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Old 09-28-2010, 07:58 AM   #57
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Nice! I'll be looking forward to seeing this put the smack down on the competition.
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:02 AM   #58
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It does look like they are reverse scoops but yo ucan see the front facing scoop also on the hood matches up with BB's hood very well.
The thing they have to take into consideration with front facing scoops is creating lift at high speeds.

If(and I am SURE they will) they whore it out to the Ring, they will need to pay attention to front end aero.
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:08 AM   #59
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it appears as if the detailing guy quit at GM.... damn those raro's are dirty
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:14 AM   #60
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I will take one in higher orange please!!!!!
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:15 AM   #61
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Can I get the towing pack?
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:25 AM   #62
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Looks like ZR-1 STYLE Intercooler Logs in that plenum.
That was the first thing I noticed (the SC I mean). I think we're definately in for a bump in power over CTS-V. I know that LSA's upper plenum didn't fit under the cowl, however, I'm suprised they went with LS9's upper plenum/intercoolers straight-out. Hmm... I definately like the looks of this plenum though; it's all bulging or something - more aggressive. I hope they're getting the 2300 rotors though

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Thanks for the updates.

The LSA engine IS correct, however, the horsepower will NOT be 556, that's all I can say.
Afterall, we want to exceed the GT500, not pace with it.
I hope it rips-up the corners as good as I'm sure it's going to tear down the straights, too

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At first, I thought the hood extractors were a little much, but I like that it looks like the TF2 hood scoop is still there. After looking more at the images, I'm definately loving it more!
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:30 AM   #63
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That's gonna be one sweet car.
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:38 AM   #64
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Looks nice...but I'll keep my SS.
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:42 AM   #65
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:43 AM   #66
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I disagree with the bump in power over the CTS-V. The LSA plenum doesn't fit very well. It has to be trimmed and therefore inhibit airflow. There is going to have to be something else done. Mine is purely speculation though.

From what I can see from the hood it appears to have extractors like the GT500, the extractors in the center of the "scoop".
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:48 AM   #67
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Thanks for the updates.

The LSA engine IS correct, however, the horsepower will NOT be 556, that's all I can say.
Afterall, we want to exceed the GT500, not pace with it.

I love the horsepower wars. I'm hearing from an inside source at Ford (Flatrock Mich, where they build the Mustang) that the GT500 for 2012 is going to up the HP level as well - it is reportedly going to be nearer 570-ish and a little lighter once again. Should be interesting if true.

Anyone have any weight numbers - real or rumored - for the new Z?
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:08 AM   #68
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Although I have no desire to own the Z I am excited for it's release and to see the finished product.
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:10 AM   #69
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Does anyone know what tires are being used on the test models and what sizes?
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:12 AM   #70
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Im not impressed unless it is a ls9 engine (with perhaps a lsa blower). The gt500 will be lighter, will have the stronger drive train setup (solid rear), and the the engine in the gt500 is forged. In other words its good for a lot of additional horsepower. Ford even went out of the way to make sure the new gt500 engine will take to modder's abuse. GM needs to do the same.
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