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    Thread: Camaro ZL1's have hit the streets

    1. Member Rabbit5GTI's Avatar
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      04-26-2012 09:05 AM #26
      I'm not a fan of the regular Camaro front end, but damn.

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      04-26-2012 09:06 AM #27
      It's probably a little obvious, but I don't particularly care for the camaro--any camaro. BUT, I really like what GM did with the ZL1. The one I saw at the philly auto show was black and looked great. I love the body and wheel upgrades and who can really complain about a blown V8. The interior design and weight however, are the major reasons why I would never buy a ZL1. Especially in light of the lower weight and greater hp in the mustang.

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      04-26-2012 09:46 AM #28
      Holy Moly, this thing is sexier than Jessica Alba when it's painted black. I might have to rob a few banks and buy one.

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      04-26-2012 11:52 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by JustinCSVT View Post
      I doubt this thing drives anything like the SS. Hell, I doubt the '12 SS's drive much like the '10-11 versions in the handling department.

      I'd probably pick the ZL1 over the GT500 if it came down to it. I think the Camaro looks better and the power gap is pretty easily solved.

      have you driven a new Mustang in GT form or higher? It feels much lighter on its feet.
      That's what ultimately would be the deciding factor between the ZL1 / Shelby GT500
      No matter how you cut it, tune the chassis all you want, the mustang is still lighter, that makes a difference on all aspect of driving it.

      that said, its a great time when camaro's have 580 factory hp.
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      04-26-2012 11:53 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by djsheijkdfj View Post
      750 hp and still running mid 10's. Awesome.


      Would hate to come up on one of these in my shiny new ZL1.

      God. That's the car i've been dreaming of for the past 4 months. Looks perfect in my eyes.
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      04-26-2012 11:55 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by SVT2888 View Post
      Saw my first one this past weekend.


      Also exceptionaly amazing looking - 99/100 in the looks department compared to the GT500.
      Why can't i just afford both and have them fight to the death in my garage
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      04-26-2012 11:55 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by al@absolute View Post
      That's what ultimately would be the deciding factor between the ZL1 / Shelby GT500
      Maybe for you.

      Ultimately, the GT500 will probably be quicker around the track and definitely at the drag strip. We shall see...

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      04-26-2012 12:02 PM #33
      If Zues built a pillbox to defend mount olympus from the titans, he would give it 20 inch wheels and 580 hp.

      I love this car.

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      04-26-2012 12:27 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by JustinCSVT View Post
      Maybe for you.

      Ultimately, the GT500 will probably be quicker around the track and definitely at the drag strip. We shall see...

      Yeah, although its not a easy choice, both cars look amazing.
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    10. 04-26-2012 12:31 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by djsheijkdfj View Post
      750 hp and still running mid 10's. Awesome.


      Would hate to come up on one of these in my shiny new ZL1.
      yeah, youd get your plastic doors blown off

      also nice chevy sonic

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      04-26-2012 12:36 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by mellbergVWfan View Post
      Oh lordy.

      Still can't compare to the mad sounds the 6.2 produces though. But damn those power levels are comparable to the V12TT's from not long ago.
      The new 5.5TT in the AMG cars sounds pretty sick. They do the V8 badassness its true justice.

      Also, for my money, I'm taking the Stang, but I've been a Stang guy forever.

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      04-26-2012 12:57 PM #37
      the new mustang commercial where the mustang changes colors for whoever is looking at it.... at the end of the commercial, a little girl is looking at it and it turns pink, then black (and the little girl has black angel wings in the reflection)! Yes, that's the one i think looks perfect! Black with cobra badges. I'm a very euro guy, but god damn i want to spend some time in the new stang!
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      04-26-2012 01:16 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
      So the race is now between the Americans and the Germans. Where are the Japanese in all of this? Other than Nissan, out to lunch . . . .
      Japanese are making light, affordable, driver-oriented cars that can be used on the street without triple-digit speeds. Have they ever participated in the horsepower wars?

      That said, I'd love to own one of these cars for track use.

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      04-26-2012 01:19 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by djsheijkdfj View Post
      750 hp and still running mid 10's. Awesome.


      Would hate to come up on one of these in my shiny new ZL1.
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      Quote Originally Posted by MCTB View Post
      I think that it is raw enough that at 50% of potential, it would be terrifying enough to be fun. One of those 'you never see the tree that is going to kill you because you are sliding into it backwards' kind of cars.

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      04-26-2012 01:30 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by westsideseal View Post
      Have they ever participated in the horsepower wars?
      Of course they did. Early 90's.

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      04-26-2012 01:54 PM #41
      I would rather have 6 used s2000's.
      I'll be in my bunk.

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      04-26-2012 02:13 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by muffintop View Post
      I would rather have 6 used s2000's.
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      Quote Originally Posted by capsaicin View Post
      AP1 S2000? I can not in good conscience talk you out of that. May your slip angle be great and your bed not be the couch!

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      04-26-2012 02:16 PM #43
      The ZL1 looks awesome, I'd have a difficult choice between that and a Corvette GS coupe. The new GT500 was disappointing at the auto show.

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      04-26-2012 02:17 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by x1000rpms View Post
      inb4 $54,000 dollar camaro
      inb4 corvette convertible is cheaper
      inb4 corvette grand sport is only 2k more
      inb4 "I would rather have 2 323 hp camaros"
      inb4 "I would rather have 2 Scion FR-S"
      inb4 "I would rather have 6 used s2000s"

      It is an interesting time to be a car enthusiast for sure.
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      04-26-2012 02:32 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by westsideseal View Post
      Japanese are making light, affordable, driver-oriented cars that can be used on the street without triple-digit speeds. Have they ever participated in the horsepower wars?

      That said, I'd love to own one of these cars for track use.
      Where are these "driver oriented" Japanese cars you speak of and damn if my car isn't solely designed to be "passenger oriented". Sucks too.
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      04-26-2012 02:47 PM #47
      The GS coupe corvette is hugely capable for the money, but any options will push it way past just 2k more than the ZL1.

      I would assume that they appeal to two distinct parts of the crowd of buyers for a sports car. the corvette being a purer driving experience, smaller, lighter, etc. the camaro fulfilling more roles including having back seats/storage space.
      Quote Originally Posted by capsaicin View Post
      AP1 S2000? I can not in good conscience talk you out of that. May your slip angle be great and your bed not be the couch!

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      04-26-2012 02:59 PM #48
      Hate to say it, but this car does nothing for me. I don't get that fizzing sensation "down there", if you know what I mean.
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      04-26-2012 03:01 PM #49
      Would rather sexy time with GT500
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      Quote Originally Posted by Sump View Post
      I'm sure a lot of these guys went home after the carwash and played a little hans solo.

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      04-26-2012 03:02 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by greatfox View Post
      Hate to say it, but this car does nothing for me. I don't get that fizzing sensation "down there", if you know what I mean.
      Ya looking for someone to pour pop down your trousers or something?


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