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ZL1 Is Designed To Be Driven Exactly As It Should Be - Hard

Posted July 3 2012 11:50 AM by Wilkinson 
Filed under: Miscellaneous, Car Craft Summer Nationals

2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE invites you to see the ZL1 and other special vehicles as CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE Presents the CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals in St. Paul MN July 20-22.


CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE invites you to see the ZL1 and other special vehicles as CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE Presents the CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals in St. Paul MN July 20-22.

The 2012 Camaro ZL1 is the highest-performing production Camaro of all time. It is literally like nothing you've ever driven before. Built to be track-capable right from the showroom, and tested on some of the most rigorous tracks around the world, including the Nuerburgring, where it clocked in at 7:41:23. This is the car every engineer dreams about building. Every racer dreams about tearing around the track. And every owner dreams about--a sports car that looks mean, but feels comfortable and docile enough for daily driving.

In 1969, 69 regular-production Camaros were installed with ZL1 all-aluminum racing engines. In that moment, those mythical 69 cars became the pinnacle in Camaro performance. The ZL1 name is derived from the all-aluminum racing engine of the same name, which was developed in the late 1960s and installed into a handful of regular-production 1969 Camaros. Only 69 were built with the engine, but they've achieved mythical status among enthusiasts, as they represented the pinnacle in Camaro performance - until now. The 2012 ZL1 model is designed to be a major leap forward for the Camaro, bringing a new level of performance capability to the segment.

6.2L SC V8 Engine: The 580-horsepower, 556 lb.-ft. of torque, 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine can be mated to a Tremec(R) 6-speed manual (MG9) or HydraMatic(R) 6L90 automatic transmission. This aluminum-block engine is based on GM's legendary small block V8 architecture and features an intercooled supercharger system and premium heat-resistant aluminum alloy cylinder heads.

Eaton(R) Supercharger The uniquely designed sixth-generation intercooled 1.9-liter Eaton(R) supercharger gives ZL1 additional thrust and more force. The 4-lobed supercharger enables a broad range of power through the rpm band, giving the engine great low-end torque and excellent horsepower at the range where a supercharger generally loses its effectiveness.

ZL1 is designed to be driven exactly like it should be--hard. The fuel system has added fuel pick-ups to maximize the amount of fuel available even under high g cornering on the most aggressive tracks. The standard Tremec(R) 6-speed manual transmission comes with a revised short-throw shifter for increased precision.

The dual-mode exhaust enables peak performance at high engine speeds, and has been engineered to create an aggressive sound at idle without overwhelming when cruising at a steady speed--the drawback of some aftermarket performance exhausts. Designed to be Driven Hard!

See the new ZL1 Camaro in person as CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE Presents the CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals.



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