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Old 08-22-2012, 09:46 AM   #1
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ZL1 - Motor Trends 2012 Best Drivers Car... Maybe

Intro and Behind the Scenes





Hot Laps of the 9 - Fastest to Slowest - Same day, same track, same driver.



















The results:

9th - Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4
8th - Jaguar XKR-S
7th - Ford Shelby GT500
6th - Chevy Camaro ZL1
5th - McLaren MP4-12C
4th - Subaru BRZ
3rd - Nissan GT-R
2nd - Mercedes-Benz C63
1st - Porsche 911 Carrera S

http://www.motortrend.com/features/p...t_drivers_car/

We may have beat the GT500, but this quote really hurts "It's slower than the Shelby, makes less power, and turned in a worse lap time. Not only that, but we were in unanimous agreement that the Shelby and its quicker turn-in was more fun to drive."
The fact that a Camaro is competing with cars of this level is AMAZING!!



The Drag Race!!!


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Old 08-22-2012, 09:52 AM   #2
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I want his job...just sayin.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:53 PM   #3
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Now that was enjoyable to watch. Wait for it.....I know it will come.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:26 PM   #4
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:28 PM   #5
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I think It will be the 991 or the GTR.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:13 PM   #6
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I say the C63 AMG Black Series. Randy really seamed to like this car.
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:38 PM   #7
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911. It always is, and for good reason (no offense intended to any of the rest) - it's a 911. The germans have had that one figured out for a long time now. It's the other car I ~almost~ got instead of ordering the ZL1.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:04 PM   #8
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When will the ZL1 win a race? Damn the Mustang beats us again.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:14 PM   #9
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:36 PM   #10
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When will the ZL1 win a race? Damn the Mustang beats us again.
These results for the GT500 and ZL1 were previously released by Motor Trend in June (http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...0/viewall.html). The GT500 had the faster first lap, but, due to brake fade in the GT500, the ZL1 had the faster last lap, and the ZL1's lap times were very consistent with all of them being within 0.2 seconds. The Motor Trend comparison concluded that the ZL1 was the better vehicle.
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These results for the GT500 and ZL1 were previously released by Motor Trend in June (http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...0/viewall.html). The GT500 had the faster first lap, but, due to brake fade in the GT500, the ZL1 had the faster last lap, and the ZL1's lap times were very consistent with all of them being within 0.2 seconds. The Motor Trend comparison concluded that the ZL1 was the better vehicle.
Ford guys can say, well, what if the ZL1 ran more than 1 lap on the only roadcourse win it had against the Shelby, it would have lost because of heat soak. Come on man, just face the music like the rest of us. It doesn't make you a lesser man.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:58 PM   #12
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Judging by the smile on Randy's face, I'm thinking the 911 is in first place followed by the C63. A little bit surprised by the C63 - it's chassis has been called unruly by some reviews but this black edition seems bred for the track. I predict the ZL1 will come out ahead of the Ford but something tells me the BRZ is going to slip ahead of both. The Jaguar and Lamborghini seemed a little twitchy. The Lamborghini boiled its brake fluid, really?
I hope they do the side-by-side drag race on Friday - it's so absurd you have to love it!
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I hope they do the side-by-side drag race on Friday - it's so absurd you have to love it!
Me too. This is one issue of Motor Trend, I look forward to buying each year. I am glad the ZL1 made the list!
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I thought these were all supposed to be run same day. . . yet the gt500 and zl1 runs are from months ago. What a crock.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:47 PM   #15
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If you watch the videos it would seem they were all run the same day. That day very well could have been 3 months ago...
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and GT500 beats ZL1 what else is new.
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:46 PM   #17
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Ford guys can say, well, what if the ZL1 ran more than 1 lap on the only roadcourse win it had against the Shelby, it would have lost because of heat soak. Come on man, just face the music like the rest of us. It doesn't make you a lesser man.
Won't happen, go will never admit anything nor accept someone else being right, I tried for pages in numerous threads lol
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:18 PM   #18
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The results look familiar?

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It would have been nice to see the consistency or lack there of. Also how fair is it to compare with other cars on a different day?

Another point; Randy has raced Porsches for years. It probably felt very comfortable and familiar yet also better than previous generations of 911's.
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The results look familiar?

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...0/viewall.html


It would have been nice to see the consistency or lack there of. Also how fair is it to compare with other cars on a different day?

Another point; Randy has raced Porsches for years. It probably felt very comfortable and familiar yet also better than previous generations of 911's.

This whole article/testing was done months ago. The test were on the same day as the rest, they just made a story comparing the the gt500 and ZL1.
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The GT500 is a faster car, get over it.
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ZL1 6th, GT500 7th



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Just the line up I predicted. I knew ZL1 was going to be over the GT500 while both still being low on the list with the 911 in 1st. Not surprised that the BRZ came in 3rd either, it may handle good but it's just not an exciting car.
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Just the line up I predicted. I knew ZL1 was going to be over the GT500 while both still being low on the list with the 911 in 1st. Not surprised that the BRZ came in 3rd either, it may handle good but it's just not an exciting car.
I pretty much called it based on Randy's comments and facial expressions. The BRZ came in 4th, not 3rd but did place ahead of the ZL1 and GT500 as I predicted.
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