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Old 03-25-2016, 10:05 AM   #561
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I'm really digging this car. It's actually exciting. It still has the ugly Toyota spoiler - I'm very surprised they didn't put a different spoiler on the thing - but that's a very easy, cheap fix. I'm not 100% sold on the wheels, but I'll reserve judgment until I see it in person. They look like a nightmare to clean. They can't be monoblock forged can they? I imagine they're rotary.
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Old 03-25-2016, 11:04 AM   #562
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I'm really digging this car. It's actually exciting. It still has the ugly Toyota spoiler - I'm very surprised they didn't put a different spoiler on the thing - but that's a very easy, cheap fix. I'm not 100% sold on the wheels, but I'll reserve judgment until I see it in person. They look like a nightmare to clean. They can't be monoblock forged can they? I imagine they're rotary.
With this not being a totally dedicated track car, I wouldn't think they'd incur the expense to go monoblock.
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Old 03-25-2016, 05:06 PM   #563
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the only pic i found with open hood like this
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Old 03-27-2016, 09:29 PM   #564
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The most important question to me is....was it built to take a beating like the outgoing zl1...the outgoing zl1 was put through 300 back to back clutch dumping launches to ensure durability.....no one wants the bean counters stepping in and making it faster but weaker.


Can anyone answer this?

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Old 03-27-2016, 09:41 PM   #565
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The most important question to me is....was it built to take a beating like the outgoing zl1...the outgoing zl1 was put through 300 back to back clutch dumping launches to ensure durability.....no one wants the beam counters stepping in and making it faster but weaker.


Can anyone answer this?
If the media rides at the reveal are any indication, this ZL1 can take quite a pounding and keep going.
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Old 03-27-2016, 10:22 PM   #566
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The most important question to me is....was it built to take a beating like the outgoing zl1...the outgoing zl1 was put through 300 back to back clutch dumping launches to ensure durability.....no one wants the beam counters stepping in and making it faster but weaker.


Can anyone answer this?
They put all their performance cars through the same test procedures before putting them out on the road. The ZL1, like the 1LE, and the SS...can be taken to a track and raced, and beat on...and Chevy will stand behind the warranty, because that's what the car was built to do.

And I think that clutch-dump number was more like 600, but I'm unsure.

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If the media rides at the reveal are any indication, this ZL1 can take quite a pounding and keep going.


Don't forget it's also coming with PTM and a custom "launch control". The last ZL1 was designed, and programmed for launches on prepped tracks for drag racing. I imagine this one will live up to that precedent.
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:17 AM   #567
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http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1...mage=100362305

Talk about torture test...this makes the outgoing zl1 seem like a safe investment for track junkies...cant wait to see if they do this to the new zl1....

Cause we can all agree that the c7 z06 has had its shortcomings for dependability in this arena.
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Old 03-28-2016, 12:37 PM   #568
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http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1...mage=100362305

Talk about torture test...this makes the outgoing zl1 seem like a safe investment for track junkies...cant wait to see if they do this to the new zl1....

Cause we can all agree that the c7 z06 has had its shortcomings for dependability in this arena.
I'm really hoping they do a similar set of videos for the 6th gen ZL1. And for all of their performance cars for that matter.
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Old 03-28-2016, 01:34 PM   #569
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To the OP,

What was the ambient temperature when they were giving rides around the track?
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Old 03-28-2016, 03:55 PM   #570
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What was the ambient temperature when they were giving rides around the track?
I didn't check the weather (should have), but it felt to be about 70 to me.
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Old 03-29-2016, 05:15 AM   #571
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Talking That car is a stunner!

If I get a nice chunk of change, I wouldn't mind one of those. Thank you for posting this!
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Old 03-29-2016, 09:48 AM   #572
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I didn't check the weather (should have), but it felt to be about 70 to me.
The reason I ask is it can get very hot in Pahrump. If it was driving a speed over the Spring Mountain track during a hot day that would be very impressive, and relieve the concerns of the LT4 overheating in the ZL1.
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Old 03-29-2016, 09:52 AM   #573
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The reason I ask is it can get very hot in Pahrump. If it was driving a speed over the Spring Mountain track during a hot day that would be very impressive, and relieve the concerns of the LT4 overheating in the ZL1.
Gotcha. No, it wasn't in the 90s or anything like that...I would wager that the ZL1 has at least twice as much cooling/air intake area as the Z06 does...at least. And that car's overheating issues have been largely solved with running fixes. The two ZL1s they were running for rides were going continuously for about 2 hours.

We'll see how the cars do over the summer with media drives (hopefully). But I have faith!
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Old 03-30-2016, 01:44 PM   #574
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Is there any way to find out which auto show they'll have the zl1 at next? I really want to see this car in person. The weekend on 04/07, you have Birmingham, Austin, and Edmonton. Anyone know if they'll have a zl1 at each, at one, or at none?
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