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Old 03-07-2019, 08:34 AM
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Now thats a race Id like to see. Emailed them and asked if they saw the recent Dragtimes 1/2 mile race and that to me, the ZR1s performance looked sub par, I didnt speculate why. I just added it might be good publicity for them to arrange a race. Their response: Checked it out and i agree. Would be good advertising to get the media coverage. Good content for Dragtimes as well. Lets see if it happens.
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Originally Posted by Rinaldo Catria View Post
Now thats a race Id like to see. Emailed them and asked if they saw the recent Dragtimes 1/2 mile race and that to me, the ZR1s performance looked sub par, I didnt speculate why. I just added it might be good publicity for them to arrange a race. Their response: Checked it out and i agree. Would be good advertising to get the media coverage. Good content for Dragtimes as well. Lets see if it happens.
We do like seeing a ZR1 getting out there and competing against a GT! There are few things seemingly off looking at the performance in the video, making it look like not much of a competition however.

Fact is the ZR1 is "temperamental". There is no dialing it in right now either. The factory tune/calibration is what there is to work with, and a lot of parameters in the calibration make it not at all optimal for drag racing (Aero and other variables aside). It is a fantastic factory machine built for road racing and it is fast! Variables in the tuning are showing up which impact 1/4 mile times by .5 sec and swing trap speeds by over 5mph. Huge swings even with a consistent driver. Once a threshold is met, power and times go down. Launch technique has to be considered as there are intrusive values limiting it, stock. Minor modifications allow decent gains with stock parameters but there is only so much "bending" to do to make the ZR1 faster. Getting the very fast times takes great consideration for everything and some favorable variables.

A ZR1 and GT being compared (not on paper) should have as much accounted for as possible when they line up. Win or loss for either, it is what enthusiasts would enjoy and what the community needs to showcase how great either car is. There is no denying the capabilities and great engineering of both vehicles. It'd be nice to get legitimate side by side info.

Our ZR1 is due for half mile racing. Going head to head with the GT is right on for us. We'll take accountability for the ZR1 data and objective reasoning for the race results.
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Yes. All of this.
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We do like seeing a ZR1 getting out there and competing against a GT! There are few things seemingly off looking at the performance in the video, making it look like not much of a competition however.

Fact is the ZR1 is "temperamental". There is no dialing it in right now either. The factory tune/calibration is what there is to work with, and a lot of parameters in the calibration make it not at all optimal for drag racing (Aero and other variables aside). It is a fantastic factory machine built for road racing and it is fast! Variables in the tuning are showing up which impact 1/4 mile times by .5 sec and swing trap speeds by over 5mph. Huge swings even with a consistent driver. Once a threshold is met, power and times go down. Launch technique has to be considered as there are intrusive values limiting it, stock. Minor modifications allow decent gains with stock parameters but there is only so much "bending" to do to make the ZR1 faster. Getting the very fast times takes great consideration for everything and some favorable variables.

A ZR1 and GT being compared (not on paper) should have as much accounted for as possible when they line up. Win or loss for either, it is what enthusiasts would enjoy and what the community needs to showcase how great either car is. There is no denying the capabilities and great engineering of both vehicles. It'd be nice to get legitimate side by side info.

Our ZR1 is due for half mile racing. Going head to head with the GT is right on for us. We'll take accountability for the ZR1 data and objective reasoning for the race results.
I like your objective description, no bravado, but mutual respect for great vehicles and competitors...an attitude that has my respect.
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