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Old 10-15-2013, 06:04 PM   #239
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(which I don't understand) = Lack of time.

People should know this:
Every Motorsport outing of any kind is ALWAYS dictate by time.
There is X amount of it and then it's finish.
Win or lose, Better lap time or not, we pack up and go home...till next time.
This took a lot of the mystery out of the lap time for me. I think if this was better understood there wouldn't be such a cry to just get out there and run one more lap for a better time....Probably keeps everybody from just getting one publicity lap...If it's gotta be done in the 24 hrs, and some rain hits...oh well....stuff happens...

The team spent a week at the Nürburgring as part of the Z/28's performance-validation regimen, accumulating a total of 10 hours and nearly 1,000 miles on the track. Each lap took less than eight minutes to complete, despite having to overtake slower traffic at times. These hours are part of the grueling 24-Hour Test, which simulates a full year's worth of track use of track days or amateur-level competition at the hands of an owner.

“Passing the 24-Hour Test is a requirement for all cars we call 'track capable,’” said Wayne McConnell, director of global vehicle performance. "The test pushes the car at 10/10ths on the track for a total of 24 hours. During the test the only mechanical changes allowed are replacing the brakes and tires.”

The 24-Hour Test is broken into a number of segments over the course of several days – and even at different tracks – to evaluate performance in precisely measured and carefully monitored increments. Crucially, each valid test lap must be run within 2 percent of a target lap speed to count toward the 24-hour total.

The 24-Hour Test was first used in the early 1990s for the fourth-generation Corvette. Back then, the 300-horsepower Corvette was Chevrolet’s most powerful vehicle, and the 24-Hour Test measured 15 channels of data. Today, the 2014 Camaro LS offers a 323-horsepower V-6, while the Camaro Z/28’s racing-proven LS7 7.0L small-block V-8 delivers 505 horsepower, and the 24-Hour Test measures 130 channels of data.

“Our cars' performance and capability have advanced tremendously in the past 20 years, which required us to continually improve the parameters of the 24-Hour Test," said McConnell.

"Today’s test pushes the car harder than the vast majority of customers ever will. As a result, when we call a car ‘track capable’ we are confident that it will perform reliably and consistently for our customers.”
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:23 PM   #240
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Yours is pretty sweet as well!
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:32 PM   #241
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:34 PM   #242
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So be happy! Al said it in a press release What more do you want?
Have you notice that you're the one that needs to be silence?

None of the article publish for the last 2 days have mention that the results is tarnish because of this wet lap. They all praise it.
You're one of the few that expected something else. What is it?
Even if they published a 7.31 lap time, what would you have said?
It's not enough? It's never enough when racing is evolve.
They will always be a possibility for a better lap time and even if they achieve to break the 7.20's...

Here are all the articles from Journalist: Enjoy!
http://blogs.hotrod.com/newslash-201...#axzz2hpNsiJFp
http://www.roadandtrack.com/go/news/...urburgring-lap
http://wot.motortrend.com/2014-chevr...#axzz2hp3ps4Ql
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/...t-nurburgring/
http://www.imotortimes.com/2014-cama...fa-video-20247
http://www.autoblog.com/2013/10/15/c...urgring-video/
http://www.autoweek.com/article/2013...NEWS/131019880
http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoram...230536466.html
http://www.automobilesreview.com/aut...ing-lap/72484/

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x15...amaro-z28_auto
http://news.sportauto.fr/news/147613...evrolet-Camaro
http://www.auto123.com/fr/actualites...campaign=feeds
http://www.caradisiac.com/Ring-Folie...ideo-89878.htm
http://autostrada.tv/blog/2013/10/15...rburgring-lap/
http://www.highoctane.gr/sbj.aspx?sb...comp=chevrolet
http://autostrada.tv/blog/2013/10/15...rburgring-lap/
relax. I was not complaining of the performance, I was commenting on the excuses it was not faster. You are wound pretty tight like I called you baby ugly or something. Lol.
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:46 PM   #243
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I dont know if anyone has posted pictures of the car they used but here are a few that motortrend published.
Sick! I wish they would've made the vent as wide as the hood scoop just to tear it apart from the 14 SS's
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:48 PM   #244
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What The Antichrist is to God, is what ThePill is to the Camaro, lol.

http://www.mustang6g.com/forums/show...2915#post12915

That guy must have gone into convulsions when the 2000 Cobra R was released. At least the Z/28 has a back seat.
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:59 PM   #245
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What The Antichrist is to God, is what ThePill is to the Camaro, lol.

http://www.mustang6g.com/forums/show...2915#post12915

Took a look at his rambling rantings... he's a bit of a D-Bag. lol
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:09 PM   #246
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That guy must have gone into convulsions when the 2000 Cobra R was released. At least the Z/28 has a back seat.
Was he even born in 2000?
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:28 PM   #247
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Amazing, well done Chevy.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:43 PM   #248
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relax. I was not complaining of the performance, I was commenting on the excuses it was not faster. You are wound pretty tight like I called you baby ugly or something. Lol.
maybe just a bit tight...sorry no offense intended.
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maybe just a bit tight...sorry.
its all good.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:49 PM   #250
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Having paid to drive there myself I'm quite aware of that. If a large auto manufacturer asks track management to find a couple of hours of track time some time in the next couple of weeks they don't say no. Instead they find a couple of hours and charge extra for the short notice.
You've been there? And you know the way the place runs? And you know GM doesn't LIVE there? Did you for a moment think the engineering team and the vehicles had to LEAVE?

And STILL you're bleating about this?

Utopia is just up the road a piece. Keep moving.

Next.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:51 PM   #251
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Was he even born in 2000?
Barely.

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Old 10-15-2013, 08:06 PM   #252
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What The Antichrist is to God, is what ThePill is to the Camaro, lol.

http://www.mustang6g.com/forums/show...2915#post12915
I always hated reading his posts when he was over here on Camaro5 stirring up sh*t. After browsing the link you posted, I see he hasn't changed. The sad part about THE PILL is he is a very educated person who has his finger on the automotive pulse, but is so blinded by his Blue Oval sunglasses that he can't admit that Chevy has done an awesome job with the Z/28.
Ford has nothing off their showroom floor that will touch it on a road course, and he just can't stand it. He keeps referring over and over that the Z is not able to compete in any sanctioned SCCA class, and therefore pointless. But it was never intended to. The original GM press release said it wasn't meant to be raced in that capacity.
I have never heard anybody that is as obsessed with Camaro bashing as he is. I'm willing to bet even the Mustang guys are tired of hearing from him.

This is me, laughing at you PILL. The Z/28 ran an awesome time and if you were any kind of a true enthusiast, you would be able to appreciate it for what it is. Sad.
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