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Our Zeees are in the press again. Motor Trend wrote up a **** Focus this month with $200K in mods on it and compared it with a Z06 they got from ****. Synopsis: Z06 wins in all categories except one. Says something to the effect, "David doesn't slay Goliath, just bloodies his nose." Oh well.......

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LMAO A Focus with $200K
in mods and it only bloodied the Zs nose!!

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Don't ya hate when the mag's will do anything for sales...

I'm not saying this because I have a ZO6, but ANYTIMG you put 180,000.00 into a car in MODS and it can't whoop up on a stock car, I would have to say the car is piss poor


Do you think the ZO6 would beat a Ferrari Mondola<sp> with 180,000.00 in mods?

(Just think, then they would be about the same price as well)

if it did NOT beat the ferrari with 180,000.00 in mods don't you think the ZO6 would be a waste? the Ferrari the King? Even though they think the **** Focus was great for what it was doing, and they talked high of the car... I read that issue as how good the ZO6 really is.... how many car's can hold #'s like the 45,000.00 ZO6 can VS car's that cost 2-3X as much?

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I picked up from other posts it was a four letter word even though Frank works for ****

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I am probably one of the few people who ride the fence on the **** vs Chevy debate. I have a '99 Lightning and had a Mystic Cobra. Neither is quite as cool as a Z06. I read part of the article in disbelief that they would compare a Focus at any price to a ZO6. The Focus is way too ricey. Even if they did make an 300 H.P.SVT Focus it is still a Focus. Put diamonds on a swine and it is stil a swine. Maybe basic transportation but not a Corvette.

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Since **** Racing supplied the Z06, MT decided to verify that the car was not "unoptmized" by running their usual acceleration and braking tests where the Z did as well as you'd expect. What amazes me is that they never bothered to check the alignment specs (camber, spring damping rates, etc.) despite the fact that this example produced an abnormally low slalom speed compared to both Zs they've tested in the past! Ok, so the track was not set up ideally for salom, but that should've still raised a few suspicions escpecially after the Z lost on the road course, albeit by a single car length. Furthermore, if MT drivers couldn't get comfortable with the Z's handling behavior (by their own admission) after 5 laps, they should've invited one of the C5-R drivers to do the honors. Nobody cares which car Chris Walton (or any other relatively unskilled driver for that matter) was faster in; the question is: which car was objectively faster? In short, the Z06 was clearly robbed! Bloodied nose? I don't think so; unscathed is more like it!,

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Next they'll revive the Yugo for a comparsion test.


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What a puff piece..Why didn't they take that 200grand focus and pit it against an SVT Mustang? or a Lightning..

I like Mustangs and Lightnings for what they are...real production performance products..

This was obviously a slam on Chevy by Ford...

Hey..have you heard theres a Big Block vega with its sights set on The New Bullit Mustang..j/k

The whole article was kind of ridiculous..

Still 200grand..a Ford press ZO6..only a quick 5 laps and they still couldn't do better than that..lol

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I am not defending the focus, but we need to be accurate. It was 30k in mods and 200k in R/D. How much research money do you think went into making the C5 and the Z06?? Obviously a lot more then that. Just my $.02.

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