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Old 10-17-2013, 02:52 PM   #337
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Wow! You made a really great point there /sarc Quad Turbo $1MM car of which 300 were made.

Yes, exactly, ultimate poseur car, how many will you see on track at your local HPDE?

Why don't you research the Z/28's cd? And reply back discussing the engineering balances of cd with gearing and top speed?

You want to actually contribute to the discussion in a meaningful way don't you?

So much easier to reply as you did than actually consider the OP's question and examine it in reality and not just quote a number you read in a magazine.
Reno right? Cactus plants there right? Did you sit on one? My point simply being that any measure of performance is valid, grip, breaking, acceleration, top speed, and trying to dismiss any as irrelevant to defend one car over the other is simple justification...nothing more. Take a chill pill bud, we're all car fans here.
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:54 PM   #338
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Notice: no rear view mirror.
Says alot about the focus and mindset they had.
Says more about the view they wanted to capture with the video.
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:57 PM   #339
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I look at it this way, in the top 54 all time best laps, surrounded by cars costing well over 100 k are 2 Camaros. A few Vettes, ZR1s and Z06s. Pretty damn good for Chevy and both Camaros
Agreed, that's a healthy way to look at this. Glad to see North American cars of any kind represented so well. Nice work GM.
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:59 PM   #340
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I think very few of you who are not impressed by the time have never driven on a wet race track. The level of grip on a wet track is almost non-existent. I for one was impressed, and if ya'll would bother to read the press release, GM predicted up to 6 sec a lap faster if all were dry. I think that may have been conservative prediction.

On a side note, I can't believe a Mustang guy has to defend a Camaro to a Camaro site...
It's the curse of the Kona Blue Boss owners. We just see the best in everything. How else could we have ended up with white roofed cars with a black spoiler?
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Old 10-17-2013, 03:20 PM   #341
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It's the curse of the Kona Blue Boss owners. We just see the best in everything. How else could we have ended up with white roofed cars with a black spoiler?
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Old 10-17-2013, 03:52 PM   #342
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Says more about the view they wanted to capture with the video.
Says more about the view the driver wants coming on a blind right hand uphill corner... Camaro gripe #1: Visibility out front, side, rear and above!
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Of all the Mustang guys, where's Norm?...lol...
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:18 PM   #344
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Of all the Mustang guys, where's Norm?...lol...
He is sparring with "thepill" on the Mustang site. Fun reading if you have a chance to pop over there.
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:48 PM   #345
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:56 PM   #346
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:13 PM   #347
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:17 PM   #348
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Reno right? Cactus plants there right? Did you sit on one? My point simply being that any measure of performance is valid, grip, breaking, acceleration, top speed, and trying to dismiss any as irrelevant to defend one car over the other is simple justification...nothing more. Take a chill pill bud, we're all car fans here.
OP was not able to comprehend indicated 160mph in video, I replied with one reason why the indicated speed was what it was.

A Veyron's top speed (your reply) is not relevant to the conversation considering the context of the car (Z/28) being discussed. Gearing specifically for track use combined with a very high coefficient of drag (which the Z/28 has) results in lower top speeds than most here would be used to reading in magazines.

99% of HPDE trackers will never see 160mph on a road course, maybe 140mph depending on the track and driving skill. So anything over 150mph is worth nothing other than mental masturbation for readers of car magazines.

It is far more important to be in the powerband when accelerating out of a wide variety of corners than to theoretically attain a certain top speed.

As a car fan you know the Z/28 cd is .39 right? You know that is the same as a Chevy Tahoe right? So why didn't you post that (educational/useful) instead of posting that a Veyron has a high top speed?

Want an easy increase in top speed to pose and impress your pals? Just strip all the downforce creating aero and reduce the cd. You know there is no free lunch right?

People who think top speed is relevant to this car simply chose not to understand it's purpose. The lack of comprehension gets tedious after 7 months, hence the cactus plant reactions. It's ok to raise the level of the discussion, I welcome you to do so (again).

I'm not "defending" the Z/28 I'm pointing out the reality of why the OP saw 160mph on the 'Ring lap.
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:19 PM   #349
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Yep, go to page 12. It is hilarious. BaylorCamaro and Norm are putting up valiant resistance but ThePill is just losing his mind. If the Z/28 actually finds a sanctioning body that will allow it to run we might need to send someone to take all the sharp object out of ThePill's house. :-)
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Yep, go to page 12. It is hilarious. BaylorCamaro and Norm are putting up valiant resistance but ThePill is just losing his mind. If the Z/28 actually finds a sanctioning body that will allow it to run we might need to send someone to take all the sharp object out of ThePill's house. :-)
lol...so how many pills does THE PILL takes per hour?
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