Monday, July 7, 2014


ZL1 traces its strong presence back to the legendary 1969 production ZL1 models. Today’s ZL1 lives up to that iconic name as the most technologically advanced Camaro. Tested on some of the most rigorous tracks around the world, including world-renowned Nürburgring, where it ran a 7:41.27 lap.

Built to be track capable, one tap of the accelerator will immediately reveal why it’s like nothing you’ve ever driven before. You’ll feel the intensity of an all-aluminum 6.2L supercharged engine that delivers 580 horsepower† and 556 lb.-ft. of torque.

But the ZL1 doesn’t just boast unbridled power. That’s just half of the equation. There’s also Magnetic Ride Control™, world-class braking and a 4-wheel independent suspension. Influenced by the Corvette, Performance Traction Management (Coupe model only) lets you choose from five performance settings that adjust for ambient and track conditions, driver experience and vehicle familiarity. Behind it all is the confidence of knowing you’ve got the support of Chevrolet Complete Care.

They’re all performance refinements you can’t get on a Mustang Shelby GT 500 and another reason why you’ll be hard-pressed to find a production car that can match the Camaro ZL1.

Camaro ZL1 has a history to respect and build upon. That’s why the 2014 namesake is designed so everything works together, to give you not just power, but precision and control.

The fuel system has added fuel pickups to maximize the amount of fuel available even under high g-force cornering. The standard TREMEC® 6-speed manual transmission comes with a short-throw shifter for quicker, precision shifting.

The dual-mode exhaust enables peak performance at high engine speeds and has been engineered to create an aggressive growl while idling without drowning out the tunes when you’re cruising at a steady speed — the drawback of some aftermarket performance exhausts.

This is the kind of fine-tuned vehicle that engineers dream about designing and enthusiasts dream about driving. It’s so track capable you might just want to start looking for a sponsor.

Feel the rush of an engine that goes from 0 to 60 in 3.9 seconds with an available Hydra-Matic® 6L90 automatic transmission. Boasts power you can feel, topping out at 184 mph with the available automatic, and covers a quarter-mile of pavement in a mere 12 seconds.

One of the reasons you’ll get there that fast is the standard Performance Traction Management. It features launch control that automatically modulates engine torque for the best possible acceleration without excessive wheel spin.

The 580-horsepower 6.2-liter supercharged V8 with 556 lb.-ft. of torque can be mated to a TREMEC® 6-speed manual (MG9) or available Hydra-Matic 6L90 automatic transmission. This aluminum-block engine is based on the legendary GM small block V8 architecture and features an intercooled supercharger system and premium heat-resistant aluminum alloy cylinder heads.

Camaro ZL1 offers a uniquely designed sixth-generation intercooled 1.9-liter Eaton® supercharger. It’s what gives ZL1 additional thrust and force and it’s a big component of the driving exhilaration you’ll feel when you put ZL1 through its paces. The 4-lobed supercharger enables a broad range of power through the rpm band, giving the engine great low-end torque and excellent horsepower at the upper rpm range where a supercharger generally loses its effectiveness.

Unlike many of its competitors, ZL1 comes fully equipped with factory-integrated auxiliary fluid coolers that would otherwise cost thousands of dollars to install, including a liquid-to-liquid engine cooler typically found on high-end sports cars.

The differential cooler is a truly unique design. This innovative system pumps overcooled transmission fluid to a heat exchanger inside the housing that can drop the

differential temperature by over 100 degrees. That helps maintain cool, stable performance even during the most aggressive racetrack sessions.

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