We were recently let into a studio for a first look at the all-new 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, and had them fire up the ZL1's 550-horsepower LSA supercharged V-8 for good measure.
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MuscleCar Tuner Showdown: HPE650/SuperSnake/SpeedfactorySRT8
We've compared nearly every combination of modern American muscle cars on
the market. Now it's time for the ultimate showdown - Hennessey's Camaro HPE650 vs Shelby's GT500
Super Snake vs Speedfactory's Challenger SRT8. We head to the Dyno, the test track and the
racetrack to determine which of these tuned pony cars 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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2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe - First Test
We take Cadillac's sleek 2012 CTS-V Coupe to the test track.
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2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS Transformers Edition Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS Transformers Edition. I
take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car
while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling
cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it,
start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 vs. Shelby GT350
Video of our muscle car showdown between the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392
and the 2012 Shelby GT350. Only 1492 Challengers like this one will be
built, and Shelby has a cap of 2200, with only 500. Read the Dodge
Challenger SRT8 392 vs. Shelby GT350 photos and comparison test here:
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).
Ford Mustang Boss 302 vs Chevrolet Camaro
One runway, two American muscle cars and a score to settle. Which is faster? The 6.2-litre Chevrolet Camaro SS or the all-new
5.0-litre Ford Mustang Boss
302? Vicky Parrott finds out and tells us exactly why the winning car has
such an advantage. Place your bets...
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
2011 Shelby GT500 vs. 600 HP 2011 "Firebreather" Camaro
The Smoking Tire hits the Mailbu canyons for one last hurrah with our
Shelby GT500, and we brought along our closest competitor: the Classic
Design Concepts/Exxodus Pictures "Firebreather," a 600-horsepower
Firebird-converted Chevy Camaro. For more info about the
Firebreather, check out www.Firebreathercar.com
2012 Mustang Boss 302 in Action
After 40 years of living the life of a legend, the Mustang Boss® 302 returns lean and
The 2012 Mustang Boss® 302
returns, and it's lean and mean, delivering more tail-kicking power than
ever before. The 440 hp beast under the hood is all business. And when you
get behind the wheel, you instantly feel the interaction between power,
handling, braking and suspension. Its racing pedigree can be found
everywhere and registers high on the list of every automotive adrenaline
junkie's must-have machines.