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#350065 - 06/12/11 10:51 PM 2012 Corvette ZR1 at Nurburgring
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I could only wish to have this driver's abilities. Having the car would help too... New 'ring' record for a production car. What the definition of "production" is, I don't know. It's damn fast though. Fun to watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yKb6iSWc0k&feature=player_embedded
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#350067 - 06/12/11 11:06 PM Re: 2012 Corvette ZR1 at Nurburgring [Re: michael_d]
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Mike, thinking of "upgrading" already?
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#350069 - 06/12/11 11:32 PM Re: 2012 Corvette ZR1 at Nurburgring [Re: JohnK]
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Gripping. I can't imagine. Just watching the video made my heart race.
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#350071 - 06/12/11 11:47 PM Re: 2012 Corvette ZR1 at Nurburgring [Re: tomtuttle]
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I've played too much Gran Turismo, I knew each turn before he entered it.
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#350090 - 06/13/11 02:34 AM Re: 2012 Corvette ZR1 at Nurburgring [Re: ClubNeon]
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I just wish that Vettes didn't all look the same. I say that as a generalized statement of course. Some would argue that it is a good aerodynamic design, etc. Just like Porsches have generally looked the same for ever, and oh boy, unless you go real high end, the base cheap Mustang looks like the higher level ones for the most part unless you start getting into 3rd party makeovers.

I can respect all 3 companies for what their vehicles can do, and this Vette is damn impressive, but give me something that doesn't look almost the same as it did a decade or two ago...

(Again, all you Vette and Porsche fans will call it "branding" a look, which is your prerogative, I just want something that says "Hey, this is the 2012 baby!")
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#350100 - 06/13/11 09:51 AM Re: 2012 Corvette ZR1 at Nurburgring [Re: nickbuol]
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Originally Posted By: nickbuol
I just want something that says "Hey, this is the 2012 baby!"

You're not looking close enough. Believe me, people who care -- and they're the only ones who'd be impressed, anyway -- will know. smile
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#350107 - 06/13/11 11:37 AM Re: 2012 Corvette ZR1 at Nurburgring [Re: JohnK]
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Originally Posted By: JohnK
Mike, thinking of "upgrading" already?


LOL... No, I can't afford a ZR1. They run about 120K. I'll just keep modifying what I have. Even if I could afford one, I'd still opt for the Z06. I don't like boosted engines. Too much heat sink and weight. The ZR1 is about 200 pounds heavier too. What I would like, that only the ZR1 has, is PTM (performance traction management). From what I've been hearing from ZR1 owners that moved to it from the Z06, is that it's extremely refined and worth the premium in price to get it. Even the seasoned racers leave it engaged. It was engaged in the video.
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#350115 - 06/13/11 12:34 PM Re: 2012 Corvette ZR1 at Nurburgring [Re: michael_d]
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I really see quite a bit of difference in the last couple generations of Corvette styling (1997-present) over the previous couple generations. I like.
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#350119 - 06/13/11 12:58 PM Re: 2012 Corvette ZR1 at Nurburgring [Re: tomtuttle]
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I prefer the look of the C5s, myself, other than the headlights.
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#350125 - 06/13/11 01:41 PM Re: 2012 Corvette ZR1 at Nurburgring [Re: Ken.C]
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I kind of like the popup headlights on the C5. But Mike told me that if I got one, I had to get a C6, which I couldn't afford. So, here we are.
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