Chevy Camaro ZL1 | Phase Four: Aerodynamic Testing
Computational fluid dynamics, aero coefficients - almost sounds like rocket
science, right? Watch how engineers spent more than 100 hours in the wind
tunnel with the Camaro
ZL1, improving downforce, handling and ultimately track times for the Camaro ZL1.
Noise and Vibration Test | Malibu | Chevrolet
The 2013 Malibu has made big improvements on engine noise prevention, and
Malibu Engineer Tom Slopsema takes you through The GM Noise and Vibration
Lab to show you how the new Ecotec 2.5L engine was silenced.
Camaro ZL1 Delivers 580 Horsepower and Exclusive Technologies
The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1's supercharged 6.2L
engine is SAE-rated at 580 horsepower (432 kW) and 556
lb.-ft. of torque (754 Nm) -- making it the most-powerful production Camaro ever.
The ZL1's outstanding power is complemented by advanced powertrain and
chassis technologies, including exclusive Performance Traction Management
and third-generation Magnetic Ride Control.
"The Camaro ZL1
delivers supercar performance and technology in the sports-car segment,"
said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. "For sheer
power, the ZL1 delivers more horsepower than a Ferrari
458, more torque than an Aston Martin DB9 V12, and a better power-to-weight
ratio than a Porsche 911 Carrera GTS.
"The Camaro ZL1 also
features exclusive chassis and traction technologies," Oppenheiser said,
"to offer the best of all worlds -- including balanced handling for the
track, acceleration for a drag strip, and the comfort of a daily driver."
The most-powerful production Camaro ever
The 2012 Camaro ZL1's
surpasses the advertised power of the legendary 1969 Camaro ZL1's 427 cubic-inch big
block by more than 150 horsepower (112 kW) -- while
meeting modern emissions requirements. And, the new ZL1 is backed by
General Motors' five-year / 100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
"The torque is going to make the ZL1 a car you won't want to get out of,"
said John Rydzewski, assistant chief engineer for small block engines. "Not
only will the ZL1 have more power and torque than the competition, we're
making it available with an optional automatic transmission, to appeal to a
wider group of sports car enthusiasts."
The all-aluminum LSA supercharged V-8 is part of GM's legendary small-block
engine family. For a solid foundation, the engine's lower end uses six-bolt
main bearing caps that clamp and lock in the forged steel crankshaft to the
deep-skirt block. Its 1.9L Roots-style blower uses an efficient four-lob
rotor set and compact Intercooler to deliver Boosted air into the high-flow cylinder heads.
For the Camaro ZL1, the
LSA features a unique induction system, with a lower-restriction air
filter, dual inlet paths, and improved airflow through the Supercharger housing. Other changes include a
higher-efficiency SuperchargerIntercooler and electric power steering
system, which consumes less engine power than hydraulic-steering systems.
The ZL1 will be offered with either a six-speed manual or automatic
transmission. The Tremec TR-6060 "MG9" manual features 30 percent more
torque capacity than in the Camaro SS. The higher torque
capacity results from a strengthened output shaft, high-strength rear
housing, and additional roller bearing. The MG9 has also been tuned for
improved shift feel, with a dual-mass flywheel, twin-disc clutch, and
triple synchros for smooth, precise shifts.
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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Lingenfelter Camaro ZL1 Tops 200 MPH! - Hot Rod Unlimited Episode 7
On this episode of HOT ROD Unlimited, HOT ROD Editor In Chief David
Freiburger drives the Lingenfelter Performance Engineering Camaro ZL1 to 202 mph, making it
the first 2012 ZL1 to exceed 200 mph. This very same ZL1 in the exact same
configuration (save for wheels and tires and the rollcage) was also the
first to run 10s in the quarter mile.
The ZL1 Camaros were
first delivered to the public in early April, making
580 hp from their supercharged, 6.2L, LSA engines. Within days of delivery,
Lingenfelter had its ZL1 making 720 hp at 6,500 rpm and 650 lb-ft at 4,650
rpm, both measured at the rear tires. The performance parts are all from
Lingenfelter: CNC-ported cylinder heads, a GT9 camshaft, a ported
Supercharger cover, overdrive blower
pulleys, a cold-air kit, 63-lb/hr fuel
injectors, a voltage Booster for the
fuel pump, a 160-degree thermostat, and
tuning. The entire package, installed, is $11,495. Everything else on this
manual-trans car is stock. The performance testing was done with 109-octane
VP fuel and 15 psi Boost.
