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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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Lamborghini Egoista: The Bull Kicks Its Own Ass
Nothing prepared the 50th Lamborghini celebration crowd for Lamborghini to Kick its own ass by building the Egoista. Not made for production but as an Homage car, it takes on a distinctly German Militaristic look. It was, after all designed by the Volkswagen Group.





Camaro ZL1 Video: Raising The Game
American muscle cars have improved their performance. The Camaro ZL1 is Chevrolets answer to Fords newer Mustang versions. This video shows engineers working on the 580 HP Camaro.





Dodge Viper Sets New Record at Nordschleife For Production Cars
On September 14th, a Dodge Viper ACR set the new record for production cars at the famed Nordschleife. This puts the American car ahead of the Lexus LFA, Porsche GTR, and many others costing three times as much. Two models that are alleged production cars, the Radical SR8 and the Gumbert set faster times...but are highly debatable as to their production status.





F-Type R Jaguar Steals The L.A. Auto Show
The new Jaguar F-Type R is the British marques newest show stopper. The L.A. Auto Show couldn't get enough of this 550 HP beauty and Jag will sell everyone it makes...even at $100,000.





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





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





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 run, 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 before lifting to avoid cresting a small hill at corner entry at 200-plus mph. The car had not reached terminal velocity. Conditions included a head/crosswind, ambient temperatures in the 90s, and a density altitude of 3,280 feet. The Camaro was 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 ยน13 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 HotRod.com. HOT ROD Unlimited appears every other Friday 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 & http://facebook.com/hotrodmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend Google+ - https://plus.google.com/101867967859016552744/posts Website - http://www.motortrend.com & http://www.hotrod.com





ZR1 Vette vs Jet! - Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Races A U.S. Navy Fighter Jet
MT Editor at Large Arthur St. Antoine pits Chevy's awesome "Blue Devil" -- the Corvette ZR1 -- against its toughest adversary yet: a Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet. Shot By: Jim Gleason & Terren Lin Edited By: Jim Gleason Read the story here: http://www.motortrend.com/features/performance/112_0908_chevy_corvette_zr1_ vs_fighter_jet_race/index.html





2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 with 580 horsepower
The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1's supercharged 6.2L engine is SAE-rated at 580 horsepower (432 kW) and 556 lb.-ft. of torque (754 Nm) -- making it the most-powerful production Camaro ever. The ZL1's outstanding power is complemented by advanced powertrain and chassis technologies, including exclusive Performance Traction Management and third-generation Magnetic Ride Control. "The Camaro ZL1 delivers supercar performance and technology in the sports-car segment," said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. "For sheer power, the ZL1 delivers more horsepower than a Ferrari 458, more torque than an Aston Martin DB9 V12, and a better power-to-weight ratio than a Porsche 911 Carrera GTS.





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).





2012 Chevrolet Camaro chased by police
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2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Chases 200 MPH! - Ignition Episode 18
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago tests the most powerful production car made in America - the new 2013 Ford Shelby GT500. After running the GT500 through Motor Trend's instrumented testing gauntlet, including top speed pulls on the Dyno, we head to Kingman, Arizona, where pro racer Randy Pobst gets behind the wheel to see if Ford's 662-HP beast can break the elusive 200 mph barrier. Ignition appears every Monday 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





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:





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Hennessey 705 hp ZR1 Standing Mile - Warm-Up Run
John Heinricy drives the 2009 Hennessey ZR1 at the Texas Mile. This is the first run of the event. http://www.HennesseyPerformance.com http://www.TunerSchool.com http://www.HennesseyPerformanceStore.com




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