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Old 04-26-2013, 09:41 AM   #176
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100% serious. I didn't get much out of the video. Just sounds like another LS engine with an exhaust on it. With all the carrying on and comments, I was expecting more from it than what I saw. Like, WOT pass by, sliding around curves, rapid accel/decel, etc. Not a short clip of a couple curves, an unstable rear end and some chirp.
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:45 AM   #177
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So your gripe is about the video, not the actual car?
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:46 AM   #178
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They should make a special edition z/28 - that comes in camo
Contact your friendly local vinyl wrap shop, and they'll be only too happy to comply. Saves the paint, too!
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:47 AM   #179
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So your gripe is about the video, not the actual car?
In this case, yes. The video is really meh. It would be nice to see it actually doing what it's supposed to be doing on a track. That would be more fun to watch and listen to.

I still don't like the tails though, but I'm not buying it so I'm not really that worried about it.
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:57 AM   #180
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Ditto on the tails. I can't believe that seeing this car in person will change my tune. But I think the car sounds pretty damn good considering the quality of the video. It can only get better from here.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:13 AM   #181
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Based on the comments, I was expecting more in the video. Kinda boring on the exhaust note and sounds like most every other LS engine.
I listened to it twice again after your comment and all I have to say is, Huh?
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:16 AM   #182
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I listened to it twice again after your comment and all I have to day is Huh?
The video is boring. It's not really showcasing the car. The exhaust sounds like every other LS engine car with an exhaust kit on it. I don't know how much clearer I can be. People are fapping over something a little more entertaining than watching paint dry.

Seeing it tearing ass around a track at full speed, wailing exhaust, speeding past other cars, etc. That would be fap-worthy. Not what basically amounts to a slightly aggressive touring lap that I'd see with an amateur driver just driving around.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:18 AM   #183
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For the cost of a ZL1 and now a Z/28!!!

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That car is as glued to the pavement as any I've seen. And sure it sounds like a V8, a "powerful" V8. Sorry it bores you. I dig it! BTW, I don't believe these are corporate videos.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:23 AM   #185
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That car is as glued to the pavement as any I've seen. And sure it sounds like a V8, a "powerful" V8. Sorry it bores you. I dig it! BTW, I don't believe these are corporate videos.
Glued? Did you miss the ass end jumping around? I've seen several 5th gens in our group on the track just as glued for much less with less configuration. Also, that "powerful" V8? I had more to the tire than it makes at the crank (as do many, many other 5th gen owners) -- those are 'powerful' V8s and they have exhausts that make you very aware they're there and mean business.

I'm just not easily impressed with things like some of you apparently are.
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Glued? Did you miss the ass end jumping around? I've seen several 5th gens in our group on the track just as glued for much less with less configuration. Also, that "powerful" V8? I had more to the tire than it makes at the crank (as do many, many other 5th gen owners) -- those are 'powerful' V8s and they have exhausts that make you very aware they're there and mean business.

I'm just not easily impressed with things like some of you apparently are.
You got videos of your 5th gens from your group tracking around the Nurburgring better than the Z/28 is?
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You got videos of your 5th gens from your group tracking around the Nurburgring better than the Z/28 is?
Did I say they were on the 'ring?
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Did I say they were on the 'ring?
Your comment implied they were, and if they aren't then it's not the same thing. The ring is a notoriously rough and uneven track so saying the Z/28 isn't cornering as well as your vette is only valid if you have video/experience with your vette on the ring.

Speaking about the Z's power as being inferior to what you and your friends have is also not quite fair as I'm sure none of your guy's cars are stock. For a fair comparison you'd have to put a stock 5th gen vette against a stock 5th gen Z/28. Once you start modifying a car all bets are off because then it's just a money game.
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Glued? Did you miss the ass end jumping around? I've seen several 5th gens in our group on the track just as glued for much less with less configuration. Also, that "powerful" V8? I had more to the tire than it makes at the crank (as do many, many other 5th gen owners) -- those are 'powerful' V8s and they have exhausts that make you very aware they're there and mean business.

I'm just not easily impressed with things like some of you apparently are.
Yeah we're all idiots thanks!
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Your comment implied they were, and if they aren't then it's not the same thing. The ring is a notoriously rough and uneven track so saying the Z/28 isn't cornering as well as your vette is only valid if you have video/experience with your vette on the ring.

