2012 Chevrolet Sports Cars Camaro ZL1 EditionChevrolet unveiled a high-performance vehicle most sports car enthusiasts would go crazy for. GM presented the most powerful Camaro ever build. Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 makes its official debut at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show. The ZL1 brings the Camaro line to greater heights with higher performance charged by V-8 engine generating approximately 550 horsepower.
The 2012 Chevrolet Sports Cars Camaro ZL1 Edition is powered by LSA 6.2L supercharged engine with maximum output of 550 horsepower (410 kW) and 550 lb.-ft. of torque (677 Nm). Engine is combined with six-speed manual transmission with a dual-disc clutch system. Not only that, this fast baby is equipped with highly improved chassis and suspension systems for maximum sports car performance.
2012 Chevrolet Sports Cars Camaro ZL1 EditionThe central goal of the 2012 Chevrolet Sports Cars Camaro ZL1 Edition’s development was creating something new –a Camaro intended to reach optimal lap times on top road-racing circuits and excellent driving dynamics on the street. To achieve that goal, engineers evolved many of the existing Camaro’s systems, as well as incorporated new technologies such as electric power steering and Magnetic Ride Control, the world’s fastest-reacting suspension system.
2012 Chevrolet Sports Cars Camaro ZL1 Edition“Camaro ZL1 is about high-tech performance and design, and is a type of car no one has ever brought to this segment previously,” said Rick Scheidt, vice president of Chevrolet marketing. “It’s the most technically advanced Camaro ever, so we’ve chosen a name from the most elite and exclusive Camaro in history.”
The 2012 Chevrolet Sports Cars Camaro ZL1 Edition name is derived from the all-aluminum racing engine of the same name, which was developed in the late 1960s and installed into a handful of regular-production 1969 Camaros. Only 69 were built with the engine, but they’ve achieved mythical status among enthusiasts, as they represented the pinnacle in Camaro performance – until now. The 2012 ZL1 model is designed to be a major leap forward for the Camaro Chevrolet Sports Cars, bringing anew level of performance capability to the segment.
2012 Chevrolet Sports Cars Camaro ZL1 Edition is equipped with a revolutionary new suspension system includes Magnetic Ride Control and electric power steering. The braking system is Brembo with dimensions of 14.6in. (370 mm.) front and 14.4 inches (365 mm.) rear.
2012 Chevrolet Sports Cars Camaro ZL1 EditionAll of the Camaro exterior colors will be offered with the ZL1, but black is the only interior color. The unique exterior features are complemented with a black center section on the hood. Inside, the 2012 Chevrolet Sports Cars Camaro ZL1 Edition has heated leather seats with microfiber inserts and ZL1 logos embroidered on the front headrests. Microfiber suede is repeated as an accent on the instrument panel, adding a richer look to the interior.
Interior – 2012 Chevrolet Sports Cars Camaro ZL1 Edition is tailored for high-performance driving. The front seats feature microfiber suede inserts. Other enhancements includea redesigned steering wheel, alloy pedals, Head-Up Display with unique performance readouts and the “four-pack” auxiliary gauge system featuring a boost readout.
2012 Chevrolet Sports Cars Camaro ZL1 EditionEngineers have already driven Camaro ZL1 prototypes extensively at demanding road courses in the U.S. and Germany, with final testing being completed through the balance of 2011. Development ongoing, targeting launch at the beginning of 2012.
2012 Chevrolet Sports Cars Camaro ZL1 Edition