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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 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.
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.
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.
Chevy announced today the most-powerful convertible ever built with a bowtie — the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 convertible — will debut at next month's LA Auto Show. Because when the good Lord created burnouts, he wanted you to smell 'em too.
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.
At today's "Camaro Homecoming event" in Oshawa, Canada, Al Oppenheiser from the Chevy Camaro team told folks that the Chevy Camaro ZL1 will come with an automatic transmission as an option. No word yet from Chevy's communications team.
Last week we met the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Although many thought the model designed to compete with the Mustang GT500 would be the next Camaro to wear the famous Z28 badge, Chevrolet opted for ZL1. Here's why.