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Camaro ZL1 – The Nurburgring Story

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Here is a fantastic little insight to the development of the flagship Camaro undertaking handling development on the Nordschleife in Germany.

The 2012 Camaro ZL1 is the highest-performing production Camaro of all time.

Built to be track-capable right from the showroom, and tested on some of the most rigorous tracks around the world, including the Nürburgring, where it clocked in at 7:41.27. This is the car every engineer dreams about building. Every racer dreams about tearing around the track.

The 580-horsepower, 556 lb.-ft. of torque, 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine can be mated to a Tremec® 6-speed manual (MG9) or HydraMatic® 6L90 automatic transmission. This aluminum-block engine is based on GM’s legendary small block V8 architecture and features an intercooled supercharger system and premium heat-resistant aluminum alloy cylinder heads.

Enjoy the Video and the Spyshots Taken on this very development cycle.
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Cevrolet Camaro ZL1 Official Pictures and Nurburgring Photos

Back in october 2010 we spotted what we thought was a new iteration of the infamous Z28 Camaro, It turns out that the car was actually the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

The ZL1 name is derived from the infamous all aluminium engine, which was developed in the late 1960’s and the exclusivity back then only went in to 69 examples.

The LSA 6.2l supercharged engine will produce approximately 550 hp (410 kW) and the rear wheels will be driven by a six speed manual dual clutch system and magnetic dampening billed as “Ride Control” mated to a LSD.

The ZL1 will be the fastest camaro ever offered by chevrolet and the stats are still evolving in the depths of Chevrolet development and test facilities.

Major elements of the ZL1’s design are a new front fascia and hood with air extractors, designed in tandem to create aerodynamic downforce to aid handling.

The car’s hood includes a signature center section constructed of carbon fiber and rendered in satin black finish. New rocker panels, wide tires, 20-inch wheels and exhaust tips portray the car’s handling and power.

The ZL1 badge appears on the grille, hood and the brake calipers, all key areas portraying the technology within.

ZL1’s signature from the front is the redesigned fascia and aluminum hood with a raised, carbon fiber insert.

The fascia includes a front splitter and new vertical fog lamps. The fog lamp area includes air intakes designed for brake cooling.

The hood features front-mounted air extractors that direct air precisely over the car. Visually, this center section, in satin black carbon fiber, communicates the car’s high-performance intent as a visual contrast to the car’s exterior color.

The car is due for release in 2012
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