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Old 04-26-2013, 12:48 PM   #188
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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.
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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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Old 04-26-2013, 12:53 PM   #192
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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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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.
Doc, my thoughts exactly.
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For sure I don't know what I'm looking at...lol...But my first impression was that the videos were pretty over analyzed without any related info to go with them...
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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.
So I'm supposed to know your entire car ownership history just because you posted in here? I assumed from your avatar and info that you were a vette guy which was a perfectly reasonable assumption considering I know nothing about you other than the first posts I read from you where you're saying how boring the new Z/28 appears to be. That kind of comment leads one to think you're a hardcore vette guy and not a Camaro fan.

You're in a Camaro forum and specifically in the Z/28 section, and if you read through this particular thread you should have already figured out the enthusiasm we fans have of the Z/28. It has nothing to do with our "identities" or "self-worth". We're excited about this car and might find it perhaps a bit odd that someone who isn't, took the time to find and participate in such a dedicated forum thread.

If you like Camaros then stay tuned. There will be more videos surfacing soon I'm sure and we'll see better and better examples of what this car will sound like and be able to do.
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I also agree that the video could have been better and the exhaust note is a little sad for the motor... definitely would need some exhaust work if I was to get one

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