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2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Car Review with Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser

http://www.autobytel.com/chevrolet/Camaro/2012/zl1-coupe/ Chevrolet Camaro's Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser gives Autobytel a nice thorough review on the 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1. This beat has 580 horsepower 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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kH5P7fjt7BI Or View the Autobytel 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Track Test Drive http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-wOZ_XTt7I See More Car Videos http://www.autobytel.com/car-videos/ Join Our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/autobytel


 


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2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Track Test Drive & Muscle Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/chevrolet/Camaro/2012/zl1-coupe/ ?id=32972 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 ΒΌ 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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kH5P7fjt7BI See More Car Videos http://www.autobytel.com/car-videos/?id=32972 Join Our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/autobytel





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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-wOZ_XTt7I&feature=relmfu See More Car Videos http://www.autobytel.com/car-videos/ Join Our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/autobytel





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 http://www.autobytel.com/chevrolet/Camaro/2013/zl1-convertible/?id=3 2972 See More Car Videos http://www.autobytel.com/car-videos/?id=32972 Join Our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/autobytel





2012 Nissan 370Z Test Drive & Car Review
http://www.autobytel.com/nissan/370z/2012/?id=32972 The Nissan Z Car has been around since the early 1970's under the Datsun name. For year the Z has been one of the most beloved affordable sports cars both here in the United States and in Japan as well. The 2012 Nissan 370Z is considered the Mustang of Japan since the drive train configuration, price, and body style is similar to that of many American muscle cars. The 2012 Nissan 370Z has a base price of $31,910 with the top of the line Touring Roadster costing over $44,000. The 2012 Nissan 370Z is powered by one of the best engines every produced by Nissan. The VQ37VHR is a 3.7 liter V-6 engine with Variable Valve Timing that produces 332 horsepower and 270 lb-ft. of torque. A 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic transmission puts the power down to the rear wheels. The 2012 Nissan 370Z can achieve up to 19 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway. The 370Z is considered to be the little brother of the mighty Nissan GT-R. It is smaller, costs less, and does not have as much power. That being said the 2012 Nissan 370Z does benefit from having the GT-R as an older brother in that some of the high end technology and options have been passed down to the 370Z. The first thing you notice are the huge 19-inch RAYS sport rims. These forged alloy wheels are not only strong but they are also lightweight. The 370Z also sports a sleek body with functional spoilers both front and rear. In the performance department the 2012 Nissan 370Z has a viscous limited-slip differential which makes sure power is transferred to the wheel that needs it the most. Also the Nissan 370Z features a SynchroRev Match system which automatically blips the throttle to promote faster and smoother shifting between gears. The 2012 Nissan 370Z is an excellent sports car. It may be a little rough around the edges and a little on the pricey side, but if you want a true Japanese sports car with over 300 horsepower and rear-wheel drive, then the 370Z is an excellent choice. See More Car Videos http://www.autobytel.com/car-videos/?id=32972 Join Our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/autobytel





Review: 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
I review the 580 hp 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. What do you think about the ZL1? This car is available from Harrison Auto Sales and more information about it can be found here: http://www.harrisonautos.com/2013_Chevrolet_Camaro_226495575.veh Song is 'Level Up' by Danek and can be heard in it's entirety here: http://youtu.be/H6IOzW-DwEo#aid=P-JoIEVlAwY https://facebook.com/danekofficial http://soundcloud.com/officialdanek You can follow me on Twitter @Subaruwrxfan and on Instagram @brzfan "Like" the Facebook page for more updates! http://facebook.com/subaruwrxfan Business inquires can be directed to subaruwrxfanproductions (at) gmail (dot) com





Underbelly Of The ZL1 Chevy Camaro with Al Oppenheiser
http://www.jimellischevy.com - Team Rogue spends a good bit of time with the Chief Engineer of the Chevrolet ZL1 Camaro, Al Oppenheiser. They flip the ZL1 Camaro on its side and you get to see the underbelly of the beast as Al explains what's so special about this amazing car.





Chevy Camaro ZL1 on the Track with Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser
Chevy Camaro ZL1 on the Track with Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser. MotoMan heads to the place Al Oppenheiser and his Camaro team tested the ZL1, Virginia International Raceway - a/k/a 'The Shrew' - to learn how to turn a 426 HP Camaro SS into a 580 HP COPO Legacy ZL1. MotoMan. Ordinary Car Guy. Extraordinary Adventures http://www.youtube.com/motomantv Subscribe now to experience our adventures in the car world. http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motomantv Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/MotoManTV Twitter - http://twitter.com/MotoManTV Website - http://www.MotoMan.TV





Road Test: 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
MotorWeek's road test review of the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.





Corvette Fever / Road & Track - 2012 Corvette Review of C6, Z06, Grand Sport and ZR1
Click here - http://www.WestCoastCorvette.com





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. Read the story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/112_0912_hennessey_Camaro_speedfactory_challenger_sh elby_gt500_comparison/index.html





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).





Ben Herman's ZL1 Camaro
Ben Herman and his new ZL1 Camaro on the Dyno and at the Royal Purple Raceway in Houston, TX.





2012 ZL1 Camaro
Introduced at the Chicago Auto Show the brand-spanking new Camaro ZL1 is the most powerful Camaro ever. Powered by a LSA 6.2L supercharged V-8 engine that provides 580 horsepowerl. "Camaro ZL1 is about high-tech performance and design, and is a type of car no one has ever brought to this segment previously," said Rick Scheidt, vice president of Chevrolet marketing. "It's the most technically advanced Camaro ever, so we've chosen a name from the most elite and exclusive Camaro in history." The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has some exclusive body panels to distinguish from the rest of the brood. A new front fascia, hood with air extractors, and a signature center section constructed of carbon fiber rendered in satin black finish. Topping it all off is a set of 20-inch wheels and Exhaust tips with ZL1 badge on the grille, hood, and brake calipers.





Mike's ZL1
2 days old about 30 miles or less. the sound on my htc Amaze does not even come close to doing this 580hp SUPERCHARGED monster justice!





Russell picking up his ZL1 Camaro.mpeg
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