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Old 09-18-2012, 06:41 AM   #1
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Was out this past weekend with my wife cruising the country roads. The thing that impressed me was how effortlessly this car was gliding over the road. The scary but fun part was the speed I thought I was going (lets say 40mph) but I was actually going more like 60 mph.
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:59 AM   #2
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I find that the car is going faster than I think alot. I ended up turning on the speed limit warning at 64mph to help lol. It's actually not even annoying, just dings when you hit that speed but that's it if you decide to keep on going. It's helped me not get a ticket or two already. I hit my new highest speed in the car over last weekend, very exhilarating! I'll keep that new number to myself lol. Lets just say I had one last gear I could have used...
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:09 AM   #3
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That's one of the first things I noticed, this car rides the same going 90mph as it does going 30mph. My SS on the other hand is completely opposite.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:38 AM   #4
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It's a very deceptive ride for sure. One does not notice the speed as compared to the relative feeling inside the cabin. Smooth, solid, steady, and confident. It's pretty quiet too, and you can keep the windows down and have a conversation at increased speed without issue. Must be a sign of good aero properties. I never want to get out of it, it's that nice of a ride. It's a Caddy, 'Vette and Camaro all wrapped up in one amazingly well built package.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:53 AM   #5
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It's a very deceptive ride for sure. One does not notice the speed as compared to the relative feeling inside the cabin. Smooth, solid, steady, and confident. It's pretty quiet too, and you can keep the windows down and have a conversation at increased speed without issue. Must be a sign of good aero properties. I never want to get out of it, it's that nice of a ride. It's a Caddy, 'Vette and Camaro all wrapped up in one amazingly well built package.
I completely agree! I find myself regularly having to slow down because I don't realize that I am going as fast as I actually am!
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:50 AM   #6
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I completely agree! I find myself regularly having to slow down because I don't realize that I am going as fast as I actually am!
Same here, and I think that's a big danger with this wonderful beast.
Not only is it extremely comfortable and solid at any speed, but it always feels like you're only going about 45mph.

Couple that with the fact that it's quite easy to run at 40mph in 6th gear and still be able to accelerate quite easily (Not like running at 70mph in 6th in my 2011 and trying to pass without downshifting) by just breathing on the gas pedal, and you end up with looking down and seeing yourself at triple digit speeds without being aware of it.

Boy I love this car.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:45 AM   #7
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The car feels so planted and I don't get that "hovercraft" floaty feeling I get in other cars at high speed. Forget the power. You can bolt an LS7 on a rat rod but it doesn't make it a "race car". This car gives more response and inspires more confidence the faster you go.

The tight, responsive steering, the impossibly fast adaptive suspension, the aerodynamics and the weight of this car are completely coordinated and optimized to make this car feel great at any speed I've achieved so far.

This car has competition bred into its DNA. It is able and willing to be a race car, not just a weekend dragster. As capable as it is, it'll even cover your ass when you're taking it too far beyond your abilities. This car teaches you how to drive it. Within the limits of its artificial intelligence, it's able to perceive, judge and react based on almost infinite combinations of speed, road condition, and traction. It's virtually sentient in its purpose. Quite like driving an Autobot.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:53 AM   #8
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