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Old 10-27-2011, 09:20 PM   #526
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How in the world can a 3900 lb car with more weight, less HP, and smaller tires be faster than a ZR1?

Something is very interesting to say the least.
Tire & suspension technology.
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:25 PM   #527
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I would almost bet that ZL1 run was done using the "Cup Tires".

In an earlier article they made a comment about brand X being loaded in a trailer while leaving the track, when they just swapped tires and seats in the ZL1 before leaving.

Why would you swap the Eagle F1's for more Eagle F1's?
Why would you keep tires on that have been on the track all day when leaving? That is asking for a blowout, depending on how hard they were pushing it and how many runs were done.
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:58 PM   #528
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I would almost bet that ZL1 run was done using the "Cup Tires".

In an earlier article they made a comment about brand X being loaded in a trailer while leaving the track, when they just swapped tires and seats in the ZL1 before leaving.

Why would you swap the Eagle F1's for more Eagle F1's?

Its wasnt done on cup tires. It was done on eagle f1's. You also have to remember running a road course like that will kill a set of tires lap after lap. When your also dealing with a prototype and wouldnt want to take the chance of it blowin a tire going home and injuring someone.
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:30 PM   #529
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Its wasnt done on cup tires. It was done on eagle f1's. You also have to remember running a road course like that will kill a set of tires lap after lap. When your also dealing with a prototype and wouldnt want to take the chance of it blowin a tire going home and injuring someone.
The car was trailered everywhere when not actually on the track.

The reason they changed the tires after track use was purely asthetics when showing the car. It's a real bitch kitty to get the rubber off the wheels and the car just "shows" better with fresh rubber.
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Old 10-28-2011, 04:44 PM   #530
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Exactly why the 6th gen car needs to weigh 3400lb tops. Its weight is killing it.
Well if we cut out the rear seat and some space in the cabin, used some lighter weight materials we could do exactly that, but then we already did. It is a Corvette

Check out the video in this thread. Compare the Camaro to the lighter Mustang. Tell me what you think.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...rs+crash+video
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:06 PM   #531
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I would almost bet that ZL1 run was done using the "Cup Tires".

In an earlier article they made a comment about brand X being loaded in a trailer while leaving the track, when they just swapped tires and seats in the ZL1 before leaving.

Why would you swap the Eagle F1's for more Eagle F1's?

Wild guess...Tires were worn down from many laps?
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:14 PM   #532
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Could it be GM doesn't want to spill at this time?
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:24 PM   #533
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I love the disbelief. The desperate search for excuses why that lap time wasn't possible.

It was factory!!! Yes, it's that good a factory package!
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:26 PM   #534
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I love the disbelief. The desperate search for excuses why that lap time wasn't possible.

It was factory!!! Yes, it's that good a factory package!
The Camaro TEAM has done a lot of tire development work to get them just right for the ZL1 -- a lot.
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:38 AM   #535
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If the ZL1 sells for less then $54K, it's a real bargain.
Grab them while they last...
WOW...how close was that bet???...$95 dollar difference!!
Did I win the final round on the PRICE is RIGHT?
If I remember, when you bid within $100 you win the two final price packages!!
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:27 PM   #536
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$54K is a bargain and the ZL1 Ring time ridiculous. It is a Camaro lover's DREAM car. The ZL1 is proof that GM makes dreams come true.

I had been dreaming of a Camaro SUPERcar with a normally aspirated dry sumped LS7 with 680 HP. That dream came true courtesy of the Lingenfelter L/28. I like to dream. Maybe the 650 HP 2013 GT500 will bring out a 700 HP Z/28 from GM.....

I also dream about Camaros that are faster than OE Vettes. I dream of a Pedderised Camaro at the Ring...

7:19.63 Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1 (2012)
7:22.68 Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z06 (2012)
7:41.27 Camaro ZL1 (2012)

ZL1 buyers should be busy today making their ZL1 dreams come true and I should get busy. I have a few dreams that need my attention.
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:29 PM   #537
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There is ZERO room to complain at that price point... 54K...
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:46 PM   #538
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There is ZERO room to complain at that price point... 54K...
There will always be someone to complain. i seriously expected 58-60k. Watching to see what the dealers do for "market adjustment".

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7:22.68 Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z06 (2012)
Wasn't those new Corvette times run on Cup Tires which make the Camaro's time even more outstanding.
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:53 PM   #539
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Wasn't those new Corvette times run on Cup Tires which make the Camaro's time even more outstanding.
Depends who you talk to. Now IF Pedders was going to run at the Ring we could use any tire we see fit as long as we make it part of the build package and it is a D.O.T. legal tire
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