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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


 


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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





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





2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE Performance Package Muscle Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/chevrolet/Camaro/2013/1ss-coupe/?id=32972 Autobytel recently caught up with the Chevrolet Camaro Chief Engineer, Al Oppenheiser, at GingerMan Raceway in South Haven, Michigan for a look at the track focused muscle machine. The 1LE Camaro is new for 2013 and upgrades the Camaro SS V-8 with a $3500 option package that consists of a bunch of upgraded parts from the more powerful ZL-1. The 2013 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE is is for those pony car owners that will let their Camaro run loose on the track; and want to drive the car to the limit. Starting with the exterior, the first thing you notice is the flat black hood which looks great against the Rally Yellow paint scheme. The wheels are upgraded to a set of ZL1 Low-Gloss Black 10-Spoke Aluminum rims size 20-inch wrapped in 285/35ZR20 Goodyear Eagle Supercar Generation 2 performance summer tires. The calipers are now painted red. The other exterior changes you see on the Camaro 1LE Performance Package are a front splitter and rear spoiler. The goal of these aero parts is to help with grip on the track. The manual transmission is a TREMEC 6-speed with a close-ratio gearbox and a 3.91 final-drive axle ratio. The 5.1/1 short throw shifter decrease time between gear changes. The suede shift knob and suede steering wheel are the same ones found on the ZL1 model. The Chevy Camaro 1LE was designed to compete and beat the Ford Mustang Boss 302 which cost over $10k more. You can get into this car for around $37k which is a great price for the amount of performance. 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 on track lap at VIR
http://www.autobytel.com/chevrolet/Camaro/2012/zl1-coupe/ Autobytel was lucky enough to be invited by the General to put the most powerful pony car to ever gallop out of the GM stables to the test, when we took the reins of the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, powered by a 580 HP supercharged 6.2L V8, at the Virginia International Raceway. What a ride! See More Car Videos http://www.autobytel.com/car-videos/ Join Our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/autobytel





2012 Camaro ZL1 - Right off the Hauler: Hank Graff Davison
First look at our first all new 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1. This all new Camaro was just delivered to our new Chevrolet dealer early this April. We are thrilled to finally see the Camaro ZL1 finally hit our lot. The Yellow Camaro featured is loaded with many great options including the premium 20" wheels, Automatic transmission, and the stripe package. This Camaro features a supercharged LSA engine with a 6 speed automatic transmision, carbon fiber hood scoop, and upgraded tires and suspension compared the the Camaro SS. Be the first one to see the new ZL1 Camaro at Hank Graff Chevrolet in Davison, MI. Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HankGraffDavison#!/HankGraffDavison View our Website at: http://www.hankgraffdavison.com/index.htm Check out our Camaro inventory at: http://www.hankgraffdavison.com/new-inventory/index.htm?reset=InventoryList ing#invHistory:reset=InventoryListing&inventoryView=fullview&invtype=new&=u ndefined&SByear=clear&SBmake=Chevrolet&SBmodel=Camaro&SBbodystyle=clear&SBprice= clear&=&start=0





2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Review
Hello and welcome to Saabkyle04! YouTube's largest collection of automotive variety! In today's video, we'll take an up close and personal, in depth look at the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. MSRP pricing for the 2012 ZL1 starts around: $54,095 ***Prices may vary depending on options During this presentation, we will take a 1st person look at what the vehicle is all about beginning with the start up, performance data, fuel economy, the occasional track data, and build quality. Also, I will teach you how to use most of the interior and exterior features in a detailed fashion, that before, you could only get from going to a dealership yourself! Throughout the video, I will highlight key styling and unique differences about the vehicle, any available options, and of course it would not be an enthusiast car video without the good ole engine portion with rev and Exhaust note with interior and exterior perspectives. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHANNEL SEE BELOW: In this channel you will find in depth educational videos of automobiles from all over the world, presented in a more detailed fashion than ever before. Basically, this gives the viewer the chance to view the most detailed 1st person look you can get without going to an actual dealer yourself! Every video is consistent in the way I present so viewers know what to expect in my presentations. I treat every vehicle with the same respect whether a 1960 Chevrolet Impala SS or the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador. I film all types of vehicles from past, present, and future while broadening the knowledge of the automotive enthusiast. You will see everything from vintage, brand new, exotic, mainstream, old, etc. I am very proud of this channel and have built it up from amateur videos years ago to what you see today. I wanted to share my love for the automotive world with the rest of the world. Be sure to explore the massive video variety, have fun and enjoy The Driver's Seat of YouTube! FIND ME ON THE OFFICIAL SAABKYLE04 FACEBOOK PAGE FOR CONTINUOUS UPDATES ON WHAT'S TO COME AND INTERACTING WITH OTHER FANS! http://www.facebook.com/pages/saabkyle04/315743567772





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. 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





Real World Test Drive 2012 Camaro ZL1
Real World Test Drive got a first look at the new Supercar from Chevrolet: The 580 horsepower Camaro ZL1. Grant Winter takes us to the Virginia International Raceway:





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.





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





Tested: 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Can Chevrolet's latest Camaro topple the track-ready Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca? We send our race driver to the race track to find out!





ZL1 Camaro's hot from GM getting baselined here at LPE before BIG HP upgrades!
2012 ZL1's # 210 and 224 getting thrashed on the Dyno before our upgrades begin. To find out ways to upgrade your ZL1 vistit us here http://www.lingenfelter.com/page/advanced-search-lingenfelter-Camaro-ss-zl1-products And be sure to follow us on facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/#!/lpehp





2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Walk-Around and Exhaust
New 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 aka "dark knight". Just a quick walk around to show you the exterior. engine bay, interior, and of course an Exhaust sound clip included :) enjoy. Remember, this car is bone stock!





Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca! - Head 2 Head Episode 3
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Chevrolet's new 2012 Camaro ZL1 faces off against the reigning champion of the pony cars, Ford's 2012 Boss 302 Laguna Seca Edition Mustang. Pro race driver Randy Pobst hot laps both cars around Inde Motorsports Ranch in Willcox, AZ to find out which modern muscle car reigns supreme. Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1203_2012_chevrolet_Camaro_zl1_vs_2012_ford_Mustang_boss_302_laguna_seca/ Head 2 Head appears every other Wednesday on the new Motor Trend channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motortrend Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend Google+ - https://plus.google.com/101867967859016552744/posts Website - http://www.motortrend.com





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.





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