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Old 06-18-2011, 11:43 PM   #1
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The term is "Ultra-Grin".....

Spent a good portion of the day yesterday at the Milford Proving Ground with a couple of our ZL1 Engineers.........

........and I'm just stunned at the capability of this, our newest Camaro.

Suffice it to say that a lot of people may be eating their words when this car hits the streets......


.....and now that we've made the announcement about the Automatic Transmission -I can safely say this: Many people who were considering the Manual Transmission may want to rethink their decision. I'm a 6-speed manual kinda guy - and I've changed my thinking when it comes to the ZL1...

Quick amusing story -

.......the chassis development team were at "a track" - sharing it with "another car" -- at the end of the day, members of the team from "The other car" asked our engineers when the truck would be there to pick up the ZL1s........

.........our engineers simply removed the racing seats from the Zs -- put 'em in a suburban - and put the stock seats back in the Zs -- and off they drove into the sunset - after a full-day of development work.....

"The other car team" was stunned...........

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Old 06-18-2011, 11:47 PM   #2
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:48 PM   #3
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Damn Fbodfather you're not making this wait any easier by telling us how much more freaking awesome this car is going to be. At least you are giving us information though and for that I thank you!
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:02 AM   #4
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Great testimony to the heartiness of the ZL1!

I'm looking forward to the performance #'s, 0-60, 1/4 miles, skidpad, Nurburgring? Hope they are forthcoming soon.
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:37 AM   #5
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.....and now that we've made the announcement about the Automatic Transmission -I can safely say this: Many people who were considering the Manual Transmission may want to rethink their decision. I'm a 6-speed manual kinda guy - and I've changed my thinking when it comes to the ZL1..:
Scott, can you please elaborate as to why YOU would choose the automatic over the manual. I am still leaning towards buying mine as a manual but you have spent so much time in a ZL1, I would like your perspective why you would choose the auto over the stick without giving away any trade secrets. Thanks
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Old 06-19-2011, 07:14 AM   #6
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I too would like an explanation as to why you would consider and auto over a manual. I own a manual 06 GTO and my dad owns an auto 06 GTO. We are both bone stock down to the ac delco air filters and my car is 2 tenths faster. I have taken both of them down the track many times and the best I can squeeze out of the auto is a 12.8 and the manual a 12.6. I know the auto 06 GTO just has a 4 speed auto versus the ZL1 most likely having a 6L90E, but as is the case with most manual's, they tend to transfer just a little more power to the rear wheels than a auto. So, I too am curious as to why an auto over a manual?
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Old 06-19-2011, 07:28 AM   #7
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I absolutely LOVE your posts...why must you toy with our emotions all the time?

And as I wait PATIENTLY for my car to be done...you hit me with ULTRA GRIN and now I have the buyers remorse.
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:08 AM   #8
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Scott, can you please elaborate as to why YOU would choose the automatic over the manual. I am still leaning towards buying mine as a manual but you have spent so much time in a ZL1, I would like your perspective why you would choose the auto over the stick without giving away any trade secrets. Thanks

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Old 06-19-2011, 11:11 AM   #9
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Hmm, wonder if that "other team" would happen to be the "Shelby team" at the 'ring?
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:42 AM   #10
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The auto in the CTS-V has been criticized for not being able to keep up with the LSA.


I'm guessing the ZL1 would have an improved version?

Or maybe we are in for a surprise hmmmmm.......
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:53 AM   #11
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Well, Thank you Scott! every little bit of info helps. It was awesome to meet you in person last weekend, no matter how busy you were you still took a minute of your time to speak to my wife and I (future ZL1 owners). I think I speak for us all when I say thank you for everything you do and your a true inspiration to us all!
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:32 PM   #12
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.........our engineers simply removed the racing seats from the Zs -- put 'em in a suburban - and put the stock seats back in the Zs -- and off they drove into the sunset - after a full-day of development work.....
Hey Scott, speaking of seats, are you going to offer Recaro seats as option?
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Old 06-19-2011, 02:42 PM   #13
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Nice teaser! And only Fbodfather can make me seriously consider an auto with his comments. As much as I would like to be faster in an auto, I don't know if I can bring myself to do it. Hmmm....
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The choice is no easier after those comments
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:40 PM   #15
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The choice is no easier after those comments


I really think we are going to be pleasantly surprised with this car all the way around. GM is hiding some info.... I just cant figure out what
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:47 PM   #16
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Remember Fbod Father hath said: "We haven't spilled ALL the beans on ZL1".......
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This car is going to hurt GT500 sales...
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Quick amusing story -

.......the chassis development team were at "a track" - sharing it with "another car" -- at the end of the day, members of the team from "The other car" asked our engineers when the truck would be there to pick up the ZL1s........

.........our engineers simply removed the racing seats from the Zs -- put 'em in a suburban - and put the stock seats back in the Zs -- and off they drove into the sunset - after a full-day of development work.....

"The other car team" was stunned...........

I am sure the other team was more like "shocked and awed"...heehee...,, I can hardly wait much longer for my "ultra grin",....thanks for the tease Scott! Lets gets this show on the road! Oh, BTW make mine a stick ...
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Old 06-19-2011, 07:49 PM   #19
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Awesome! Thanks for the stories. It helps keep my interest up. I just hope when they hit the showrooms they are not in some mysterious short supply. I am one who will never buy a car without driving it first. Can't wait to see it, hear it, feel it, drive it!
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Remember Fbod Father hath said: "We haven't spilled ALL the beans on ZL1".......
yup ... it was my signature, until I read this thread anyway
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yup ... it was my signature, until I read this thread anyway
Well played sir.....
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Let me say this - have I led you wrong yet???



Of course I can tell you why.............





But then there are these:










All in due time, my friend......all in due time.........



But Trust me -


ULTRA-GRIN..........
Nope, you have never led me wrong with anything you have said or wrote. I will be patient. Thanks for the reply, but I thought you moved up to Escalades?
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:34 PM   #23
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Thanks for the update Scott. Keep them coming, and tease them all.......LOL

Guess I should go talk to Al tomorrow......
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I would love to have one, cmon lotto. other than that no way for me.
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Nope, you have never led me wrong with anything you have said or wrote. I will be patient. Thanks for the reply, but I thought you moved up to Escalades?


we use the Escalades and Suburbans and Yukon XLS -- and when they're busy we use:





and THESE........




and THIS.......





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