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Old 02-02-2012, 04:48 AM   #1
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Camaro ZL1 (vs GT-R) Review by Road & Track



Read the review here
http://www.roadandtrack.com/tests/co...n-gt-r-premium

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Old 02-02-2012, 05:27 AM   #2
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Prepare for the comments about the ZL1 being only 2.8 seconds slower than the GT-R on this track....
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:34 AM   #3
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Like comparing an apple and an orange. All in all, great showing for the ZL1 against a GTR that is $40K more.
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:49 AM   #4
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Thanks for posting this. Both are great, but very different cars. Its hard to beat AWD with that much power.
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:05 AM   #5
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Overall good review and if you want a ZL1 faster than a GTR, you need to spend $90k plus - that's the bottom line.
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:18 AM   #6
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The ZL1 is "more comfortable", "more rewarding", and "less video game-ish". Damnit...I was planning to wait for the 2013's, but all of this is NOT helping.

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Old 02-02-2012, 06:33 AM   #7
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Another confirmation that the ZL1 is hands down, the more desirable street machine; It suggests, that had it might have had AWD, it might not have been bested by the GTR. And, on a somewhat hotter day, the ZL1 just might accomplish that feat without such additional aids. Comfort? Pleasure to drive? ZL1 seemed like a 10 - 1 favorite. In all, the reviewer seemed to find the most enjoyment provided by the Mighty ZL1!
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:38 AM   #8
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The ZL1 is "more comfortable", "more rewarding", and "less video game-ish". Damnit...I was planning to wait for the 2013's, but all of this is NOT helping.

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John, you may find the place to discuss your malady in the "ZL1 Anonymous Thread"
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=198772
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:42 AM   #9
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Was that a 2012 gtr? If so that is impressive. That provides me evidence that the zl1 can out run the 2009 thru 2010 model gtrs
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:55 AM   #10
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Was that a 2012 gtr? If so that is impressive. That provides me evidence that the zl1 can out run the 2009 thru 2010 model gtrs

How so?

2009 GTR Nurburgring 7:39 2010-7.26

I can't wait to get my hands on my ZL1,but lets not go overboard.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:05 AM   #11
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Another confirmation that the ZL1 is hands down, the more desirable street machine; It suggests, that had it might have had AWD, it might not have been bested by the GTR. And, on a somewhat hotter day, the ZL1 just might accomplish that feat without such additional aids. Comfort? Pleasure to drive? ZL1 seemed like a 10 - 1 favorite. In all, the reviewer seemed to find the most enjoyment provided by the Mighty ZL1!

I agree with these statements, they were basically going to be my comment. It would be interesting to see how they compare on a warmer day and if ZL1 had AWD that would really be interesting.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:14 AM   #12
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The only question I have about this video is, what in God's name is in that guys forehead?!
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:23 AM   #13
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Love the review - just what I was looking for. A car you can drive every day and enjoy and take out on the track or open road course and have a great performer. Looks to me like Chevy got this just about perfect.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:33 AM   #14
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Was that a 2012 gtr? If so that is impressive. That provides me evidence that the zl1 can out run the 2009 thru 2010 model gtrs
Umm, no.
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