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    2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: First Ride



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    Bursting airborne and sideways, wheels stretching for the ground, the raw, stunningly rapid, and now very aloft Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 should be a barbaric, deadly thing. Yet, in the crucial milliseconds following its oblique touchdown, it defines itself differently. Aaron Link, the ZL1ís lead development engineer, adds a breath of countersteer, stays in the gas, and carries the slide, fully committed, to the trackís edge. Crimson leaves explode behind its rear diffuser, then waft to the ground in what remains of the ZL1ís throat-punch exhaust note. The most powerful Camaro ever made fires a round of upshifts into the autumn air and hurls itself at the next corner, unfazed.

    Itís a hell of a way to start the day.
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    Re: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: First Ride

    This the best all around sports car GM has ever built.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaddyLac10 View Post
    This the best all around sports car GM has ever built.
    That is the Grandsport

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    That is the Grandsport
    The GS has higher track limits but the ZL1 has a backseat, it's faster in a straight line and it can be had for 62K. It's not far behind on lap times either.

    If it comes down to track times, yes the GS is the best, but overall the ZL1 has too much going for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaddyLac10 View Post
    The GS has higher track limits but the ZL1 has a backseat, it's faster in a straight line and it can be had for 62K. It's not far behind on lap times either.

    If it comes down to track times, yes the GS is the best, but overall the ZL1 has too much going for it.
    Its got a 'back seat'

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    Re: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: First Ride

    Yowza!

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    Re: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: First Ride

    Is the camaro why we are seeing reports of the Vette going mid-engine? The camaro is so good it is certainly more than nipping at the Vette's heals.

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    Re: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: First Ride

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    Is the camaro why we are seeing reports of the Vette going mid-engine? The camaro is so good it is certainly more than nipping at the Vette's heals.
    No, they have gone as far as they could with the current architecture. They was nothing left to wring out of the front engine rear wheel drive.

    They had the power, but it wasn't transferring.

    Mid-Engine was the only place left to go to.

    AWD/MidEngine.



    What I still don't get is, why, after all these decades of languishing, they are finally doing for Camaro what they stopped doing in 1969?

    Why did it take so long?
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    Re: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: First Ride

    Awesome!!! Great job, Detroit/Chevrolet/GM! The Camaro has no limit! It gets better and better! This will also DEFINITELY make for an unbelievable push for a great NG Corvette!



    Meanwhile in New York at Cadillac... -_- The SAME EXACT vehicle with a suit on (ATS Coupe) has been forgotten about. No where near as exciting with its lack of a V8 and watered down Chinese market styling. I have YET to see one on the road and it's near the end of its life cycle. Smh

    How they went from CTS coupe (which is STILL talked about and turns heads) to that I'll never know.


    Anyhow, thought a Cadillac would be my graduation present to myself but it looks like an A5 or A5 Sportback is it.

    #CarryOn
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    Re: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: First Ride

    That lower center grill opening
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    Re: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: First Ride

    Quote Originally Posted by RedSkyBlackDream View Post
    Awesome!!! Great job, Detroit/Chevrolet/GM! The Camaro has no limit! It gets better and better! This will also DEFINITELY make for an unbelievable push for a great NG Corvette!



    Meanwhile in New York at Cadillac... -_- The SAME EXACT vehicle with a suit on (ATS Coupe) has been forgotten about. No where near as exciting with its lack of a V8 and watered down Chinese market styling. I have YET to see one on the road and it's near the end of its life cycle. Smh

    How they went from CTS coupe (which is STILL talked about and turns heads) to that I'll never know.


    Anyhow, thought a Cadillac would be my graduation present to myself but it looks like an A5 or A5 Sportback is it.

    #CarryOn



    Same exact vehicle?


    That's drawing a very very very long bow there mate
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    Re: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: First Ride

    Is there an embargo in instrumented tests? People already have the cars.

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    Didn't come to this lightly, but Hands down Correct !

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaddyLac10 View Post
    This the best all around sports car GM has ever built.


    http://sandyblogs.com/techlink/?p=7272

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaddyLac10 View Post
    This the best all around sports car GM has ever built.
    The Camaro is a pony car (really a sports coupe) and it is the best sports coupe that GM is producing (better then the ATS coupe). The Corvette is a sports car and it can certainly be argued that the Grand Sport is the best all around model of Corvette. Also the Grand Sport with Z07 package is going to be much much faster then the ZL1 Camaro around a track. Now the ZL1 1LE on the other hand is another question, while the Grand Sport will likely out handle and out brake the ZL1 the ZL1 1LE will likely have a better power to weight ratio.

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