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Old 03-26-2014, 07:53 AM   #1
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Best Yet: Comparison: Camaro Z/28 vs. 911 Turbo S vs. GT-R Track Edition

Love it: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...n/viewall.html

"But it's not just a name-brand collection of parts, and the Z/28 is no tuner. It stands as one of absolutely the best track-focused cars in the world. A Camaro engineer ran around the Nürburgring Nordschleife (where the Z/28 was developed) in 7:37.47 in the rain. In dry conditions? "About neck and neck with the GT3," as Oppenheiser tells it. That's a 7:25 lap.""
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:12 AM   #2
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Extremely impressive. Bravo to Chevrolet and the Camaro team, The Z/28 is a homerun
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:16 AM   #3
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that was a great article! I like the little twist they had about half way though haha. Very impressive team Camaro.

Cant wait to see what the Camaro does at laguna seca
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:21 AM   #4
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Great article!
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:36 AM   #5
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Love it: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...n/viewall.html

"But it's not just a name-brand collection of parts, and the Z/28 is no tuner. It stands as one of absolutely the best track-focused cars in the world. A Camaro engineer ran around the Nürburgring Nordschleife (where the Z/28 was developed) in 7:37.47 in the rain. In dry conditions? "About neck and neck with the GT3," as Oppenheiser tells it. That's a 7:25 lap.""

this is exactly what GM wanted. Their performance 4 seater car running with the world beaters.

I also thought i guessed high 7:20s for the ring in the "guess the ring time" thread 7:25 - nuts
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:48 AM   #6
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too bad someone could not have swapped a little cam in the Z/28 and let it loose again


close to 100hp is being left on the table by GM (although this is emissions)
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:55 AM   #7
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He called the Ss terrible car ....
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it makes me wonder if the Z/28 has a shot at Best Driver's Car. I wouldn't have thought a 5thgen Camaro would after the last two tries.
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He called the Ss terrible car ....
If you've ever seen Leiberman before, he's the biggest media whore out there. He's all about stirring the pot, creating controversy, exaggeration.
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I've gotta say, I'm truly blown away. Bested a GT-R's lap time? I'm sold, I'm now officially a fan of the Z/28. Simply awesome! Makes me proud to be an American.
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:53 PM   #12
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Awesome Camaro, but I don't think this is the ultimate comparo...bring on the C7 Stingray!!!

I'm pretty sure the "Maro" will run even better in warmer weather and Laguna Seca will be a great place to find out.
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He mentioned before that he slid off Willow Springs in an SS because of the handling. The truth is the SS doesn't handle well, which is why the 1LE package was produced.
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