Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

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2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

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At the 2011 Chicago Show, Chevrolet reintroduced the ZL1 to the Camaro line nearly 42 after the first Camaro was with the legendary ZL1 all-aluminum

The new model uses high-performance called the LSA which has an Eaton and is the same unit from the CTS-V. This engine is the original ZL1 which was a race of the 427 fitted for NHRA drag

Other upgrades to the modern ZR1 Magnetorheological dampers; unique with new door panels, panels, seats, instruments and shifter; a new aluminum hood carbon fiber insert; ZL1 forged aluminum wheels; an MG9 transmission; larger Brembro and a redesigned front fascia integrated brake ducts.


The 2012 Chevrolet ZL1 debuted today at the Chicago Show. It is the highest-performing Camaro and the technically advanced car ever in its class. The new ZL1 continues the momentum of propelling it into an entirely new of leading-edge performance technology.

It is to launch at the beginning of 2012.

by a supercharged V-8 engine producing an 550 horsepower (410 kW), the ZL1 will be the fastest Camaro offered by Chevrolet. And more just power, the ZL1 features advanced and highly developed and suspension systems that it deliver balanced, track-ready and braking power to complement its engine output. Rigorous of the ZL1 is ongoing, and official estimates of the capabilities will be released in 2011, as testing nears

“Camaro ZL1 is about high-tech and design, and is a type of car no one has ever to this segment previously,” Rick Scheidt, vice of Chevrolet marketing. “It’s the technically advanced Camaro so we’ve chosen a name the most elite and exclusive in history.”

The ZL1 name is derived the all-aluminum racing engine of the name, which was developed in the 1960s and installed into a of regular-production 1969 Camaros. 69 were built with the but they’ve achieved mythical among enthusiasts, as they the pinnacle in Camaro performance – now. The 2012 ZL1 model is to be a major leap forward for the bringing a new level of performance to the segment.

The central goal of the development was creating something new – a intended to reach optimal lap on top road-racing circuits and excellent dynamics on the street. To achieve goal, engineers evolved of the existing Camaro’s systems, as as incorporated new technologies such as power steering and Magnetic Control, the world’s fastest-reacting system.

Camaro ZL1’s design and supports its performance mission. than using decorative ZL1 is visually differentiated from current Camaro models elements vital to the car’s capabilities.

“Everything about the design is directly related to its and serious performance, especially said Ed Welburn, vice Global Design. “Our goal was to execute that design with beautifully forms, creating an imposing, persona. Function becomes the The intent is a car that delivers on the it projects.”

Major elements of the design are a new front fascia and with air extractors, designed in to create aerodynamic downforce to aid The car’s hood includes a center section constructed of fiber and rendered in satin finish. New rocker panels, tires, 20-inch wheels and tips portray the car’s and power.

The ZL1 badge appears on the hood and the brake calipers, all key portraying the technology within.


Supporting the dynamic and street performance of the ZL1 is the LSA 6.2L engine, which will an estimated 550 horsepower (410kW) and 550 of torque (677 Nm), specific features for the Camaro. on GM’s legendary all-aluminum, V-8 architecture, the LSA features an intercooled system, premium heat-resistant cylinder heads and other designed to ensure its exceptional is delivered with smoothness and Components and design elements contribute to the LSA’s performance

* Balanced, lightweight reciprocating

* High-strength hypereutectic pistons

* Eaton supercharger with rotors

* Piston oil squirters.

the Camaro ZL1 uses electric steering, the engine does not a conventional hydraulic power pump on its accessory drive This enhances performance, no engine power is used to a steering pump pulley.

ZL1 is a complete high-performance car, not a Camaro with more Key technical highlights include:

– The high-performance Tremec TR-6060 manual is matched with the LSA It is the “MG9” version of the transmission, a higher torque capacity. It is with a dual-mass flywheel and clutch for easy operation and smoothness.

A new, shorter-throw actuates the gear changes.

– ZL1 is equipped with a dual-mode system, which alters the level and character in response to rpm. First used on the Corvette, and specifically tuned for ZL1, the dual-mode exhaust give the car a signature sound.

– It is revised with a stronger and rear axle system, a larger and stronger cast differential housing, stronger and heavy-duty limited-slip differential. patent-pending system is designed to that ZL1’s tremendous is delivered smoothly to the ground.

Suspension – The suspension features revised tuning and the inclusion of Magnetic Ride Control. Magnetic Ride system include driver selectable (Tour and Sport) tailored for the style of driving. It uses magneto-rheological science to produce damping with the highest of precision, enabling body optimized for excellent performance in driving as well as track

This technology appears on a small roster of some of the finest performance cars. chassis elements are redesigned to the car’s high-performance limits. stabilizer bars have links repositioned outboard of the arms.

This makes the more effective in controlling roll in turns, with response to driver commands.

and Steering – Camaro ZL1 features an track-capable braking system, in conjunction with experts Brembo. The large 14.6-inch mm) two-piece front rotors six-piston calipers; the 14.4-inch mm) rear rotors have calipers. ZL1 marks the entry of a new power steering system to

It is being developed to ensure control and feedback to the driver, greater variability of effort for driving.

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ZL1’s signature the front is the redesigned fascia and hood with a raised, fiber insert. The fascia a front splitter and new vertical fog The fog lamp area includes air designed for brake cooling.

The features front-mounted air extractors direct air precisely over the Visually, this center in satin black carbon communicates the car’s high-performance as a visual contrast to the car’s color. Functionally, the air extractor is a key in airflow closely to the bodywork, aerodynamic downforce. The carbon center section reduces the of the hood. High-intensity discharge headlamps and fog lamps are standard.

The of the car includes a diffuser and spoiler, functional elements that the car’s aerodynamics.

Wheels and

New-design, 20-inch forged wheels, which are lighter the 20-inch wheels used on the SS, are used with new Goodyear F2 ties developed specifically for the


ZL1 is tailored for high-performance The front seats feature suede inserts. Other include a redesigned steering alloy pedals, Head-Up with unique performance and the “four-pack” auxiliary gauge featuring a boost readout.


All of the Camaro exterior will be offered with the but black is the only interior The unique exterior features are with a black center on the hood. Inside, the Camaro ZL1 has leather seats with inserts and ZL1 logos embroidered on the headrests.

Microfiber suede is repeated as an on the instrument panel, adding a look to the interior. The ZL1 will the same content as the current 2SS and include the following new or unique

* Six-way power driver and seats

* Unique instrument and door panel inserts; and sill plates

* Steering audio controls with capability

* Wireless PDIM and

* Boston Acoustics premium system

* Rear parking

Engineers have already Camaro ZL1 prototypes extensively at road courses in the U.S. and with final testing completed through the balance of

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