|03-18-2012, 07:15 AM||#76|
Drives: Z06,GS Vert,Ford GT
Join Date: Jun 2011
|03-18-2012, 10:10 AM||#77|
Drives: 2012 Victory Red ZL1 w/ ECF
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Red Oak,Texas
The 650 H.P. at 6,250 rpm is where the H.P. peaked.
Ford fans want the GT500 to be the best and Chevy fans want the ZL1 to be the best. There are certain performance related aspects of each car that will determine how they will perform in different situations.
There is absolutely no doubt that at the strip the GT500 will out perform the ZL1. With a straight axle, the torque of the drive shaft will tend to unload the right rear tire, but at the drag strip this problem will be masked by the better than average traction from rubber being laid down on the track.
On the street they will be more closely matched. From red light to red light the ZL1 will likely smoke the GT500 because of the independent rear suspension and the higher rear weight percentage. It will make better use of the tires.
But at some point the GT500 and its lighter weight and less down force will start moving to higher gears where traction is not as important and will pass the ZL1.
For day to day driving the GT500 with its straight axle and lower rear weight percentage will likely be a hand full to drive where the ZL1 will feel more hooked to the pavement, especially on wet pavement such as when it rains.
On a road course the ZL1 will dominate under any condition.
Admittedly I am biased toward GM but I feel the information I stated above was correct.
|03-18-2012, 11:56 AM||#78|
I used to be Dragoneye...
Drives: 2012 Camaro ZL1
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Most people using for the drag strip?
My friend....The mold you have in mind for the ZL1 is NOT the same one the team used to build it. Of course it will fail in your eyes...however, while it excels at the drag strip, it needs to be accepted that that environment is not where it is most at home - the road course, or even the street is.
The Camaro and Mustang teams took VERY different approaches to their halo cars. I rarely compare the two any more, because of it.
I'm sorry to hear that you're finding dealer markups around you :(...many fortunate members have managed to get their cars for MSRP.
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