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Old 02-10-2019, 10:05 PM
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I have a 2017 Z auto and running at NCM in 90 degree temp -- no problems with the car over heating. I do have the cats and oil lines wrapped. I run 18 front and 19 rear on Hoosier.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:12 AM
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To me this is a fun car purchase. Although it is a good value it is not cheap. I would not compromise on something that significant. I was looking for a "deal" on a leftover and my wife was questioning if a Corvette is what I really wanted.
I have driven one stripped stingray a while back (and was not impressed). Her logic and it is sound is that you should really make sure that is what you want. I have a business trip to Las Vegas in a couple weeks and I am trying to get a private lesson at Spring Hill.
It will be more of a lesson/test drive. My thought is that it will be worth the $ to make sure I know what I am getting into. If Chevy had a good dual clutch I would go that way but I am not in love with a torque converter automatic. I believe it is the same trans design as my CT6 Caddy and if that is true I am less in love with it.

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Old 02-11-2019, 10:36 AM
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As others stated, if you want to track the car, buy the manual. There are plenty on A8s out there doing road courses just fine but many variables play into it. If you WANT a manual AND intend to track it don't leave a room for a "GOT YA" moment. I've love my A8 but I will also never push my car on a road course. On the streets and at the drag strip its excellent. Good luck!
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I also fell in love with an A8 that was on the lot. I had serious second thoughts on getting the A8 but I also do not like the M7 as I found myself hunting for the right gear. After the two day course at Spring Mountain, I am now confident that I made the right choice.They run the A8s all day long in the Nevada heat and they say they never have any problems. I certainly had no issue at all but it was pretty cool out this past weekend there.
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I also fell in love with an A8 that was on the lot. I had serious second thoughts on getting the A8 but I also do not like the M7 as I found myself hunting for the right gear. After the two day course at Spring Mountain, I am now confident that I made the right choice.They run the A8s all day long in the Nevada heat and they say they never have any problems. I certainly had no issue at all but it was pretty cool out this past weekend there.
They may run them ‘all day long’, but only for a couple of laps at a time before slowing way down to switch the lead/follow cars, and only ever at about 6/10-7/10 speed.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:41 PM
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The problem with A8 is not high revs (even though it contributes), but rather the fact that the secondary radiator is dedicated to keep the transmission cool, which it does fine, but this means that it no longer helps with coolant/oil temps. Keeping at low revs will sure help, but it's more like an insult to the owners. I'd rather add a secondary coolant radiator like M7 cars come with, perhaps by the sides where ZR1/ZL1 has coolers. If you can't, and insist on track use, just sell the car since it will never work as intended at the track : ) Wrapping the cats, oil heat exchanger, or exhaust will not help, since there's no fast heat transfer to the engine from any one of those locations. It's just a feel good mod, sorry!
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