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Old 04-12-2013, 08:34 PM   #69
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I think it'd have a good chance on a smaller track but not a chance on something like the nurburgring, it'd be hell of a lot harder
The same motor in a car about 800 pounds lighter and with Cup Tires and you think it has a chance? It really doesn't matter how long the track is, you can't make a car with the same power but an 800 pound weight disadvantage win.

It doesn't work from a bench racing standpoint and it certainly doesn't work from a corporate financial standpoint. There is no way Chevy is going to beat itself with a car that is that much cheaper.

Sorry, I know this is a Camaro site, but we gotta step into realityland a bit here folks.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:45 PM   #70
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The same motor in a car about 800 pounds lighter and with Cup Tires and you think it has a chance? It really doesn't matter how long the track is, you can't make a car with the same power but an 800 pound weight disadvantage win.

It doesn't work from a bench racing standpoint and it certainly doesn't work from a corporate financial standpoint. There is no way Chevy is going to beat itself with a car that is that much cheaper.

Sorry, I know this is a Camaro site, but we gotta step into realityland a bit here folks.
your assumption is valid assuming that the Z07 package is on the Z06. what happens without it may be a different story. i think that it would be a good thing for chevy if the Z/28 could beat a stock no options Z06 but fall just short of beating a Z06 with the Z07 package
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I think my assumption is pretty valid even without the Z07 package..... Al O's simulator has been pretty off the mark a few times.
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:18 PM   #72
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The same motor in a car about 800 pounds lighter and with Cup Tires and you think it has a chance? It really doesn't matter how long the track is, you can't make a car with the same power but an 800 pound weight disadvantage win.

It doesn't work from a bench racing standpoint and it certainly doesn't work from a corporate financial standpoint. There is no way Chevy is going to beat itself with a car that is that much cheaper.

Sorry, I know this is a Camaro site, but we gotta step into realityland a bit here folks.
The ZL1 has ran faster around VIR than the Z06/Z07 so I think it is quite easily possible, even if the Vette wasn't on its best that is still interesting and we know the Z/28 will be hella faster. And weight/power is not the only factor in handling it is alot more technical than that.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:55 PM   #73
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I think most are stretching.
On high speed tracks, weight starts to matter less and power and aero become more important. Cars like the 458 and new GTR have a lot more power.
The tires will help a lot, but don't forget lighter cars do better on short-medium tracks.
The gap on the ring is likely to be less than 10 seconds.
It will not beat a sticky tire ZO6, but I'm not sure about the 800lbs.
I thought the z28 was only 3800, and I didn't think the ZO6 was 3000.
It's going to be an interesting car to benchmark though.
The GT500 will kill it on the street, but will get killed by it on short-medium tracks. It will be a bunch more than a GT500 anyway, so those guys will claim its a slow drag car for big money.
So glad GM did it though.
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Z/28 and GT500 = Apples and Oranges

Oh I bet the price will be close with (IMO) the Z/28 being less.
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