While attending a press preview of the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at Virginia International Raceway, Vehix's Contributing Editor, Thom Blackett, grabbed this short clip demonstrating the car's launch control feature.
The idea is to maximize off-the-line grip, something that can go up in smoke with a 580-horsepower muscle car. To activate the system, tap the traction control button (located forward of the gear shift) twice. At that point, plant the throttle and the engine rpm will be limited to about 4,000 (varies slightly depending on weather conditions). Drop the clutch, and you're off.
Even under wet conditions, the 580-hp ZL1 was able to hook up and get moving, rather than sit and spin the rear rubber. And, thanks to a driver who had a little trouble activating the launch control system, we get to hear the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 sing at nearly full throttle.
ZR1 & ZL1 Launch Control & NO LIFT Shift - How To & RACE
How to & Demo of GM's Launch Control & No Lift Shift in a ZR1 Corvette and
the ZL1 Camaro. We
tested out the capabilities of the GM launch control & no lift shift on a
modded ZR1 (15lbs pullies & full Exhaust) and a stock ZL1 Camaro a while back and wanted to
show you how it performed.
In the end, the launch control was fairly useless on the ZR1 because it
needs some better tires for the power it has, but the no lift shift was a
blast, especially when it came to the sound!
We hadn't seen a how-to video that explained it that well, so we decided to
make our own! Enjoy!
Nissan GT-R LAUNCH CONTROL in the city!
Awesome launch control by a Nissan GT-R in the city! Just crazy, thanks to
Do you like the GT-R or the R8 V10 Spyder more? Write down in the
comments and don't forget to rate and subscribe for more supercar videos.
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.
Read the full story here:
Head 2 Head appears every other Wednesday on the new Motor Trend channel.
Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action!
Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag
Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend
Google+ - https://plus.google.com/101867967859016552744/posts
Website - http://www.motortrend.com
Best GTR launch control reaction ever
Courage is strong in this beautiful GTR Pilot! She took the directions
given to her and just rolled with it!
I love the part where the fear takes over body control, which makes it hard
for her to think straight to let off the gas to make it stop. Hahahahaha
This is by far the best GTR Reaction I have ever seen with for GTR Launch
2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Track Test Drive & Muscle Car Video Review
Autobytel Road Test Editor T.J. Keon recently had the chance to test drive
the all new 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 on the street as well
as on the track at Virginia International Raceway. The Camaro ZL1 sports a supercharged
V-8 engine that makes 580 horsepower. Base price for
the ZL1 is $54,095.
On the road the Camaro
ZL1 feels firm and planted, but the ride is not rough or harsh. In fact the
2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1
could make for a great daily driver. The Alcantara lined seats and steering
wheel feel great and are usually reserved for high end luxury cars. But
make no mistake; the ZL1 was designed to kick-butt!
One of the things that make the ZL1 special is the optional 20-inch
lightweight track wheel. These black 10-spoke rims are made from forged
aluminum for strength. The rims are wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F1 Generation
2 tires sized P285/35ZR20 up front and P305/35ZR20 out back. A huge Brembo
Brake package sits behind these sinister rims. Suspension chores are
handled by the Magnetic Ride Control System. The shocks are filled with a
magnetorheological fluid and the dampening levels are computer controlled
and adjusted up to 1000 per second. This makes for a comfortable ride on
the road and a more than capable ride on the track.
The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is powered by a
Supercharged Corvette engine dubbed the LSA. The 6.2 liter V-8 engine packs
an Eaton Supercharger on top. Power
output is 580 horsepower and 556 lb-ft. of
torque. The Supercharger provides plenty
of torque at any RPM level so that the power is there whenever you want it!
You can choose between a Hydra-Matic 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
w/TAPSHIFT or Tremec 6-speed manual transmission.
The Camaro ZL1 can run
from 0-60 MPH in 4.0 seconds and can eclipse the ¼ mile in 12.0 seconds.
Top speed for the ZL1 is 180 MPH. Fuel economy is 14 MPG in the city and 19
MPG on the highway if you are wondering. On the road the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 pulls hard from
any RPM thanks to the flat torque curve provided by the Supercharger. Practically every part on the Camaro ZL1 was designed to
aid this Muscle Car in going fast. At just $54,095 the ZL1 can't be beat
when you are talking high performance for the money. The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 sports the
amount of technology and horsepower you would expect
to find on a car costing 4 times at much.
Check out the Exclusive Camaro ZL1 Walk Around with GM's
Performance Design Director
See More Car Videos
Join Our Facebook Page
2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Drive & Review: The Fastest Daily Driver Ever
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Camaro ZL1 is the fastest and
most powerful production Camaro ever built by Chevrolet.
But you probably already knew that. What you might not know is that this
almost 600 horsepower car is really a
pussy cat to drive. In fact if it got better gas mileage you could easily
use it as a daily commuter. It is that easy and relaxed to drive even
though under the hood is the supercharged beating heart out of the Cadillac
CTS-V. In this review we get to know the fastest production Camaro that GM has ever built by
spending a week with it and using it as a daily driver.
Chevrolet Camaro SS 0-260 km/h (Motorsport)
0 à 260 km/h à bord de la nouvelle Chevrolet Camaro 2012 désormais importée
officiellement en Europe.
Essai complet à découvrir dans le prochain numéro de Motorsport, en
kiosque le 18 novembre.
Moteur : V8 atmosphérique
Cylindrée : 6 162 cm3
Puissance maxi : 432 ch
Couple maxi : 58,0 mkg
Vitesse maxi : 260 km/h (limitée)
0 à 100 km/h : 5"5
Prix : 39 000 euros
Supercharged 2010 Camaro SS 0-100 Blast [HD] (GoPro HD Hero)
Shot with a GoPro HD Hero - http://j.mp/goproCamaro
A quick 0-100 mph (getting into it at around 30) blast in my Magnacharged
2010 Camaro SS. In
Manual mode, using Tapshift. Stabilitrak and traction control turned off.
Driving done by a stunt double in Mexico.
More info on the car and modifications at http://www.phantomss.com
Shot with a GoPro HD Hero camera and GoPro forehead mount.
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.
See more at: http://www.chevyhardcore.com/
SUBSCRIBE to the POWERTV YOUTUBE Channel --
Visit Power Automedia's Online Magazines! Power Automedia is the #1
Automotive Performance Digital Publisher!
Ford & Mustang -
LSX GM - http://www.lsxtv.com
Hot Rods & Muscle Cars - http://www.streetlegaltv.com
Drag Racing - http://www.dragzine.com
Street Rods! - http://www.rodauthority.com
Chevy Muscle Cars - http://www.chevyhardcore.com
Engine Performance - http://www.enginelabs.com
Corvette - http://www.corvetteonline.com
Dirt Track - http://www.onedirt.com