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Forum: C7 ZR1 Discussion 02-23-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 124
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Posted By Achmed
So maybe low to mid 6:50's? What would your...

So maybe low to mid 6:50's? What would your prediction be?
Forum: C7 ZR1 Discussion 02-23-2018, 12:16 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,889
Posted By Achmed
Doing the math

From the vir zr1 time vs the pre-updating calibration z06 (15 z06 vir time), the zr1 gains 1 second every 40 seconds. So that's about 11 seconds or almost 11 seconds over the ring. Rumour was z06 got...
Forum: C7 ZR1 Discussion 02-22-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,889
Posted By Achmed
I know it's a different track, but with Milner's...

I know it's a different track, but with Milner's confidence does he mean he or "any of the C7R drivers" would beat Mero's 2:47 at VIR? :toetap:
Forum: C8 General Discussion 02-12-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,246
Posted By Achmed
I literally watched those teaser videos before...

I literally watched those teaser videos before (and after) the reveal at least 200 times in total, mostly before the reveal and about daily. Good memories.
Forum: C7 ZR1 Discussion 01-28-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,460
Posted By Achmed
Thanks for sharing. looks like this one has...

Thanks for sharing.

looks like this one has a jake hood decal, I don't think I saw one on the other zr1 pics so far
Forum: C7 ZR1 Discussion 01-21-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,778
Posted By Achmed
Outdoor Orange ZR1

I found these pics on ig user omar_90ed and thought they give an idea how sebring orange looks without stage lighting. I like the new orange overall, louder than previous...
Forum: C7 ZR1 Discussion 01-13-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,638
Posted By Achmed
It's the same during the first year of anything...

It's the same during the first year of anything dramatically new enough.

Dealers were selling 2014 stingrays above msrp, well above in many cases, in Canada at least.

my dealer sold it to me...
Forum: C7 General Discussion 01-03-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,398
Posted By Achmed
I saw the pics from the sample posted at Carlisle...

I saw the pics from the sample posted at Carlisle and while it did look "more orange" than the previous one offered for the c7 it still didn't look "that orange" as the Dubai pics.
Forum: C7 ZR1 Discussion 12-31-2017, 03:47 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 24,270
Posted By Achmed
Bring balance to the downforce!

I think the amg gtr vs z06 shows there are seconds to be gained just by the lesser drag on the zr1, before even considering the difference in horsepowers and downforces
Forum: C7 ZR1 Discussion 12-30-2017, 01:58 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,889
Posted By Achmed
I don't always understand his posts

but I find him entertaining and an asset to this forum!
Forum: C7 ZR1 Discussion 12-27-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,156
Posted By Achmed
This really belongs in the Picture thread...

This really belongs in the Picture thread https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums/c7-zr1-discussion/4081253-the-corvette-c7-zr1-picture-thread.html

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Forum: C7 ZR1 Discussion 12-27-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 24,270
Posted By Achmed
Pretty much the whole 3 second difference...

Pretty much the whole 3 second difference happened solely on the last long straight, prior to that last straight the Z06 and GT R were just a few tenths of a second apart.
Forum: C7 ZR1 Discussion 12-27-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,156
Posted By Achmed
:lurk:

:lurk:
Forum: C7 ZR1 Discussion 12-27-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 24,270
Posted By Achmed
The sport auto article also said that Jim Mero...

The sport auto article also said that Jim Mero got a 7:11 in the same car

...
Forum: C7 ZR1 Discussion 12-27-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,889
Posted By Achmed
he didn't find that synergy with the c7 grand...

he didn't find that synergy with the c7 grand sport Lol, he was around a second behind Andy Pilgrim on a sub 1:30 track. Hoping it's different with the zr1 though!
Forum: C7 ZR1 Discussion 12-27-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 24,270
Posted By Achmed
with the current z06 vs zr1 ring time comparisons...

with the current z06 vs zr1 ring time comparisons and speculation i wonder if this is why GM didn't allow the z06 time and video to be released, remember a year or two back there was silence after...
Forum: C7 ZR1 Discussion 12-26-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,889
Posted By Achmed
it's also possible if one asked Mero who would...

it's also possible if one asked Mero who would lap faster in a road corvette between himself and c7r drivers he would say himself Lol. It's interesting Tommy said that and maybe he's correct but...
Forum: C7 ZR1 Discussion 12-25-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,889
Posted By Achmed
Lars Kern does also race professionally, and has...

Lars Kern does also race professionally, and has experience endurance racing at the Ring.
Forum: C7 ZR1 Discussion 12-25-2017, 12:29 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,889
Posted By Achmed
Milner beat Randy Pobst in a z06 around road...

Milner beat Randy Pobst in a z06 around road atlanta while talking the whole time to the camera fwiw
Forum: C7 ZR1 Discussion 12-25-2017, 12:26 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,889
Posted By Achmed
may be the grand sport should be taking all the...

may be the grand sport should be taking all the corvette lap records lol
Forum: C8 General Discussion 12-24-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 96,458
Posted By Achmed
classless of jalopnik to post the letter from GM...

classless of jalopnik to post the letter from GM legal like that. Every industry has their national inquirer I guess
Forum: C7 ZR1 Discussion 12-24-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,889
Posted By Achmed
Jim Mero weighs 100 lbs more than the average c7r Driver!

but production corvette weight distribution is based on the assumption that the an extra Jim Mero weight man is in the driver seat and passenger seat must be empty. Therefore advantage = Mero over...
Forum: C7 ZR1 Discussion 12-24-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,889
Posted By Achmed
lol it's a wash because the extra 105 hp comes...

lol it's a wash because the extra 105 hp comes with 36 lbs of weight and both cars use the same tires.

Jk

These are the latest times claimed by GM for the z06. They also claimed the zr1 is 2.5...
Forum: C7 ZR1 Discussion 12-24-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,889
Posted By Achmed
the text on the video had a typo - 2:29.77 was...

the text on the video had a typo - 2:29.77 was meant go be 2:39.77. That's new z06 time 2.5 seconds faster than the old z06 time of 2:42.32.

Jim Mero summarized the old vs new z06 and GS times in...
Forum: C8 General Discussion 12-24-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 96,458
Posted By Achmed
At worst I can't see this ending very well, and...

At worst I can't see this ending very well, and at best I'm just left confused.

Most auto mags are not posting anything about these CAD images out of respect for GM.

Tadge and Jim Mero...
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