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Old 09-15-2013, 02:48 PM   #103
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all Steilow needs to do now is find this guy, Stefan Roser…"The Chuck Norris of the Ring"…no helmet, no suit, white socks and loafers…he can get the z/28 down to a 7:15!!! Still the best ring video imho…he did an 8:05 with 1987 tire technology.
I've always thought that's the ultimate Ring Vid -- an absolutely amazing drive in a car that was clearly trying to kill him -- but how would Herr Roser be able to handle all of that weight in the front end, along with a rear end that's easily controlled with one's right foot? Might spook him a bit...
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Old 09-15-2013, 04:53 PM   #104
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The insanity! Talk about NO grip.

Oh, and that is the opposite of a short throw shifter.
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:06 PM   #105
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all Steilow needs to do now is find this guy, Stefan Roser…"The Chuck Norris of the Ring"…no helmet, no suit, white socks and loafers…he can get the z/28 down to a 7:15!!! Still the best ring video imho…he did an 8:05 with 1987 tire technology.
Man that is something else. Not even wearing driving gloves. It's like some spectator snuck out on the track and said "Hey look at me, I'm a race driver!" Except he really is insanely skilled and right on the edge of well... insane. That was back in the day when you went fast because you had tons of talent, skill, and a huge pair because there wasn't computer-assisted ANYTHING to help you. In fact the car, the tires and the road were all trying to kill you; it was your job to go fast anyways. Watching him coming out of corners going lock-to-lock-to-lock-to-lock with the steering wheel while still accelerating... man. Nothing like a full lap at a pucker factor of 9+.
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It scared me seeing him so close to those bikers.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:46 PM   #107
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That is the most stressed out I have ever been watching a video, god that car is fast.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:27 PM   #108
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That is the most stressed out I have ever been watching a video, god that car is fast.
That car sticks like it's in a video game, but even with all its uber technology the driver still had his hands full. That is one brutal track.
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:35 PM   #110
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"What if the 2014 z28 can't produce a better time than the ZL1 at a long track like Nurburgring? It is impossible to match the speed of the ZL1 at Nurburgring, cornering, braking, handling and ride could all favor the ZL1 as well... Remember, the ZL1 is a one lap wonder, but that first lap is usually a very, very fast lap... If the z28 is down 12mph on the 3km straight, it will be hard to beat the ZL1's time... I think that's a 7-8 second loss right there... I'd have to do the math."

guess who wrote that nonsense in another forum???…hint…"make up". When a keyboard jockey uses the word "impossible" that should tell you something


I figured the "lap of the gods" needs to get done around now so these new videos make sense in the timing and can't you just tell the z was eating the 7.

Why do you call the ZL1 a one lap wonder? Most of the reviews said the GT500 had that issue with its brakes.
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Why do you call the ZL1 a one lap wonder? Most of the reviews said the GT500 had that issue with its brakes.
He didn't say that, the Pill did.
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:41 PM   #112
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He didn't say that, the Pill did.
I'd almost be curious to get his take on Z/28, but I've had enough meds', so...

It sounded to me, that from the reviews that I've seen, ZL1 was pretty thermally stable - at least stock. I do recall some elevated engine oil temperatures, from MT, I think, but they didn't really seem alarmed by it.

I doubt there will be any such issues with Z/28. CF brakes, advanced aero', NA LS7, and all the supporting cooling systems; it imagine it will do quite well.
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I'd almost be curious to get his take on Z/28, but I've had enough meds', so...

It sounded to me, that from the reviews that I've seen, ZL1 was pretty thermally stable - at least stock. I do recall some elevated engine oil temperatures, from MT, I think, but they didn't really seem alarmed by it.

I doubt there will be any such issues with Z/28. CF brakes, advanced aero', NA LS7, and all the supporting cooling systems; it imagine it will do quite well.
He said GM is wrong by saying its a street legal race car because the LS7 is too big, the brakes are too big, the wheels and tires are too big and stuff like that makes it not legal for any race class. The thing he may be missing is GM was hinting at a manufacturers race series and if that materializes, the Z/28 would probably be legal.

I'm not familiar with the race rules so be may right.
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Man that is something else. Not even wearing driving gloves. It's like some spectator snuck out on the track and said "Hey look at me, I'm a race driver!" Except he really is insanely skilled and right on the edge of well... insane. That was back in the day when you went fast because you had tons of talent, skill, and a huge pair because there wasn't computer-assisted ANYTHING to help you. In fact the car, the tires and the road were all trying to kill you; it was your job to go fast anyways. Watching him coming out of corners going lock-to-lock-to-lock-to-lock with the steering wheel while still accelerating... man. Nothing like a full lap at a pucker factor of 9+.
....statement of the day...I love it.... . Well done Doc.
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:05 AM   #115
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Not sure if this is from the C7-Z/28 testing at the Ring -- but it's a great photo:

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He said GM is wrong by saying its a street legal race car because the LS7 is too big, the brakes are too big, the wheels and tires are too big and stuff like that makes it not legal for any race class. The thing he may be missing is GM was hinting at a manufacturers race series and if that materializes, the Z/28 would probably be legal.

I'm not familiar with the race rules so be may right.
I guess the ZL1 would be included in that class?
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He didn't say that, the Pill did.
Sorry, I guess if I read it I would have known.
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He said GM is wrong by saying its a street legal race car because the LS7 is too big, the brakes are too big, the wheels and tires are too big and stuff like that makes it not legal for any race class. The thing he may be missing is GM was hinting at a manufacturers race series and if that materializes, the Z/28 would probably be legal.

I'm not familiar with the race rules so be may right.
Yeah - I don't care, lol. Thanks for refreshing my memory. I forgot my irritation with him.
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I guess the ZL1 would be included in that class?
Not legal to race or in the manufacturers series?
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