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).
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
2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Track Test Drive & Muscle Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/chevrolet/Camaro/2012/zl1-coupe/ 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.
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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.
Read the story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/112_0912_hennessey_Camaro_speedfactory_challenger_shelby_gt500_comparison/index.html
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2012 Camaro ZL1 Features Technically Advanced 6.2L Supercharged V-8
CHICAGO -- The all-new, 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is powered by the LSA 6.2L supercharged V-8 engine that produces an estimated 550 horsepower (410 kW) and 550 lb.-ft. of torque (745 Nm).
The LSA is the most powerful engine ever offered in a Camaro, eclipsing even the original ZL1 engine from 1969 that inspired the name of the new, maximum-performance model. Built on GM's legendary small-block V-8 architecture, it features an intercooled Supercharger system, premium heat-resistant aluminum cylinder heads and other details designed to ensure its exceptional performance is delivered with smoothness and refinement.
"The LSA is the ultimate engine for the ultimate Camaro," said John Rydzewski, assistant chief engineer for small-block engines. "It has a broad power band that matches the Camaro ZL1's performance capabilities at every notch on the tachometer."
Components and design elements that contribute to the LSA's performance include:
■Balanced, lightweight reciprocating assembly
■High-strength hypereutectic pistons
■Sixth-generation Eaton Supercharger with four-lobe rotors
■Center-feed fuel system
■Piston oil squirters.
A Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission is matched with the LSA. It uses a 240-mm dual-mass flywheel matched with a 240-mm twin-disc clutch system to provide excellent shift smoothness.
Compared to the Cadillac application, the LSA used in the Camaro features the following unique components and details:
■Black Intercooler housing with unique heat exchanger and plumbing to accommodate the Camaro engine compartment
■Cast stainless steel Exhaust manifolds for enhanced thermal management
■Camaro-specific oil pan
■Revised accessory drive with unique alternator and air conditioning compressor
■Idler pulley in place of the conventional power steering pump pulley, because of the use of electric power steering
■Special engine cover in red.
Supercharged power delivery
The LSA engine's sixth-generation Eaton Supercharger, with high-helix, four-lobe rotors, enables a broad range of power through the rpm band, giving the engine great low-end torque and excellent horsepower at higher rpm.
"The design of the Supercharger's rotating internal components extends its effective range, giving the engine a wide, flat power band that is usable at all rpm levels," said Rydzewski, assistant chief engineer. "Whether at low speeds or on the highway, the feeling of power is instant, strong and sustained."
Heavy-duty and lightweight reciprocating components support the engine's high-rpm, supercharged performance. The parts are housed in an aluminum cylinder block that features nodular iron, six-bolt main caps. Cast iron cylinder liners -- measuring 4.06 inches (103.25 mm) in bore diameter -- are inserted in the aluminum block and they are finish-bored and honed with a deck plate installed. The deck plate simulates the pressure and minute dimensional variances applied to the block when the cylinder heads are installed, ensuring a higher degree of accuracy that promotes maximum cylinder head sealing, piston ring fit and overall engine performance.
Nestled inside the LSA's deep-skirted cylinder block is a forged steel crankshaft that delivers a 3.62-inch (92 mm) stroke. It features an eight-bolt flange -- the outer face of the crankshaft on which the flywheel is mounted -- that provides enhanced clamping strength. Other non-supercharged GM 6.2L engines have a six-bolt flange. A torsional damper mounted to the front of the crankshaft features a keyway and friction washer, which is designed to support the engine's high loads.
Connected to the crankshaft is a set of lightweight powder-metal connecting rods and hypereutectic pistons, which, when combined with the cylinder heads, delivers a 9.1:1 compression ratio. The alloy of the pistons was selected for its strength and heat resistance properties, while the cast design provides inherent quieting advantages over other piston materials, such as forged aluminum.
High-flow cylinder heads based on GM's proven L92 design channel incoming air into the combustion chambers. They are made with a premium A356T6 alloy that offers excellent heat resistance, particularly in the bridge area of the cylinder head, between the intake and Exhaust valves. Additionally, each head is manufactured with a roto-casting method.
Also known as spin casting, the roto-casting process involves pouring the molten alloy into a rotating mold, for a more even distribution of the material that virtually eliminates porosity -- air bubbles or pockets trapped in the casting -- for a stronger finished product.
2013 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet
A new Ford.
Ford has introduced the 2013 Cobra Jet Mustang (M-FR500-C) at the Performance Racing Industry Show in Orlando, Florida.
Designed for NHRA Stock and Super Stock racing, the updated model has a lighter body, a revised suspension and an electric power steering system. There's also a roll cage and an upgraded braking system for improved pedal feel.
Under the hood, two 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engines are available. The entry-level variant is naturally-aspirated, while the high-performance version features a 2.9-liter Whipple Supercharger.
Production will be limited to 50 units and pricing starts at $85,490 (€63,390).
GT-R vs Z06 vs GT500: 5-Figure Supercar Shootout!
Looking for a 500-horsepower supercar at a five-figure super deal? Say hello to the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500, 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, and 2012 Nissan GT-R -- three everyday exotics offering over-the-top performance at under $100K.
Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1104_2011_chevrolet_corvette_2011_ford_shelby_gt500_2012_nissan_gtr_comparison/index.html
Shot by: Mike Suggett, Jim Gleason & Duane Sempson
Edited by: Mike Suggett