2012 Camaro ZL1: All the details, specs, options

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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 ourselves.

Here's what they've culled so far from the Dealer Guide:


Wheelbase - 112.3
Length - 190.4
Height - 54.2
Front Track - 63.7
Rear Track - 63.7

Weight - 4120 pound
Weight distribution: 51/49

Compression ratio 9.1:1

HP 580 (427) @ 6000 SAE certified
Torque 556 (754) @ 4200 SAE certified

Exhaust - Cast stainless steel (exhaust manifolds), stainless steel with active valves and quad 3.5" bright tips


Ashen Gray
Imperial Blue Metallic
Inferno Orange Metallic
Rally Yellow
Silver Ice Metallic
Summit White
Victory Red
Crystal Red Tintcoat


ZL1 offers two 20-inch wheel options, both tested and engineered to the highest standards.

The first wheel option is a 10-spoke design
Standard 10-spoke wheel is black with a low-gloss clear coat, forged alum and has the CAMARO logo.
The other wheel option is a 5-spoke design:
Forged Aluminum 5-spoke 20-inch wheels (20" x 10" front / 20" x 11" rear)
Polished face with a high-gloss clearcoat.
These wheels are 11 lbs lighter than the current 2SS model wheels.


Forged aluminum wheels (as listed above)
Exposed weave Carbon Fiber hood insert (option). ** Standard insert is painted black
Power Sunroof (option)
Stripe package (option)

Six speed manual is standard
Six-speed automatic with TAPshift steering wheel controls is optional.

Leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob - standard
Sueded microfiber interior package

Four-pack auxiliary guages (with boost readout)

Also- Standard...

Alloy pedal covers
6-way power driver and passenger seats
Heated leather high-performance seats with microfiber suede inserts
ZL1 sill plates

Bluetooth for select phones
Boston Acoustics premium nine-speaker system
Rear camera display in mirror
Rear park assist
USB port
PDIM (Preferred Device Interface Module)
XM Satellite with 3 trial months


Check out the rest of the guide over here.

(Hat tip to Jon!)

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For comparison:

Camaro ZL1 - 4120 lb

GTR - 3830 lb

Shelby GT500 - 3800 lb

M3 - 3706 lb

911 Turbo - 3516 lb

LFA - 3262 lb

Z06 - 3199 lb

Veyron SS - 4162lb

Makes the z06 look like a miracle of engineering.