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Old 02-06-2012, 04:23 PM   #52
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A vidio well worth watching , very nice
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:00 PM   #53
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Awesome. Nice driving finally.
I can't wait to see how it respons to mods.
LSA is making what? 8 lbs of boost on the 1900tvs?
DRs, exhaust, intake, tune should be knocking on high 10s.
Even before turning up the boost.
The 2300tvs on the 13gt500 is already at 15 psi correct?
What needs to be considered here is the efficiency of each blower. The 1.9L will have about 6psi without a port to max its efficiency. The 2.3L is about 5psi before it reaches its max. Dont get too wrapped up in boost pressure, it is simply a measurement of restriction.
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:02 PM   #54
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About time you guys get to see the kind of review you deserve. That mid 12 garbage and 13.0 garbage was even making me sick to my stomach, and I'm not even a Camaro guy. I was tired of hearing everyone bash the car for something it hadn't even been given the proper opportunity to do.

I will admit I dislike the fact that they 'correct' numbers, and even even give you a real 0-60 or 1/4 time/trap, but clearly a great driver will have that car into the high 11's 100% stock on a prepped track.

In my own opinion, I'd give it somewhere around 2-3/10ths better than the best GT500 time (which I believe is 12.1 or 12.2)
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:22 PM   #55
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About time you guys get to see the kind of review you deserve. That mid 12 garbage and 13.0 garbage was even making me sick to my stomach, and I'm not even a Camaro guy. I was tired of hearing everyone bash the car for something it hadn't even been given the proper opportunity to do.

I will admit I dislike the fact that they 'correct' numbers, and even even give you a real 0-60 or 1/4 time/trap, but clearly a great driver will have that car into the high 11's 100% stock on a prepped track.

In my own opinion, I'd give it somewhere around 2-3/10ths better than the best GT500 time (which I believe is 12.1 or 12.2)
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:30 PM   #56
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so glad this video finally came out, have been waiting to see this forever
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:19 PM   #57
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Quick question if anybody knows:

The guy said run RPM's to around 2k and drop the clutch and he pulled a 3.8 sec 0-60mph. Does anybody know if he did the "NO LIFT" shift on that run or is that only available when you use LAUNCH CONTROL at the start?
This is the third or fourth time I've seen someone post about the no-lift shift. Is this for sure on the ZL1? I've done a ton of reading about the car,but don't recall anything from GM on the subject.
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:30 PM   #58
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290 to each tire sounded a little dorky considering its crank rated!
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:32 PM   #59
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This is the third or fourth time I've seen someone post about the no-lift shift. Is this for sure on the ZL1? I've done a ton of reading about the car,but don't recall anything from GM on the subject.
Yes it has been verified and is in the new manual that was posted the other day. Not sure which thread???
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:56 PM   #60
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I needed this review. Thanks!
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:03 PM   #61
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So is it accurate to say that the ZL1 has yet to break out of the 12's in any magazine/ezine tests to-date?
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:21 PM   #62
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It looks like it. Though, this one is certainly more inspiring than any of the other ones I've seen. I'm sure a late fall run on the east coast will yield a significant improvement over GMs numbers, not to mention a time slip that isn't 'corrected'.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:35 PM   #63
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So is it accurate to say that the ZL1 has yet to break out of the 12's in any magazine/ezine tests to-date?

NO... He said they ran a under 12 sec 1/4 mile


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Old 02-06-2012, 08:36 PM   #64
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NO... He said they ran a under 12 sec 1/4 mile


Looks like a young GLENN BECK !! LOL..!
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:37 PM   #65
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Looks like a young GLENN BECK !! LOL..!
Or Al O.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:38 PM   #66
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This drives me crazy! Why does everyone say when the 2013 gt500 comes out we will put it up against the ZL1. Like the 2012 gt500 doesn't exist!!!!

I agree this really is about 2012 not 2013. Ford got spanked this year and they all know it, so lets just jump to 2013
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:40 PM   #67
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Great Video, thanks for sharing, looking forward to running the ZL1 the way it was built. Still hard to believe this car is getting numbers that you'd normally invest $100k to reach. Good friend of mine owns a GTR and he's begging me to take the ZL1 for a ride when it's broke in. Given he let me drive his Z06 prior to trading for the GTR I'll have some good data to compare.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:07 PM   #68
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