As some of you already know, the folks at GM are dropping off a 580hp monster with a manual at my doorstep a week from Thursday. It's well optioned too, as you can see on the monroney.http://oppositelock.jalopnik.com/get-out-of-tow...
When Hennessey does up the Camaro ZL1, they ditch the blower for a pair of turbos and other enhancements to give an already nasty car 876 horsepower. This means smoky and super fast quarter mile times.
How does the Hennessey HPE1000 Twin Turbo Camaro ZL1 sound when it's pulling 876 rear wheel horsepower on the dyno? Meaty.
I'm driving a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 convertible this week. It has a 580-horsepower LSA motor under the hood. I imagine my fuel economy will be on the low side of dismal. Still, it will be fun.
Our friends at RIDES magazine have a detailed look at the Gold 'KING ZL1' Camaro we dubbed (in a republish) the World's Worst Camaro ZL1 in their next issue. It turns out there's more to the story than we ever imagined and they were nice enough to share the information with the fans, haters, and bemused among us. — Ed.
The Shelby Mustang GT500's 662 hp may have outstripped the Camaro ZL1's 580, but Hennessey's built a redeemer. That's the ZL1-based 700 hp Camaro HPE700, which, aside from being as horse-rife as a Lamborghini Aventador, can hit 185 mph in the standing mile. Pretty snappy.
We share a common language, a deep pop-cultural connection and the stormy heritage of two petulant brothers, but Yanks and Brits don't always see eye-to-eye on cars. No doubt we've got a lot invested in mega horsepower machines that can devour ribbons of interstate. But can we build sports cars a European could love?
Although we suspected Chevrolet would join in the factory spec drag racing fun after they showed and track tested the COPO Camaro concept late last year, this past week they made it official. The company plans to build 69 COPO Camaros in 2012—the same amount of legendary COPO ZL1s that left the factory in 1969.
General Motors has halted production of the top-of-the-line Chevy Camaro ZL1 over what the automaker is calling a "quality assessment" issue. What the hell does that mean?
When we were invited to drive the Camaro ZL1 at the Virginia International Raceway this week we considered going just to see an autojournalist put one off the track. We wouldn't have had to wait long. UPDATE! It was a journo!
The boys over at Camaro5 have managed to snag a copy of the official 2012 Camaro ZL1 Dealer Reference Guide. The 18-page reference book for dealers to order the bowtie badge-bedecked brand's new insanely fast muscle car gives up all the details we haven't already liberated from the clutches of Chevrolet engineers…
We first heard tell of those impressive numbers by way of the Twitter machine. Now, we've got the video of the Camaro ZL1's Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time (because it apparently did happen).
Chevrolet took us to GM's Milford proving grounds for a look-don't-touch session with the company's new high-horsepower track animal — the Camaro ZL1. We didn't get to drive the prototypes on hand, but we did poke them with a stick and query engineers on their beastly spawn. Here's what we found out.