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Old 03-26-2014, 02:51 PM   #18
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Can you point me to a test? I'm very curious and haven't run across a direct comparo between the C7 Z51 Vette and Z/28.
I don't know if there is an actual comparison. But it was mentioned that the C7 was behind the Z/28 in performance.
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Old 03-26-2014, 03:17 PM   #19
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^ just wait till the Z06 comes out, then it will tip back to the Corvette.

I can not wait to see what the Z/28 does on Laguna Seca. Maybe it bc I am more familiar with what is a fast lap there(or its my favorite track in forza lol)
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Old 03-26-2014, 03:19 PM   #20
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All you need to know is right here. Look at the G numbers, then extrapolate from that how late the Z/28 brakes. It doesn't matter that the AWD cars spank the Z/28 in 0-100 numbers, not on the track. I can't emphasize enough how incredible this is. Team Z/28: we salute you for job WELL DONE!!!

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Old 03-26-2014, 03:29 PM   #21
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I've gotta say, I'm truly blown away. Bested a GT-R's lap time? I'm sold, I'm now officially a fan of the Z/28. Simply awesome! Makes me proud to be an American.
I am not suprised by that at all. I just wish it could stay in the same zip code in a drag race.

camaro is now on the 911 marketing scheme so so quarter mile with good handling.
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Old 03-26-2014, 03:40 PM   #22
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^ just wait till the Z06 comes out, then it will tip back to the Corvette.

I can not wait to see what the Z/28 does on Laguna Seca. Maybe it bc I am more familiar with what is a fast lap there(or its my favorite track in forza lol)
Ditto. I was glad to read that in the text and can't wait to read the results:

"The good news is that, this summer, the Z/28, the GT3, and the GT-R Nismo will all be at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for our 2014 Best Driver's Car competition."
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Old 03-27-2014, 12:41 PM   #23
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He called the Ss terrible car ....
Yeah, and that's where I stopped reading. I used to read Motor Trend all the time, but I just can't stand them these days.
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Old 03-27-2014, 01:52 PM   #24
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I've gotta say, I'm truly blown away. Bested a GT-R's lap time? I'm sold, I'm now officially a fan of the Z/28. Simply awesome! Makes me proud to be an American.
Funny how you are a fan of a car that probably would get whipped by your current 1LE .
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Old 03-27-2014, 02:14 PM   #25
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LOL @ those offended by his remarks of the SS. Now you know how it feels when someone says something about a V6, no matter how true it is. Just saying.

Great read, very shocked at how well it performed against those vehicles. Great job Camaro team!!
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:48 PM   #26
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Compared to the Z/28, the SS does come up short. Saying that...it's better than anything in the same category!
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Old 03-27-2014, 06:07 PM   #27
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I must admit that no way I would of ever predicted the Z/28 beating either of these, the 911 maybe, the GT-R no. ESPECIALLY on a damp/cold track. This sets the bar very high... I can't wait to see a dry Nurburgring time, I'm loving this car more and more
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Old 03-27-2014, 06:10 PM   #28
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^ just wait till the Z06 comes out, then it will tip back to the Corvette.

I can not wait to see what the Z/28 does on Laguna Seca. Maybe it bc I am more familiar with what is a fast lap there(or its my favorite track in forza lol)
This...the Z06 will be the GM gold std track car(as it should be).
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Old 03-27-2014, 06:29 PM   #29
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This...the Z06 will be the GM gold std track car(as it should be).
What's important here (to me at least) is that GM did not artificially protect the performance envelope of the new Corvette by choking down on the performance envelope of the Camaro. That is a paradigm shift. As such, it is expected the "crown" will go back and forth, and we are all winners in such a contest.
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What's important here (to me at least) is that GM did not artificially protect the performance envelope of the new Corvette by choking down on the performance envelope of the Camaro. That is a paradigm shift. As such, it is expected the "crown" will go back and forth, and we are all winners in such a contest.

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Old 03-27-2014, 07:31 PM   #32
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What's important here (to me at least) is that GM did not artificially protect the performance envelope of the new Corvette by choking down on the performance envelope of the Camaro. That is a paradigm shift. As such, it is expected the "crown" will go back and forth, and we are all winners in such a contest.
Exactly...we as consumers can only benefit from GMs "inner battle".

Reminds me of '86-'87 when the Buick engineers intercooled the GN's 3.8 for more power (and also in 87 the GNX w/ way more power) and they were faster than the C4s. Granted performance in the 80s was meh at best but I remember reading articles about the Buick engineers having bumper stickers made for the test mules that said "I brake for Corvettes" lol. Pissed the Corvette engineers off. It's nice seeing GM not out to protect the "halo" car once again.
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:54 PM   #33
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He mentioned before that he slid off Willow Springs in an SS because of the handling. The truth is the SS doesn't handle well, which is why the 1LE package was produced.
To be more specific the 2010-2011 SS doesn't handle great. The 2012-2014's handle better. And the 1le was introduced for 2013.
There were quite a few changes made to the 2012 SS, One of which involved modifying the floor of the trunk, to accommodate relocated supsension parts.
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:17 PM   #34
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To be more specific the 2010-2011 SS doesn't handle great. The 2012-2014's handle better. And the 1le was introduced for 2013.
There were quite a few changes made to the 2012 SS, One of which involved modifying the floor of the trunk, to accommodate relocated supsension parts.
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