Chevy Camaro ZL1 Phase One: Track-Tuning

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Chevy Camaro ZL1 Phase One: Track-Tuning 

 

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.

 

  • Supercharged, 6.2L LSA V-8 delivers 580 horsepower (432 kW) and 556 lb.-ft. of torque (754 Nm)
  • ZL1 power complemented by exclusive Magnetic Ride Control and Performance Traction Management
  • Track-capable standard equipment includes high-performance fuel system, as well as engine, transmission and differential coolers

 

 

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.

“The Camaro ZL1 also features exclusive chassis and traction technologies,” Oppenheiser said, “to offer the best of all worlds – including balanced handling for the track, acceleration for a drag strip, and the comfort of a daily driver.” 

 

 

In this video you can see how GM engineers fine-tuned the Camaro ZL1 to be track ready straight off the lot – perfecting the electromagnetically controlled shocks that adapt to road conditions for a better drive.  The testing is done at the GM Milford Road Course, which is a 2.9 mi (4.6 km), 20 turn, configurable closed course with 135 ft (41 m) of elevation change, constructed at the General Motors Proving Ground in Milford, MI.

 

 


 

 

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