On April 18, 2012, the Lingenfelter ZL1 ran 10.79 at 134.36 mph at Muncie
Dragway in Indiana. That was on drag wheels and tires.
On April 30, 2012, the car was delivered to the Continental Tire Proving
Grounds in Uvalde, Texas. Shod with Continental Extreme Contact tires on
the original ZL1 wheels, the Camaro was tested on the
8-1/2-mile oval. The
three-lane surface is like a road rather than a race track, the turns are
not banked, and there are a few elevation changes. During the top-speed
Freiburger pulled 0.4 to 0.5 g at 190-plus mph in the sweeping turns, then
held it down for nearly 40 seconds on the pull from 190 to 202.67 mph
lifting to avoid cresting a small hill at corner entry at 200-plus mph. The
car had not reached terminal velocity. Conditions included a
ambient temperatures in the 90s, and a density altitude of 3,280 feet. The
aerodynamically stock except for some tape over the front
brake-duct openings in an attempt to channel more air through the stock
air-to-water Intercooler, as
the water was reaching temps in the 250s during
prolonged periods of WOT, leading to hot inlet air and reduced power.
Naturally, the comments here will lead to the upcoming ¹13 Ford Mustang
GT500, with claims of 200 mph capability in bone stock trim. A stock Camaro
ZL1 will run 185 mph. Will the GT500 be faster than the Lingenfelter ZL1?
Until someone shows up at the same track on the same day with both cars and
a single driver, no one will know. Meanwhile, we present the first ZL1 to
eclipse the double century mark. See more at Lingenfelter.com and
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Camaro ZL1 - Inside Performance Traction Management
The new Chevy Camaro
ZL1 has one of the most sophisticated computerized traction management
systems ever fitted to a production car to help get all 580 horsepower to the pavement.
ZL1 Performance Manager Tony Roma explains how each PTM mode works, and
takes us for some hot laps around Virginia International Raceway.
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Chevrolet Camaro V8 6.2 -- видеообзор + 0-250
Друзья, рады представить Вам обзор на
яркий и харизматичный автомобиль -- это
Chevrolet Camaro с
двигателем V8 6.2!) По традиции Вы увидите
не только общую информацию об этом muscle
car'е, но и замер на мощностном стенде, а
так же прогон с 0 до 260 км/ч. Мы вложили в
создание этого видеообзора много души и
труда и теперь желаем Вам приятного
А каково Ваше мнение о Chevrolet Camaro V8 6.2?
С уважением, Енилеев Алан.
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ZL1 vs. GT-R Showdown
Watch our in-depth test pitting the new Camaro ZL1 against the Nissan
GT-R in an asphalt throw-down worthy of the UFC. Get more from our ZL1 vs.
GT-R test at: http://bit.ly/xvNOr6
132320 / 1969 Chevy Camaro ZL1
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/6t64xop
It's hard to know where to start with a car of this caliber, so perhaps
it's best to get the big stuff out of the way first: this nearly flawless
1969 Camaro carries a
correct, authentic, original ZL1 aluminum 427 engine: #62 out of 69 built,
to be exact.
With only three of the 69 original ZL1 Camaros built still carrying
their matching-numbers powertrains, they are exceedingly rare today and are
perhaps the Holy Grail of muscle cars. This one is a mirror image of ZL1
#62, the only red-on-red ZL1 produced, and has been restored to
exceptional, highly-accurate standards and is already a national prize
So you may be thinking that it's just a tribute with a correct ZL1 engine,
but I think that does a disservice to this car. The engine installed in
this car is a real 1969 Camaro ZL1 that has been
authenticated by Jerry MacNeish as the real deal. What defines a "real"
ZL1, the engine or the body? No, this one isn't a 100% matching numbers
ZL1, but it's not simply a clone, either.
When this ZL1 Camaro
engine was discovered, it was a no-brainer to build an exact replica of the
car around it. And with that, we're at the crux of this car's existence:
does the body or the engine make it a real ZL1? Would a real ZL1 body shell
with a replacement iron 427 still be a ZL1 Camaro?
As a duplicate of #62, it is correct Garnet Red, and the finish is
gorgeous. It's obvious that no corners were cut and that someone spent the
long dollar to make this car show-quality in every way. Panel gaps are
exact, alignment is near perfect, and the finish has been color sanded and
buffed beyond any factory efforts in 1969. All COPOs received the cowl
induction hood and most got the ducktail spoiler as well, since they all
started off as SS396 cars. Chrome and trim is concours quality, the glass
is all new and date code correct, and all the stainless has been polished.
