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Old 06-12-2011, 09:28 AM   #103
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Good for GM listening to the customer with the automatic. Glad I registered and voted in the auto option thread. ZL1 automatic is now on my short list of future vehicles. It will be a little pricey new for me but a low mileage 1 or 2 year old used one will be attainable. Thank you GM for listening.
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:04 AM   #104
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Ok now do they mean "fiscal" or calender 1st quarter of 2012?
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From my understanding, it's calender 1stQ 2012...putting our ability to order them within the next few months?
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:17 AM   #106
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From my understanding, it's calender 1stQ 2012...putting our ability to order them within the next few months?
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:35 AM   #107
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Well I thought about waiting for the ZL-1 (about 10 minutes). No doubt it will be an awesome car but here are my concerns for all of you talking prices. It's a first run of a new performance model. It sounds like it will be a limited production run (1 qtr 2012). It's already being talked about in the $50-55k range and it's not even close to production. For those of us older guys, remember when GM released cars like the ZR-1, GNX, etc for the first time? Sticker price and off the showroom floor price were two totally different numbers and not in a good way. Bottom line, if I was a betting man, for at least the first year, the ZL-1 is going to go for well over sticker. Will be interested to see how many anxiously awaiting it's release will actually be able to afford buying it. If you can good on ya. No hard feelings either way cause first and foremost I am a car guy so I can be happy modding an SS, driving a stocker ZL-1, or anything else for that matter. Excited to see it released but not going to in my garage anytime soon.
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:41 AM   #108
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I know; Here I go again being negative because someone doesn't agree with what I say or choice of words.
550hp, with an SC installed.... amazing. Happy now? I'll jus go along with everything and then everyone will be happy. The benefit to future ZL1 purchasers is if GM see's factual ranting like mine they may up the ante a bit, just like they did to announce 550+hp from 500hp. or increase that small 1900 to a 2300. No? Works in your favour doesn't it?

Again, has anyone heard about the price-tag?

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The guys that have 550hp ZL1 will still have a warranty.... You will not!

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Warranties are nice when you "need" them. I don't need one because when the parts go (if they do), I'll replace them with superior aftermarket parts.

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Never heard of 550hp being lame But we already know it'll have over 550hp. Also for a relatively minor expense I can add 100hp with a pulley, cai and tune.
I should have elaborated a bit more on my 550hp. lame comment. I was referring to what the ZL1 engine is capable of doing (especially without an SC installed). Unless of course the engine will be something less than the LS3. My intention was not to get peoples backs up expressing the fact that the ZL1 should be tuned to do much more than 550hp.
If an SS can do 550hp. with a stock engine, no SC and the ZL1 will be a much superior vehicle (most likely with forged internals), and an SC it just seems logical to me that 550hp. is a bit low. But, perhaps GM simply doesn't want to over set consumer expectations.

As for adding anything to it, that would void your much needed warranty (as some are eager to tell us SS owners), and there's no guarantees that an OEM version of the SC they use will have same options as an aftermarket SC (just change pulley and voila instant power).

But, of course because your mod'd ZL1 suggestions are much more positive than my negative facts nobody will bash you on this thread with rants about no warranty and such.

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Well I thought about waiting for the ZL-1 (about 10 minutes). No doubt it will be an awesome car but here are my concerns for all of you talking prices. It's a first run of a new performance model. It sounds like it will be a limited production run (1 qtr 2012). It's already being talked about in the $50-55k range and it's not even close to production. For those of us older guys, remember when GM released cars like the ZR-1, GNX, etc for the first time? Sticker price and off the showroom floor price were two totally different numbers and not in a good way. Bottom line, if I was a betting man, for at least the first year, the ZL-1 is going to go for well over sticker. Will be interested to see how many anxiously awaiting it's release will actually be able to afford buying it. If you can good on ya. No hard feelings either way cause first and foremost I am a car guy so I can be happy modding an SS, driving a stocker ZL-1, or anything else for that matter. Excited to see it released but not going to in my garage anytime soon.

Thought, it was only me that could see through all the smoke and mirrors. Guys like us are considered negative because we see in reality-vision.
I personally think the ZL1 with all it's hype and glory will not be a limited edition supercar, or it will be priced in the vette range, and if it is the following year or two then that will change. As with you I'm not hatting on anyone who will own one of these vehicles a matter of fact once I'm setup, I'm looking forward to going toe-to-toe with one on the track with my embarassing heavily mod'd, no warrany SS, with sub-standard low-grade aftermarket parts that don't meet GM's superior high standards. (sorry just repharsing the positive feedback, that's been directed to me in regards to my SS).

