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 -- http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=powertv
Visit Power Automedia's Online Magazines! Power Automedia is the #1 Automotive Performance Digital Publisher!
Ford & Mustang - http://www.stangtv.com
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
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
See More Car Videos
Join Our Facebook Page
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!
2013 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Convertible 0-60 MPH & 1/4 Mile Acceleration Test Video - 580 HP SUPERCHARGED
What's better than a big V-8 engine? A Supercharged V-8 engine that's what!
The 2013 Chevy Camaro
ZL1 Convertible comes packing a 580 horsepower 556 lb-ft. of
torque Supercharged 6.2 liter V-8 motor. The transmission is a 6-spped
automatic. Check out a couple of acceleration runs with Touring Mode on and
Stabilitrak in Normal Mode, with Sport Mode on and Stabilitrak in Normal
Mode, and with Sport Mode on and Stabilitrak in Competitive Mode. The Camaro ZL1 Convertible has
a base price of $59,545.
Research the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible
See More Car Videos
Join Our Facebook Page
2014 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe and Convertible
Two 2014 Camaro
ZL-1's...A black coupe and a white convertible...I shot these cars at
Summit Chevrolet in FT Wayne IN....not a bunch of changes from 2013...But I
believe the changes are for the better....Check them out!!...Make sure you
follow me so that you don't miss any of the cool videos I post daily!!
My apparel provided by:
Check them out!!
2013 Hennessey Camaro ZL1 HPE700 6-speed Manual - Testing
For more information please visit http://www.HennesseyPerformance.com or
Want to learn how to make fast cars go fastest? Check out
http://www.TunerSchool.com to find out more about a very special school
where the classroom includes a 1/4 mile dragstrip!
RRonTV: The new Chevrolet CAMARO SS Convertible
from Wikipedia: The Camaro received a complete
redesign, and new platform for the 2010 model year/fifth generation. Based
on the 2006 Camaro
Concept and 2007 Camaro
Convertible Concept, production of the fifth-generation Camaro was approved on 10 August
2006. The Oshawa Car Assembly plant in the city of Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
began producing the new Camaro which went on sale in
spring of 2009 as a 2010 model year vehicle.
Following the development of the Zeta architecture and because of its
position as the GM global center of RWD development, GM Holden in Australia
led the final design, engineering, and development of the Camaro. Production of the coupé
began on March 16, 2009, in LS, LT, and SS trim levels. LS and LT models
are powered by a 3.6 L (220 cu in) V6 producing 312 hp for the 2010 & 2011
model mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic with manual
shift. The SS is powered by the 6.2 L (376 cu in) LS3 V8 producing 426 hp
(318 kW) and is paired with a 6-speed manual. The automatic SS gets the L99
V8 with 400 hp (300 kW). The RS appearance package is available on both the
LT and SS and features 20-inch wheels with a darker gray tone, halo rings
around xenon headlamps, a unique spoiler, and red RS or SS badges.
On April 1, 2010, the Camaro was named the World Car
Design of the Year at the World Car of the Year Awards.
In late January 2011, the production of 2011 Camaro Convertibles started. The
first going to Rick Hendrick via Barret-Jackson Car Auction. Convertibles
had the same options as the coupé (engines, RS, SS, etc.). The Camaro Convertible features an
aluminium brace over the engine assembly, and under the transmission. Due
to the 2011 Fukushima earthquake, certain pigment colors were not available
to make certain colors for both the coupé and convertible.
On November 2011, the export version (excluding Japanese version) of the Camaro was introduced
after a two-year delay. The delay was due to the unexpected high demand and
strained production capacity. The export version included different tail
lamps with integrated reverse and amber turn signal lamps, larger external
rear view mirrors with integrated side turn signal repeaters, "cleaner"
rear bumper appearance (without reverse light inserts), and other changes
as to comply with ECE regulations.
