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.
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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2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 with 580 horsepower
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.
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).
2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Walk Around with GM's Performance Design Director
http://www.autobytel.com/chevrolet/Camaro/2012/zl1-coupe/ Tom Peters
who is the Director for Performance Vehicles at GM was gracious enough to
give Autobytel a thorough performance walk around describing the design and
performance details on the new 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coupe.
First of all you will note the larger opening in the bumper for increased
cooling capacity. The front splitter is the same height as the one found on
the Corvette ZR-1. All the details on the front of the Camaro ZL1 were developed and
tested in the wind tunnel. The air in the front is not only diverted to
cool the radiator but also the front brakes. The hood vent is functional
and directs air out the top which aids in preventing lift and creating down
force which is important for high speed stability. The hood vents adds a
unique character to the front of the car. It also communicates a very
serious performance oriented message in a beautifully integrated way.
Along the side of the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 you will notice the
rocker panels which are called rocker splitters. These side panels help
contribute by adding down force and reducing lift. On thing you should
notice is that the fenders bulge in order to fit larger width tires. The
front tires measure 285 in width with the rear tires measuring 305 in the
rear. This provides a huge contact patch for the 580 horsepower the engine
creates. Behind the light weight rims are huge Brembo brakes.
At the rear of the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 you will notice the
rear spoiler. This wing has been modified and optimized to even out the
amount of rear down force on the front of the vehicle. The rear diffuser
also adds a bit of down force and helps move any trapped air out from under
the ZL1. Another neat detail on the Camaro ZL1 are the twin dual Exhaust pipes. Learned through the
development of the Corvette ZR-1; the Exhaust has a value to optimize backpressure
during normal operation. But during wide-open throttle they open up to
increase performance and give the car a menacing growl which adds to the
overall character of the vehicle.
On the inside of the car there are many performance details too! The
steering wheel is based on a racing configuration and features a flat
bottom. The wheel is wrapped in ultra-luxurious Alcantara Leather. The
seats also feature Alcantara inserts as well as the shift knob. There was
an incredible amount of attention and time paid to the ergonomics of the
shift knob and steering wheel. The heads-up display and G-Force meter give
the driver the performance information he needs. The 200 MPH speedometer
reminds the driver that the 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 is one very serious
performance sports car.
The ZL1 is an outstanding car that exudes confidence both on and off the
track. The performance capabilities of this car have been well integrated
and the Camaro's beauty
really shines through. All these performance upgrades all to the overall
character of the Camaro
ZL1. This vehicle is a great car to drive and experience.
Check out our Camaro
ZL1 Track Test Drive Video
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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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