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It's fast, supposedly very capable in handling, and has a stick. Road & Track claims it's better than supercars that are priced 3-4x more.
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It's fast, supposedly very capable in handling, and has a stick. Road & Track claims it's better than supercars that are priced 3-4x more.

Just not a fan of Muscle here. As for the better than..... Well the Monoprice IEM's have that honour too but are curiously overlooked by the (sic) cognoscenti:)

 

Its the Lego styling that really puts me off, really.

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Been a long time since I paid attention to the cup. When did they stop running keelboats and go to multihulls?

I'm not that familiar with sailing either - but I do like seeing the technology they use. According to Wikipedia they moved away from the 12 meter class in 1992, and from 1992-2007 they used a new class made just for the America's Cup. After 2007 is when all hell really broke loose, and we've seen rigid sails, cats, tri-hulls and now cats w/ hydrofoils. I suppose sailboats appeal to me because sailing is really an awesome display of aerodynamic lift and drag. A jib & mainsail is exactly the same as an airplane wing with leading edge slats deployed. The sail generates "lift", pulling the boat along faster than the speed of the wind.

If man had been watching the sailors instead of the birds, they might have achieved flight a thousand years earlier!!
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Just not a fan of Muscle here. As for the better than..... Well the Monoprice IEM's have that honour too but are curiously overlooked by the (sic) cognoscenti:)

Its the Lego styling that really puts me off, really.


Muscle is generally classified as straight-line speed, awful in the corners. The ZL1 has some really clever suspension and chassis modifications, it even outperformed the BMW M5 and Carrera S at VIR during testing. The boxy look doesn't really appeal to me either, but it doesn't look half bad in all black, IMO.



Not "pretty", but like the Falcon F7, it isn't ugly either.
Edited by Magick Man - 9/8/13 at 11:48pm
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It probably has the magnetorheological suspension from the Corvette, similar to Holden,s HSV cars here.

 

They are a hoot and a half to drive but pretty ugly looking.(The HSV,s that is).

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I'd like to see a first-generation Camaro body on that new ZL1. :biggrin: 

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Well I came to a sudden realization that I will never drive a manual. :(

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Well I came to a sudden realization that I will never drive a manual. :(

That seems like a real drastic conclusion. What is the determining factor there?

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That seems like a real drastic conclusion. What is the determining factor there?

 

Laws and practicality, I have to wait 4 years for a full license and only than will I be legally allowed to drive a manual car (Unless I go for a manual license now, but it is impractical to do so.) Practically Manual cars are fading out so fast that in 4 years time it would be difficult to get one that is financially viable........ Its just a rant honestly but I highly doubt I will ever touch a car with manual (Unless I do something completely irrational and get an 90's Japanese sports car over a safe and reliable auto Corolla but even then I will need some lessons on how to drive a manual.......) 

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Laws and practicality, I have to wait 4 years for a full license and only than will I be legally allowed to drive a manual car (Unless I go for a manual license now, but it is impractical to do so.) Practically Manual cars are fading out so fast that in 4 years time it would be difficult to get one that is financially viable........ Its just a rant honestly but I highly doubt I will ever touch a car with manual (Unless I do something completely irrational and get an 90's Japanese sports car over a safe and reliable auto Corolla but even then I will need some lessons on how to drive a manual.......) 

Holy smokes. Just where are you that licensing is separated into manual and automatic? You could always buy some old POS econobox with a manual just for kicks.

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Never is a long time - you're young, there's plenty of time. I have high expectations for you - you might become a continent-hopping business mogul or celebrity that can buy & sell at the snap of your fingers. Try not to disappoint me...

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Never is a long time - you're young, there's plenty of time. I have high expectations for you - you might become a continent-hopping business mogul or celebrity that can buy & sell at the snap of your fingers. Try not to disappoint me...

JesuMaria, pressure from a forum, what next??:)

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The guy with the ZL1 apparently thought I was trying to play games with him, because I made my "take it or leave it" offer and then stopped communication after he said no. The reality is, I didn't really care. Now he's saying "okay, okay, I'll take it, you drive a hard bargain". Truth is, I'm not completely sure I'm still interested, after taking a step back from it. Lingenfelter has some really nice kits for it, though.
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The guy with the ZL1 apparently thought I was trying to play games with him, because I made my "take it or leave it" offer and then stopped communication after he said no. The reality is, I didn't really care. Now he's saying "okay, okay, I'll take it, you drive a hard bargain". Truth is, I'm not completely sure I'm still interested, after taking a step back from it. Lingenfelter has some really nice kits for it, though.

Ahhhh, but you indeed have an even better kit for the powerplant. See if you can find a write off to salvage the power, mate that sucker up to some form of transaxle and shoehorn her into the back of an AMX3 project car. (I used to be able to get a full cage done for about a grand including suspension and drivetrain hard points)

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My Dad taught me that the best way to negotiate is not to negotiate. I see that my Dad was right again... biggrin.gif
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