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Old 04-07-2012, 08:00 PM   #226
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.... With a highway rating of 19 - I'm positive under the right conditions you can squeeze 20 out of it. But like tooslow said...fuel economy isn't exactly one of the "highlights" of the car....
I totally concur! If you bought this beast for MPG numbers, you are doing things wrong...lol.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:20 PM   #227
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I would be lying if I said that MPG meant nothing to me.
Not the selling point of the car to be sure but if I can't afford to drive it....

With my motorcycles I can honestly say I don't care but they aren't my DD.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:36 PM   #228
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I totally concur! If you bought this beast for MPG numbers, you are doing things wrong...lol.

I ordered mine on the gallons per mile theory....Lol
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:38 PM   #229
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I just drove over 1000 miles in the last 2 days and the answer to the MPG question for #239 is around 18 from Detroit to Panama City.

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Old 04-07-2012, 08:39 PM   #230
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:10 PM   #232
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Well, I do not have my car yet. My order is sitting at event status code 3000 and has been since 1/31. Hope to see some movement very soon.

I am truly fortunate to be in a position to be able to order one of these cars and I was able to substantiate that this evening. C5's one and only Becky D is truly a very special lady and I am glad to have her as a friend. Miss Becky graced me with her keys this evening and allowed me to take a "supervised" drive in her ZL1.

First impressions = WOW, HOLY COW, UNREAL. This car is very fast and just feels perfect. It is worth the wait people. It feels faster than 580hp to me. I'm coming out of a 560hp 2011 SS and this thing is way stronger. I still have a 4 to 6 week wait but it just got a little easier thanks to my good friend...
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:14 PM   #233
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Well, I do not have my car yet. My order is sitting at event status code 3000 and has been since 1/31. Hope to see some movement very soon.

I am truly fortunate to be in a position to be able to order one of these cars and I was able to substantiate that this evening. C5's one and only Becky D is truly a very special lady and I am glad to have her as a friend. Miss Becky graced me with her keys this evening and allowed me to take a "supervised" drive in her ZL1.

First impressions = WOW, HOLY COW, UNREAL. This car is very fast and just feels perfect. It is worth the wait people. It feels faster than 580hp to me. I'm coming out of a 560hp 2011 SS and this thing is way stronger. I still have a 4 to 6 week wait but it just got a little easier thanks to my good friend...
Was that YOU in the car when I called Becky up?

Glad to hear you like it! I wasn't sure about the feel of the power - but now that you mention it, (with loads of personal butt-dyno experience) I agree it feels more powerful than just 580!
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:29 PM   #234
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I just drove over 1000 miles in the last 2 days and the answer to the MPG question for #239 is around 18 from Detroit to Panama City.
Not bad at all. I only average 19 in my supercharged V6 3800 in my 2000 GTP. It has a pulley kit but I never expected to get over 19 in mixed driving and it is only putting out around 275hp. I doubt I will get more than 12 with the ZL1. But that will be fine for the days I drive it.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:35 PM   #235
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Was that YOU in the car when I called Becky up?
No, it was not me. There were a couple of us tonight lucky enough to drive it. It was probably one of the others. How cool is she for letting people drive her new car? She is the biggest Camaro enthusiast I know. Becky D Rocks!
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:38 PM   #236
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Give them hell on the streets will ya !!! BTW what's ya address I'll come wash it for you while you sleep. Don't worry about a thing. lol !!! sweet ride .
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:38 PM   #237
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Well, I do not have my car yet. My order is sitting at event status code 3000 and has been since 1/31. Hope to see some movement very soon.

I am truly fortunate to be in a position to be able to order one of these cars and I was able to substantiate that this evening. C5's one and only Becky D is truly a very special lady and I am glad to have her as a friend. Miss Becky graced me with her keys this evening and allowed me to take a "supervised" drive in her ZL1.

First impressions = WOW, HOLY COW, UNREAL. This car is very fast and just feels perfect. It is worth the wait people. It feels faster than 580hp to me. I'm coming out of a 560hp 2011 SS and this thing is way stronger. I still have a 4 to 6 week wait but it just got a little easier thanks to my good friend...


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Was that YOU in the car when I called Becky up?

Glad to hear you like it! I wasn't sure about the feel of the power - but now that you mention it, (with loads of personal butt-dyno experience) I agree it feels more powerful than just 580!


Just having a little fun on "Woodward"...

(Mustangs were ..
....very scared......)


