Combat Global Warming -- GT500 Vs. ZL-1

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    Jun 13, 2012 5:18 AM GMT
    http://www.insideline.com/chevrolet/camaro/2012/2012-chevrolet-camaro-zl1-vs-2013-ford-mustang-shelby-gt500-comparison-test.html#comments_sort_form1
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    Jun 14, 2012 1:12 AM GMT
    I'd happily sacrifice a little straight line acceleration to get the Camaro's better handling. And, there are probably aftermarket go-fast goodies to kick up the power a notch.
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    Jun 14, 2012 1:27 AM GMT
    I have a Universal HVAC+R license. That's how I combat global warming.
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    Jun 14, 2012 2:13 AM GMT
    paradox saidI'd happily sacrifice a little straight line acceleration to get the Camaro's better handling. And, there are probably aftermarket go-fast goodies to kick up the power a notch.


    LSs respond very well to even lights mods. Witness the number of CTSv running low 10s and in some cases high 9s. Getting the mustang to handle like the camaro is a bunch more difficult and probably impossible.
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    Jun 14, 2012 2:40 AM GMT
    Always interesting to read how the production cars do, but if you want to free yourself from the constraints that manufacturers must follow, and are willing to get more involved, aftermarket is the way to go.

    I have a Corvette and its even a convertible. Looks like an average Vette from the outside. The only giveaway are the pipes. But the suspension is aftermarket performance and everything under the hood was built by a custom performance shop that builds and modifies race cars. My lowly convertible will blow away every production Corvette including the ZR1. The engine, supercharger, clutch etc. will handle 1000+ RWHP, but it is detuned to deliver only about 670. Any higher would need tires not street practical.
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    Jun 14, 2012 2:55 AM GMT
    socalfitness saidAlways interesting to read how the production cars do, but if you want to free yourself from the constraints that manufacturers must follow, and are willing to get more involved, aftermarket is the way to go.

    I have a Corvette and its even a convertible. Looks like an average Vette from the outside. The only giveaway are the pipes. But the suspension is aftermarket performance and everything under the hood was built by a custom performance shop that builds and modifies race cars. My lowly convertible will blow away every production Corvette including the ZR1. The engine, supercharger, clutch etc. will handle 1000+ RWHP, but it is detuned to deliver only about 670. Any higher would need tires not street practical.



    "Never drive a car that looks better than you do." was the best advice I've ever heard.

    Every time I see a really cool muscle car that screams testosterone and vitality, I see some old guy driving it who screams of insecurity and desperation.

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    Jun 14, 2012 3:26 AM GMT
    socalfitness saidAlways interesting to read how the production cars do, but if you want to free yourself from the constraints that manufacturers must follow, and are willing to get more involved, aftermarket is the way to go.

    I have a Corvette and its even a convertible. Looks like an average Vette from the outside. The only giveaway are the pipes. But the suspension is aftermarket performance and everything under the hood was built by a custom performance shop that builds and modifies race cars. My lowly convertible will blow away every production Corvette including the ZR1. The engine, supercharger, clutch etc. will handle 1000+ RWHP, but it is detuned to deliver only about 670. Any higher would need tires not street practical.


    You still have to have the structural rigidity to put it all to the ground and that's especially hard in a vert.

    Given where you live, who did the work? Was it Dick.
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    Jun 14, 2012 3:28 AM GMT
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    socalfitness saidAlways interesting to read how the production cars do, but if you want to free yourself from the constraints that manufacturers must follow, and are willing to get more involved, aftermarket is the way to go.

    I have a Corvette and its even a convertible. Looks like an average Vette from the outside. The only giveaway are the pipes. But the suspension is aftermarket performance and everything under the hood was built by a custom performance shop that builds and modifies race cars. My lowly convertible will blow away every production Corvette including the ZR1. The engine, supercharger, clutch etc. will handle 1000+ RWHP, but it is detuned to deliver only about 670. Any higher would need tires not street practical.



    "Never drive a car that looks better than you do." was the best advice I've ever heard.

    Every time I see a really cool muscle car that screams testosterone and vitality, I see some old guy driving it who screams of insecurity and desperation.



    Got be old before we can foot the insurance. And you think just because we're old we've given up on having some fun.
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    Jun 14, 2012 3:44 AM GMT
    I really like both. But I've always preferred the Camaro over the Mustang. No matter. Can't afford either cars at the moment. icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 14, 2012 4:09 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI really like both. But I've always preferred the Camaro over the Mustang. No matter. Can't afford either cars at the moment. icon_lol.gif


    Only problem with the camaro is you can't see out of the damn thing unless you get the vert and never ever put the top up.
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    Jun 20, 2012 8:10 AM GMT
    http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/driven/1206_2012_chevrolet_camaro_zl1_vs_2013_ford_shelby_gt500/viewall.html#ixzz1yFb3F5yx

    The Camaro needs another 100hp or so kick in power, but for the 'sports car' of the two, it wins.