Tweet TweetAfter the 50th anniversary Camaro was announced, the American muscle car shows all its rage, with an aggressive edition: the Camaro ZL1. It doesn’t limit itself at showing its frightening body. It fearlessly challenges any sports coupe in its class! The 640 hp delivered by the supercharged V8, 6.2 liter engine makes the European 2 liter brother look like a joke. The huge amount of power is emphasized furthermore by the lightweight, stiff body and Magnetic Ride active suspension, for both straight line acceleration and handling in fast corners. Add the electronic limited-slip differential and the 868 Nm of torque and you have the image of a muscle car that handles like a racing coupe. The question is if it should be chosen with the 6-speed manual transmission or the 10-speed automatic one. The purists will go for the manual, while the tech-oriented customers will probably pick the automatic one, for its optimized capacity of keeping the engine at optimal torque rpm, … [Read more...] about Camaro ZL1 Is All About Performance
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Ladies and gents, Chevrolet’s most ballistic Camaro is likely to hit Australian shores by the end of this year, if a recent facelift and trademark registration are a guide. The right-hand drive Camaro ZL1 will pack a 6.2-litre supercharged V8 engine producing 485kW of power (650hp) and 881Nm of torque, with a 0-60mph (97km/h) time of just 3.5 seconds. It has a top speed of 306km/h, and recently managed a Nurburgring lap time of 7:16:04 in LE trim. Premoso Pty Ltd, parent company of HSV, has confirmed the Camaro SS will be converted locally to right-hand drive at its Melbourne headquarters. While Premoso is yet to confirm the ZL1 for Australia, a recent 2019 model year update and a trademark registration has virtually sealed the deal. Holden’s history of registering trademarks of upcoming models is strong: names like Silverado, SportsCat, Acadia, GTSR-W1 and GTSR were registered before making it into showrooms. If it does land in Australia later this year, the car is likely … [Read more...] about Camaro ZL1 headed Down Under: Trademark, facelift open door for 485kW coupe locally
Tweet TweetChevrolet is very proud of the way their Camaro is doing, selling and most of all, of the upcoming ZL1 version. Sadly though, the bowtie company has announced the delivery of some sad news regarding the sales expectations of their range topping Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. It’s not that they don’t think the new car will not sell but that they think that most buyers of the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will opt for the automatic gearbox. It is proof of how people, particularly Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 buyers, are getting more and more aware just what sort of progress technology has offered the automatic gearbox. Chevrolet’s John Fitzpatrick has a less political view on what is going with Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 buyers and that it is the fault of video games. Thanks to racing simulators and such that emulate paddle shifting gearboxes and the likes, most of the young Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 owners will go with the similar situation behind the wheel. Us petrolheads will always think of … [Read more...] about Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is expected to be mostly sold with automatics
Tweet TweetThe Americans from Chevrolet released today official pricing figures for the 2013 ZL1 Convertible, a model which starts at $60,445 in the United States. The starting price includes a $900 destination and handling fee. Even you probably know, the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine capable to deliver 580 horsepower and 754Nm (556 lb.-ft.) of torque. It comes with a standard six-speed manual transmission but an automatic one is available as well. With such resources under the hood, the 0-100 km/h acceleration is possible in 4 seconds while the top speed exceeds 295 km/h. Chevrolet also considered to release quarter-mile times, namely 11,96 seconds for the manual transmission and 11,93 with the automatic. Pricing and performance figures for the new Camaro ZL1 Convertible were released few days ago at an event held in Grand Rapids, Michigan. … [Read more...] about Chevrolet prices the new Camaro ZL1 Convertible at $60,445
A turbo-charged tractor, a high performance car banned from Europe because of its sticky-out bits and a Ferrari that’s too fast for its own good. It was proper petrolhead spread on Top Gear this week. Here are the talking points. 1. Rory Reid was finally allowed out of the studio… but why is he always on his own? In the new Top Gear hierarchy, Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris vie for equal billing… while Rory Reid trundles along in the slow lane. Yet again, it was all about pointing a spotlight on the LeBlanc-Harris bromance (we’re going to have to start collectively referring to them as “LeHarris” at this rate). Reid, meanwhile, was sent on his ownsome to Southern California to test drive the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE (prohibited from the EU due to its pedestrian-unfriendly mini-spoilers up front). He’s obviously been a good boy and will have enjoyed the trip. But until Sabine Schmitz showed up for an impromptu driving lesson, he was … [Read more...] about Top Gear, episode 5, recap: was Vicky McClure the rudest star in a reasonably priced car yet?
