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    things are not what they appear to be.....

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    Yeah, that's pretty badass. I was kinda suprised at how much all that downforce took away from the top speed.
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    That's 14 seconds faster than the GT350R. If that is not impressive enough, the GT350R easily beat the 911-GT3's time!
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    Holy shit, that's impressive!

    I wonder what the tires look like cause they were screaming louder than the engine and if they were even street tires.
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    Update: The driver of the ZL-1-1LE that day was not even a professional race car driver, or a race car driver at all. He was just one of GM's engineers that was at the track that day. http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/autos...ocid=DELLDHP17

    While the time was impressive I took notice of how much he had to saw the wheel back and forth. I took it as a professional driver and that the vaunted 1LE suspension was not that good after all. WAY too much steering input by the driver. Turns out that the suspension is probably the best GM ever put in a production car and equal to or better than most race cars, and that the driver was marginal. Now..just how quick would it do a lap if they had Sabine Schmidtz drive it?

    And the engineer later turned an unofficial lap of .....7:13!

    No Corvette has ever run faster than either lap. ZL-1 1LE is the King of GM!


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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyKarter View Post
    That's 14 seconds faster than the GT350R. If that is not impressive enough, the GT350R easily beat the 911-GT3's time!
    Holy shit is right ..that is really impressive
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    Some.of their engineers are former drivers or drive on their spare time. But you'll also note that nurburgring does require a lot of steering input due to how rough the track is, that's ones of the reasons that times are so tough to set there.


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    IIRC, the driver was one of the engineers responsible for the ZL1-1LE and has experience driving the car. They've done the same thing with the Corvette. There's a specific engineer on the Corvette team that is usually behind the wheel for any track testing.

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    It would be interesting to see what it would time with one of Nurburgring's resident hot shoe drivers behind the wheel. Give them a day or two to run laps and then time them.
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    Procharger P1SC still powering the box it came in January 2010, hiding somewhere in the back of my man cave.
    PB: 12.533 @ 111.45 w/ 1.951 60' CLAIMING THE INTAKE/LT/TUNE/DR RECORD UNLESS SOMEBODY GOT GAME
    And nobody ever had game.


    "There are but three true sports...mountain climbing, bull fighting, and motor racing. The rest are merely games." Ernest Hemmingway

    "Racing is life. Everything before and after is just waiting." Steve McQueen in the movie LeMans

    Only two things smell like fish...and one of them is fish. unknown

    I do the things I do because the voices in my wife's head tell me to do them. Me

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