Introduced at the Chicago Auto Show the brand-spanking new Camaro ZL1 is the most powerful Camaro ever. Powered by a LSA 6.2L supercharged V-8 engine that provides 580 horsepowerl.
"Camaro ZL1 is about high-tech performance and design, and is a type of car no one has ever brought to this segment previously," said Rick Scheidt, vice president of Chevrolet marketing. "It's the most technically advanced Camaro ever, so we've chosen a name from the most elite and exclusive Camaro in history."
The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has some exclusive body panels to distinguish from the rest of the brood. A new front fascia, hood with air extractors, and a signature center section constructed of carbon fiber rendered in satin black finish. Topping it all off is a set of 20-inch wheels and Exhaust tips with ZL1 badge on the grille, hood, and brake calipers.
2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Car Review with Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser
Camaro's Chief Engineer
Al Oppenheiser gives Autobytel a nice thorough review on the 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1. This beat has
lurking under the hood. 0-60 MPH flies by in 3.9 seconds with the automatic
transmission. This is going to be the ultimate Camaro. Chevy has never produced
a Camaro with level of
performance and technology built in.
It is not very often that you see high performance sports cars equipped
with an automatic transmission. But in terms of shifting an automatic will
always be quicker than a manual. The Hydra-Matic 6L90 automatic
transmission does feature steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.
The Magnetic Ride Control System on the Chevy Camaro ZL1 is the first can on
the market with the latest and greatest generation of this technology. The
shocks have metallic particles in the shock fluid itself. When the shocks
sense movement they move the magnetic particles into a field that instantly
dampens the suspension. If you are driving 60 MPH in the 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 the Magnetic Ride
Control System is making adjustments every inch. What this means is that
you can have a very comfortable and stable ride on regular roads and a
stiffer ride at the track.
What's different on the ZL1 body compared to the regular SS is the larger
lower grille. This was designed in the wind tunnel to take air in and cool
the engine. The air is then channeled out the hood extractor to prevent
lift and make down force.
The Camaro ZL1 is an
easy car to drive. You would think that a 580 horsepower vehicle would be
a handful. The manual clutch is very smooth and the automatic transmission
is a real joy. The ZL1 is a great car to drive around town in. The Chevy Camaro ZL1 has a base
price of $54,095. Nothing on the Camaro ZL1 was compromised in
terms of performance. Gas Mileage is not that great but you buy this
vehicle for its performance and not its fuel economy.
Check out a Walk Around Video with GM's Performance Design Director
Or View the Autobytel 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Track Test Drive
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Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca! - Head 2 Head Episode 3
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Chevrolet's new 2012 Camaro ZL1 faces off against the
reigning champion of the pony cars, Ford's 2012 Boss 302 Laguna Seca
Edition Mustang. Pro race
driver Randy Pobst hot laps both cars around Inde Motorsports Ranch in
Willcox, AZ to find out which modern muscle car reigns supreme.
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2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 & 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang - WINDING ROAD POV Test Drive
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2013 Chevrolet Camaro
Engine: V-8, 6.2 liters
Output: 580 hp/556 lb-ft
Weight: 4,120 lb
Fuel Economy, City/Hwy: 14/19
0-60 MPH: 3.9 sec (est)
Base Price: $54,995
2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang
Engine: V-8, 5.8 liters
Output: 650 hp/600 lb-ft
Weight: 3,852 lb
Fuel Economy, City/Hwy: 15/24
0-60 MPH: 3.5 sec (est)
Base Price: $54,995
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2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS Transformers Edition Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS Transformers Edition. I
take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car
while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling
cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it,
start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.