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Old 10-15-2013, 05:07 PM
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:51 PM
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How is this possible for a stock car?
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by 008 View Post
How is this possible for a stock car?
Because it has 7.0L V8, huge carbon brakes, cutting edge suspension, dot track tires, less weight, etc...
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:11 PM
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That is MOVING.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:43 PM
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That's not a wet lap! No where near it. I suggest it will be 7.33 dry at best....
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:17 PM
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Impressive lap time. If you want a Camaro, this would be the one to get.

Amazing how quickly the middle marketplace compressed the performance range to the high and very high end. The gaps aren't what they used to be, you can almost throw a (large) blanket over a Z28, C7, ZR1, Viper, M4, GT-R, 4.0RS, 991 GT3, Gallardo, R8, MP4-12C, SLR, 458, LSA etc.
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:47 PM
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Any word on what the likely street price will be for this? Does "more than the ZL1" mean $60? $65?

Treading on C7 Z51 territory?
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Old 10-16-2013, 03:22 AM
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the lap time is impressive but not enough to beat the 991GT3.

The next Z06 Corvette will be the one to watch out for.....
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:22 AM
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Price target is below the ZL1 I believe, about 55K, someone correct me.
That's great driving, who's the driver?

Looks like a fun car but at 3800lbs I cant put much faith in it.

The new Z06 should be the C7 Z51 with the Z28 brake, weight and track dedicated setup treatment!
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:22 AM
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That is considered a "wet" lap? Unless I watched the wrong link, I saw no real windshield wiper action or standing/moving water which this track is notorious for when it is in fact raining. Actually, it looks like a nice cool day too---those are actually fairly good Nordschleife conditions IMO. I'm all for Gov't. motors making an affordable track car but until they stress test it at a track like Sebring, in the month of July or August, I'm happy to let the early adopters spend their money first and report back later......
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I'm confused. I thought you needed an automatic to turn lap times like this....
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The estimated base price is $65K. The lap time is not as impressive as it seems since the car comes standard with DOT R Compound tires - Trofeo R.

"Milford’s Nürburgring-like high-speed esses pass beneath us with nary a wiggle or twitch from the chassis. (Check out the Z/28’s 7-minute and 37-second run on the real Nürburgring here.) Much of the credit goes to the 305/30-ZR 19-inch Pirelli Trofeo R tires that reside at each corner. Wheel size is staggered slightly—19 x 11-inch front, 19 x 11.5-inch rear—to improve rear tire handling at the limit. Chevrolet tells us going with the 19-inch tire-and-wheel package saves 48 pounds over a 20-inch setup, and lowers the center of gravity by 1.29 inches".

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...st-ride-review
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It was a wet lap only from the last couple corners going on to the long straight. I guess 7:29 in the dry.
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Macca View Post
That's not a wet lap! No where near it. I suggest it will be 7.33 dry at best....
at 7:33 thats 4 secs faster than a $140,000 (USA) C2 S w/ PDK, PSAM, PDK, and PCCB.

3800lb is too heavy. Are yall sure its that heavy?
Still man can you imagine the cost to replace the the carbon brakes?
I dont anticipate seeing many of these on the track.
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Originally Posted by MM3.9GT3 View Post
Chevrolet tells us going with the 19-inch tire-and-wheel package saves 48 pounds over a 20-inch setup, and lowers the center of gravity by 1.29 inches".
Someone got their priorities straight! function over form....
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