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Old 07-08-2020, 08:24 AM   #1
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Camaro ZL/1 a touring car?

Recently took a 2100 mi. round trip with the car to Florida, traveling thru the Smokie Mts. If you have never traveled this road, it is complete with plenty of curves and inclines. Each leg was done in 14 hrs, with just some pit stops.

The Z with the Recaro seats is very comfortable, especially with the cooling in FL. summer heat. The power of the Z is where it shines. The ability to maneuver in traffic is done with just the slightest amount of pedal. I hate when people take up residence in the passing lane. With the corner and handling of magnetic ride and good tires, passing is effortless, whether on the inside or outside curves.

The car performed flawlessly, even in almost 99 degree temps. Never showed being hot, while I stayed cool inside. This car is more than capable of getting over 25 mpg, depending on your cruising speed. I fell more in love with car on this trip and almost hating it coming to an end. I tend to think it is more of a GT car, than a touring car but, this car does it all.

I suppose I am preaching to the choir.
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Old 07-08-2020, 08:56 AM   #2
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I hope you hit the Dragon as well as the Cherohala highway !
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Old 07-08-2020, 09:10 AM   #3
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Doesn't the "T" in GT stand for Touring?

https://www.carcoversdirect.com/car-...t-is-a-gt-car/
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Old 07-08-2020, 09:13 AM   #4
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I use my ZL1 vert as a gt. Top down, air on, seats on, sunscreen and hat too ( lol ). It is high 80's/low 90's in Ontario with relentless sun.
I'm in your choir too. Power, handling and comfort. Pure joy to drive.
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Old 07-08-2020, 09:17 AM   #5
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I have taken mine on several 1,500 - 2,000 mile road trips. They are truly wonderful vehicles.
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Old 07-08-2020, 09:22 AM   #6
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The gas mileage is tremendous, if you keep your foot out of it. I average ~ 27.3 miles per gallon ~70-75 mph, with top down. This is better than my 5.0 and 4.0 engine on other vehicles....
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Old 07-08-2020, 11:39 AM   #7
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27 is hard to believe, even in touring mode - thank the AFM
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Old 07-08-2020, 12:07 PM   #8
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27 is hard to believe, even in touring mode - thank the AFM
I have a supercharged SS with AFM tuned out and just got 27+ mpg for the last 400 miles of a 1000-mile road trip. Definitely not impossible, although not that much fun either, the go pedal can instantly shove mpg down into the low teens
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Old 07-08-2020, 12:44 PM   #9
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Yeah, the Z is our go to road trip car. The wife won't go in anything else. Only aggravating thing is everytime you come upon some crapbox minivan/mompopmobile, they have to show you what they got. Can't just drive normal and let you go past.
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Old 07-08-2020, 12:58 PM   #10
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27 is hard to believe, even in touring mode - thank the AFM
If I'm not mistaken, I don't believe the ZL1 uses AFM. On my best behavior I get maybe 22-24 mpg.

ZL1 is very comfortable touring car, or maybe it is so much fun that it feels that way. 90mph in this machine sure does feel like 50 though. Only problem for me is driving in sport mode for too long makes the touring steering feel very light and loose.
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Old 07-08-2020, 01:10 PM   #11
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If I'm not mistaken, I don't believe the ZL1 uses AFM.
You're right it doesn't - I stand corrected, only the Z06
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Old 07-08-2020, 01:54 PM   #12
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AFM is suspected of being one of the main issues contributing to the “shudder” issue with the A8 in the Z06. Thank heavens they didn’t add it to the ZL1.

Love road trips. Already told the wife the next time we head out on one the Z is going with us.
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Old 07-09-2020, 12:33 AM   #13
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27 is hard to believe, even in touring mode - thank the AFM
Yep, I was a bit surprised myself. That’s what the trip computer tells me... I haven’t confirmed it’s accuracy. And this is in sport mode... easy on the pedal.

I have the same exact truck I had in 2010, verse a 2012 now. The 2010 got a confirmed 2 mpg better than the 2012, Weird...

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Old 07-09-2020, 06:24 AM   #14
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My mpg on this trip was the last thing on my mind. In fact, I could not wait to get back on the road, the drive was that intoxicating. Already looking forward to my next trip, to the "Tail of the Dragon". Have done it on the bike but, not the Z.

Happy Touring
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