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Old 05-17-2019, 06:39 PM   #1
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SS 1LE -> ZL1: Do you notice the extra weight?

Has anyone here gone from an SS 1LE to a ZL1? I've been seriously considering going from an SS 1LE to a ZL1 A10 (non-1LE), but I'm a bit concerned about the extra weight. The curb weight seems to be about 300 lbs heavily. Do you "feel" the extra weight in daily driving and on track? Or is it as nimble as the SS 1LE?
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Old 05-17-2019, 11:25 PM   #2
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I have no first hand experience, but I have read here in random threads that the ZL1 is a little less nimble with a little less aggressive front turn-in/grip because all that extra weight is over the front axle.
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:37 PM   #3
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I have no first hand experience, but I have read here in random threads that the ZL1 is a little less nimble with a little less aggressive front turn-in/grip because all that extra weight is over the front axle.

Agreed. Not very noticeable on a road course...can be a BIG difference at AutoX.
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I'm going to go ahead and wager a guess that any appreciable weight gain will be offset by the additional 200 ft/lbs.


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I'm going to go ahead and wager a guess that any appreciable weight gain will be offset by the additional 200 ft/lbs.


For acceleration, sure, but not for handling (especially front-end turn-in and nimbleness)
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I think in the big scheme of things - few people will notice - the serious ones. I can't feel the difference with a passenger or not.

I'd guess the suspension firmness/responsiveness between the SS 1LE and the ZL1 non-1LE will be much more pronounced.
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Officially both cars have the same weight distrubution (SS 1le and ZL1) but not sure if it applies equally to M6 and A10. The latter is a bit faster on a road course (maybe not always) so cant really be a pig in corners or it would be slower. It seems a few guys flog A10s at COTA and log impressive laps having bags of fun...

Personally i dont really notice much difference having a passenger and even managed a PB on a twisty, non HP track with one in a right seat. Go figure
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Officially both cars have the same weight distrubution (SS 1le and ZL1) but not sure if it applies equally to M6 and A10. The latter is a bit faster on a road course (maybe not always) so cant really be a pig in corners or it would be slower. It seems a few guys flog A10s at COTA and log impressive laps having bags of fun...

Personally i dont really notice much difference having a passenger and even managed a PB on a twisty, non HP track with one in a right seat. Go figure
How can that be?

How much does the Supercharge weigh, that all sits over the front axle. Where are they putting extra weight into the rear at to counter the supercharger weight?
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How can that be?

How much does the Supercharge weigh, that all sits over the front axle. Where are they putting extra weight into the rear at to counter the supercharger weight?
Note the M6 is only 136lb heavier than SS 1le. A10 is 197lb heavier. How it all distributes i have no idea.
But both cars have 54/46 ratio. Pretty sure GM is not fibbing here
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I'm sure if you drove them back to back on the same twisty road the the 1LE would feel a bit more tossable. How much more and enough to make you want the 1LE instead, that would be an individual choice.
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Keep in mind, ZL1 has a wider F track as far as i recall, plus it may have a higher rake, its ediff has a different calibration etc, all of which could very well make it as responsive. Will it feel different? For sure, as corner entry speeds will be much higher. So an overall experience will feel different. Ive watched Chevy vid of ZL1 A10 at the Ring many times and the car seems to take this circuit like a champ with driver not even breaking a sweat on street G3 tires.

Another data point is this: i never start a stint with a full tank, because my car is much more responsive and capable of faster laps, as the fuel burns off and the rear gets lighter.

Food for thought, that's all, as i have not had a chance to drive a ZL1 yet, but this may happen in July, if my track friend let's me I will be getting a new Camaro next year and have to decide on a model and an M6 ZL1 is defo on the list together with another SS 1LE of course.
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