2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1: First Drive

The tweaked LSA engine that powers the Chevy Camaro ZL1 produces five hundred and eighty horsepower, about a hundred and fifty more than the previously supreme Camaro SS and about four hundred more than any human being personally needs. But that's what it takes to make the best muscle car Chevy's ever built. » 1/23/12 12:00pm 1/23/12 12:00pm

Chevy's Anti-GT500, Pro-Camaro ZL1 Smack-Talking Powerpoint

The Camaro ZL1 is built to be run hard, no doubt about it. "Track-ready" is the word of the day from the engineering team. (And we're out at Bondurant to prove it., more on that later) But it takes an extra-large bucket of stones to use a competitor's owner's manual against it. » 1/20/12 5:45pm 1/20/12 5:45pm

How a retired F-16 pilot gave the Camaro ZL1 its aerodynamic grip

Watch how retired F-16 pilot Tom Frolin, the lead development engineer for aerodynamics for General Motors, used computational fluid dynamics and over 100 hours in two different wind tunnels to develop the aerodynamics of the Chevy Camaro ZL1. » 11/10/11 3:00pm 11/10/11 3:00pm

Camaro ZL1 laps Nürburgring in 7:41:27

General Motors North American President Mark Reuss just claimed that the Chevy Camaro ZL1 has lapped the Nürburgring's Nordschleife in 7:41:27. That time places the upcoming top-of-the-line Camaro ZL1 a few tenths quicker than the Lamborghini Murciélago LP670-4 SV. Not bad, GM. » 10/05/11 1:30pm 10/05/11 1:30pm

The Chevy Camaro ZL1 gets 580 hp, and 9 other things you need to know

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. » 9/09/11 12:01am 9/09/11 12:01am