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Camaro ZL1
Posted November 15 2011 07:50 AM by Scott Parker 
Filed under: Gm News

2012 Camaro ZL1

 Camaro ZL1 by the numbers: 3.9 seconds, 184mph, $54,095

The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds, and can reach a top speed of 184 mph. Starting at $54,095, including Performance Traction Management and Magnetic Ride suspension, the ZL1 delivers supercar levels of performance and technology for the price of a sports car.

“From the original Camaro to the current Corvette ZR1, Chevrolet has a long history of delivering world-class cars that outperformed competitors at several times the price,” said Chris Perry, vice president, global Chevrolet marketing and strategy. “The ZL1 is no exception. There are very few cars at any price that can match the power, features, and track-capability of the Camaro ZL1.”

The Camaro ZL1 Coupe features a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $54,095, excluding delivery fees and taxes. For that price, the ZL1 compares favorably to much more expensive cars:

                    Base price  Horsepower  Torque  Magnetic Ride
Camaro ZL1-$54,095         580          556           Standard

Audi R8 GT-$196,800        560          398           Standard

Maserati     -$122,800       405          339         Not available

Mercedes    -$185,750       565          479         Not available

Supercar Performance
The heart of the Camaro ZL1 is a supercharged 6.2L engine is SAE-rated at 580 horsepower (432 kW) and 556 lb.-ft. of torque (754 Nm). – making it the most-powerful production Camaro ever. The LSA features a Roots-style blower with an efficient four-lobe rotor set and compact intercooler The ZL1 also features a standard dual-mode exhaust system, with vacuum-actuated valves in the exhaust pipes for a refined exhaust note at low speeds as well as a free-flowing
system for peak performance. Power is delivered to the rear wheels through either a six-speed manual or automatic
transmission. With either transmission, the Camaro ZL1 delivers performance that rivals some of the world’s fastest supercars:

                                                    Manual             Automatic

0 – 60 mph (from rolling start)     4.0 sec              3.9 sec

1/4-mile (from a rolling start)     12.1@119          12.0@119

Top speed                                   180 mph             184 mph

Max lateral grip                           1.0 g                    1.0 g

“With 0 to 60 taking less than four seconds, the acceleration of the ZL1 is just awesome,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer, “but horsepower is only half of the story. The ZL1’s most significant measurement of performance is lapping the Nurburgring in 7:41.27. That’s astounding for a 2+2 coupe, and a great testament to the acceleration, braking, grip, and balance of the Camaro ZL1. It is the well-rounded performance of the Camaro ZL1 that will set
the bar for the sports-car segment.”

Exclusive, track-capable technologies
To deliver that well-rounded performance, the Camaro ZL1 comes standard with several track capable technologies that are exclusive to the sports car segment. For example, the Camaro ZL1 is the first sports car to feature the third-generation of Magnetic Ride. This advanced suspension system employs valve-less damping and Magneto-Rheological (MR) fluid technology to varies the suspension firmness to match the road and driving conditions.
“Traditional suspension systems at some point compromise ride quality for road-holding grip and body control,” said Oppenheiser. “With Magnetic Ride Control, we can offer customers the best of both worlds: A comfortable ride that makes the ZL1 appropriate as a daily driver and the
incredibly precise body control that makes the ZL1 so enjoyable on the track.” Also standard on the Camaro ZL1 is Performance Traction Management (PTM), which is
exclusive to General Motors. First introduced on the Corvette ZR1, PTM is an advanced system that integrates magnetic ride control, launch control, traction control, electronic stability control and electric power steering response to enhance performance. For example, the launch control feature (manual transmission only) automatically modulates engine torque for the best-possible acceleration without excessive wheel spin. When the driver pushes the throttle to the floor, the system holds a predetermined engine speed until the driver releases the clutch. Then, the
system modulates engine torque 100 times per second to maximize the available traction. Similarly, on a road course, the driver can apply full throttle when exiting a corner and PTM will automatically manage acceleration dynamics to maximize exit speed based on available traction.
In addition, the Camaro ZL1 has been engineered to be track-capable from the factory, including a rear-differential cooler, an integrated engine- and transmission-oil cooler, and brakecooling ducts as standard equipment. As such, the ZL1 offers many technologies and features not available on the Ford Shelby GT500:

                               Camaro ZL1                          GT500

Magnetic Ride           Standard                           Not available

Performance              Standard                          Not available
Traction Management

Engine and trans        Standard                     Dealer-installed coolers                                                                 option

Brake cooling ducts    Standard                    Dealer-installed

Differential cooler      Standard                     Dealer-installed

Additional features and options
The interior of the Camaro ZL1 features standard leather seating surfaces with sueded microfiber inserts, and heated, powered-adjustable front seats. Standard technologies include a nine-speaker Boston Acoustics® audio system; USB and Bluetooth connectivity; and rear-park assist with a rear-view camera display integrated in the center rear-view mirror.

The Camaro ZL1 is available with six options:
􀁸 Six-speed automatic transmission with TapShift controls is $1,185
􀁸 20-inch, bright aluminum wheel package is $470
􀁸 Power sunroof is $900
􀁸 Stripe package is $470
􀁸 Exposed-weave carbon fiber hood insert is $600
􀁸 The suede package, including sueded microfiber accents on the steering wheel, shift
knob, and shift boot is $500

The Camaro ZL1 Coupe will go on sale in the spring of 2012, as a 2012 model. The Camaro
ZL1 Convertible will go on sale in the summer of 2012, as a 2013 model. Pricing for the Camaro
ZL1 Convertible will be announced later.

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