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Old 04-07-2012, 10:39 PM   #238
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My mileage is starting to go up. I got the 11mpg initially just going around town. Now it's at 12.5mpg and I probably did 40mi of highway. I only have 240mi in total. We have to remember that it's a new engine too...If you're just doing highway in 6th gear at 2000rpm, it should get decent. I don't really care much about it - it's the fun, third car.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:45 PM   #239
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Very cool read. Thanks for sharing. This is as close as some of us will ever get to ultra-grin status. I could barely afford my V6 when I bought it. Maybe someday I'll get someone to give me a ride in a ZL1!
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:46 PM   #240
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Well, I do not have my car yet. My order is sitting at event status code 3000 and has been since 1/31. Hope to see some movement very soon.

I am truly fortunate to be in a position to be able to order one of these cars and I was able to substantiate that this evening. C5's one and only Becky D is truly a very special lady and I am glad to have her as a friend. Miss Becky graced me with her keys this evening and allowed me to take a "supervised" drive in her ZL1.

First impressions = WOW, HOLY COW, UNREAL. This car is very fast and just feels perfect. It is worth the wait people. It feels faster than 580hp to me. I'm coming out of a 560hp 2011 SS and this thing is way stronger. I still have a 4 to 6 week wait but it just got a little easier thanks to my good friend...

I'm actually starting to get scared of how powerful this car is. Not kidding. Cold tires are really bad news - it has to be treated like you're walking on ice or you might lose it. You can't really accelerate very strong until you're in third, unless you like to go sideways. Be careful not too accelerate too much even in third gear when you turn - it will go from under you. I have a manual - I believe it gives you the true feeling of a sports car. I can't wait for warmer weather = warm tires.
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I'm actually starting to get scared of how powerful this car is. Not kidding. Cold tires are really bad news - it has to be treated like you're walking on ice or you might lose it. You can't really accelerate very strong until you're in third, unless you like to go sideways. Be careful not too accelerate too much even in third gear when you turn - it will go from under you. I have a manual - I believe it gives you the true feeling of a sports car. I can't wait for warmer weather = warm tires.
I recommend warming up the tires with several miles of driving before you really go at it. It was 40° that day at VIR - but we had done two warm-up laps...cars were brilliant.
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I'm actually starting to get scared of how powerful this car is. Not kidding. Cold tires are really bad news - it has to be treated like you're walking on ice or you might lose it. You can't really accelerate very strong until you're in third, unless you like to go sideways. Be careful not too accelerate too much even in third gear when you turn - it will go from under you. I have a manual - I believe it gives you the true feeling of a sports car. I can't wait for warmer weather = warm tires.
No joke here. To any of our "younger" members here getting a ZL1, please be careful and respect the power of this car. It is a serious machine.
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No joke here. To any of our "younger" members here getting a ZL1, please be careful and respect the power of this car. It is a serious machine.
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+1 My GTO, Trans Ams, Cutlass's etc could stepthe rear end sidewise, with 175 less HP. Still I cant wait lol.
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wow very cool i was about to turn in a pic of a zl1 to mythbusters and have them investagate
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Sounds like the ZL1 can't put the power down to the ground.... HMMMM wasn't it said that was the problem with the GT500 and the ZL1 was going to put it down with the IRS?



J/K all BS aside, the Goodyear F1 G2 tires suck.
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Sounds like the ZL1 can't put the power down to the ground.... HMMMM wasn't it said that was the problem with the GT500 and the ZL1 was going to put it down with the IRS?



J/K all BS aside, the Goodyear F1 G2 tires suck.

Are you just here to criticize...or maybe you have some helpful input.
Have you had the opportunity to look at ones tail lights yet......if
not i'll bet you soon will...Lol
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Are you just here to criticize...or maybe you have some helpful input.
Have you had the opportunity to look at ones tail lights yet......if
not i'll bet you soon will...Lol
I'm sure it's a fair comment based on the attitude of some on here that the ZL1 was going to be immune to traction problems,etc. Glad everybody is finally getting delivery. Sounds like its an amazing ride indeed.
Becky sounds like a true enthusiast. Camaro community is lucky to have her.
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Are you just here to criticize...or maybe you have some helpful input.
Have you had the opportunity to look at ones tail lights yet......if
not i'll bet you soon will...Lol

Helpful input would be Nitto 555R's for street use, regular street tires don't cut it on a 500+ hp car.

And I doubt I'll be looking at their tail lights anytime soon.
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