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Thread: Z28 Bests Porsche Turbo and GTR

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    Default Z28 Bests Porsche Turbo and GTR

    You have to be impressed - not to mention that the Z28 is built like a "real" race car that could run very, very hard for hours.

    Skip the blather, and go to about 8:30 on the video to see R. Pobst track the GTR and the Z28.

    Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, 911 Turbo S, or Nissan GT-R? - Motor Trend
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    Almost makes you forget they weigh as much as a navy destroyer.

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    305 r comps Vs 265 front 285 rear run flats..... jus sayin
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    I "love" all the recent articles about how the car is faster than the 911 or the rolling playstation, failing to explain the difference tires make and making the track tests as obscure as possible in terms of tracks, configs etc..
    This one was a bit more detailed than another magazine test I read, typical mainstream media bullcrap... while I have no doubt the car is quick, I also have no doubt advertising dollars are at play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyFocus View Post
    305 r comps Vs 265 front 285 rear run flats..... jus sayin
    came here to post this, that pirelli is a 60 treadwear...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. T View Post
    came here to post this, that pirelli is a 60 treadwear...
    echoing what Moti said (kinda), treadwear don't mean much these days either. may be GM is more honest about it than Porsche on treadwear ?
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    3856lbs according to R&T
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    Quote Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post
    3856lbs according to R&T
    I have owned Buicks that weigh less than that.

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    3865???

    Well, still less than the curb weight of Oli and Burgoon's last dates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimt View Post
    3865???

    Well, still less than the curb weight of Oli and Burgoon's last dates.

    Are you referencing their combined weight or individually?

    I don't think Burgoon has had a date since he and Bill Wells broke up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olitho View Post
    Are you referencing their combined weight or individually?

    I don't think Burgoon has had a date since he and Bill Wells broke up.
    Combined. On the upside, the ride was nice and soft. And you had a trunk large enough to fit a set of golf clubs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimt View Post
    Combined. On the upside, the ride was nice and soft. And you had a trunk large enough to fit a set of golf clubs.
    Burgoon's date or the car?

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    And they seem to be as sticky as they are big - so sticky they are spinning on the rims:

    " . . . .The Pirelli P Zero Trofeo Rs are essentially street-legal racing tires so tacky that, during development testing, they occasionally stuck to the pavement better than to the wheels they were mounted on. To keep the Pirellis from slipping around the rim, the wheels on production Z/28s are media-blasted to increase friction at the mating surface, a common practice in racing."

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyFocus View Post
    305 r comps Vs 265 front 285 rear run flats..... jus sayin
    If it were that easy why don't Nissan and Porsche do the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    I have owned Buicks that weigh less than that.
    I'm surprised that you would actually admit to having owned a Buick . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    If it were that easy why don't Nissan and Porsche do the same?
    Doesnt Porsche do it with GT3RS and GT2RS? in regards to the nissan, who knows, maybe since its more of a all around street/track performer rather then more of a track biased car like the Z28? these are just my speculations, but i dont know why the company doesn't. My point is, despite GM's huge amount of R&D in making the Z28 a track peformance oriented car off the showroom floor, the factory tire grip advantage cant be denied.

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    Tires are really important:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    I'm surprised that you would actually admit to having owned a Buick . . .
    Sure. I had some cool ones, two boat tail Rivieras (a '71 and a '72) and a '71 Gran Sport.

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