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Old 09-21-2011, 08:29 PM   #101
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Did anyone get a glimpse of the yellow chase car? It must have been a BB. Both the driver and the guy riding shottie looked prepared to roll. The stats will be very interesting. The video was great.
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:34 PM   #102
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Did anyone get a glimpse of the yellow chase car? It must have been a BB. Both the driver and the guy riding shottie looked prepared to roll. The stats will be very interesting. The video was great.

This yellow car?
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:48 PM   #103
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:09 PM   #104
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It’s funny because I have been saving on a down payment for a house.... looks like that money is going elsewhere.... I wonder where? lol...

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Old 09-21-2011, 09:11 PM   #105
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Itís funny because I have been saving on a down payment for a house.... looks like that money is going elsewhere.... I wonder where? lol...

I know, I'm out of control!
Well...ZL1 is cheaper...so you're making the right choice....right?
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:14 PM   #106
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Itís funny because I have been saving on a down payment for a house.... looks like that money is going elsewhere.... I wonder where? lol...

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Owning a house is over rated. Always something to fix or replace and until your all done thirty years down the road you might break even.

Rent, let someone else have the problems and buy a ZL1. Your life will be much better.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:19 PM   #107
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Anyone else think it sounded like the auto version?
Head phones on and yeah ..... A6 no M6 on this clip
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:27 PM   #108
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I don't care what anyone says... an automatic ZL1 = lame!

I can just hear that driver while lapping the 'ring... "damn I wish this thing was a manual!"
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:29 PM   #109
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I don't care what anyone says... an automatic ZL1 = lame!

I can just hear that driver while lapping the 'ring... "damn I wish this thing was a manual!"
Automatics are better in most cases these days.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:31 PM   #110
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:03 PM   #111
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Automatics are better in most cases these days.
Not to me, as I enjoy having full control of my car. It's a performance car, not a Camry. Automatics are soulless.

I guess I just place too much importance on driving enjoyment.
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:03 PM   #112
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damnit, maybe I should have saved up for a ZL1 instead!!! ugh
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:15 PM   #113
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Not to me, as I enjoy having full control of my car. It's a performance car, not a Camry. Automatics are soulless.

I guess I just place too much importance on driving enjoyment.
It depends on what type of performance your talking about. As far as drag racing, automatics have been proven time and time again that they rule the strip. On a road course, I would agree with you. As far as day to day driving like most people will use this car for and automatic rules again. I guess I'm starting to show my age. I've owned a ton of manuals and I used to agree with you ,but I'm tired of jamming gears and sitting in traffic with a manual when automatic are as good if not better than manuals any more.
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:16 PM   #114
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I guess I just place too much importance on driving enjoyment.
Not at all! You just like the intimacy of shifting versus the sequential shiftshiftshift of the auto as you accelerate!
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:20 PM   #115
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I just do not agree with the repeated statements that "automatics are better". Not for enthusiasts in my opinion. Why would you buy a ZL1 to daily drive in traffic? You are sacrificing fuel economy, harshness, visibility, etc compared to a typical "Camry type" daily driver, yet you would still complain about having to shift your own gears? I'm obviously not capable of understanding such mentality.
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:23 PM   #116
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I just do not agree with the repeated statements that "automatics are better". Not for enthusiasts in my opinion. Why would you buy a ZL1 to daily drive in traffic? You are sacrificing fuel economy, harshness, visibility, etc compared to a typical "Camry type" daily driver, yet you would still complain about having to shift your own gears? I'm obviously not capable of understanding such mentality.
I guess not.

But then...neither am I. Everything is a trade-off, imo...if I want the pleasure of shifting my own gears (which I do)...then I'm not going to get upset when I get stuck in slow traffic with it a few times.

But...on another unrelated note...the sheer torque in this monster should suffice to just use the clutch in 2nd gear on bumper-to-bumper highways...
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I guess not.

But then...neither am I. Everything is a trade-off, imo...if I want the pleasure of shifting my own gears (which I do)...then I'm not going to get upset when I get stuck in slow traffic with it a few times.

But...on another unrelated note...the sheer torque in this monster should suffice to just use the clutch in 2nd gear on bumper-to-bumper highways...
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I just do not agree with the repeated statements that "automatics are better". Not for enthusiasts in my opinion. Why would you buy a ZL1 to daily drive in traffic? You are sacrificing fuel economy, harshness, visibility, etc compared to a typical "Camry type" daily driver, yet you would still complain about having to shift your own gears? I'm obviously not capable of understanding such mentality.
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I guess not.

But then...neither am I. Everything is a trade-off, imo...if I want the pleasure of shifting my own gears (which I do)...then I'm not going to get upset when I get stuck in slow traffic with it.

But...on another unrelated note...the sheer torque in this monster should suffice to just use the clutch in 2nd gear on bumper-to-bumper highways...
Like I said, I'm no spring chicken any more and I've driven and raced more manual than you can shake a stick at. I was made a believer a long time ago when automatics started taking over at the strip. I hung on for a long time with my manual ,but I too soon learned that the automatic was the way to go. I understand what you are both saying ,but I no longer agree. I owned a 2010 GT500 and it was fun for about the first couple of weeks and then I wished I had an automatic. If they didn't offer an automatic I would still be buying one ,but the fact that they are is just an added bonus for me.
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:33 PM   #119
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Like I said, I'm no spring chicken any more and I've driven and raced more manual than you can shake a stick at. I was made a believer a long time ago when automatics started taking over at the strip. I hung on for a long time with my manual ,but I too soon learned that the automatic was the way to go. I understand what you are both saying ,but I no longer agree. I owned a 2010 GT500 and it was fun for about the first couple of weeks and then I wished I had an automatic. If they didn't offer an automatic I would still be buying one ,but the fact that they are is just an added bonus for me.
Time for me to switch sides.

On the other hand, I agree with you too! If you don't find a thrill in it, or else the disadvantages to manual (which there are) outweigh the benefits, it makes no sense to get one. And there are no "apologies" necessary.

Chevy's offering the choice to people because they get this, and have the means to provide. All I can say is that Ford doesn't, x2.
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Time for me to switch sides.

On the other hand, I agree with you too! If you don't find a thrill in it, or else the disadvantages to manual (which there are) outweigh the benefits, it makes no sense to get one. And there are no "apologies" necessary.

Chevy's offering the choice to people because they get this, and have the means to provide. All I can say is that Ford doesn't, x2.
agreed. At least GM is smart enough to give us the choice. I bet a lot more GT500s could have been sold if Ford would have done the same. Then again maybe they didn't want to sell too many.
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:56 PM   #121
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1st off, I love the manual. Maybe a little annoying in traffic while drinking coffee on a saturday morn. But, the fun of winding it up to 6 grand at 8psi once the coffee is kicked in is priceless.
The introduction of the ZL1 couldn't of come at a worse time for me. I just sunk a buttload of cash in my SS and this thing is out there dangling like a carrot in front of a donkey. I may have to just get a ZL1 hood, be happy with the Maggie and work on the suspension. ZL1 Rocks
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:32 PM   #122
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:06 AM   #123
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Oh my! Cant wait to see tested performance numbers. Its one thing to hit sub 12 sec 1320ft off the showroom (my prediction is 11.9) its another to run the ring at 7:4x (my prediction is 7:47) all for under $53k (my prediction is $52k). Lets hope my predictions are correct
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:28 AM   #124
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:54 AM   #125
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Just got a chance to watch and listen. Simply awesome. I can't wait for the comparos.
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