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Old 09-09-2011, 04:30 PM   #1
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Is 4200lbs. a deal breaker?

I love the ZL1 looks, I love the tech, I love the 580hp/556tq. But...4200lbs.!! This car is going to need every one of those 580 horses.
My plan was to buy/order the ZL1 as soon as it was available to do so.
If the 4200 lbs. are true, I'm going to have to wait.
I now need to drive the car first before I put down my approx. 55k. Just wondering if the 4200lbs. is a deal breaker for some others who were looking to buy the ZL1.
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Weight has not been confirmed .......
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:38 PM   #3
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Weight has not been confirmed .......


Chevrolet has not released an official weight for the ZL1. The 4200 pounds that individuals are referencing is just an estimate that appeared in an article on the web.

Let's reserve judgment until Chevrolet officially announces a weight for the ZL1.
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:41 PM   #4
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Let's reserve judgment until Chevrolet officially announces a weight for the ZL1.


Actually... lets wait until we see what the ZL1 does at the track. The weight doesn't matter if it kicks the crap out of the competition at the track.
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:42 PM   #5
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Weight has a big effect on reliability and integrity of parts. That is my concern.

OP, to answer your question. Yes.
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:42 PM   #6
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:45 PM   #7
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I'm having a hard time believing that it will be 4200lbs ... I'm thinking that is a guess on the high side.. I'm thinking this car will come in somewhere between 4000 and 4100 lbs .. (hoping much closer to 4000).

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Without question yes.

This pig needs to get lighter not heavier!
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:22 PM   #9
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A couple of thoughts.....


Have I ever misled you? Seriously?

Who was it that said "Keep the faith......."

who was it that said ".....it WILL look like the concept?"

Who said "you're gonna LOVE this car"?

Who said "Prepare for Perma-Grin"?

Who CONTINUALLY says "Wait until you see it in person"?

and WHO CONTINUALLY says "wait until you drive it"?



Now - you don't have to believe me -


But for those who know me - TRUST ME - this car is gonna blow you away - ESPECIALLY when you get it on a road course.

I don't care if it weighs 4,500 pounds (...........well - OK -- weight is our enemy, so I guess I need to be careful of making that claim.......)

..........BUT - I'm gonna serve up some words to a few people in a couple of months............


TRUST ME.



Meanwhile - we have not published a weight...........
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:25 PM   #10
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A couple of thoughts.....


Have I ever misled you? Seriously?

Who was it that said "Keep the faith......."

who was it that said ".....it WILL look like the concept?"

Who said "you're gonna LOVE this car"?

Who said "Prepare for Perma-Grin"?

Who CONTINUALLY says "Wait until you see it in person"?

and WHO CONTINUALLY says "wait until you drive it"?



Now - you don't have to believe me -


But for those who know me - TRUST ME - this car is gonna blow you away - ESPECIALLY when you get it on a road course.

I don't care if it weighs 4,500 pounds (...........well - OK -- weight is our enemy, so I guess I need to be careful of making that claim.......)

..........BUT - I'm gonna serve up some words to a few people in a couple of months............


TRUST ME.



Meanwhile - we have not published a weight...........
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An example of what 580 HP in a 4000 lb car can do....don't worry, the ZL1 will be fast.




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Old 09-09-2011, 05:38 PM   #12
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I really have no plans to make a race/track car out of my ZL1, so the 4200 lb. figure does not matter to me, whether it is fact of not. My own guess is that it will be less than this figure.
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A couple of thoughts.....


Have I ever misled you? Seriously?

Who was it that said "Keep the faith......."

who was it that said ".....it WILL look like the concept?"

Who said "you're gonna LOVE this car"?

Who said "Prepare for Perma-Grin"?

Who CONTINUALLY says "Wait until you see it in person"?

and WHO CONTINUALLY says "wait until you drive it"?



Now - you don't have to believe me -


But for those who know me - TRUST ME - this car is gonna blow you away - ESPECIALLY when you get it on a road course.

I don't care if it weighs 4,500 pounds (...........well - OK -- weight is our enemy, so I guess I need to be careful of making that claim.......)

..........BUT - I'm gonna serve up some words to a few people in a couple of months............


TRUST ME.



Meanwhile - we have not published a weight...........
I have put my faith in the Father and he has always spoken wisely. I have no reason to distrust him now. The ZL1 is built to surpass our expectations.
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:48 PM   #14
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A couple of thoughts.....


