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Old 06-11-2012, 10:25 PM   #1
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:36 PM   #2
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It's nice to finally see a GT500 vs. ZL1 video. After all the GT500 and ZL1 threads, nobody should be surprised here. GT500 has the acceleration advantage and the ZL1 handles better.
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:37 PM   #3
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FINALLY.....a direct comparison between the ZL1 and '13 GT500
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:51 PM   #4
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Well that pretty much went down the way I was expecting. Thanks for posting.
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:52 PM   #5
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I think everyone with an unbiased opinion could have seen this coming based on the numbers!
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:59 PM   #6
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:00 PM   #7
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It's nice to finally see a GT500 vs. ZL1 video. After all the GT500 and ZL1 threads, nobody should be surprised here. GT500 has the acceleration advantage and the ZL1 handles better.
Didnt the SVT beat the ZL1 in every aspect of the test?
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:04 PM   #8
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Didnt the SVT beat the ZL1 in every aspect of the test?
No, lost slalom and skid pad. .05 on the skid pad is quite a difference as well. We'll see how composed the GT500 is on a road course. Decent video. MT just needs to stick RP behind the wheel of both of these beasts and let him beat the hell out of them at Willow.
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:10 PM   #9
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You should see the kool aid drinking svt forum owners. They are trying to downplay and hate on the zl1. Excuses such as: These guys don't know how to test cars, The gt500 goes straight faster and that's the only thing that matters, Whoopdy the zl1 goes fast in a circle.

I own a cts-v and anyone whos driven an lsa car with mag ride knows what I'm talking about when I say it's a very well balanced car. It kills my 12 gt500 svt perf package car on the same twisty roads.

That being said It seems as though the cts-v got similar numbers on the same test despite being 300lbs heavier and around 30hp down.





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Old 06-11-2012, 11:19 PM   #10
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After watching this I feel like the zl1 still didnt do that bad in the 1/4 mile with that extra weight and less power I'm still a proud camaro fan doesn't matter what.
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:24 PM   #11
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This is just what people have thought since the GT500 anounced 650+hp. The ZL1 would lose at the strip, but be better at the track. Now it is going to depend on the track, small tight tracks will make the ZL1 shine, larger tracks with bigger turns and straights will favor the GT500. Unfortunatly for most of these cars, the only track they will see is the one that leads into the garage and allows room for the owner to get all the way around it to get the cover on correctly.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:19 AM   #12
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That video was hardly the comparison I'd like to see. Somebody test these things on a track. Lap times please.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:32 AM   #13
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You should see the kool aid drinking svt forum owners. They are trying to downplay and hate on the zl1. Excuses such as: These guys don't know how to test cars, The gt500 goes straight faster and that's the only thing that matters, Whoopdy the zl1 goes fast in a circle.

I own a cts-v and anyone whos driven an lsa car with mag ride knows what I'm talking about when I say it's a very well balanced car. It kills my 12 gt500 svt perf package car on the same twisty roads.

That being said It seems as though the cts-v got similar numbers on the same test despite being 300lbs heavier and around 30hp down.

This is one thing I don't understand, CTS-V is heavier and down 24hp, and ZL-1 has more tire to put it down.
The Camaro should drop a few tenths there, no?
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:43 AM   #14
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This is one thing I don't understand, CTS-V is heavier and down 24hp, and ZL-1 has more tire to put it down.
The Camaro should drop a few tenths there, no?
More HP & less weight can be negated by excessive torque management......not that GM would have done that to "fix" a drivetrain durability issue during the mystery QC Hold or anything......that would be crazy talk.
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