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      06-13-2011, 10:42 AM   #45
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Now youll want to think well yeah he makes that mistake a few times, but how many other times is he spot on getting on the gas and doesn't lose anytime or even picks up time. But it doesn't work like that, because there are plenty of professional GM factory drivers that can do the lap with A LOT less time given up.
A car like that isn't about maintaining apex speed, the name of the game is throttle as long and as early as possible. Driving a car smoothly is not about making smooth inputs, it's about loading the tires smoothly and that's what you're seeing in the video.

Heinricy, Lally, Magnussen might be faster around the 'ring than Mero but then again might not. History says not
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Just out of curiosity, how much is the ZR1 MSRP in the States? I love the way it looks, so much better than the GTR, did anyone saw an article that said "Help Ford bring on the Supercar (or muscle, can't remember)" and there was a pic of the GT40, did Ford just stopped producing GT40's??? Loved that car.
American car companies have so much potential to build really beautiful and powerful cars, and here's proof
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About $120k depending on options, a steal really, and the 2012 seats are actually starting to not suck!
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A car like that isn't about maintaining apex speed, the name of the game is throttle as long and as early as possible. Driving a car smoothly is not about making smooth inputs, it's about loading the tires smoothly and that's what you're seeing in the video.

Heinricy, Lally, Magnussen might be faster around the 'ring than Mero but then again might not. History says not

You obviously wouldn't know FAST from a PRO if it was driving away from you

You should try contacting John, Andy or Jan and see what they have to say about smooth throttle inputs.
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You obviously wouldn't know FAST from a PRO if it was driving away from you

You should try contacting John, Andy or Jan and see what they have to say about smooth throttle inputs.
Ok Mike, FYI, successful racing careers don't usually start with being mouthy to people you don't know on the internet.

Strap on a Spec Wrecker with me sometime and we can settle this with a friendly crash in Turn 1. The MX5 cup cars are too rich for my blood
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Ok Mike, FYI, successful racing careers don't usually start with being mouthy to people you don't know on the internet.

Strap on a Spec Wrecker with me sometime and we can settle this with a friendly crash in Turn 1. The MX5 cup cars are too rich for my blood
I knew I shouldn't have wasted my time responding to you, your clearly very mature yourself Wiese.

Just FYI you should still ask John, Andy and Jan if smooth throttle inputs mean nothing like you stated. You can ask Jason or Brad too
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Such an awesome car. I've seen a few at Summit Raceway crushing everyone. They blow by most cars like they are standing still on the straights.
+1.......plus, the price pointe on those is just ridiculous compared to the performance. Just an amazing value, if you can call a 110k for a car a bargain

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I knew I shouldn't have wasted my time responding to you, your clearly very mature yourself Wiese.

Just FYI you should still ask John, Andy and Jan if smooth throttle inputs mean nothing. You can ask Jason or Brad too
Ok Mike. Quoted so you can regret it when you grow up.
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1 Word: Tires... this is why all, for everyone who spends all their money on mods... and still runs around on street tires... are wasting your money if you plan to actually 'track' the car...
Spoken for the truth. The whole truth. And nothing but the Truth.

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I would like to see what the new Z06 pulls in at Nurburgring..
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I can't imagine how fast the ZR1 is with a dual clutch tranny. Cars are getting crazy fast now a days.
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Wow! Impressive, and the looks of the zr1 are growing on me. I don't know much about the corvettes, which is supposed to be faster, the zr1 or the z06
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Wow! Impressive, and the looks of the zr1 are growing on me. I don't know much about the corvettes, which is supposed to be faster, the zr1 or the z06
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I can't imagine how fast the ZR1 is with a dual clutch tranny. Cars are getting crazy fast now a days.
Is this currently in the works?
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Is this currently in the works?
I hope so, I was just talking about this with a buddy of mind who was considering the GT-R. Can you imagine how fast a z06 or zR1 would be with technology like DCT!

Kudos to the driver and corvette line.

And, I love reading all the GT-R fan boy posts...
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