Have I ever misled you? Seriously?

Who was it that said "Keep the faith......."

who was it that said ".....it WILL look like the concept?"

Who said "you're gonna LOVE this car"?

Who said "Prepare for Perma-Grin"?

Who CONTINUALLY says "Wait until you see it in person"?

and WHO CONTINUALLY says "wait until you drive it"?



Now - you don't have to believe me -


But for those who know me - TRUST ME - this car is gonna blow you away - ESPECIALLY when you get it on a road course.

I don't care if it weighs 4,500 pounds (...........well - OK -- weight is our enemy, so I guess I need to be careful of making that claim.......)

..........BUT - I'm gonna serve up some words to a few people in a couple of months............


TRUST ME.



Meanwhile - we have not published a weight...........
Which car will be considered the better performing vehicle with respect to its competition of the day, the 1969 Z28 or the 2012 ZL1?
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:52 PM   #15
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I'd love to see 3999 lbs or less... But I'm still going to buy it if it is 4200. Especially given all of Fbodfather's comments.
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:27 PM   #17
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A couple of thoughts.....


Have I ever misled you? Seriously?

Who was it that said "Keep the faith......."

who was it that said ".....it WILL look like the concept?"

Who said "you're gonna LOVE this car"?

Who said "Prepare for Perma-Grin"?

Who CONTINUALLY says "Wait until you see it in person"?

and WHO CONTINUALLY says "wait until you drive it"?



Now - you don't have to believe me -


But for those who know me - TRUST ME - this car is gonna blow you away - ESPECIALLY when you get it on a road course.

I don't care if it weighs 4,500 pounds (...........well - OK -- weight is our enemy, so I guess I need to be careful of making that claim.......)

..........BUT - I'm gonna serve up some words to a few people in a couple of months............


TRUST ME.



Meanwhile - we have not published a weight...........

: chevy:

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I'd love to see 3999 lbs or less... But I'm still going to buy it if it is 4200. Especially given all of Fbodfather's comments.

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A couple of thoughts.....


Have I ever misled you? Seriously?

Who was it that said "Keep the faith......."

who was it that said ".....it WILL look like the concept?"

Who said "you're gonna LOVE this car"?

Who said "Prepare for Perma-Grin"?

Who CONTINUALLY says "Wait until you see it in person"?

and WHO CONTINUALLY says "wait until you drive it"?



Now - you don't have to believe me -


But for those who know me - TRUST ME - this car is gonna blow you away - ESPECIALLY when you get it on a road course.

I don't care if it weighs 4,500 pounds (...........well - OK -- weight is our enemy, so I guess I need to be careful of making that claim.......)

..........BUT - I'm gonna serve up some words to a few people in a couple of months............


TRUST ME.



Meanwhile - we have not published a weight...........
Scott, can you make a comment on that recent picture of "Track Performance" hood with that "Front" opening?

Thanks!
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Chevrolet has not released an official weight for the ZL1. The 4200 pounds that individuals are referencing is just an estimate that appeared in an article on the web.

Let's reserve judgment until Chevrolet officially announces a weight for the ZL1.

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A couple of thoughts.....


Have I ever misled you? Seriously?

Who was it that said "Keep the faith......."

who was it that said ".....it WILL look like the concept?"

Who said "you're gonna LOVE this car"?

Who said "Prepare for Perma-Grin"?

Who CONTINUALLY says "Wait until you see it in person"?

and WHO CONTINUALLY says "wait until you drive it"?



Now - you don't have to believe me -


But for those who know me - TRUST ME - this car is gonna blow you away - ESPECIALLY when you get it on a road course.

I don't care if it weighs 4,500 pounds (...........well - OK -- weight is our enemy, so I guess I need to be careful of making that claim.......)

..........BUT - I'm gonna serve up some words to a few people in a couple of months............


TRUST ME.



Meanwhile - we have not published a weight...........
...uhemm, and don't forget who said Ultra grin?
..in Scott we trust, all others must provide proof....
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in Scott we trust, all others must provide proof....
LMFAO.... I like that!
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LMFAO.... I like that!
thanks Mac...!
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thanks Mac...!
I may make that my new sig.....
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I guess CTS-V is a terrible car...

And - I guess there will be more ZL1s for the rest of us.

And - No...
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