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Old 06-27-2012, 10:51 AM   #43
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It has the SVT performance package, which includes upgraded Torsen Differential, Upgraded Dampers, different rear springs along with upgraded wheels. All for $3,400.

Where is this "$8,000" package you speak of?

There's the SVT Track Package that includes an upgraded cooling system for $2,900 but the article never said it was included. Even if it was equipped, we arn't at an added $8,000 .
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PRICE AS TESTED
ZL1 - $56,365
GT500 - $64,770
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:51 AM   #44
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Both great cars! ZL1 seems to be more livable for driving comfort. Great comparison article.

I'm a Chevy guy, so it's Camaro all the way for my vote of best car.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:52 AM   #45
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Exactly, there was an almost $9k price difference in the cars tested.
That's not an argument. European cars are frequently matched against each other with greater than $10k price difference. It's all about % difference not $ difference, and the % difference is within 30% which is quite reasonable for match-ups.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:53 AM   #46
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That's not an argument. European cars are frequently matched against each other with greater than $10k price difference. It's all about % difference not $ difference, and the % difference is within 30% which is quite reasonable for match-ups.
30% is reasonable

Testing a $200k car against a $210k car is reasonable
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:54 AM   #47
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The Shelby has options the Z doesn't have that do nothing for performance. Glass top, NAV, car covers, subwoofers don't count. It's about a 5K price difference between the two.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:56 AM   #48
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The Shelby has options the Z doesn't have that do nothing for performance. Glass top, NAV, car covers, subwoofers don't count. It's about a 5K price difference between the two.
And the ZL1 was still declared the winner, by several reviews now. Although the GT500 is a great car, its overpriced and still not quite as good as the ZL1.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:56 AM   #49
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What about an Auto ZL1? Does any one think the magazines would pick the Auto Z against the GT500. We all keep asking about the base GT500 what about the auto Z that a large percentage have bought.
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Anyone can drive in a straight line.
lol. Ever drag / bracket raced? Yea, anyone can do it
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:59 AM   #51
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And the ZL1 was still declared the winner, by several reviews now. Although the GT500 is a great car, its overpriced and still not quite as good as the ZL1.
Yes it has been awarded the #1 spot by 4 magazines but lost 85% percent of the performance tests as shown in that list. Happens to the ZO6 all the time too tho.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:59 AM   #52
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What about an Auto ZL1? Does any one think the magazines would pick the Auto Z against the GT500. We all keep asking about the base GT500 what about the auto Z that a large percentage have bought.
Good point, GM claims the auto is quicker, lets see if this holds true
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:01 AM   #53
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The ZL1 holding 1.27g @ 111mph.... wow! That is planted, solid
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:03 AM   #54
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Yes it has been awarded the #1 spot by 4 magazines but lost 85% percent of the performance tests as shown in that list. Happens to the ZO6 all the time too tho.
Just cannot succumb to the fact the ZL1 is a better all around performer A true GT car that can be driven comfortably to work, and then taken to the track without having to spend money on any upgrades. Furthermore, the warranty is honered at the track as well.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:03 AM   #55
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The ZL1 holding 1.27g @ 111mph.... wow! That is planted, solid
Wow crazy when considering its a 4 door chasis handling like a porche!
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:07 AM   #56
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What about an Auto ZL1? Does any one think the magazines would pick the Auto Z against the GT500. We all keep asking about the base GT500 what about the auto Z that a large percentage have bought.
I don't think so. even if the .1 tenth in the quarter gm claims happens that still puts it .4 behind in the drag race.

I don't think the auto will be faster around a track.

If you want an auto though you can't even get it in the shelby so at that point epic fail ford.

the corbra jet has an auto.
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