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.
2012 Camaro ZL1 As Fast As Porsche or Lamborghini? Afraid So.
All of the naysayers out there that think American cars are junk, think
again. This stock Camaro ZL1 turned times at the
Nordschleife last week that were right there with Porsche, Lamborghini and
Ferrari, all for 60,000 USD. Even Jeremy Clarkson has a Corvette ZR1, after
he laughed at...then drove it.
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 Launch Control
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.
2012 Camaro SS Launch Control
Havn't Dragged race a Rear Wheel Drive Car Ever, only FWD and AWD , Started
bad , got the Jitters out and at the end of the day success! Although lol I
still Got to figure out this damn launch Control.
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Camaro ZL1 On The Track
all new 2012 ZL1 testing on the track getting redy to be sold in feb.2012
info: $54,995 -580HP- 556 torque - 0to60 3.7sec- 1/4-mile 11.2sec -top