The 2012 model year marked the 45th anniversary of the Camaro and commemorated with a
model available only in "Carbon Flash" paint. The V6 was updated to a 3.6 L
"LFX" engine producing 323 hp (241 kW). The SS model received an upgrade to
the suspension system. All models received the RS spoiler and taillight
details, wheel-mounted volume and radio controls, and Bluetooth
connectivity controls as standard. The 2012 ZL1 Camaro included a 6.2 L LSA
supercharged V8 producing 580 hp (430 kW). The LSA motor is the same used
in the Cadillac CTS-V and makes it the fastest production Camaro ever produced. Other
features included 2-stage Exhaust, the
addition of suede seats, steering wheel, and shift knob, as well as
ZL1-exclusive 20" aluminum wheels. In 2012 Chevrolet unveiled the
production of the 2013 Camaro ZL1 Convertible.
On December 19, 2012 GM announced the production of the Camaro would be shifted to a
plant in Michigan, citing "lower capital investment and improved production
efficiencies were key factors" in the move. This move is expected to start
in late 2015 or early 2016. Top Gear Camaro
2015 Dodge Challenger R/T vs Ford Mustang GT vs Chevy Camaro SS 0-60 MPH Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T and the current
Ford Mustang 5.0 GT and the
Chevy Camaro SS are the
top three American Muscle cars sold today. But which one of these three
classic America rides is the best and which one is the Fastest from 0-60
MPH? In another fast and fun TFLcar Mashup 0-60 MPH review, Roman and
Nathan try to find out by taking all three for a quick spin review.
Check us out on:
Facebook: ( https://www.facebook.com/tflcar )
Twitter: ( https://www.twitter.com/tflcar )
and now even Truck Videos on YouTube at:
The Fast Lane Truck ( http://www.youtube.com/user/tflcar )
and classic cars as well at:
TFLClassics ( http://www.youtube.com/user/ClassicsUnleashed )
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
See More Car Videos
Join Our Facebook Page
133072 / 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/7d9m4es
With the launch of the 2012 Camaro ZL1 just around the
corner, SEMA 2011 featured tons of amazing Camaros built by some of the best
shops in the country. Among them was this 2011 Camaro RS/SS that took fifth gen
performance to another level. Built by Source Interlink Media, parent
company of Motor Trend and Automobile magazine, industry leaders such as
the GM Performance Division, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and
Pedders Suspension helped make this 800hp monster a reality.
Like most of our late model cars, this Camaro is absolutely dealer
fresh. Covered in Summit White paint with Inferno Orange racing stripes,
there isn't a dent or scratch to found on the body. From the HID headlights
to the RS-exclusive quad taillights, all trim and brightwork remains
exactly how it left the assembly plant. Only a small SS badge about the
right taillight hints at the destructive forces under the hood.
Lift the hood and you'll be greeted by the massive 7.0L LS7. This one was
assembled by Thomson Engineering who is famous for cranking these engines
to 11. Inside that block, an upgraded cam, forged steel crank, forged
I-beam rods and forged-aluminum coated pistons form the basis of this
beast. At the sides, upgraded LS9 heads are hidden under the valve covers
and coil packs. Up top, a LS9 TVS positive-displacement blower with an
integrated liquid-to-air charge cooler sucks air through a 90mm throttle
Underneath this fifth gen, a Rockland Standard Gear TranZilla 6-speed rated
to handle over 1200hp. Power flows from the transmission to a NASCAR style
rear end packing 3.73 gears. Built around that transmission and rear end is
a Nurburgring tested all-independent performance suspension that's been
upgraded with the Pedders Pace Car Package. Speed sensitive power steering
and massive four-wheel disc brakes ensure this car handles the twisties
with ease. At the corners, 20 inch American Racing wheels look awesome
wrapped in Nitto rubber.
Inside the car everything is factory new with no trace of wear on any of
the seats or carpets. The heated and power adjustable Inferno Orange
leather seats are near perfect in every way. When combined with the cars
Inferno Orange door panel coves, dash accents and stitching, they really
set off an otherwise simple and dark interior. Being a top of the line car,
all the cool options such as the heads up display and Boston Acoustic
9-speaker sound system are in place and functioning perfectly.
Included with the sale of this car is the original owner's manual, window
sticker, build proposal and a few pictures from its time at the Source
Interlink SEMA booth.
Limited edition cars are cool but 1 of 1 builds like this 2011 Camaro RS/SS are as good as it
gets. If you've been considering adding a fifth generation Camaro to your collection, don't
miss your chance to take home the best. Call, click or visit
http://www.rkmotorscharlotte.com for more information on this amazing Camaro!