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Old 12-30-2013, 09:43 AM   #1
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Z28 vs. ZL1 quarter mile?

Hi all, can anyone tell which car is quicker in the 1/4 mile? Thanks.
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Old 12-30-2013, 09:59 AM   #2
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you want the ZL1

(no 1/4 mile times posted and probably wont until the car is in magazine's hands)
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:01 AM   #3
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Ok, thanks. This is just awesome; Just in time for me to complete the restore work on my 81 Z.
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:01 AM   #4
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This link is giving the 2014 Z28 a 0 to 60 time of 4.1 sec

http://www.zeroto60times.com/Chevrol...mph-Times.html
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Old 01-02-2014, 03:39 PM   #5
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I wonder where those numbers come from because I have never seen any results from the Z/28 except the 'Ring time.

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Old 01-02-2014, 07:13 PM   #6
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I do not know at all where the numbers come from, all the other ones seem to be pretty accurate. But time will soon tell! I do believe they will be somewhere in that ball park if not better. I will not be so concerned about beating on this car from a stand still if I am allotted one, being that the ZL1 is built pretty bullet proof to handle the stand still launch.

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Old 01-04-2014, 06:22 PM   #7
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The only 'official' numbers on the Z/28 are its lap times on the Nurburgring & GM's Milford Road Course.

That said, between the two the ZL1 is going to be the better drag car. Even if the numbers are close, the ZL1 will probably hold up to abuse incurred via drag racing a bit better.
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:53 PM   #8
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The only 'official' numbers on the Z/28 are its lap times on the Nurburgring & GM's Milford Road Course.

That said, between the two the ZL1 is going to be the better drag car. Even if the numbers are close, the ZL1 will probably hold up to abuse incurred via drag racing a bit better.
I thought I read somewhere that the z/28 had lighter, thinner axles that the zl1. I think it was to save weight and the z/28 was not designed to take the abuse of launching a car at a drag strip as is the zl1. To me, this is one of the reason I believe the zl1 is a more well rounded car compared to the z/28.
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Old 01-04-2014, 09:09 PM   #9
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I thought I read somewhere that the z/28 had lighter, thinner axles that the zl1. I think it was to save weight and the z/28 was not designed to take the abuse of launching a car at a drag strip as is the zl1. To me, this is one of the reason I believe the zl1 is a more well rounded car compared to the z/28.
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I thought I read somewhere that the z/28 had lighter, thinner axles that the zl1. I think it was to save weight and the z/28 was not designed to take the abuse of launching a car at a drag strip as is the zl1. To me, this is one of the reason I believe the zl1 is a more well rounded car compared to the z/28.
The ZL1 is definately more well rounded. The Z/28 is absolutely, unequivocally focused on the road course. All else is secondary (including 1/4 mile performance)

The Z/28 will have a lighter setup than the ZL1, but it also has less power & weight to deal with so it doesn't need to be as strong. I don't know if the Z/28 drivetrain will be 'too delicate' to drag race (many think it is though), but its probably safe to say that it would never be considered 'overbuilt'.
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:40 PM   #11
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Drag racing the Z/28 would be like an SS with bolt-ons like CAI/Headers/Tune. Will have to watch out for wheel hop and axles, where as the ZL1 is solid in that area. Probably run high 12,s
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Old 01-05-2014, 01:02 AM   #12
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Drag racing the Z/28 would be like an SS with bolt-ons like CAI/Headers/Tune. Will have to watch out for wheel hop and axles, where as the ZL1 is solid in that area. Probably run high 12,s
I think a Z28 will walk away from a SS with basic mods.

I bet the ZL1 and Z28 are an even match though, both running lowish 12's with a good driver.
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Old 01-05-2014, 06:07 AM   #13
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In 1/8 mile drivers race, 1/4 mile ZL-1 by car length, 1/2 mile ZL1 by 2 cars, 1mile ZL1 by 3&1/2. Now add in some curves the Z/28 starts pulling the ZL1. Just my guess

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