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Old 10-04-2011, 02:31 PM   #1
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Read it and weep. In a very elite field the Boss came in 5th.

http://www.motortrend.com/features/p..._boss_302.html

Whatever you think of Motor Trend, I do not think you can accuse MT of favoritism here. The Boss finished ahead of the Z06/7 (!!) and other highly regarded cars. Here if the Z28 were out and matched the Boss, the Z28 would finish ahead of the Z06 as a drivers car. But no way would the Camaro finish this high due to visibility and weird interior issues.

But even if the Z28 finishes dead last in a test like this, we will still love it. Right?

I hope the high bar the boss sets does not scare Chevy out of building the Z28.
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:32 PM   #2
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In the real world a Z06/Z07 would destroy a Boss. But you're right, if the Z28 handled and accelerated just as well as the Boss it would finish dead last.

The fact that they rate the SLS, LFA and R8 behind the Cayman says enough about that test.
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:38 PM   #3
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If they would just quit making them so friggin' ugly, they'd probably have something there. It's like one of those blind date set-ups when you hear "but so-and-so has a great personality".....you know what's coming. You can enjoy their company all night, but you just couldn't look at so-and-so for very long. Same here.
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:48 PM   #5
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:49 PM   #6
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If they would just quit making them so friggin' ugly, they'd probably have something there. It's like one of those blind date set-ups when you hear "but so-and-so has a great personality".....you know what's coming. You can enjoy their company all night, but you just couldn't look at so-and-so for very long. Same here.


Other than the colors and being over striped............hummmmm!
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:21 PM   #7
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believe half of what you read. they are biased.

visibility issues, weird interior? all opinion based.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:24 PM   #8
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:56 AM   #9
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Read it and weep. In a very elite field the Boss came in 5th.

http://www.motortrend.com/features/p..._boss_302.html

Whatever you think of Motor Trend, I do not think you can accuse MT of favoritism here. The Boss finished ahead of the Z06/7 (!!) and other highly regarded cars. Here if the Z28 were out and matched the Boss, the Z28 would finish ahead of the Z06 as a drivers car. But no way would the Camaro finish this high due to visibility and weird interior issues.

But even if the Z28 finishes dead last in a test like this, we will still love it. Right?

I hope the high bar the boss sets does not scare Chevy out of building the Z28.
Can't accuse them of favouritism? Its a subjective test. They based it around what 'felt' right, not what was faster. It doesn't get any easier for personal bias to dictate the results.
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In the real world a Z06/Z07 would destroy a Boss. But you're right, if the Z28 handled and accelerated just as well as the Boss it would finish dead last.

The fact that they rate the SLS, LFA and R8 behind the Cayman says enough about that test.
It did destroy the Boss, beating it by around 7 seconds. But it wasn't a fastest lap competition, it was 'best drivers car', which factors in how easy/fun/rewarding a car is to drive. How fast it is doesn't figure into the equation very much. Their problem with the Z06, as always, was the seats. They also faulted it for being equipped with tires that are 1 step away from being racing slicks. I disagree with that, because I would think that the ultimate drivers car be one step away from a race car, right?

Oh well.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:29 PM   #10
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For the most part - only the numbers matter to me. There are exceptions. This test is one of those that I could really care less about.
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Can't accuse them of favouritism? Its a subjective test. They based it around what 'felt' right, not what was faster. It doesn't get any easier for personal bias to dictate the results.
Oh well.
Sure it was subjective. That was the nature of the test. But the Mustang was up against some usually well reviewed cars. You could not base the true place of the Boss in the high performance spectrum from just one test. But so many tests have given the Boss rave reviews. I do not think the high rating was due to a Ford bias.

I suspect the Bosses handling is close to spot on. It looks like the ZL1 will clearly dust the Boss on the track. But can it match the Bosses handling feel? This is where most of the fun is.

I hope the Z28 is as good as the Boss. The current SS is a good handler at the track, even stock. But it is hard to tell from driving it.
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Wasn't the Boss developed on this track
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I hope the high bar the boss sets does not scare Chevy out of building the Z28.
If you own a Chevy product as listed under your avatar, why do you slam Chevy and a possible Z-28 product so much in your posts? Why all the condescending tone and negativitiy? That doesn't make any sense...
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Who gives a flying f*ck about Ford.... Seriously... shove the ford sh*t including motortrend where the sun dont shine.. This is a freaking Chevy Camaro board I dont give a rats ass what Mustang does
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