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Old 06-11-2011, 09:48 PM   #18
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Old 06-11-2011, 10:23 PM   #19
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:45 AM   #20
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:48 AM   #21
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Here are some of the video I got of you driving it.






I am trying to download a third one now.

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Old 06-12-2011, 12:49 AM   #22
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:15 AM   #23
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To add more info - yes I only drove it through the parking lot so speed was limited, but the feel of the power and the sound of the engine was there BIG time if only in first gear.
The experience was amazing and I probably missed alot details but these are the items I noticed on my drive:
engine bay is amazing and the strut bar is a different shape than the convertible
hood vent air extractors are functional and designed along with the new lower grille to work with the air flow and cooling of the engine bay
the entrance into the ZL1 is easier because the bottom of the steering wheel is flat
the whole feel of the steering wheel is enhanced with its suede wrapping
the seating felt more of a wrap around comfortable gripping seating enclosure
the clutch is full and smooth
surprising backup camera in the rear view mirror is great for function and safety and really good degree of angle of view
although I didnt have a chance to get it up to any top speed, the wheels were sure able to spin easily along with what will be know in the future as "the ZL1 exhaust music"!!!!
I didn't race it - I cruzed it - but I was the first and it is the newest addition to the Camaro family that we want to adopt and I loved it!
I will try to post more photos soon
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:40 AM   #24
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So incredibly cool. I'm glad it was a C5er.

You'll always be "first" among mortals to drive ZL1. =]

Could you tell us about the engine start mechanism? Was it a key, an RFD fob with engine start button, or what?

When I looked at the tag I immediately thought it said " Camaro "
.................................................. ...............................RFD

(Which would stand for Radio Frequency Device)



But then Shurenuff pointed out that it could just as easily have said " Camaro "
.................................................. ................................................RED


What did the tag say? RFD or RED ?


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Old 06-12-2011, 08:49 AM   #25
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The key tag said RED not RFD

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Old 06-12-2011, 09:04 AM   #26
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:15 PM   #27
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:27 PM   #28
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Thanks Allanski, for clearing that up about the RED vs RFD thing.


Did it start with a key turn or a push button?


Either way is fine by me, but inquiring minds want to know. We're all living vicariously through your experience.





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Old 06-12-2011, 03:14 PM   #29
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This ZL1 started with the key.

Just few notes, we did the plant tour with one of Detroit's top Camaro design team, I wont say who because I tried discreetly to get inside info for the 2 hours we went through the production line and he gave a few hints of things to come plus other discussion at Oshawa with staff:

People didnt like the centre consol button door lock so all camaros will have have door lock controls on the door panels, engineers are trying to use a European style and technology but North Americans like what they are used to

The vert may see a new color rag top available in the future???

No new colors that I heard of for the Camaros

GM designers really do listen to the Camaro owners and they know that if people ask for it with enough emphasis and postings such as C5 they will try to accomodate as with the announcement of the ZL1 Automatic!
So if you really want it - Ask for it.
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Old 06-12-2011, 04:36 PM   #30
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This ZL1 started with the key.

Just few notes, we did the plant tour with one of Detroit's top Camaro design team, I wont say who because I tried discreetly to get inside info for the 2 hours we went through the production line and he gave a few hints of things to come plus other discussion at Oshawa with staff:

People didnt like the centre consol button door lock so all camaros will have have door lock controls on the door panels, engineers are trying to use a European style and technology but North Americans like what they are used to

The vert may see a new color rag top available in the future???

No new colors that I heard of for the Camaros

GM designers really do listen to the Camaro owners and they know that if people ask for it with enough emphasis and postings such as C5 they will try to accomodate as with the announcement of the ZL1 Automatic!
So if you really want it - Ask for it.
Here are some more pics
Glad you had such a great time!!

So cool, man!
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:47 PM   #31
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Allanski, how did the ZL1 short shift feel compared to the SS shifter?
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:00 PM   #32
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I won't be surprise if a lot of Corvette prospects would end up buying ZL1. You get a lot of car, performance and top quality parts in that car. The parts are made strong and if you don't abuse it, this car can last you 10 years.

Now the question is which color? Red or white?
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:05 PM   #33
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I won't be surprise if a lot of Corvette prospects would end up buying ZL1. You get a lot of car, performance and top quality parts in that car. The parts are made strong and if you don't abuse it, this car can last you 10 years.
Only 10?
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