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Old 12-17-2011, 11:03 PM   #21
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It can run faster under better conditions.
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:20 PM   #22
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It can run faster under better conditions.
The forum members that ran 180+ didn't do it on the same day at the same track under the exact same conditions that Matt ran the mile.
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:46 PM   #23
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Yup. Conditions are key, as they have a big impact.
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Old 12-18-2011, 12:27 AM   #24
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All I'll say that if you watch the video you will see how sloppy the shifting was. That car, that day could've run faster. I think the announcer's mouth certainly ran fast... Maybe a little diet would also help.
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Old 12-18-2011, 12:23 PM   #25
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All I'll say that if you watch the video you will see how sloppy the shifting was. That car, that day could've run faster. I think the announcer's mouth certainly ran fast... Maybe a little diet would also help.



He is calling us A$$holes and telling us to listen up. He does make a couple of good points regarding another test with a lighter driver running slower at lower altitude.

I suggest a cruise in the 1000 dollar 1973 Eldo, with a pit stop at hooters for a big bucket of low Calorie wings and pitcher of beer and everything will be all better.

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Old 12-18-2011, 09:58 PM   #26
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He is calling us A$$holes and telling us to listen up. He does make a couple of good points regarding another test with a lighter driver running slower at lower altitude.


http://www.thesmokingtire.com/

Haha, just read the review on his site.

Matt, if you are reading this I think you didnt to do to bad considering you dont drive the Z often. So hopping in a Zr1 and running it down the mile at 176ish is pretty good driving. But..........I do have to disagree with you on one point. You stated that even at sea level the ZR1 will not hit 180 stock. That is incorrect. There have been a few ZR1's to hit 180 in the mile stock. on this site there is a ZR1 fast list and it has the details. I will post it for you to check out. Also for yoru viewing purposes in that list you will also see the ZR1 going 10's stock in the 1/4.

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-c...fast-list.html
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Old 12-18-2011, 10:42 PM   #27
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Two things are potentially at play here:

1. He lifted, even if just by a hair, at some point during the acceleration. Doing so will knock the car out of no-lift-shift mode.

Or...

2. The Corvette doesn't really have a no-lift-shift mode. I keep hearing a lot about it, but no one from GM (that I'm aware) has actually stepped up and said, "Yes, we added no-lift-shift to the Corvette." As Matt may remember because he was with John Heinricy in the CTS-V a couple of years ago at Monticello: no-lift-shift was designed first and foremost by HPVO for the V. John demonstrated it while he and Matt were on the track. I haven't seen a similar demonstration or announcement from GM for the Vette.

If GM has stated it's in the Corvette officially, then I apologize. I've just never read it.

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My guess is he lifted sometime during the launch just barely. This is a natural reaction for most in order to gain traction but in this case it deactivated the LC as designed I believe.
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:44 PM   #28
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My guess is he lifted sometime during the launch just barely. This is a natural reaction for most in order to gain traction but in this case it deactivated the LC as designed I believe.
I believe you are right........
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Haha, just read the review on his site.

Matt, if you are reading this I think you didnt to do to bad considering you dont drive the Z often. So hopping in a Zr1 and running it down the mile at 176ish is pretty good driving. But..........I do have to disagree with you on one point. You stated that even at sea level the ZR1 will not hit 180 stock. That is incorrect. There have been a few ZR1's to hit 180 in the mile stock. on this site there is a ZR1 fast list and it has the details. I will post it for you to check out. Also for yoru viewing purposes in that list you will also see the ZR1 going 10's stock in the 1/4.

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-c...fast-list.html
If Matt was running a 2012 - I believe those had a change in gear ratios for 5th and 6th gear for better fuel mileage that might be the difference between 175 to 176 mph runs versus the 180 mph runs in the 2009 2010's out there.
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If Matt was running a 2012 - I believe those had a change in gear ratios for 5th and 6th gear for better fuel mileage that might be the difference between 175 to 176 mph runs versus the 180 mph runs in the 2009 2010's out there.
He ran a 2011, so stated in his comments. A 2012 would have barely run a 155. );
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He is calling us A$$holes and telling us to listen up. He does make a couple of good points regarding another test with a lighter driver running slower at lower altitude.

