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Old 08-14-2012, 08:21 AM   #1
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1LE vs Boss (Automobile Magazine)

http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews...2/viewall.html
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:40 AM   #2
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Thanks for sharing!

Will read it during lunch.
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Ok, they say the 1LE is faster around a track. What track were they on and what were the numbers? Great read but they left out the most important part.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:47 AM   #4
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I agree, not much info in this article.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:57 AM   #5
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They picked the boss as their favorite because they feel it's more fun to drive. At least when the mags picked the ZL1 even though it was slower on the strip, they backed up their decision by mentioning superior handling in addition to its easy to drive nature. Automobile isn't really saying anything other than the Boss stirs their emotions. Not really a good enough explanation on its own.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:57 AM   #6
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I'll have to check this out.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:03 AM   #7
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:31 AM   #8
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WOW! This article is complete political spin. Except for their crazy summation they're telling us the Boss ain't the Boss!
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:55 AM   #9
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They picked the boss as their favorite because they feel it's more fun to drive. At least when the mags picked the ZL1 even though it was slower on the strip, they backed up their decision by mentioning superior handling in addition to its easy to drive nature. Automobile isn't really saying anything other than the Boss stirs their emotions. Not really a good enough explanation on its own.
What they are calling "fun" to drive is actually the chassis and handling characteristics showing their weaknesses and archaic designs.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:56 AM   #10
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As different as these two cars are, this showdown is as close as it comes to a stalemate. All rational thinking puts the Camaro ahead of the Mustang. In addition to being the faster car, it's also significantly cheaper than the Boss. As a $3500 option on top of the SS's $33,535 starting price, the 1LE undercuts the Boss by a whopping $5960. Yet while you're turning faster laps in the 1LE, you'll be yearning for the involvement and the specialness of the Mustang. Everything that the Camaro package addresses -- body roll, gearing, and handling behavior -- were complaints we had about the SS back in 2010. The 1LE package comes off as a fix for what was broken rather than improving on an already excellent car. That's what the Boss 302 does.

The raucous Mustang installs itself in your subconscious with the viciousness of a drug addiction. Despite knowing there's an objectively better alternative with a Chevy badge, we are lured back to the Boss again and again. Its responsive chassis, competent handling, and brawny engine strike us in a psychological weak spot where emotions overrule sensibilities. We'd never question someone for making the rational choice of a Camaro SS 1LE, but reason be damned, the Boss 302 is the car we want.

While I love my camaro, I knda agree with the article, Chevy fixed an existing issue, and I will never let up, the 2012 1LE should have gotten an increase in HP.
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:34 AM   #11
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As different as these two cars are, this showdown is as close as it comes to a stalemate. All rational thinking puts the Camaro ahead of the Mustang. In addition to being the faster car, it's also significantly cheaper than the Boss. As a $3500 option on top of the SS's $33,535 starting price, the 1LE undercuts the Boss by a whopping $5960. Yet while you're turning faster laps in the 1LE, you'll be yearning for the involvement and the specialness of the Mustang. Everything that the Camaro package addresses -- body roll, gearing, and handling behavior -- were complaints we had about the SS back in 2010. The 1LE package comes off as a fix for what was broken rather than improving on an already excellent car. That's what the Boss 302 does.

The raucous Mustang installs itself in your subconscious with the viciousness of a drug addiction. Despite knowing there's an objectively better alternative with a Chevy badge, we are lured back to the Boss again and again. Its responsive chassis, competent handling, and brawny engine strike us in a psychological weak spot where emotions overrule sensibilities. We'd never question someone for making the rational choice of a Camaro SS 1LE, but reason be damned, the Boss 302 is the car we want.

While I love my camaro, I knda agree with the article, Chevy fixed an existing issue, and I will never let up, the 2012 1LE should have gotten an increase in HP.
The dual mode exhaust should provide some extra power (provides 6hp on the vettes.)

GM is notorious for under rating their engines, and instead of going through a whole validating process for 6hp extra (or so), they just rate it the same. Don't get so caught up on the need for extra power.... 426hp is nothing to be ashamed of, and due to the suspension, gearing, & tire upgrades it should hold its own just fine.
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:38 AM   #12
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My 2013 1ss is WAY faster than the 2012 I had. I believe the addition of dual mode and electric p/s is good for ateast 20hp. I ran my brother's auto 5.0 at the track and I pulled him everytime up top. My car trapped 113mph. With the 1LE's new trans and rear end on top of the dual mode and electric p/s, I believe this car is a good bit quicker than GM is leading on
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My 2013 1ss is WAY faster than the 2012 I had. I believe the addition of dual mode and electric p/s is good for ateast 20hp. I ran my brother's auto 5.0 at the track and I pulled him everytime up top. My car trapped 113mph. With the 1LE's new trans and rear end on top of the dual mode and electric p/s, I believe this car is a good bit quicker than GM is leading on
Thanks for posting this.... I would assume that the electric power steering would help as well.

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Old 08-14-2012, 11:56 AM   #14
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It doesn't matter what the track and times were. Chevy guys will buy the SS 1LE's and Ford guys will buy the slower and overpriced Boss 302's. Both will be happy. But the chevy guys will be winning! lol
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