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Old 02-28-2012, 01:18 PM   #86
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Forget the magazines, has anyone heard if this ZL1 vs GT500 competition is still on for this May in Memphis? I would love to see this in person rather than reading or watching videos. I live in Memphis and this would be worth a vacation day!
Also, is there any chance that some of our Chevy Insiders might be here?

HOT ROD announces a new event! The HOT ROD ZL1/GT500 Faceoff! This will be a showdown of the two hottest new Camaro and Mustang supercars soon to be released. As far as we can recall, this is the first shootout event to be scheduled before the cars involved have even been produced. It will take place at Memphis International Raceway on May 4-5, 2013.


Read more: http://blogs.hotrod.com/hot-rod-zl1g...#ixzz1nhXuC8Tm
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:31 PM   #87
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I am so glad that the Chevy Camaro ZL1 is now on the scene.I am presently an owner of a 2011 Shelby Gt50 and am glad for the muscle car people that a good level of competition will now exist between the two cars. My very first car was a 1968 Camaro SS 396/375 HP so Camaros will always have a piece of my heart!!!! Competition between the two will ONLY make each car better!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:44 AM   #88
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Aaron Gold's review after crashing the ZL1.

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Old 02-29-2012, 11:04 AM   #89
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Thanks baddude. I will be looking for that.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:32 PM   #90
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:58 PM   #91
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KBB review quote:
"580 horsepower does not come without a price - a federally mandated price. As a result of the Camaro ZL1's thirst for gas, it incurs a $3,700 gas guzzler tax."

REALLY, $3,700 ???
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:02 PM   #92
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KBB review quote:
"580 horsepower does not come without a price - a federally mandated price. As a result of the Camaro ZL1's thirst for gas, it incurs a $3,700 gas guzzler tax."

REALLY, $3,700 ???
They must be misinformed
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:56 PM   #93
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:45 PM   #94
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:28 PM   #95
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Old 03-17-2012, 10:36 AM   #96
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Forget the magazines, has anyone heard if this ZL1 vs GT500 competition is still on for this May in Memphis? I would love to see this in person rather than reading or watching videos. I live in Memphis and this would be worth a vacation day!
Also, is there any chance that some of our Chevy Insiders might be here?

HOT ROD announces a new event! The HOT ROD ZL1/GT500 Faceoff! This will be a showdown of the two hottest new Camaro and Mustang supercars soon to be released. As far as we can recall, this is the first shootout event to be scheduled before the cars involved have even been produced. It will take place at Memphis International Raceway on May 4-5, 2013.




Read more: http://blogs.hotrod.com/hot-rod-zl1gt500-faceoff-18293.html#ixzz1nhXuC8Tm




The real test will be if they are fair and use a "base" gt500 like they should, or an svt optioned gt500 which is 4 grand more.
Comparison should be apples to apples imho.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:15 AM   #97
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http://autos.sympatico.ca/reviews/13...scle-car/9#glr

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Old 03-26-2012, 10:23 AM   #98
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Forget the magazines, has anyone heard if this ZL1 vs GT500 competition is still on for this May in Memphis? I would love to see this in person rather than reading or watching videos. I live in Memphis and this would be worth a vacation day!
Also, is there any chance that some of our Chevy Insiders might be here?

HOT ROD announces a new event! The HOT ROD ZL1/GT500 Faceoff! This will be a showdown of the two hottest new Camaro and Mustang supercars soon to be released. As far as we can recall, this is the first shootout event to be scheduled before the cars involved have even been produced. It will take place at Memphis International Raceway on May 4-5, 2013.


Read more: http://blogs.hotrod.com/hot-rod-zl1g...#ixzz1nhXuC8Tm
Count me in to see it also.. I use to live in Mempho and don't live far from there now. Hopefully I'll have my ZL1 by then
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:25 AM   #99
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KBB review quote:
"580 horsepower does not come without a price - a federally mandated price. As a result of the Camaro ZL1's thirst for gas, it incurs a $3,700 gas guzzler tax."

REALLY, $3,700 ???
Try 1,200
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:42 PM   #100
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Sounds like he was really impressed with the car. The title of the article "Canada's Muscle Car" is technically true. Could put some people off though.
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:15 PM   #101
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:18 PM   #102
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The real test will be if they are fair and use a "base" gt500 like they should, or an svt optioned gt500 which is 4 grand more.
Comparison should be apples to apples imho.
Yep. MT should have tested the ZL1 against a 2012 GT 500 instead of a Boss 302. THAT would have been apples to apples - but Chevy wouldn't let them. Why? I'm betting the 2012 GT 500 would have taken the ZL1 through the quarter.

Top of the line VS top of the line IS fair. The Bow Tie Boys have had YEARS to catch up. Time to see where they stand. Competition only makes BOTH better!

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