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Old 10-17-2013, 04:20 PM   #341
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It's the curse of the Kona Blue Boss owners. We just see the best in everything. How else could we have ended up with white roofed cars with a black spoiler?
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:52 PM   #342
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Says more about the view they wanted to capture with the video.
Says more about the view the driver wants coming on a blind right hand uphill corner... Camaro gripe #1: Visibility out front, side, rear and above!
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:11 PM   #343
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Of all the Mustang guys, where's Norm?...lol...
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:18 PM   #344
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Of all the Mustang guys, where's Norm?...lol...
He is sparring with "thepill" on the Mustang site. Fun reading if you have a chance to pop over there.
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:48 PM   #345
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:56 PM   #346
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He is sparring with "thepill" on the Mustang site. Fun reading if you have a chance to pop over there.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:13 PM   #347
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I think that's the one...
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:17 PM   #348
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Reno right? Cactus plants there right? Did you sit on one? My point simply being that any measure of performance is valid, grip, breaking, acceleration, top speed, and trying to dismiss any as irrelevant to defend one car over the other is simple justification...nothing more. Take a chill pill bud, we're all car fans here.
OP was not able to comprehend indicated 160mph in video, I replied with one reason why the indicated speed was what it was.

A Veyron's top speed (your reply) is not relevant to the conversation considering the context of the car (Z/28) being discussed. Gearing specifically for track use combined with a very high coefficient of drag (which the Z/28 has) results in lower top speeds than most here would be used to reading in magazines.

99% of HPDE trackers will never see 160mph on a road course, maybe 140mph depending on the track and driving skill. So anything over 150mph is worth nothing other than mental masturbation for readers of car magazines.

It is far more important to be in the powerband when accelerating out of a wide variety of corners than to theoretically attain a certain top speed.

As a car fan you know the Z/28 cd is .39 right? You know that is the same as a Chevy Tahoe right? So why didn't you post that (educational/useful) instead of posting that a Veyron has a high top speed?

Want an easy increase in top speed to pose and impress your pals? Just strip all the downforce creating aero and reduce the cd. You know there is no free lunch right?

People who think top speed is relevant to this car simply chose not to understand it's purpose. The lack of comprehension gets tedious after 7 months, hence the cactus plant reactions. It's ok to raise the level of the discussion, I welcome you to do so (again).

I'm not "defending" the Z/28 I'm pointing out the reality of why the OP saw 160mph on the 'Ring lap.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:19 PM   #349
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Yep, go to page 12. It is hilarious. BaylorCamaro and Norm are putting up valiant resistance but ThePill is just losing his mind. If the Z/28 actually finds a sanctioning body that will allow it to run we might need to send someone to take all the sharp object out of ThePill's house. :-)
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:26 PM   #350
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Yep, go to page 12. It is hilarious. BaylorCamaro and Norm are putting up valiant resistance but ThePill is just losing his mind. If the Z/28 actually finds a sanctioning body that will allow it to run we might need to send someone to take all the sharp object out of ThePill's house. :-)
lol...so how many pills does THE PILL takes per hour?
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:33 PM   #351
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EXACTLY
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:34 PM   #352
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Yep, go to page 12. It is hilarious. BaylorCamaro and Norm are putting up valiant resistance but ThePill is just losing his mind. If the Z/28 actually finds a sanctioning body that will allow it to run we might need to send someone to take all the sharp object out of ThePill's house. :-)
The funny thing is that he's completely FOS. There are already two NASA classes where it can race today. Also if you get enough Z28's that want to race each other its pretty easy to establish a spec class to run in NASA.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:40 PM   #353
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Hope they do this again on a dry track, time needs an asterisk.

I read somewhere that they thought dry would cut it by about 6 seconds.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:48 PM   #354
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Great vid. Nice car. Good numbers. Not as interested as I thought I might be. I'm Jonesing for a lighter, more toss-able car next. As great as this car is, and let's face it, it and the ZL1 before are great but they just came along too late for me to get behind. For those on the right car change schedule, enjoy. I'm always up for a ride along.
Well, Your probably gonna stick to Driving mustang's out of the Three muscle cars. The mustang will always be lighter and more toss- able.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:52 PM   #355
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One of the GM engineers said they saw several laps in the 7:31's during testing, but they didn't have the Cameras and everything set up to make the time official.

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Old 10-17-2013, 08:32 PM   #356
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whats awesome is if they show a 7:31 lap time that is what was spectulation on the red gt500 with the roll cage, so if a na car can hang with a boosted car and caged, ford doesnt want none
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:08 PM   #357
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I was another video basically calling out FORD
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