People have to remember there is a HUGE difference between a stock L, and even a lightly modded L (pulley, exhaust, intake), although surprisingly for a blown motor, exhaust mods do barely anything for those cars. Anyway, I've seen modded Lightnings beat bolt-on Z06's like they're sitting still. Alot of people do overrate L's saying they'll kill GT's like they're nothing in stock trim, which is false, they are considerably faster, but nothing some bolt-ons on the GT won't help. However once modded, they will go as fast as they wanna. There is a group of about 8 L's here in SoCal that go to the track every week, ALL of them are in the 11's with NO nitrous. I won't forget when my buddies 01 Z-28 M6 w/ intake, full exhaust, MAF, T/B, 4.10's, and all the other free mods and bolt-ons had a guy in an 01 L say he'll give him 4 cars AND the move for $300 once at the street races. The L was searched and no nitrous was found. The race was the most hilarious thing I'd ever seen, the Z goes first of course (it looked hilarious seeing an F-body set out by a huge 4 cars to start with by a freakin pickup truck) since it had the move, and it took the L about 5 seconds before it FLEW by the modified LS1. The howling blower whine was insane. The L probably put 5 cars on it, had it been a head up race, I'm sure it would have been 10+ car lengths.