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At the F-Body gathering in Atlanta, Scott (Fbodfather) had the ZL1 on site and told all of us that it was going to be a "SNAKE EATER"! Now there is a whole lot of snakes out there... Cobras, Vipers... I can't wait to see the spin.
Same here. HP#'s alone they got the Viper SRT-10, but consideirng the Viper is mostly an engine on wheels would be interesting to see them both side by side.
As for the Stangs, I don't doubt the ZL1 will eat a few pony's in it's time.
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:44 AM   #109
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:06 PM   #110
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Thank you GM, you guys are awesome, now I have to decide what color ZL1 I want.
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:14 PM   #111
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Ok now do they mean "fiscal" or calender 1st quarter of 2012?
Its my understanding that GM's fiscal year matches the calender year
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:28 PM   #112
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... As far as being being 'astounded' by the numbers ... for me, that would take a sub 4 second 0-60 and a 1/4 in the 12's ...I think those numbers are doable, given what the CTS-V accomplishes but I'd still be astounded to see them
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:30 PM   #113
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and here I thought I was the only one who noticed that
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600+ is getting a little ambitious. If the LLT makes 2.6% more power in the Camaro than it does in the CTS, then that should translate into roughly the same sort of gain in the ZL1. There is also the electric power steering, which would free up a bit of power in the ZL1 vs CTS-V (I think ... unless the CTS-V has EPS too ... ). So all in all, 575 hp isn't unreasonable to expect for a ZL1. Thats obviously not 600+, but its a good deal above 556 too ...

As far as being being 'astounded' by the numbers ... for me, that would take a sub 4 second 0-60 and a 1/4 in the 12's ...

I think those numbers are doable, given what the CTS-V accomplishes but I'd still be astounded to see them
Sorry maybe I worded a bit wrong, but I meant that its easily capable of 600+ rwhp. Not that we should receive it with 600+ rwhp. That would be a bit of overkill But about 575-600 as you were saying at the crank would be good imho. But for those who most likely mod their's within the first month of delivery will be easily able to pulley, exhaust, intake, maybe cam, and pull out 600+ rwhp without a doubt! If GM were just to jump the gun and put out a factory car with 600 to the wheels, Ford's response would be to jump up there too and then soon there would be no more room to put more performance into the car other than scraping current idea and dropping the weight of the car drastically. So many combo's and numbers GM can make for this ZL1 that we aren't aware of. Lets hope its lighter than the current Camaro SS and 575hp as you stated
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:39 PM   #114
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......"your lack of faith disturbs me" (Darth Vader) LOL...
whoops ... I didn't mean to say 'in the 12s'. I probably had 'sub 12 second' written at one point, then when I changed it I forgot to switch that one part
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:00 PM   #115
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I would like to see an option like the 69 zl1 where it is bare with no radio or anything that, just you and the car and that sweet engine and exhaust sound
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:09 PM   #117
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I would like to see an option like the 69 zl1 where it is bare with no radio or anything that, just you and the car and that sweet engine and exhaust sound
And that would never happen!!
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:16 PM   #118
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When it comes to a warranty - edelbrock's supercharger for the regular 5.0 GT offers one and it's for the powertrain not the s/c. $900 option. So a brembo equipped GT that tied the m3 at the track (willow springs) and bested it in the 1/4 mike - means a 550-600 HP GT, with warranty for $40k. Hard to beat that stick with a snake and it's available now.

Zl1 will be a great car but expect egregious dealer mark- ups, same as when the gt500 first popped on the scene. Dealers adding +$20-$30k to the car. In that senario, z06 all the way - better car IMO.

Zl1 over 50k is going to be a non-starter. Plus, the gt500 will get a HP boost on a car that's not a 1st year run.

Btw, there is nothing wrong with s/c an SS. Even if you split the block a crate engine replacement - your still ahead of the game.
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Based on what my CTS-V did stock, the Zr1 should have no problems hitting mid to high 11s with an auto. Hopefully they can keep the weight below 4000 lbs.

I am willing to bet the higher than 550hp number will probably come from a better flowing exhaust than what is on the cts-v. I just don't see them changing anything in the motor just to put it in the zl1. Changing from the puny 2inch to a 3 inch exhaust and a set of mufflers on my V gave me another 25rwhp. I would say they will rate hp at 575hp. I seriously doubt they will go as high as 600hp stock
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