If you watched Top Gear a couple of weeks back, you may have seen Rory Reid attempting to get the best out of Chevrolet's Camaro ZL1 1LE on track. As alluded to in the show, that car isn't available on these shores, its extreme performance aero making it illegal on EU roads. This Camaro is, though, and it's much better suited to the UK anyway. We've driven both cars previously at PH and, while the ability of the 1LE is undeniable, Mike found that its track-focused set up resulted in a car that "rides like a racing speedboat in a choppy sea, riding over potholes and expansion joints with the sort of bangs and vibrations that would normally get you stopping to audit the wheels." And that was on US roads; just imagine what it'd be like over here. Instead allow us to submit this for your consideration. The 'standard' ZL1 may not be capable of the same, blistering performance which saw its big brother set a 7:16 around the Nordschleife, but it's still plenty quick. It's supercharged, … [Read more...] about Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: Spotted
YouTubeHennessey Performance The Exorcist was first revealed back in April of 2017 by Hennessey as a bow-tie aftermarket alternative to the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. For $55,000, the Texas tuner will turn your Camaro ZL1 into a 1000-horsepower monster capable of 0-60 in less than three seconds and a quarter-mile in under 10. Now, we've learned the car can top 200 mph, by a long shot. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Hennessey Performance released a video today on its YouTube channel showing the Exorcist reaching 217 mph at the Continental Uvalde Proving Grounds high-speed oval, at the hands of Ford Performance School driver Brian Smith. The Exorcist's top speed is 19 mph faster than the stock ZL1's factory-quoted speed of 198 mph, and 15 mph faster than the fastest recorded speed for a Dodge Demon. It also matches the top speed of a McLaren P1. And keep your eyes peeled for John Hennessey riffing on the "Exorcist" name with a box-and-open-wrench crucifix.All that's left … [Read more...] about Watch the 1000-HP Hennessey Camaro “Exorcist” Hit 217 MPH
Chevrolet created the new Camaro ZL1 1LE to lop whole seconds, not mere fractions, off the Camaro ZL1’s already stellar track times. And it does so without changes to the ZL1’s supercharged 6.2-liter V8. No more power was necessary—650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque is more than sufficient. Engineers instead concentrated, with Puritanical single-mindedness, on the details. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below For example, the six-speed manual gets a shorter sixth-gear ratio than the regular ZL1, because it proved quicker around the Nürburgring. At the Ring, the 1LE only shifts into sixth gear once. Once. The 10-speed automatic isn’t available, because it’s 50 pounds heavier than the manual, and the 200-mph top speed provided by the automatic’s extra gears isn’t useful on road courses. The hardware exclusive to the 1LE reads like a race engineer’s letter to Santa and more than justifies the $7500 surcharge over a ZL1. As in the last … [Read more...] about Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE: First Drive
It’s like déjà vu all over again, again. Yes, dear Motor Trend readers, it’s that special time of year when we trot out the latest pony cars from Detroit and figure out which one is best. For now. Because yes, we’ll do it again. Soon, too.We’ve been doing this particular head-to-head challenge for 50 years, and you loyal readers have never felt compelled to tell us to stop. The occasion for this particular comparison test is Ford’s launch of the bigly refreshed 2018 Mustang. For the purposes of this story, we got our hands on the GT Performance Pack 1. Why not the recently announced P-Pack 2? Because Ford isn’t releasing it until May. Representing Chevrolet’s interests is the Camaro SS 1LE, unchanged since 2016. Both our tested cars came with a six-speed manual transmission, though the new Mustang is available with a 10-speed automatic.Let’s first break down the carryover Camaro SS. The Chevy comes packing a stout 6.2-liter … [Read more...] about 2018 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE vs. 2018 Ford Mustang GT Performance Pack
Auto Guide found a California Air Resource Board (CARB) document that pairs the 6.2-liter engines in the 2019-model-year Chevrolet Camaro and Corvette with their respective transmissions. In the "Trans Type" column, the two Corvettes get listed with both "M7" and "SA8" gearboxes — representing General Motors' TR-6070 seven-speed manual and 8L90 semi-automatic eight-speed auto. The single Camaro gets assigned M6, M7, and SA8 transmissions, indicating that the Camaro will get a seven-speed manual.Unless GM's been hiding things or The General plans to head to ZF for a seven-speed gearbox, the suggestion is that GM will finagle the Corvette's unit into the Camaro. We say finagle, because although the V8 Camaro SS uses the 6.2-liter LT1 engine also used in the base Stingray, the Camaro's transmission mounts to the engine, whereas the Corvette's transmission mounts at the rear axle.We can't tell from the CARB document which Camaro trim is in question; the 2018 version of the same … [Read more...] about Chevy Camaro to get Corvette’s seven-speed manual?