The COPOs, ZL1s included, received no special badges beyond the simple Camaro on the fenders,
making them perhaps the ultimate factory-built sleepers.
The engine under the hood is unquestionably a correct all-aluminum ZL1 V8,
thanks to a verification by noted Camaro expert Jerry MacNeish. The
ZL1 was similar to the mighty L88, which featured aluminum heads and an
iron block, and both engines shared the same 430 horsepower rating from the
factory. However, the aluminum block, which was developed for Can-Am
racing, was a first for a Chevy production engine, and a fully assembled
ZL1 weighed around 500 pounds—about as much as a small block 327. The
truth of the matter is that the ZL1 actually made more than 500 horsepower in street trim,
and with littler more than a pair of slicks, these were legitimate
11-second cars. Best of all, they were street legal with a warranty!
The engine bay is beautifully detailed and correct in every way. At first
glance, it looks just like any L88 COPO, but then you notice the block
isn't Chevy Orange. Detailing is exemplary, with correct stamps, markings,
and decals throughout. And, of course, the easy stuff like the hoses,
clamps, and wiring harness are accurate reproduction pieces. You'll also
find that this car still carries a fully functional AIR injection smog
pump—good luck finding one of those today.
Although you could get a ZL1 with an automatic, a majority, including #62,
were equipped with a rugged Muncie 4-speed manual and the strongest rear
end GM made—the legendary 12-bolt, which was stuffed with 4.10 gears and
a Posi. Chambered Exhaust was
standard, and while it was aggressive, it was also light. Front disc brakes
and a heavy-duty F41 suspension were standard equipment with the ZL1. It
rides on COPO-spec 14-inch steel wheels with dog dish hubcaps and a set of
G70-14 Goodyear Polyglas tires.
The bright red interior is also correct and is in outstanding condition. As
I mentioned, there are a few extra options, including a console with
auxiliary gauges, which looks appropriate between the restored red buckets.
A standard steering wheel was what you got when you ordered a COPO, and
this one is in fine condition. Every component in the dash, including the
gauges, ventilation controls, and AM radio has been rebuilt and remains
fully functional. The trunk features a new mat and matching spare on a
I leave it to you to decide what this car really is. It has already won
awards at the highest levels, including a gold award from Super Chevy and
an AACA National First Prize, so there's no question that it's accurately
restored. The foremost expert in the field has verified the engine, and it
exactly duplicates an original ZL1 Camaro's specifications in every
way. So you can choose to look at it as a nicely done tribute car with a
$100,000 engine, or as a rebuilt ZL1 with a $500,000 discount. Either way,
this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a ZL1 you can actually
drive and enjoy. Call now!
2012 Camaro, New Features/Upgrades, O'Donnell Chevrolet Buick, San Gabriel, CA 91776
This 2012 Camaro (V6,
2LT, RS) has several nice new features added from the factory including:
The Backup Monitor (Rear Vision Package) integrated into the OnStar-Rear
View Mirror, Dual Powered front seats, Newly Designed Steering Wheel with
Larger Paddle Shifters, Leather Inlay on the dash, just to name a few.
Chevy still has a standard 5-year/100,000 mile Powertrain Warranty included
for peace of mind. Visit us online at http://www.ODchevy.com or call us at
626-285-3600 with any questions you may have or any request for new Chevy
and Buick products or any Preowned vehicles you may be shopping for.
(Correction on the horsepower here: This new
V6 has 323 not 312).
This vehicle was proudly sold, 90 minutes after it arrived, to another
Patriotic Couple supporting our American Economy. Congratulations to Tonie
and Tony and thank you for your support! We know you will have years of
fun in your new Camaro.
Keep it under 100 and thank you for choosing Chevy! -Tim (your Salesman),
Hugo (your Finance Mgr), and Jason (your Dealer Mgr).
2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Spring Edition - WR TV POV Test Drive
Today we're behind the wheel of Chevrolet's pony car contender. The Camaro received a refresh for
the 2014 model year that includes revised front and rear fascia styling,
new headlamps and taillamps, and a new SS hood that draws inspiration from
the heat extractors first seen on the 2012 Camaro ZL1.
Our tester couldn't be better suited for summer cruising, equipped with a
power convertible top, a 426 horsepower 6.2-liter V8, a
six-speed manual transmission and a dual mode active Exhaust system. Upping the ante even further is
the Spring Special Edition options package, which includes 21-inch wheels,
the RS appearance package, the rear spoiler from the ZL1 model and a blue
leather interior with white accents.
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microphones. With headphones or earbuds on, you'll feel like you're
actually sitting in the driver's seat.
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