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Old 12-31-2004, 01:13 AM   #21
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Thats a Sleeper and a half! !!Good find you got the 411 so go check it out .
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Thats a Sleeper and a half! !!Good find you got the 411 so go check it out .
In stock form its not a big sleeper IMO (compared to what i am used to). However, with a few mods taking it into the low 14'* instead of low 15'*, it would be a bit of a sleeper. My Calais runs about mid 15'* I would estimate (they were low 15'* new), which should be about what this LSS runs stock, and my Calais is a POS. Here is a pic:

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That is a sleeper.

The LSS is definately a lot more of a sleeper than a GTP or SSEi, but people expect it to be faster than, lets say, a Neon or something. I would definately enjoy it more than my GP though I think, because I could make it just as fast for cheap, and it significantly more reliable, and its a lot more of a sleeper. I love sleepers. Would never own a car that wasn't one.

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I've got a Car and Driver magazine that tested the LSS at 15.0 @ 92mph in the quarter and 7.1 sec 0-60mph.
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Thats suprising, because they never even tested the GTP that fast. IIRC it was like 15.3. I know the '00 SSEi was 15.8. Hmmm... I know LSS'* are capable of 14 seconds stock with good driving and decent conditions.

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they never even tested the GTP that fast. IIRC it was like 15.3.
Really!?! Even the Riviera in the same magazine ran a 15.2. Let me dig up this mag, maybe i'm mistaken.
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Sorry, my bad. It ran 15.3 @92mph. I thought for sure GTP'* ran high 14s stock. Then again I think L67s run better times when there brocken in. I am hoping for a 14.9 bone stock come spring when I bring my LSS to Rock Falls raceway.
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GTP'* run mid-high 14'* stock with a decent driver, but magazines can almost never duplicate the times that the owners can get out of the cars at the strip. Basically, just take the time they listed in the mag and take a half second off that, that is a time that is realistic to shoot for in stock trim. I've seen multiple GTP'* pull 14.3-14.5'* stock. But, I've also seen ones with a number of mods running the same time, so it all depends.

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I have a couple mags with test'* of SII L67 cars. One 1996 SLE L67, one 1998 Regal GS, and one 1997-1999 (can't remmember which year exactly) Park Avenue Ultra.
In the Regal test drive they compared it to the GTP, and stated that the GTP was about 2/10'* quicker in the 1/4, running a 14.6 @ 92 or 93. The SLE ran a 15.1 @ 91, and the Park Ultra ran a 15.5 @ 90 or 91 mph.
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It'* all about vehicle weight !!
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It'* all about vehicle weight !!
....and driver skill. BIG TIME! I looked at both the Riviera and LSS in my magizine and the Riv returned the same times. Hmmmmm.... the LSS weighs 3620lbs, and the Riv weighs 3754lbs. You're right, its all about weight. Therefore this goes to show the skill of C&D drivers. Or at least the drivers in 1996. They seem better now.
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