2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 with Launch Control
While attending a press preview of the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at Virginia International Raceway, Vehix's Contributing Editor, Thom Blackett, grabbed this short clip demonstrating the car's launch control feature.
The idea is to maximize off-the-line grip, something that can go up in smoke with a 580-horsepower muscle car. To activate the system, tap the traction control button (located forward of the gear shift) twice. At that point, plant the throttle and the engine rpm will be limited to about 4,000 (varies slightly depending on weather conditions). Drop the clutch, and you're off.
Even under wet conditions, the 580-hp ZL1 was able to hook up and get moving, rather than sit and spin the rear rubber. And, thanks to a driver who had a little trouble activating the launch control system, we get to hear the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 sing at nearly full throttle.
Wife's reaction to Launching a 2013 Nissan GTR.wmv
Took my wife for her first Launch in my new 2013 Nissan GTR. She has been in the car before but I never had Lauched it before with her. She told me before we did this that she probably wouldn't have any reaction to it. WRONG! Very Funny. This car has been clocked from 0-60 at 2,7 seconds and 0-100 at 6.7 seconds! This is my second GTR. My last one was a Super Silver 2009. I have another video post on this one racing the 1/4 mile at Bradenton speedway. You can see the outside of the car here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TC7C9W_qUQ
How to use Launch Control
Selling the car: http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=177715
A video showing how to use launch control in your DSG car.
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.
750 whp ZL1 vs 620whp 2003 Cobra
March 2nd Omega Motorsports Airstrip Attack "No Fly Zone"
ZL1 has race gas, full Exhaust, ported elbow, intake and bigger throttle body.
Cobra has 2.2 KB on e85, 17lbs, full bolt ons and driver mod ;)