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Old 02-27-2012, 10:46 PM   #127
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Didn't someone from ford brag about the 2013 cobra was benchmarked against the ford GT?

Guess what car the ZL1 beats?
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:54 PM   #128
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Do any Camaro5 members have lap times from VIR they would post. I wonder what numbers a nicely modded SS could put up.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:11 PM   #129
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Anyone know what day this was ran on?
I thought that was todays run? They are all out there today....aaaaand ....I'll just keep my mouth shut right there.


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I'll clean up that mess and take that off their hands free of charge.
haha...I was just thinking, "I'll take those rims!"

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Old 02-27-2012, 11:25 PM   #130
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haha...I was just thinking, "I'll take those rims!"

me too
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:26 PM   #131
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WHAT I WANT to see is the AUTO numbers posted. Comon GM,,,,, don't keep delaying the inevitable SHOCKING NUMBER!!!
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:51 PM   #132
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WHAT I WANT to see is the AUTO numbers posted. Comon GM,,,,, don't keep delaying the inevitable SHOCKING NUMBER!!!
Are you being sarcastic, or is there a school of thought that says the auto will be faster?
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:28 AM   #133
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Awesome time
When did this take place?
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:39 AM   #134
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For all those people worried or wondering how the ZL1 beat a Z06, I say stop and let the ZL1 have its moment. This VIR time is a little bit of vindication against all those who thought the ZL1 was dead before it was even released. Clearly this is an awesome car that is a complete package.

The Z06/Z07 hasn't been invalidated by anything, and the ZR1 just ran a best of 2:45 at VIR the same day the ZL1 made this run. So clearly the corvette team knows what they are doing too.

For those who are still concerned, I would point out that the Z06/Z07 still ran a 7:22 on the Nurburgring, and the old Z06 ran a 7:42 under GMs old testing standards (standing start/full lap) on the generation 1 Goodyear tires. No one is out to work on a new best time for a no-option Z06 or even a Grand Sport anymore, they are unfortunately old news at this point. Especially with the ZR1 vette, Z07 option, and more importantly the C7 vette two short years away.

Besides think about it. Look how many cars in GMs portfolio that it now has which can run sub- 8 minute times on the Ring and respectable times everywhere else. All C6 corvettes, the ZL1, the CTS-V, have done it as of 2012. And even though it was an 8:22 on the ring, even the now discontinued Cobalt SS set the handling record for FWD compacts there. That is just a broad respectable list overall for GM IMHO .

I welcome the ZL1 to the badass club.
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:58 AM   #135
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I believe Aaron Link the ZL1 performance chassis engineer was the hotshoe who piloted the almighty "Zed Elle 1" on this historic lap from what I have read on other write ups on the media day event at VIR.
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:00 AM   #136
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Hmmmmmm! on this course it beat the GTR that beat it at Inde Motorsports Ranch Configuration 4.
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:15 AM   #137
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Oh and after this expect even higher mark ups at the dealership since this car is now really proving it's capabilities I always knew the GEN5 Camaro had.
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:14 AM   #138
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...that's just sick man....kudo's to the Chevy ZL1 Team.....
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:19 AM   #139
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Beat the GT500 by 6 seconds...
Problem with that is it WASN'T the 650hp 2013 GT500, with the in-cab adjustable suspension, and from what I've been told, a surprise that'll be unveiled at the last minute, in the form of a CERAMIC BRAKE option.
Ford's already(obviously) ran the Nurburgring, VIR, Fontana, and Laguna Seca just to name a few, and methinks they're waiting until the ZL1 gets released and the rags review it over and over and over, before they drop the daisy-cutter bombshell that is the '13 Shelby GT500 on the until-then, chest-pumping GM upper-management.
Me personally, I'm trying to figure out if I can wait until a few months after the Shelby is released to buy the ZL1. Obviously right off the bat they're gonna be priced through the roof, but I'm thinking there's a chance that with all the hype transferring to the Shelby, and the car becomes available, one might be able to sneak in and out of a Chevy dealer with a ZL1, WITHOUT having to bend over and pick up the soap.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:24 AM   #140
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I already knew that..Plus i am buying mine at 500 under MSRP...You can't do that with ANY local Ford dealer, I can guarantee they will have a 5-10K ADM. Not saying you can't get a GT500 at MSRP, just not here locally like the ZL1.

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