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.