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Old 12-02-2013, 08:35 PM   #127
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..well NV dude for the record you PM'd me with a vague explanaiton of your argument, and I said carry on. So be it.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:08 PM   #128
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LOL.

I remember watching a video where GM engineers were doing multiple 1/4 mile tests. I believe it was like a commercial of some sort that was viral. Just to show how much time and effort is being put into the ZL1.

Z28 is supposed to be the top tier camaro, per Mr Head Engineer Hoffinziner (spell?), I would expect it to be a top performer in every catagory.

ZL1 was a serious let down in the 1/4 mile when it was said and done, I expect the Z28 to do better with less power. You don't need 500 plus hp to run mid 12's like the zl1.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:19 PM   #129
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LOL.

I remember watching a video where GM engineers were doing multiple 1/4 mile tests. I believe it was like a commercial of some sort that was viral. Just to show how much time and effort is being put into the ZL1.

Z28 is supposed to be the top tier camaro, per Mr Head Engineer Hoffinziner (spell?), I would expect it to be a top performer in every catagory.

ZL1 was a serious let down in the 1/4 mile when it was said and done, I expect the Z28 to do better with less power. You don't need 500 plus hp to run mid 12's like the zl1.
...dude, go back and read some more, your facts are skewed.... This post is atrocious. Blue slime. I can't even say nice try. Did you get booted from the Ford board?
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:22 PM   #130
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LOL.

I remember watching a video where GM engineers were doing multiple 1/4 mile tests. I believe it was like a commercial of some sort that was viral. Just to show how much time and effort is being put into the ZL1.

Z28 is supposed to be the top tier camaro, per Mr Head Engineer Hoffinziner (spell?), I would expect it to be a top performer in every catagory.

ZL1 was a serious let down in the 1/4 mile when it was said and done, I expect the Z28 to do better with less power. You don't need 500 plus hp to run mid 12's like the zl1.
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:50 AM   #131
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...dude, go back and read some more, your facts are skewed.... This post is atrocious. Blue slime. I can't even say nice try. Did you get booted from the Ford board?
Skewed in what way?

I'm actually an avid camaro5 reader (joined here 2 years before you) and my sister has 2011 ss camaro. I'm currently looking at the new camaro with 1le package.

Camaro is a great car. I don't hate it at all.
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:47 AM   #132
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LOL.

I remember watching a video where GM engineers were doing multiple 1/4 mile tests. I believe it was like a commercial of some sort that was viral. Just to show how much time and effort is being put into the ZL1.

Z28 is supposed to be the top tier camaro, per Mr Head Engineer Hoffinziner (spell?), I would expect it to be a top performer in every catagory.

ZL1 was a serious let down in the 1/4 mile when it was said and done, I expect the Z28 to do better with less power. You don't need 500 plus hp to run mid 12's like the zl1.
a 4000lbs car that runs 12s from the factory is pretty impressive

i think people forget that only less than 10 years ago running a high 12 pretty much meant you had the fastest car you could buy stock.

Mustang GTs and Camaros with LS1s were solid 13 second cars.

Also a 12 second car on the street is pretty fast. A few tweaks and drag radials with the ZL1 and Z/28 will be in the 11s
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:33 AM   #133
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a 4000lbs car that runs 12s from the factory is pretty impressive

i think people forget that only less than 10 years ago running a high 12 pretty much meant you had the fastest car you could buy stock.

Mustang GTs and Camaros with LS1s were solid 13 second cars.

Also a 12 second car on the street is pretty fast. A few tweaks and drag radials with the ZL1 and Z/28 will be in the 11s
Yes and no.

You have to look at what 12 second cars are availble to purchase now days.. and the price comparitives. My shelby stock ran 12.7 (5 yrs ago) and my 5.0 ran 12.8 stock. It was the cheaper mods afterwards that made the shelby faster. Just like the ZL1.. mid 12's then do the cheaper mods and you have 11 second car. However mid to high 12's is something of the norm from a 30k base mustang GT to 45k SRT8 Challenger to 60k ZL1 camaro.

I know I know..just 1/4 mile talk but that's what this thread is about.. I've been playing with cars since 1998.. and the LS1's that came out then still haunt my dreams when I had a 1994 5.0 mustang. LOL

If your goal is faster then 12's.. then ZL1 and GT500 are the cars to get with relative cheap mods to get into the 11's.
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:58 AM   #134
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Speaking of drag racing Z/28s, I'd be remiss if I didn't share THE most famous one, ably wheeled by Dave Strickler. 1968 NHRA World Champion, Super Stock Eliminator. Prepped by one William Tyler (Grumpy) Jenkins. It was restored and sold awhile back... Other than the '68 Convertible, this may be as expensive a Gen-1 Zee as you're likely to find!

Damn I love that car!!!
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:26 PM   #135
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Skewed in what way?

I'm actually an avid camaro5 reader (joined here 2 years before you) and my sister has 2011 ss camaro. I'm currently looking at the new camaro with 1le package.

Camaro is a great car. I don't hate it at all.
from your initial post " per Mr Head Engineer Hoffinziner (spell?),".. the obtuse info started there and went downhill. But I am glad to hear your sister is a Camaro owner.... rock on bro.
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Old 03-22-2014, 06:20 PM   #136
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Here we go, from that Automobile Z/28 article:

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Old 03-22-2014, 11:36 PM   #137
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not horrilbe but I would would want more for $75k. hopefully the cold weather had some impact and they can get a 12.0 out it it. I new when they anounced this car though it was too heavy to be a rocket@500hp.

gm has this habit now of making cars that I really like the handling on but just need more power.

zl1, 1le, Z/28 all have this same effect.

I think the C7 is suprising me though that seem to be good at everthing out the box.
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:27 AM   #138
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The Z/28 is about lap time on a road course. Its 1/4 mile time is good, but almost irrelevant -- this car is all about the complete package, and not about one aspect of the performance envelope...
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Old 03-23-2014, 04:40 PM   #139
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not horrilbe but I would would want more for $75k. hopefully the cold weather had some impact and they can get a 12.0 out it it. I new when they anounced this car though it was too heavy to be a rocket@500hp.

gm has this habit now of making cars that I really like the handling on but just need more power.

zl1, 1le, Z/28 all have this same effect.

I think the C7 is suprising me though that seem to be good at everthing out the box.
Sorry but I feel that complaining about a 1/4 mile time on this car is completely foolishness.
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:13 PM   #140
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If the rear end of the Z/28 is as delicate as you people make it out to be, the car is going to be a disaster.
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