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I sort of got lost and forgot half of my post. I'm really not sure, I've not heard of this issue with other Zondas, but then, most Zondas aren't actually driven often, if at all.
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I sort of got lost and forgot half of my post. I'm really not sure, I've not heard of this issue with other Zondas, but then, most Zondas aren't actually driven often, if at all.


I was willing to put it down to flu medication:D

 

You might want to run your findings by the factory. They may want to check on things assembled around the same time. It's really a shame high end cars do not see more mileage. That effectively eliminates any feedback to the factory, an starves them out of real world data which would invariably lead to improvement.

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Ugh, I slept for almost 10 hours and now I feel like a zombie.
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Anyone in Cali looking for a great little driver (billy), DD or just weekends, look no further:

http://bringatrailer.com/2013/10/23/1275cc-5-speed-1962-mini-cooper-mk1/

There's a lot of madness there and the handling has to be experienced to be believed. You can't find a better driver experience for under $20k, I'm being perfectly serious. The gearbox in it is worth $3000, alone.
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How good is the new all-alu 427-powered Camaro Z/28? Well, it just lapped the `Ring in 7:37, which is faster than a stock 458 Italia, LFA, or new 911 Turbo. That also ties it for second among all US production cars, even with the SRT Viper and right behind the C6 ZR1. I no longer care that it's ugly, I want one.

http://www.caradvice.com.au/256435/2014-chevrolet-camaro-z28-clocks-73747-nurburgring/



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How good is the new all-alu 427-powered Camaro Z/28? Well, it just lapped the `Ring in 7:37, which is faster than a stock 458 Italia, LFA, or new 911 Turbo. That also ties it for second among all US production cars, even with the SRT Viper and right behind the C6 ZR1. I no longer care that it's ugly, I want one.

http://www.caradvice.com.au/256435/2014-chevrolet-camaro-z28-clocks-73747-nurburgring/



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Grudgingly and gritting teeth he says, those cornering speeds and that accelerometer graph are inspiring.

 

I fear  Magick, you are turning into a cheap date though:D

 

Now down to the brass tacks. What SCCA class can you run it stock? And dear god is there a body kit for it anywhere.

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Chevy's been showing off the Z/28 extensively lately; they truly seem to be proud of it and the fact that it's whipping every competitor.

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Pretty impressive to see a 427ci V8 hit 7000 RPM - and do it repeatedly out in the wild, not just for a millisecond on a dyno.
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Grudgingly and gritting teeth he says, those cornering speeds and that accelerometer graph are inspiring.

I fear  Magick, you are turning into a cheap date though:D

Now down to the brass tacks. What SCCA class can you run it stock? And dear god is there a body kit for it anywhere.

The Touring class, with relatively minor changes (cage, harness, tires). It would be a rude surprise for the guys already in it.
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The Touring class, with relatively minor changes (cage, harness, tires). It would be a rude surprise for the guys already in it.


I was thinking precisely that. I'll live with a whole lot of ugly to go for the win:D

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The Touring class, with relatively minor changes (cage, harness, tires). It would be a rude surprise for the guys already in it.

With Expensive Italian and German sportscars? 

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Pretty impressive to see a 427ci V8 hit 7000 RPM - and do it repeatedly out in the wild, not just for a millisecond on a dyno.

 

How high did the side-oiler 427 Cobras rev?

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How high did the side-oiler 427 Cobras rev?

The stock 427 FE redlined at 5600rpms, the 4V versions would sing up to 6k. The GM LS7 (a SB 427ci), which was in the C6 Z06, is designed to redline at 7k, but you seldom see people banging them off the rev limiter like that. I'm betting you couldn't do that run too many times without being in a world of hurt, but I could be wrong.

As far as me "cheaping" out, I'm really not seeing much of a correlation between expense and driving enjoyment, at least not beyond a point. A 700+ HP supercar is a lot of fun, but taking one to its limits is difficult on a track, and impossible on a road. By the time you get them near their capabilities you're going at speeds that would turn you into roadkill. The Mini Cooper I posted above is a ball, and having a couple like it, I can say they're more fun and exciting than they have any right to be. Get some sticky tires, bigger disc brakes on the front, and just go nuts. Not the new Mini, however, they're crap in comparison.
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The stock 427 FE redlined at 5600rpms, the 4V versions would sing up to 6k. The GM LS7 (a SB 427ci), which was in the C6 Z06, is designed to redline at 7k, but you seldom see people banging them off the rev limiter like that. I'm betting you couldn't do that run too many times without being in a world of hurt, but I could be wrong.

As far as me "cheaping" out, I'm really not seeing much of a correlation between expense and driving enjoyment, at least not beyond a point. A 700+ HP supercar is a lot of fun, but taking one to its limits is difficult on a track, and impossible on a road. By the time you get them near their capabilities you're going at speeds that would turn you into roadkill. The Mini Cooper I posted above is a ball, and having a couple like it, I can say they're more fun and exciting than they have any right to be. Get some sticky tires, bigger disc brakes on the front, and just go nuts. Not the new Mini, however, they're crap in comparison.


Yeah well there's good reason the Mini has stayed the champion of small cars for 50 years. Go Kart handling and cheap to run, more race wins then just about anything ever built. It should still be in production, but that would kill the BMW ubermini, wouldn't it.

 

Years ago on my way to Mosport a slick little tricked up Innocenti came up behind me and gave me a run. That was a neat little critter. A mini that had been cleaned and pressed by Bertone.

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