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Old 07-15-2018, 07:31 PM
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Let's Hope that the C7 ZR1 fares much better here. Stay Tuned....




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Old 07-15-2018, 07:51 PM
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I love this race!
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Old 07-15-2018, 08:28 PM
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Too much drag thanks to the ZTK package tho. I say it will be the 720s that wins this one.
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720
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GT2RS
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Old 07-15-2018, 08:53 PM
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Agreed
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I'm very fortunate to own both cars
Love the ZR1 but it won't run with my 720
Weight is hard to overcome and transmission in 720 shifts way faster
But being said with price difference it should
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Bet the M5 will beat the ZR1 here, as whoever is driving the ZR1 won't be able to get the power down off the line.

But yeah, nothing is going to touch the 720S.

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Old 07-15-2018, 11:00 PM
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transmission in 720 shifts way faster
But being said with price difference it should
Even if true, the shift duration of both cars is so brief that this is a non factor. (unless you have a manual ZR1)

The challenge with LT4/5 cars on stock tires is putting the power down. The ZR has 20% more torque than the 720. Thats a huge delta for a street tire. And the C7 variants seem to lack effective LC software across the board.

The other challenge is GM hasnít caught up to the fact that most of their competitors run press tunes. My comment may result in a lot of poo being tossed, but itís true.

Better make sure the IC sprayer tank on the 2RS is full.
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Old 07-15-2018, 11:54 PM
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I dont know about that. BMW will beat it to 60 but the ZR1 will be reeling it in imo.

I can pull of 0 to 60 in 3.3 and zero to 100 in under 7 seconds with the top off no issues.... on the non cup 2 rubber... in 90f degree... WIth a passenger AND full tank etc etc.

And a ZR1 has more power and the same traction control system. It's amazing imo that we can pull off acceleration on aging blacktop under those conditions.

the ZTK rubber makes up for the aero drag over the base car. Picture cup2s and non ZTK aero. That's your quickest combo in stock form.

looking forward to seeing the results.
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Originally Posted by 16/C7Z View Post
I dont know about that. BMW will beat it to 60 but the ZR1 will be reeling it in imo.

I can pull of 0 to 60 in 3.3 and zero to 100 in under 7 seconds with the top off no issues.... on the non cup 2 rubber... in 90f degree... WIth a passenger AND full tank etc etc.

And a ZR1 has more power and the same traction control system. It's amazing imo that we can pull off acceleration on aging blacktop under those conditions.

the ZTK rubber makes up for the aero drag over the base car. Picture cup2s and non ZTK aero. That's your quickest combo in stock form.

looking forward to seeing the results.

In those conditions a 2018 M5 will hit 60mph in 3.1 seconds and 100mph in 7.1 seconds....so the ZR1 will come storming by at the 1/8th mile big time.
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i dont think the performante will beat the gt2rs

the m5 and zr1 will be close in ET, will depend on how the zr1 driver is able to launch.

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You guys realize they dont actually drag race all of these cars together, right? They simply take the best performance numbers from their various reviews then stage the cars to finish in that order. This whole thing is just a huge marketing gimmick to get clicks and to sell the magazine.
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You guys who think Cup 2s are some kind of advantage in a drag race...you're delusional. Cup 2s take 2 laps on a road course just to come up to temp and have max grip. Launching your car on the street, they're worthless when cold and absolutely not helping you. And no, driving them around at street speeds for a while doesn't warm them up sufficiently.

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Originally Posted by Corvette_Nut View Post
Let's Hope that the C7 ZR1 fares much better here. Stay Tuned....




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???????/ is that a 1ZR with ZTK? or is this one equipped different than factory spec?

no carbon fiber steering wheel. I like that all alcantara wheel better anyway. more sports car, less "glitz" .
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Originally Posted by turbo8765 View Post
The ZR has 20% more torque than the 720.
On paper. 720s is hugely underrated by McLaren. But you're right on about laying down the power....there's a reason why the C8 is going to have more weight on the driven wheels!
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Old 07-16-2018, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Sub Driver View Post
You guys realize they dont actually drag race all of these cars together, right? They simply take the best performance numbers from their various reviews then stage the cars to finish in that order. This whole thing is just a huge marketing gimmick to get clicks and to sell the magazine.
Honestly - I wondered what they did. Too many of these GDR quarter mile races had gaps opening and closing and then opening again. Didn't seem right.
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"Motor Trend's World's Greatest Drag Race" has no Ferrari or Hellcat in it?
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Palantirion View Post
"Motor Trend's World's Greatest Drag Race" has no Ferrari or Hellcat in it?
They only run the cars they're using for the Best Driver's Car competition, and sometimes sub one out for a special guest.

Hellcat was run a couple of years ago, and 488GTB was run last year (beaten by the special guest P100D).
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Originally Posted by Palantirion View Post
"Motor Trend's World's Greatest Drag Race" has no Ferrari or Hellcat in it?
Would have been nice to see a Demon!
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