2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1. Camaro guys have the name imprinted on their psyche. It marks a handful of the 1969 Chevy Camaro Copo that aluminum 427S, which were grossly underestimated known for her presentation. Would you like an old Camaro, this is the one you want.
And now the badge is back on the trunk of the 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1. It has a 6.2-liter supercharged LSA engine that “at least” 550 hp. The “at least” a part was often repeated. Then, a six-speed manual transmission comes with short-throw, heavy shaft, revised limited-slip differential and big 20-by-11-inch forged aluminum wheels with 305/35 Goodyear Eagle F1 G: 2 tires. The front wheels are 20-by-10 with 285-width tires. There is also a dual-mode exhaust system, like the Corvette.
The ZL1 was a Camaro, which was determined to an optimum lap times achieved on the road-race tracks “and does so with a two-mode, the second-generation Magnetic Ride Control (Sport and Tour Mode) and fixed calipers Brembo threw brakes (front and rear – unlike some GT500). The body is indeed inspired Transformers, tested in wind tunnels and does generate additional downforce.
According to Al Heiser Oppen, chief engineer for the Camaro, the ZL1 was more manageable torque than the GT500 – the ZL1 main competitors. This is good for quickly under control, but man is pounding the GT500 pedal go from any speed and more wheel spin is half the fun is not it?
Heiser Oppen went on to say that unlike previous generations of cars – and previous generations of GM – the Camaro program is not mandated to buckle under the Corvette in performance and price. If there is a market for a Camaro that floor with a mop Corvette, build. They’re building this from the first quarter of 2012.
Further iterations of the ZL1 have already been discussed, including a Boss 302 fighters and a drag racing package.
Oh, and what it’s worth, there was a special mention that GM still owns the rights to Z28, and is not afraid to use it to connect with the right product.