I suggest a cruise in the 1000 dollar 1973 Eldo, with a pit stop at hooters for a big bucket of low Calorie wings and pitcher of beer and everything will be all better.

http://www.thesmokingtire.com/
He didn't just call us A$$holes, he said this: "Any a$$holes can post up some dumb YouTube comment. In fact, for every one thoughtful comment I see there are at least 50 more written by University of Phoenix online rejects, people with 5th grade reading and writing levels, and f***ing morons."

I still think he's fat. Maybe he just couldn't see well with his "sunglasses" to be able to shift right.
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:47 PM   #32
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He didn't just call us A$$holes, he said this: "Any a$$holes can post up some dumb YouTube comment. In fact, for every one thoughtful comment I see there are at least 50 more written by University of Phoenix online rejects, people with 5th grade reading and writing levels, and f***ing morons."

I still think he's fat. Maybe he just couldn't see well with his "sunglasses" to be able to shift right.
Well then he needs to switch from hooters fried wings to non-fried wings and light beer. - His speed & blood pressure will improve too

That poor Zr1 looked like it was driving lower on the left driver side. That could have effected aerodynamics.

But what do us F-ing morons know. Calling followers of his website(which is actually pretty good) and potential business partners F-ing morons is the disposition of a mental midget.
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:37 PM   #33
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Here is the video of my 09 ZR1 from the first Mohave mile in March of2010, again 176.5MPH.
Use the arrow and jump to the 1 minute mark for the start of the run and turn up the sound,
thats the track anouncer over the radio.
http://sharing.theflip.com/session/7...ideo/125148591
I could stand to lose some LBS myself duce fifteen
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:39 PM   #34
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He ran a 2011, so stated in his comments. A 2012 would have barely run a 155. );
HAHA your probably right on that one. lol
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:48 PM   #35
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Aero plays probably the biggest factor in the 1 mile shootout stuff.
Mojave when we ran last year was 5,000ft DA. Not sure what Texas was at the previous location but very close to sea level. Breeze affects top speed a few mph. Temperature for us didn't seem to be as big of a deal.

Here are 2 drivers in the same car making about 650rwhp (4psi). I'm driving first like Ms. Daisy and my buddy (who owns it) is 2nd. The driving styles are very different.... it was only a 2-3mph difference in the end. Wind could've been the factor as well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH5hBdmpr2M

Removing mirrors is worth 2-3mph. Taping the gap between your hood and the windshield is worth another 1-2 mph. Lowering your car and running a smaller front tire is another factor.

In the spring we plan to return to Mojave again with the opportunity to turn it up another 300rwhp (950rwhp) and see what the car can really do. It's still an RX-7 with a forged single turbo LS9 now and MAST LS3 CnC'd heads/production LS3 intake.

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He needs to go on a radical diet, shed a few pounds, and try again.
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Diet would be number 1 in my books, learning to shift gears would also help, and you dare call the ZR1's seat lacking support? really it seems to me the way you were wedge in there like a sardine would have been enough support. let me guess what's your daily driver? a stang? you made the car look bad, really bad.
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Diet would be number 1 in my books, learning to shift gears would also help, and you dare call the ZR1's seat lacking support? really it seems to me the way you were wedge in there like a sardine would have been enough support. let me guess what's your daily driver? a stang? you made the car look bad, really bad.
Matt's daily driver is a Ford Raptor and a C5 Corvette, with lightweight Sparco seats which hold him just fine.

I (Zack) am 5'11", 175 lbs, about 11% body fat, and also found the ZR1 seats to be lacking lateral support. So does pretty much every journalist ever, for the last 15 years. Corvette seats are notoriously bad, soft and flat. When I drove the ZR1 I never felt as locked in as I did in a BMW M3, Mercedes C63, or even the more pedestrian E350 diesel.

Matt addressed the speed here. http://www.thesmokingtire.com/2011/l...say-this-once/
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Funny how they mentioned the female driven gtr finishing at a higher speed.
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Funny how they mentioned the female driven gtr finishing at a higher speed.
I think the announcer messed that one up, and got his GTRs confused. The girl in the stock GTR ran a bit slower than the ZR1. Her best was a 175.3. The faster GTR was not stock, and its best was 180.

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