Re: Z06 Vs ZR1 around Laguna Seca
There are a lot of factors. The gearing of my Z06 allows for gears 2-4 on almost any track, whereas a ZR1 may need 2-5. Shifting takes time unless you care not about missing a gear in your car and going sideways.
Overall, as a Z06 owner, I can say the ZR1 should be faster on bigger tracks. 150# less doesn't mean much compared to 130hp.
This is really why ring times and fractions of seconds are silly. Air temp, tire quality, driver, gear choices (some car mags don't use 2nd in a Z06 cuz they're scared...) all make a bigger difference than the core car.
Assuming all else is equal, the ZR1 is a faster track car on most tracks, imho, but clearly not by enough to even really care about but for bragging. For me, I'll keep my 06 just so I don't have to look at that plexiglass hood ; )
Wait, the zr1 had ps2s the zo6 had cups on... There you go. Car mag f's up a comparo again.
Last edited by zeta08; 12-20-2012 at 06:44 AM.
Reason: Oh duh! Check the tires in that article.