Tuesday, May 3, 2011

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Review

The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 2012 made its debut in Chicago Auto Show 2011. This Camaro is the most powerful and most technically advanced car ever developed in its category. The new Camaro ZL1 momentum continued, is propelled into a whole new area of ​​performance of industry-leading technology. It is scheduled for release in early 2012.



Motivated by a supercharged V-8 engine produces approximately 550 horsepower (410 kW), the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is the fastest ever offered by Chevrolet Camaro. And more power, features ZL1 technologically advanced and highly developed chassis and suspension help provide the results, power management and shutdown ready theme to complement the high engine power. rigorous development of the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is underway, and official estimates of the capabilities of the car will be launched later in 2011, the test is nearly complete.



"Camaro ZL1 about the latest technology and design, and is a kind of a car no one has ever brought to this segment in the past," said Rick Scheidt, Executive Vice President of Marketing Chevrolet. "It 's the most technically advanced Camaro ever, so we chose the name of history and more elitist and exclusive Camaro."

The name is derived from the ZL1 engine running while the aluminum of the same name, which was developed in the 1960 and installed in a handful of regular production of 1969 Camaro. Only 69 were built with the engine, but who have achieved mythical status among fans, as they represent the pinnacle of performance Camaro - until now. 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 model is designed to be a great step forward for the Camaro, bringing a new level of performance capacity in the segment.


A key objective to develop the car was to create something new - Camaro to get optimum lap times on the racetrack, and an excellent driving dynamics on the road. To achieve this, engineers have developed many existing systems, as well as the Camaro to include new technologies such as electronic power steering and Magnetic Ride Control suspension, faster reaction of the world.

ZL1 Camaro design communicates and supports the activities of his mission. Instead of using the decorative elements, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is visually distinguished from other models of current Camaro, essential features of the car high.

"Everything about ZL1 design is directly related to its technology and performance serious, including aerodynamics," said Ed Welburn, vice president, Global Design. "Our goal was to make designers this function-oriented design with beautifully sculpted shapes, creates an impressive powerful figure. Function becomes the aesthetic. The goal is a car to match the position of IT projects. "


The main design elements are ZL1 a new front fascia and hood with air extractors, designed together to create downforce to help the handling. hood of the car includes a central section built in carbon fiber and the final signature made of black satin. new rocker panels, wide tires, 20-inch wheels and exhaust tips to describe the car's handling and power.

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 badge appears on the calipers grille, hood and brake are all key areas of technology.

Display Tech

Support for the track and street performance ZL1 is 6.2 liter supercharged LSA engine that produces approximately 550 horsepower (410kW) and 550 Nm of torque (677 Nm), which has particular characteristics Camaro. Built on GM's legendary all-aluminum small-block V-8 architecture, the characteristics of the LSA intercooled supercharger system, premium heat-resistant aluminum alloy cylinder heads and other details to ensure the excellent performance delivered smoothness and refinement. Components and design elements that affect the performance of the LSA are:

* Balanced, lightweight, quick assembly

* High-strength hypereutectic pistons

* The sixth-generation Eaton supercharger rotors with four lobes

* Piston Oil Squirters.

Because the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 uses electric power steering, the engine is a conventional hydraulic pump for handling transmission system accessories. This improves performance because no engine power is used to turn a steering pump pulley.

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is a complete high performance car, a Camaro not only more powerful. Technical Highlights include:


Posted - high-performance Tremec TR-6060 six-speed manual was adapted for the LSA engine. E 'version "MG9" transmission with increased torque capacity. E 'and the flywheel used in two twin-disc clutch is easy to use and modification date. New, shorter-throw shifter to activate the gear shift.

Exhaust - Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has a dual-mode exhaust system, which converts the sound level and nature of the response to engine speed. First, with the legendary Corvette, particularly attuned to the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, dual-mode exhaust give the car a signature voice.

Training - We review a stronger driveshaft and rear axle housing with a differential casting bigger and stronger, stronger and heavier axle differential limited slip. This patented system is designed to ensure that the great power ZL1 comes gently to the ground.

Suspension - suspension system features a completely redesigned and include tuning segment, an exclusive Magnetic Ride Control. Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 the Magnetic Ride system includes a driver-selectable modes (Tour and Sport), tailored to your driving style. It uses an advanced science magneto-rheological damping to produce a cylinder with the highest level of precision to enable the management of the body optimized for excellent performance in all driving situations of the day, and monitor. This technology seems to be only a small list of some of the best cars in the world, performance. Other parts of the frame is updated to support high performance car's limits. rear stabilizer bar, drop link is repositioned control arms side. This makes the bar more effective roll control during cornering, and crisp response to driver commands.

Brakes and steering - ZL1 Camaro is an advanced system capable of braking surface, developed in collaboration with experts from Brembo. The large 14.6-inch (370 mm) front discs have two pieces of six-piston calipers 14.4-inch (365 mm) rear rotors callipers have four pistons. Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 marks the entry of a new electric power steering system of the Camaro. It is being developed to ensure precise control and feedback for the driver, with greater variability in the effort to drive high performance.

Exterior - ZL1 signing of the front fa├žade and redesigned aluminum hood with a raised, carbon fiber insert. Fascia includes a front splitter and new vertical fog lights. Front fog zone includes air intake designed to cool the brakes. The hood has front-mounted air extractors, which direct the air just above the car. Visually, this central section, satin black carbon fiber, shall for the high performance car as a visual contrast to the exterior color of the car. Functionally, the extraction is a key element in the airflow near the body to create downforce. The carbon fiber mid-section reduces the weight of the hood. High intensity discharge (HID) lamps and lights are standard. Rear of the car includes a diffuser and wing, are also functional elements that improve the aerodynamics of the car.

Wheels and tires - New wheel design 20-inch forged aluminum, which are lighter than 20-inch tires used on the Camaro SS, with links using new F2 Goodyear Supercar developed specifically for the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.


Decor - ZL1 is tailor-made high-performance driving. The front seats feature suede microfiber adds. Other enhancements include revised steering wheel, alloy pedals, Head-Up Display unprecedented performance and identifying "four pack" an extraordinary measure, which has the added readings.

Production details

All exterior colors will be available with the Camaro ZL1, but black is the color inside. Unique exterior features are complemented by a black center section on the cap. Inside, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 heated leather seats with microfibre inserts and embroidered logos on the ZL1 front head restraints. Microfiber suede is repeated as an accent on the dashboard, which adds a richer look inside. Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 include the same content as the current package 2SS and includes the following features new and unique:

* Six-driver and passenger seats

* Dashboard single and door panels and the threshold ZL1-logo plates

* Steering control with Bluetooth

* Wireless PDIM and a USB port

* Boston Acoustics sound system bond

* rear parking assist

* Reverse camera system (shown in the rearview mirror).

Engineers have already pushed the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 highly challenging road courses in the United States and Germany, where the final inspection was carried out through the balance of 2011.