New Vehicle camaro ZL1
The Most Advanced Camaro Ever
The vehicle is expected to be available in early 2012 for the 2012 model year.The 2012 new vehicle Camaro ZL1 is the highest-performing production Camaro of all time. It is literally like nothing you've ever driven before. 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. And every owner dreams about—a sports car that looks mean, but feels comfortable and docile enough for daily driving.
According Tony Roma, ZL1 Program Engineering Manager, the 2012 new vehicle camaro ZL1 brings the latest and greatest of everything, improved performance and looked the part, all proven on the most demanding tracks around the world.ZL1 is designed to be driven exactly like it should be—hard. The fuel system has added fuel pick-ups to maximize the amount of fuel available even under high g cornering on the most aggressive tracks. The standard Tremec® 6-speed manual transmission comes with a revised short-throw shifter for increased precision.The dual-mode exhaust enables peak performance at high engine speeds, and has been engineered to create an aggressive sound at idle without overwhelming when cruising at a steady speed—the drawback of some aftermarket performance exhausts.
6.2L SC V8 Engine
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.Eaton® Supercharger
Automatic TransmissionThe optional automatic is no afterthought—it's a fully integrated powertrain offering that is completely unique to the segment. The Hydra-Matic® 6L90 is built to handle the massive torque and power, steering wheel paddle shifting helps to make shifts quick and convenient. The upshift algorithm in TAPshift® mode reduces delay time, allowing for aggressive tap downshifts and upshifts.
The algorithm has been designed to recognize aggressive throttle movement to hold lower gears for aggressive driving.Manual TransmissionA true harmony of smooth and raw feel, ZL1 features the latest Tremec® 6-speed manual transmission with a revised short-throw shifter. The new shifter has a short-throw ratio and incorporates a revised shift knob, designed to be more performance oriented in the driver's hand. The system provides smooth transfer of the engine's exceptional power and torque, and the dual mass flywheel design ensures quiet, smooth operation. The smaller diameter and lower inertia of the twin disc clutch ramp up the 0-60 performance.
An Interior to Match
If you're looking for rear-seat DVD players, tons of storage space and eight cup holders, you shouldn't even be on this page. The interior of the ZL1 is designed exactly like the rest of the ZL1—to outperform every other sports car in its class. That being said, with its finely tuned suspension, sueded microfiber-accented instrument panel and available sueded microfiber wrap on the steering wheel and shifter, you'll feel like you're in a touring car.
High-Performance Steering Wheel
Amenities like the standard rear camera with inside rearview mirror display. OnStar® Directions and Connections® with Turn-by-Turn Navigation4 standard for the first six months. A premium Boston Acoustics® sound system and a one-year trial subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio5 Service.The Head-Up Display in ZL1 is specially designed for high-performance driving situations. The HUD is a transparent display that presents data without requiring the driver to look away from the usual viewpoint. "Shift lights" are staged with increasing engine speed so the driver can execute perfectly timed upshifts, even under the most demanding conditions, without taking an eye off the road. Lateral g data is displayed for viewing on the straightaway.Mobile AppsStay connected to your Camaro with the myChevrolet6 or OnStar RemoteLink™7 mobile apps. Start your vehicle, check diagnostics, contact roadside assistance, routine maintenance and more. Available from the iTunes Store and Android Marketplace.
Bluetooth® Wireless Technology8for select phonesStepping into your car no longer means stepping away from your day. Take calls and connect your music with the touch of a button.OnStar® Turn-by-Turn Navigation4Have upcoming turns and street names displayed on the Driver Information Center or hear directions from the automated voice through OnStar®. Standard for the first six months.Boston AcousticsEnjoy premium performance sound with Boston Acoustics® Premium Nine-Speaker Sound System.Remote Start9Press the button on your key fob and start your vehicle remotely. Included only with automatic transmission.SiriusXM Satellite Radio5
Safety That Performs
Advanced electronic systems, coupled with engineering characteristics like ZL1's rigid body structure, high-performance Brembo® brakes, and electrically assisted steering, work in harmony to help prevent collisions — and help protect you if you're in one. It's optimal safety before, during and after a crash. BEFOREStandard on every Camaro, antilock brakes and the StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability Control System with Traction Control help keep you in control during emergency maneuvers. The control module compares your steering input with the vehicle's actual response and, if necessary, makes the corrections to help keep you on track.DURINGIn the event of a collision, six standard air bags10 help protect heads, chests and knees. And the ultra-strength steel safety cage helps keep everyone in the vehicle protected.
AFTEROnStar® Automatic Crash Response4, standard for the first six months on all Camaro models, means you can be automatically connected to emergency assistance if a crash occurs — whether or not the air bags deploy.Enjoy commercial–free music channels along with compelling talk, news, comedy, family programming and much more from coast to coast with a standard 12 months trial. In addition, you can now enjoy the GM exclusive upgrade to the XM Premier package throughout your trial with your new Camaro ZL1.
2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Base Price: Around $47,000