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Old 07-17-2013, 04:49 PM   #1
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What vehicle have you driven with more front end grip than the ZL1?

This car doesn't understeer at all. So neutral and confidence inspiring. This car is a winner. Car wants to go faster in the turns and feels so neutral.

Best front end grip car ive ever owned.

Good job GM!

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Old 07-17-2013, 05:12 PM   #2
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I was driving home half asleep after a grave shift recently and going about 50 or so. Something dark and big was moving toward me in my lane and I could hardly see it. I absolutely jerked the wheel in a panick as fast and hard as I could about a quarter turn and the car about tossed me out of my seat if it wasn’t for the seat belt. I avoided the "giant empty trash bag blowing in the wind" and the front end was like it was on rails. I was amazed. Anything else I have ever owned, although I have never owned anything close to this car would have dove and slid. Love this car
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:21 PM   #3
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Nothing that is a street legal production car for under $200K. I won a contest and got the opportunity to drive a McLaren in Monte Carlo which was the most incredible hour of my life but it was a $390K dollar car that I will never own and if I did would never drive on the roads in the US.
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:38 PM   #4
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Nothing that is a street legal production car for under $200K. I won a contest and got the opportunity to drive a McLaren in Monte Carlo which was the most incredible hour of my life but it was a $390K dollar car that I will never own and if I did would never drive on the roads in the US.

Sanford Florida, you guys are famous now...
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:38 PM   #5
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My experience in driving performance cars is limited to 4th gen Camaros and one ZL1, a Vette once but they didn't really let me go in it, but yeah nothing I've driven can compare to the ZL1.
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:38 PM   #6
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:39 PM   #7
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:29 PM   #8
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That doesn't count, that cost more than the McLaren
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:32 PM   #9
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:35 PM   #10
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With stolen ZL1 parts? Not cool.

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Old 07-17-2013, 06:57 PM   #11
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:16 PM   #12
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Sanford Florida, you guys are famous now...
LOL...yeah, infamous is more like it. Funny thing is that things have been very quite here since the verdict. It seems that other cities need a reason to act up and we gave them the reason they were looking for.
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:33 PM   #13
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LOL...yeah, infamous is more like it. Funny thing is that things have been very quite here since the verdict. It seems that other cities need a reason to act up and we gave them the reason they were looking for.
That took me a minute, I was like "famous because he drove a McLaren?"
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:38 PM   #14
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:39 PM   #15
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Only if he has hard miles on a ZL1.
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:47 PM   #18
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Absolutely zero other cars. Speed is super but the handling is, well, words just don't do it justice.
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:06 PM   #19
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I was driving home half asleep after a grave shift recently and going about 50 or so. Something dark and big was moving toward me in my lane and I could hardly see it. I absolutely jerked the wheel in a panick as fast and hard as I could about a quarter turn and the car about tossed me out of my seat if it wasn’t for the seat belt. I avoided the "giant empty trash bag blowing in the wind" and the front end was like it was on rails. I was amazed. Anything else I have ever owned, although I have never owned anything close to this car would have dove and slid. Love this car
I am so glad that no trash bags were harmed on your way home!
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:09 PM   #20
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Well here it is again... MINE
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:19 PM   #21
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"Confidence inspiring" describes it beautifully! The 2SS/RS I traded against our ZL1 used to "push" in the corners all the time on the street. No comparison to the ZL1!
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:37 PM   #22
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Absolutely zero other cars. Speed is super but the handling is, well, words just don't do it justice.
Well at least you're being realistic.
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:43 PM   #23
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Grand Sport Corvette, Z06, Viper.
But they aren't 4-seat, 4200 lb cars either.

The ZL1 is unmatched at what it does for what it is.
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:55 PM   #24
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My Z06 has way more front and rear end grip. No comparison.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:11 PM   #25
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The sway bar bias (25mm front, 28mm rear) really helps the ZL1, even with staggered wheels and tires. The 1LE has better balance (no blower) and a semi square wheel and tire setup so even with 'stolen' ZL1 bits it grips better. In fact, the 1LE grips so well it was too neutral so it was released with a 27mm front bar to add back some understeer. You can address that by installing a 25mm ZL1 front bar or a larger rear bar. Then there is the Z/28 with 305/30/19s all round.

I wonder where they got that idea?
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