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Old 01-17-2012, 11:45 AM   #15
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Certainly, there are some relatively easy things that people can do to get the ZL1 to run lower times in the 1/4 mile. I'm confident that people will be able to run the 1/4 mile in the 11's without too much difficulty. My point is that if one is really only interested in performing 1/4 mile runs, a lot of the ZL1's technology will be wasted, and purchasing a ZL1 may not be the best use of one's resources.

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But, even so, there are not too many cars you'll run into that the ZL1 won't be able to manhandle regardless of venue! What did MT say, "On Demand Attitude", "Warhorse", "Power Pony".......
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:47 AM   #16
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Certainly, there are some relatively easy things that people can do to get the ZL1 to run lower times in the 1/4 mile. I'm confident that people will be able to run the 1/4 mile in the 11's without too much difficulty. My point is that if one is really only interested in performing 1/4 mile runs, a lot of the ZL1's technology will be wasted, and purchasing a ZL1 may not be the best use of one's resources.

I agreed with you. The ZL1 begs to be on the track. Unfortunately, most of the ZL1 will be on the street or on a drag stripe.
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:03 PM   #17
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I agreed with you. The ZL1 begs to be on the track. Unfortunately, most of the ZL1 will be on the street or on a drag stripe.
Certainly, ZL1s will be driven on the street, but the ZL1 has far more performance capability than can ever be safely used on the street.

I think that many ZL1s will be driven on tracks where they can be pushed closer to their performance potential, certainly, at least, in the Bay Area with both Laguna Seca and Sears Point within easy driving distance.

I really have no idea as to how many ZL1s will be run on drag strips. Certainly, there will be some, even if the drag strip, I believe, is not the ideal venue for the ZL1.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:13 PM   #18
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Den318; I see all of your points on the Zl1 and its performance. I thought the ZL1 was going to have crazy track and strip numbers(Most guys on here thought the 1/4 would be in the 11s and 0 to 60 better than CTS-V). After reading all the reviews it seems the ZL1 is mainly a track car. I know GM wants the Camaro to be a world class car in all areas, and it is. I guess I am old school and want to leave the track stuff to the Vett and the euro/asian cars. To me Challegers, Mustangs, Firebirds, and the Camaro are straight line cars. Again most people who want a race car buy the Vett or something from Europe or Japan. I love the Camaro I don't care if the interior is cheap or it weighs 10 tons, but I am a Fanboy always have been always will be. I just kinda wish GM would stop trying to turn beer into wine with the Camaro, and give me a Camaro that will kick the crap out of the mustang in a straight line!
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:19 PM   #19
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Personally I favor the ZL1. Everyone likes the mustang, but at the end of the day most common people own a mustang. Its such a common car, GM chose to be different with the ZL1 and produce a rare car that Camaro lovers will cherish. Be different and get a ZL1 if you can, cause I am
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:34 PM   #20
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How is the ZL1 not a drag strip car it runs a 12, whats the difference between a 11.8 and a 12, 2 tenths of a second, when your driving it can you feel the difference?
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:29 PM   #21
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May not feel the difference, but you can watch the other guy go by you! Football is a game of inches, muscle cars are a game of seconds (tenths in this case).
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:39 PM   #22
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May not feel the difference, but you can watch the other guy go by you! Football is a game of inches, muscle cars are a game of seconds (tenths in this case).
That may be. But how many times will they do it consistently.
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:45 PM   #23
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That may be. But how many times will they do it consistently.

Who knows??? All these magazines have different times and such. It would be nice if there was one standard place all cars went for official times.
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:53 PM   #24
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Who knows??? All these magazines have different times and such. It would be nice if there was one standard place all cars went for official times.
Agreed.
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:33 PM   #25
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"During development, one ZL1 endured 600 clutch-dumping launches"

WOW!!
That's funny, my 2010 SS clutch was dead after one. If the actual production clutches can handle that kind of abuse, that would be a welcome change.
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:40 PM   #26
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May not feel the difference, but you can watch the other guy go by you! Football is a game of inches, muscle cars are a game of seconds (tenths in this case).
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And for Camaro fans without the requisite $54,995 for a ZL1, that character trickles down to SS coupes for 2012 with the standard FE4 suspension, which revises the front and rear dampers and specs new antiroll bars to address the terminal-understeer issue that made the Camaro feel so unwilling when driven hard.
First time I've seen any mention anywhere of what the FE4 may do for the 2012. Good to see, as I'm days away from taking delivery... so I guess I'll see soon enough!
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:32 AM   #28
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I don't believe the ZL1 was built with the quarter mile only in mind. It's a bad ass track car and with a set of slicks and someone that knows what to do it will also be a very good daily driver drag car. Like others have said if your buying the ZL1 to drag well then your doing massive overkill.
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