Chevy Camaro ZL1: Strongest In History

Camaro ZL1 is the strongest ever formulated Chevrolet, armed with engine capacity of 6.2 liter LSA V8 is expected to throw power 550 hp and 677 Nm of torque (compared with the Camaro SS 400 hp and 556 Nm).

“ZL1 Camaro equipped with high technology and attractive design,” said Rick Scheidt, Chevrolet marketing vice president. “This is the most powerful Camaro ever, so we have chosen the name of the Camaro’s most elite and exclusive in history.”

ZL1 name taken from the Chevrolet racing engine in the late 1960s and buried Camaro production version in 1969.

Experts engineered Chevrolet has incorporated several new technologies in the new ZL1 such as electric power steering and Magnetic Ride Control suspension system with the fastest reaction in the world.

While the Camaro’s design brings a distinctive style boxy design is strong and handsome. interior colors are available only one option that is black.

Until now, Chevrolet is still doing a series of tests. That is why the detailed specifications of this legendary sports car has not been announced. ZL1 Chevrolet plans to sell in early 2012.

PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATIONS

Overview

Model: Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Body style / driveline: four-passenger, front-engine, rear-drive coupe
Construction: unitized body frame, one- and two-sided galvanized steel
EPA vehicle class: coupe
Manufacturing location: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Key competitors: Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Engines

LSA 6.2L Supercharged V-8
Displacement (cu in / cc): 376 / 6162
Bore & stroke (in / mm): 4.06 / 103.25 x 3.62 / 92 mm
Block material: cast aluminum
Cylinder head material: cast aluminum
Valvetrain: overhead valve, two valves per cylinder
Fuel delivery: 1.9L supercharger with intercooler; sequential fuel injection
Compression ratio: 9.1:1
Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 550 / 410 @ 6100 (estimated)
Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm): 550 / 745 @ 3800 (estimated)
Recommended fuel: premium required
Maximum engine speed (rpm): 6200

Transmission

Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual
Gear ratios (:1):
First: 2.66
Second: 1.78
Third: 1.30
Fourth: 1.00
Fifth: 0.80
Sixth: 0.63
Reverse: 2.90
Final drive ratio: 3.73

Chassis / Suspension

Front: double-ball-joint, multi-link strut; direct-acting stabilizer bar; progressive-rate coil springs; with Magnetic Ride Control
Rear: 4.5-link independent; progressive-rate coil springs over shocks; stabilizer bar; with Magnetic Ride Control
Steering type: electric power steering with variable-ratio, variable-effort rack-and-pinion
Steering ratio: 16.1:1
Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock: 2.5
Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft / m): 37.7/11.5

Brakes

Type: four-wheel disc w/ ABS; ventilated two-piece front and one-piece rear rotors; six-piston fixed Brembo aluminum front and four-piston rear calipers
Rotor diameter, front (in / mm): 14.6 / 370
Rotor diameter, rear (in / mm): 14.4 / 365
Rotor thickness, front (in / mm): 1.26 / 32
Rotor thickness, rear (in / mm): 1.1 / 28

Wheels / Tires

Wheel size and type: 20 x 10-inch aluminum (front)
20 x 11-inch aluminum (rear)
Tires: P285/35ZR20 summer (front)
P305/35ZR20 summer (rear)

Dimensions
Exterior

Wheelbase (in / mm): 112.3 / 2852
Overall length (in / mm): 190.4 / 4836
Overall width (in / mm): 75.5 / 1918
Overall height (in / mm): 54.2 / 1376
Track, front (in / mm): 63.7 / 1618
Track, rear (in / mm): 63.7 / 1618
Curb weight (lb / kg): TBD
Weight balance (% front / rear): TBD
Coefficient of drag: TBD

Interior

Seating capacity (front / rear): 2 / 2
Headroom (in / mm): front: 37.4 / 950
rear: 35.3 / 897
Legroom (in / mm): front: 42.4 / 1077
rear: 29.9 / 757
Shoulder room (in / mm): front: 56.9 / 1444
rear: 42.5 / 1080

Capacities

Cargo volume (cu ft / L): 11.3 / 320
Fuel tank (gal / L): 19 / 71.9
Engine oil (qt / L): 8.9 / 8.5

Note:  Information shown is current at time of publication.

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