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Old 03-21-2014, 05:07 PM   #1
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We Raced The Big Red Camaro Against the 2014 Z/28 Camaro and Crashed One!

Hot Rod Magazine is teasing their Big Red vs Z/28 battle: READ MORE HERE

We Raced The Big Red Camaro Against the 2014 Z/28 Camaro and Crashed One!
Which one, and who won? You'll have to check in Monday to find out!
Written by: Elana Scherr on March 21 2014 10:39 AM


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Chevrolet went all out in the design of its 2014 Z/28 Camaro. Details of the track-focused design have been all over the Internet, from the fact that it can accelerate so hard it was spinning the tire on the rim–requiring the engineers to develop a scruffing process to give the wheel a little more tooth to hold on to its rubber shoes, to the discovery that the standard Chevy Bowtie emblem was blocking a considerable amount of airflow to the engine bay, resulting in the hollow Z/28-only “Flowtie.”

If you need more proof that the Z/28 is intended to shame the competition at track days across the world, surely the fact that the traction control has special provisions for the needs of a driver getting airborne at speed should convince you that this is no “scoop and stripes” performance package. Anything with “Flying Car Logic” impresses us, and if we can’t test it at the Nurburgring, we are pretty sure we can get all four off the ground on Los Angeles’s 405 Freeway. We’ll get back to you on that.

But you’re probably wondering about our attention-grabbing headline. Did we really pit R.J. Gottlieb’s famous ’69 Camaro “Big Red” against the 2014 Chevy z/28, and did one of them really crash? Yup. We’re under embargo though, so you’re going to have to wait until Monday, March 24th to find out what happened. Check back with us here, at www.HOTROD.com.

Read more: http://blogs.hotrod.com/we-raced-the...#ixzz2wdajgBwV
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Old 03-21-2014, 05:46 PM   #2
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I saw Randy Pobst's smiling face in the drivers seat with a helmet on in one of the photos

I just noticed, he's sitting in some sort of hopped-up, non-stock Mustang! Can't wait to see what this is all about!
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Old 03-21-2014, 05:47 PM   #3
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So which car is it and who crash it?
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:41 PM   #4
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So which car is it and who crash it?
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:28 PM   #5
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:46 PM   #6
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:52 PM   #7
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Hope its not big red it will cost him a lot to fix it

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Old 03-21-2014, 09:11 PM   #8
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I'd be pretty surprised if Big Red didn't win.
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:27 PM   #9
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:29 PM   #10
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I'd be pretty surprised if Big Red didn't win.


very surprised. That car is legendary. Not to mention the power its pushing. Hope it didn't take the supposed hit

definitely says something about the 14's capabilities if it takes the prize though.
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:30 PM   #11
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The way it's being promoted its gotta be a win for GM.

On another note, it's unbelievable how foolish and ignorant the comments on FB are (see bottom of article). Glad I've never used it.
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:32 PM   #12
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I'd be pretty surprised if Big Red didn't win.
They (Big Red) mentioned very slippery in their comments.
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They (Big Red) mentioned very slippery in their comments.
Just found that, reads to me like they are setting up for a "loss" to the new Z. Can't wait for Monday, like a kid on Christmas Eve.
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:01 PM   #14
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I saw Randy Pobst's smiling face in the drivers seat with a helmet on in one of the photos

I just noticed, he's sitting in some sort of hopped-up, non-stock Mustang! Can't wait to see what this is all about!
Maybe a C/D "how badly does the z/28 destroy the boss 302" feature or something along those lines. Monday!!!

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Old 03-21-2014, 10:12 PM   #15
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I am going to go out on a limb here . . . .

Section 9, pages 39 - 43 in the Z/28 Owners Manual explain the TCS, Stabiltrak, PTM, and Selective Ride Control settings. Given both cars were in competent hands, given this was not a drag strip competition but a track racing competition, and given there were no other cars (aka: traffic) on the course at the time, I have a hard time believing the 2014 Z/28 was the car that crashed.

So, I’m going with 2014 Z/28 win.
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:53 PM   #16
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Just found that, reads to me like they are setting up for a "loss" to the new Z. Can't wait for Monday, like a kid on Christmas Eve.
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Old 03-22-2014, 07:54 AM   #17
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Seeing that there is a red Z/28 in the first pics, and then a black one about halfway through, I'm going to say they crashed the '14.
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Old 03-23-2014, 02:01 AM   #18
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Seeing that there is a red Z/28 in the first pics, and then a black one about halfway through, I'm going to say they crashed the '14.
Good observation.
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:01 AM   #20
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Seeing that there is a red Z/28 in the first pics, and then a black one about halfway through, I'm going to say they crashed the '14.
The media event was for several outlets/organizations. More than one '14 involved...or even two...
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:54 AM   #21
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Seeing that there is a red Z/28 in the first pics, and then a black one about halfway through, I'm going to say they crashed the '14.
They also show a silver one before the black one. That still doesn't explain which car crashed. A lot of pictures of Big Red at the end, especially the one at the end getting ready to go on a lift...hmmm.
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I saw Randy Pobst's smiling face in the drivers seat with a helmet on in one of the photos

I just noticed, he's sitting in some sort of hopped-up, non-stock Mustang! Can't wait to see what this is all about!
I assume it is the one in the back ground.

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I assume it is the one in the back ground.

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