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Old 06-07-2013, 06:41 PM   #15
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Bernoulli's principle right? Makes sense, thanks.
Yep. It's all Berny's fault. It's why the ZL1 has the hood extractor. It hels cool the engine but it takes some of the lifting force out of the engine bay and redirects it over the top of the car.

I love the fact that an equation a mile long can be reduced to a few terms that make it a manageable endeavor.
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:05 PM   #16
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:17 PM   #17
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lol @ the 69 being a huge success. Nobody even knew about them back then
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:08 PM   #18
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How does the SS create negative downforce? Too much air getting below it or air moving faster over than below creating lift? Just curious...

Cool video.
yes. If I remeber correctly the ZL1 was the first GM product to actually generate Downforce.

The corvettes have areo package than minimize lift but do not generate downforce. My Z06 felt fairly stable even at 180 or so the fastest I even had the car but that design still generated lift and I was going strait line only. My 2001 mustang GT felt real floaty 150+ so I never drove it there much. the fastest I had the SS on the test drive was 120 but it was less inspiring than my Z06.

The SS just does not have much in the way of aero package. No car out there generates downforce without some kind of aero package installed.
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:47 PM   #19
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yes. If I remeber correctly the ZL1 was the first GM product to actually generate Downforce.

The corvettes have areo package than minimize lift but do not generate downforce. My Z06 felt fairly stable even at 180 or so the fastest I even had the car but that design still generated lift and I was going strait line only. My 2001 mustang GT felt real floaty 150+ so I never drove it there much. the fastest I had the SS on the test drive was 120 but it was less inspiring than my Z06.

The SS just does not have much in the way of aero package. No car out there generates downforce without some kind of aero package installed.
The zr1 doesn't create downforce?
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:51 PM   #20
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Yeah they couldn't even sell all the 69
Um...I do believe you are wrong.

50 were bought by one dealer alone for his racing enthusiasm. Once word got out another 19 were made and were ordered by a smaller number of dealers. As far as I've been able to research, the cars were all released into the wild.

EDIT: I take that back, most were sent out but some were sent back and some had their engines ripped out and replaced with others so we were both sorta wrong.
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:54 PM   #21
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The zr1 doesn't create downforce?
I've heard that the ZL1 is the first GM production car to create positive down force. Since the ZR1 came first, I would assume that is correct.

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Old 06-07-2013, 09:13 PM   #22
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Best video I've seen yet...fun! Long live the ZL1... needs black rims though.. thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-08-2013, 12:21 AM   #23
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New video for me

Maybe this has been posted before, but it was fun to watch, new for me. Enjoy.

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Old 06-08-2013, 12:33 AM   #24
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The zr1 doesn't create downforce?
I don't belive so just have very minimal lift with its areo package.
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Old 06-08-2013, 12:39 AM   #25
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Best video I've seen yet...fun! Long live the ZL1... needs black rims though.. thanks for sharing.
Agree, black rims makes this car!
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Old 06-08-2013, 12:36 PM   #26
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i like this video! sure his history was a little off regarding the original ZL1 but it doesnt really matter. Unlike most european car enthusiasts he didnt hate on the ZL1 for being a "camaro" or overweight or anything like that.
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Old 06-08-2013, 01:27 PM   #27
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Great watch.... Thanks!
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:05 PM   #28
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Umm, I think it's up already for two days now.

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