Speaking about the Z's power as being inferior to what you and your friends have is also not quite fair as I'm sure none of your guy's cars are stock. For a fair comparison you'd have to put a stock 5th gen vette against a stock 5th gen Z/28. Once you start modifying a car all bets are off because then it's just a money game.
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Your comment implied they were, and if they aren't then it's not the same thing. The ring is a notoriously rough and uneven track so saying the Z/28 isn't cornering as well as your vette is only valid if you have video/experience with your vette on the ring.

Speaking about the Z's power as being inferior to what you and your friends have is also not quite fair as I'm sure none of your guy's cars are stock. For a fair comparison you'd have to put a stock 5th gen vette against a stock 5th gen Z/28. Once you start modifying a car all bets are off because then it's just a money game.
My original thoughts were only about the video itself being boring and not really showing much based on how much everyone else was getting off to it. That's all. I only brought up the other bits when challenged on why I thought it was boring, so, I explained why. I'm not buying a Z/28. No interest in it. I think it will be a very nice track performer for those that can drive it to its full potential. I just don't get much from the video.
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Yeah we're all idiots thanks!
I didn't call anyone an idiot. You're putting words in to my mouth. I simply stated that I'm not as easily impressed with things. That doesn't have anything to do with someone's intelligence level.
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Glued? Did you miss the ass end jumping around? I've seen several 5th gens in our group on the track just as glued for much less with less configuration.
If you're referring to the Z/28's exit from the Karussell, you really can't compare that to any other track. There's LOT going on there - very bumpy on the banking, transition from banking to flat on exit, and transition from a concrete to asphalt surface. Pretty much any car you see going through there is going to have issues.
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Please watch the video of the red ZL1 followed by the Corvette and then the Z/28 again. Then let me know if you don't see what I and others are seeing regarding the handling of the Z/28, and the sound of the Z/28 in comparison to the other two.
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Please watch the video of the red ZL1 followed by the Corvette and then the Z/28 again. Then let me know if you don't see what I and others are seeing regarding the handling of the Z/28, and the sound of the Z/28 in comparison to the other two.
Why? So I can change my opinion and align it to the one you think I should have? My opinion differs and that's my right.
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My original thoughts were only about the video itself being boring and not really showing much based on how much everyone else was getting off to it. That's all. I only brought up the other bits when challenged on why I thought it was boring, so, I explained why. I'm not buying a Z/28. No interest in it. I think it will be a very nice track performer for those that can drive it to its full potential. I just don't get much from the video.
Well I guess you're not a Camaro fan. We find it interesting because it's not only the new body style but a reborn Z/28. If it was a video of the 2014 Stingray you'd probably find it less boring.

The fact that it's making corners at the ring look "boring" is a big clue as to how capable a track car this is. Watch the part with that little red truck thing going through that one set of corners and you'll see and hear how a regular production vehicle handles. The fact that the Z/28 looks like it's cruising through that same set while going much faster is very revealing.
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Well I guess you're not a Camaro fan. We find it interesting because it's not only the new body style but a reborn Z/28. If it was a video of the 2014 Stingray you'd probably find it less boring.

The fact that it's making corners at the ring look "boring" is a big clue as to how capable a track car this is. Watch the part with that little red truck thing going through that one set of corners and you'll see and hear how a regular production vehicle handles. The fact that the Z/28 looks like it's cruising through that same set while going much faster is very revealing.
I had a 5th gen. With blower, wheels, full suspension, exhaust, dual fuel systems, etc. I love it. Just because I have a dissenting opinion, I'm a non-Camaro fan? God you people really do have identity issues when someone makes a negative comment. It's like your self-worth revolves around what others think of your platform.

http://a.yfrog.com/img29/7935/xxmavv...whdbqrdaii.mp4

This one was better -- even though it's sideways and equally short.

This is also my first Corvette in my life. I had two 4th gen Trans Ams, an '05 GTO, a Steeda GT, Z71, and a C1500 Pickup with a fully built motor, trans, etc.

I do like the new Stingray and I would have made the same comments on it as well.
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Why? So I can change my opinion and align it to the one you think I should have? My opinion differs and that's my right.
Dude, what's with the attitude and arrogance? I only asked you to view it again and see if you still feel the same. As of now I could care less. No need to comment back as I'm done!
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Dude, what's with the attitude and arrogance? I only asked you to view it again and see if you still feel the same. As of now I could care less. No need to comment back as I'm done!
You started with me, actually. But, if making yourself the victim helps you sleep.

How exactly is saying I have the right to a dissenting opinion attitude or arrogance?
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