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Old 08-04-2012, 02:41 AM   #69
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Anyone get the new GM High Tech Peformance mag?

In it they test the ZL1.
GM High Tech said a "professional driver" that had a lot of experience driving the ZL1 was able to run 12.1 @ 116-117 mph (something like that) in the cooler early morning air.

But later in the day, the average Joe's (press representatives, etc) couldn't do any better than something like 12.9 @ 114 mph (again something like that - don't have the mag with me right now). It mentioned, most their times were in the 13s. Also, the engine was probably getting heat soaked with lots of runs.

The car was an automatic ZL1.

But it does show what a skilled driver (even with an auto) can do with the car, compared to the averge person.
Put a set of 4:56 gears in the ass end of a ZL1 and see what kind of quarter mile you can pull. My guess is the car would dip in the 11's with just that. These cars are geared way too high for quarter mile runs IMHO. I bet little Johnny Beemer would see nothing but tail lights then. ZL1 for the win (with gears)!
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:22 AM   #70
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Anyone get the new GM High Tech Peformance mag?

In it they test the ZL1.
GM High Tech said a "professional driver" that had a lot of experience driving the ZL1 was able to run 12.1 @ 116-117 mph (something like that) in the cooler early morning air.

But later in the day, the average Joe's (press representatives, etc) couldn't do any better than something like 12.9 @ 114 mph (again something like that - don't have the mag with me right now). It mentioned, most their times were in the 13s. Also, the engine was probably getting heat soaked with lots of runs.

The car was an automatic ZL1.

But it does show what a skilled driver (even with an auto) can do with the car, compared to the averge person.
Being an auto especially, even if they sucked at the driving, it does NOT explain dropping 5MPH! Something is amiss there......
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:24 AM   #71
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Put a set of 4:56 gears in the ass end of a ZL1 and see what kind of quarter mile you can pull. My guess is the car would dip in the 11's with just that. These cars are geared way too high for quarter mile runs IMHO. I bet little Johnny Beemer would see nothing but tail lights then. ZL1 for the win (with gears)!
With that huge MPH difference? Doubt it. Also, since we get to modify the ZL-1 with gears, can we also tune the Bimmer for a few extra extra pounds of boost?
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:32 AM   #72
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Well realistially, is there a place tha sells the ZR1 below 120K, brand new? That 30K difference is the same as the 30K difference between the ZL1 and M5.
Actually you can buy a brand new 2013 ZR1 for ~$110k easy.
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:00 PM   #73
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Actually you can buy a brand new 2013 ZR1 for ~$110k easy.

Easy? There is one brand new ZR1 listed in the whole country on Autotrader for 111K. The rest are 115K and up.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:14 PM   #74
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price is not the thing to always look at.

this is a luxury/sports car of BMW. its not going to be cheap to have both like that. corvette is honestly a pure sports car. not luxury at all. therefore its not a fair race in someways.
Cadillac CTS-V

Would fit the demographic better, and is still better
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:55 PM   #75
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Do we have an official answer? I can help if necessary.
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:24 PM   #76
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Do we have an official answer? I can help if necessary.
No we don't. I'm coming to Huston this weekend, you drive the ZL1, I'll drive the M5 and we can test them in acceleration, braking, around the track, and then I can test your M5 by taking my girlfriend out to dinner in it. I'll let you know what she thinks of the car as well. See you Saturday!
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:36 PM   #77
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No we don't. I'm coming to Huston this weekend, you drive the ZL1, I'll drive the M5 and we can test them in acceleration, braking, around the track, and then I can test your M5 by taking my girlfriend out to dinner in it. I'll let you know what she thinks of the car as well. See you Saturday!
No deal. Lol. Bring your ZL1 or M5 and ill select the opposite car to test. Must be 100 percent stock.
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No deal. Lol. Bring your ZL1 or M5 and ill select the opposite car to test. Must be 100 percent stock.
Don't have either and my GT won't be a fair fight.
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Don't have either and my GT won't be a fair fight.
Somebody will step up with a stock car. I posted on M5 post as well.
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