be hitting the track in stock configuration. They will require NHRA modifications to race with and like anyone else at the track will want to be faster. Love the bracket race delay tree competition. But that same analogy can be said for a stock SS vs ls1. Both should be in the 10.50 to 13.99 time brackets. Like I did say.. not bashing the Zl1..love it and if I did not have the SS would most certainly buy it off the floor. All I was saying is that there are going to be 2 or 3 modified SS's for every zl1's out there that will eat them for lunch. Start modifications on a Zl1 and its going to end up in the 75 to100K range by the time they are done. I really dont think there will be many grenades in the motor as it is already a proven dependable component.
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:23 PM   #126
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not to be a "troll" but the "only" way ya can justify this "rocket ship"
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hey! looks sweet though!..very photogenic!..just sayin'
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:29 PM   #127
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I just had it re tuned down to 650 rwhp down from 732 rwhp for exactly that reason. I wanted more streetablility and to keep the tranny, driveshaft and rear end in place until I can upgrade those components. At this level it drives just like a stock SS until I stick my foot in it and then there is no mistake that the torque and HP throw it forward with unmistakable vigor. My milage on our last rally which was from Denver to South Park (where cartman is from) up and over Hooser pass elevation 12,000 ft down thru Breckenridge and back up and over Loveland Pass elevation 12,000 ft and back to Denver. 242 miles round trip and averaged 22.5 miles per gallon. On flat land trips I am averaging 26 MPG. Now keep in mind 650 RWHP=750 Crank HP. There is no way to mimmick the magnetic suspension and that is clearly a nice upgrade and no one will be competing with that on the street. Can a aftermarket suspension be better? In terms of performance I think so but not in terms of overall streetable and quiet performance.
2010 SS, I am very impressed with your MPG. I have driven Loveland Pass going from Denver to Aspen in the past. I will be curious to see how the mileage from the ZL1 compares to yours. Thanks for the info.
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:02 PM   #128
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not to be a "troll" but the "only" way ya can justify this "rocket ship"
is to ship it to germany ,and run it on the ''autobahn" heh! heh! heh!
hey! looks sweet though!..very photogenic!..just sayin'
SW Texas and some other states has less crowded roads than the kraut interstate...no flames here ok as I am german..
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:15 PM   #129
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:18 PM   #130
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I will be selling my 2011 2SSRS 6M in Rally Yellow ((no stripes)) with just 700 miles to get one of these. I love the '11. but a ZL1 to match my 69 SS427 will be the TITS to have it.
Is the 69 a COPO?

I passed on such in '69 as at 6-3 I did not fit in the 69 Camaros and FBs..got a 69 ram air GTO instead..

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SW Texas and some other states has less crowded roads than the kraut interstate...no flames here ok as I am german..
I agree! I drove in Germany last month and there's never one moment where you can just drive without running up against the back of some slower car or having some faster car run up on you. There's no possible speed where both things are not happening at all times... just like on a crowded American freeway but ten times worse because the differences in speed between cars is 90kph instead of 20mph. I'm originally from out west and you can "haul donkeys" all you want in the open desert.
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Here is a fair comparison of what the ZL1 should easily achieve with a few tweaks. This gentleman is currently sitting at #14 on the 1/4 mi official fast list. Not shabby!

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That ZL1 is going to be a beast. Just cant swing the orice right now, maybe a used one in the future.
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:22 PM   #135
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I just had it re tuned down to 650 rwhp down from 732 rwhp for exactly that reason. I wanted more streetablility and to keep the tranny, driveshaft and rear end in place until I can upgrade those components. At this level it drives just like a stock SS until I stick my foot in it and then there is no mistake that the torque and HP throw it forward with unmistakable vigor. My milage on our last rally which was from Denver to South Park (where cartman is from) up and over Hooser pass elevation 12,000 ft down thru Breckenridge and back up and over Loveland Pass elevation 12,000 ft and back to Denver. 242 miles round trip and averaged 22.5 miles per gallon. On flat land trips I am averaging 26 MPG. Now keep in mind 650 RWHP=750 Crank HP. There is no way to mimmick the magnetic suspension and that is clearly a nice upgrade and no one will be competing with that on the street. Can a aftermarket suspension be better? In terms of performance I think so but not in terms of overall streetable and quiet performance.
What the deuce Larry! How the hell did you manage that good of mileage? Mine was 19.5 and you know it's bone stock! Glad you are doing a lot better than your 6 or 9 that you were getting before. Looking forward to the Wyoming trip buddy!
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