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Old 02-27-2012, 12:14 PM   #51
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Time to start referring to this beast as a supercar.....impressive!
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:21 PM   #52
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When Ford stated the new '13GT500 convertible is 3 seconds faster than the current '12 GT500 coupe, what was the GT500 coupe's time he was referring to?
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:23 PM   #53
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:24 PM   #54
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When Ford stated the new '13GT500 convertible is 3 seconds faster than the current '12 GT500 coupe, what was the GT500 coupe's time he was referring to?
they were referring to the 2012 gt500 coupe with the PP around sebring here in florida.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:32 PM   #55
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that stock suspension is quite impressive. Pulling some amazing lateral G's...
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:37 PM   #56
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why does the driver have the tire pressure monitor showing? any specific reason?
The hotter the tires get, the more pressure. I'm sure someone that is more into racing than I could give you the best explanation.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:38 PM   #57
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:40 PM   #58
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im getting more and more suprised about this car
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:02 PM   #59
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Holy cow that is an insane time. Very impressive and makes me very happy, can't wait to get mine in!!! Congrats GM on an awesome time!

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Old 02-27-2012, 01:02 PM   #60
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:05 PM   #61
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:09 PM   #62
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Holy cow that is an insane time. Very impressive and makes me very happy, can't wait to get mine in!!! Congrats GM on an awesome time!

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Oh goodness, what kind of monster are you going to create with the ZL-1?
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:15 PM   #63
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Wow. That track is a tire-eater and suspension-beater. Lots of rough little elevation changes; especially uphill rises into a blind curve which is great for spinning out. Terrific demonstration of the magnetic suspension's ability to track all that! It's also quite a work-out for the driver. Great video!

Getting into the top 10 puts the ZL1 in some very lofty company there; awesome accomplishment for a "muscle" car.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:21 PM   #64
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they were referring to the 2012 gt500 coupe with the PP around sebring here in florida.
But what was the time that the '12GT500 coupe ran it? I know the new vert is 3 seconds faster than the coupe but I dont know what time the coupe ran it?
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:59 PM   #65
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:01 PM   #66
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Oh goodness, what kind of monster are you going to create with the ZL-1?

A fast one

I've some got some plans for her once she arrives in April (I hope...)
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:19 PM   #67
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Do we know that the same track configuration was used? ....
Great Vid!

Looks to be the "Grand West Course".

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Old 02-27-2012, 02:20 PM   #68
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For those interested .. comparable vid from the 2011 GT500 when it went around the track.


It will be nice to see if someone can take the Zl1 and 2013 GT500 around in the same day / same driver as well ... I'd have to give the advantage to the ZL1 as I just think the suspension and the tire is there to support the power ...

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Awesome time! Though the driver were almost off-roading that car. So you can replicate that time in your car, you should buy several boxes of duck tape to cover the bumpers and side rocker panels. Not to mention new tires if you're going to curb the corners like that.

But if you want to sell a car from the point of view of what it can do on a road track, no matter the consequences after racing... Awesome job GMotors! Thats an impressive time.

I wonder, GMotors are putting these videos, but if I buy a ZL-1 and do that same to my car, its an automatic void for the warranty?
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For those interested .. comparable vid from the 2011 GT500 when it went around the track.


It will be nice to see if someone can take the Zl1 and 2013 GT500 around in the same day / same driver as well ... I'd have to give the advantage to the ZL1 as I just think the suspension and the tire is there to support the power ...

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When I watched this earlier, it just seemed the driver was a lot more aggressive and less smooth. Maybe it was just the car wasn't as in control, I don't know, but you bring up an excellent point.
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Awesome time! Though the driver were almost off-roading that car. So you can replicate that time in your car, you should buy several boxes of duck tape to cover the bumpers and side rocker panels. Not to mention new tires if you're going to curb the corners like that.

But if you want to sell a car from the point of view of what it can do on a road track, no matter the consequences after racing... Awesome job GMotors! Thats an impressive time.

I wonder, GMotors are putting these videos, but if I buy a ZL-1 and do that same to my car, its an automatic void for the warranty?
I would say no. They are saying this car is meant to be tracked, bith 1/4 mile and road course..... for fun... if you are using it in a competition and for money, well then it might change, but not sure.
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When I watched this earlier, it just seemed the driver was a lot more aggressive and less smooth. Maybe it was just the car wasn't as in control, I don't know, but you bring up an excellent point.
No doubt .. I think w/ the GT500 there were a few more OH SH!T moments .. lol .. anyway .. like I said, I'd love to see same driver same day in each car ...

I'll say one thing ... both cars have come a long way for sure! ..

BTW .. it is interesting that early on, when they go under the bridge or sign or whatever it is .. the ZL1 is already 5MPH ahead at that time .. .. some corners you can see the ZL1 having a good 12mph advantage ... that is awesome.

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I want the ZL1 to be my roadcourse car.
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No doubt .. I think w/ the GT500 there were a few more OH SH!T moments .. lol .. anyway .. like I said, I'd love to see same driver same day in each car ...

I'll say one thing ... both cars have come a long way for sure! ..

BTW .. it is interesting that early on, when they go under the bridge or sign or whatever it is .. the ZL1 is already 5MPH ahead at that time .. .. some corners you can see the ZL1 having a good 12mph advantage ... that is awesome.

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The Gs ZL1 appears to be holding are really high, too. I'll admit I only watched the '500 video once, and the ZL1 video a few times, but it just looks easier to drive. That shouldn't be a big surprise, really, given the IRS and MRC III, but we're talking a car down on power by 100 now... I think the driver's going to have his hands full, but you could say that about any car with 650 horse'.

You're totally right; these cars are so much farther now it's crazy. When they were young, I don't know that there were many comparisons to the-then-supercars in any other way than straight line performance. Now, it's not entirely unreasonable to compare them in about all the major performance regimes. Still - I don't call any GM car a supercar - but they are definately SUPER cars; the same holds true for Ford. Well - in fact - I did consider the GT a supercar, and still think it is; that's mostly because of the outrageous styling, among a couple other things. I still don't call Corvette a supercar because it's styling isn't Aventador-crazy (which I'm glad, because I truly love the 6th Gen design). Like I said - they perform on-par and even exceed many, but supercars they are not. That's fine by me - I'd rather go good than look good
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:50 PM   #75
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I want the ZL1 to be my roadcourse car.
Me too! That's why I bought one

Honestly of all the cars I have driven on track, my current SS is by far the easiest to drive fast at the track and is tons of fun!

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