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Old 03-26-2014, 10:22 AM   #1
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Video: Motor Trend Head 2 Head - Z/28 vs GT-R



"On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman travels to for a head to head matchup with the brand new Chevy Camaro Z/28 and a well known heavyweight, the Nissan GT-R. But not just any GT-R, the 2014 Track Edition which packs a 545 hp twin-turbo V-6, a 6-speed dual clutch transmission, sticky Dunlop tires and AWD traction into a car without rear seats. The Z/28, by way of contrast, features a massive 7.0-liter naturally-aspirated V-8, a 6-speed manual transmission, and tail-out RWD. While it does still have rear seats, nearly every other non-essential component has been removed. Moreover, the Z28's tires might be even stickier! The front ones, enormous 305-sections, are certainly the widest tires ever bolted to a production car. Both cars are phenomenal, and both cars make rational men scream, "Gimme!" But only one can come out on top. Watch and find out!

Head 2 Head appears every fourth Wednesday on the Motor Trend channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend
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Who wins?... (wheel studs didn't break off this time...)
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Old 03-26-2014, 10:37 AM   #2
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:09 AM   #3
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:10 AM   #4
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That is the video to the story I posted earlier this morning. Awesome, awesome stuff. Wonder why the Porsche was in the story and not in the video? Odd and perplexing...

Really well done, kudos to the author and presenter. Excellent work.

A Camaro beating a GT-R on track...holy hell.

PS- GT-R's have a reputation for going into limp mode during warm days on track. And also need a $1000 transmission fluid change after every track day. Devil in the details...
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:52 AM   #5
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"I'm tempted to say . . . it doesn't cost enough."

To all who had anything to do with this Z/28, you deserve a promotion so you can install the culture that permitted this car to be built wherever it is most needed.
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:13 PM   #6
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"I'm tempted to say . . . it doesn't cost enough."

To all who had anything to do with this Z/28, you deserve a promotion so you can install the culture that permitted this car to be built wherever it is most needed.
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:32 PM   #7
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Did anyone catch the part where Al O stated on a completely dry track they put the Z/28 right at about where the GT3 runs.....which is a 7:25????

Damn...if only we could have gotten THAT lap from the beginning. Oh wells...who cares now??

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Old 03-26-2014, 12:38 PM   #8
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Haha, I love it when they don't even mention the mustang on this comparisons.
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:48 PM   #9
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Haha, I love it when they don't even mention the mustang on this comparisons.
An excellent observation. There is no need to mention them, or anybody, that has not earned their way into the conversation. At some point you are so far in the rear view mirror as to be all but invisible, making comparisons impossible even if you were in love with another brand.
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:57 PM   #10
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There is no need to mention them, or anybody, that has not earned their way into the conversation. At some point you are so far in the rear view mirror as to be all but invisible, making comparisons impossible even if you were in love with another brand.
Just a simple statement of the facts. It's a new world.

Tracking season unfolding as we speak. Let's eat!
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:13 PM   #11
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Awesome,and a full $40,000 less than the GTR,both great cars,but I would definitely take the Z/28
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:21 PM   #12
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:23 PM   #13
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I am pretty sure I will die if I don't have one...
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:36 PM   #14
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I love the way Randy's comments kept you in suspense during the drive of both cars and then in the end.......BAM! Camaro wins!

Thinking of GTR fanboys, they will say they can at least listen to stereo music while running close to the Camaro, but in the end, Sayonara GTR...back to Japan with you, USA kicked your expensive butt!
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:49 PM   #15
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COMPLETELY AN ASS KICKING MACHINE....AWESOME. Haters gonna hate and winners just smile and still well below what all other comparable vehicles cost, you couldn't ask for more. DAMN.. now I gotta figure out a way to get one
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:49 PM   #16
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I watched this then raced over to Camaro5! This is awesome!
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:53 PM   #17
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Excellent review. Congrats to the Z/28 design team. GM sure has churned out some AWESOME buckets of bolts lately!
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:05 PM   #18
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Excellent review. Congrats to the Z/28 design team. GM sure has churned out some AWESOME buckets of bolts lately!
The engineering talent was right there. The upper management in the "Old GM?"

Not so much.

But what gets healthy can get sick. The "hood scoops and stripes" culture can return; that is up to the management. I hope they are getting the message by the reception the new Corvette and Z/28 is receiving.
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Wow I didn't think the Camaro had a prayer of knocking off the GTR, what a beast
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Fake review
They all are, of course. None of us really believe any of them. We just play along. Now, back under the bridge with you...
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:55 PM   #22
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Another stellar performance.... Way to go Camaro Team!
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:57 PM   #23
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I love the way Randy's comments kept you in suspense during the drive of both cars and then in the end.......BAM! Camaro wins!

Thinking of GTR fanboys, they will say they can at least listen to stereo music while running close to the Camaro, but in the end, Sayonara GTR...back to Japan with you, USA kicked your expensive butt!
As far as what I've read all these reviews seem to have Z28 with the stereo and AC???
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Old 03-26-2014, 03:03 PM   #24
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"...simply that damn good!" Awesome statement for the Z/28!
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Old 03-26-2014, 03:28 PM   #25
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Very cool.

Although I will say when I saw the curb weight comparison, it really hit me how heavy these 5th gens are. The stripped Z/28 only weigh's ~23lbs less than the GT-R, mind you the GT-R has full amenities and is a much more comfortable car. Imagine what a Z/28 on the Alpha platform would be like
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