2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 review and pictures

Posted on Sunday, 13 November 2011 , 21:11:19 byDan

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Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is able to reach 170 mph on the famous Nurburgring's Nordschleife course in Germany, due to its 580 HP, which bring new levels of performance and technology. The aerodynamic design produces downforce in order to press the tires against the track, maintaining at the same time steering response and stability. Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer, stated that the Camaro ZL1 had lapped the Nurburgring in a striking 7:41.27 seconds, which was possible mainly due to the great work of their aerodynamics team. The fastest Camaro ever, the ZL1 had its aero aids tested on GM's Milford Road Course by engineers. Oppenheiser further stated that, from the driver's seat, the added downforce made an important change in the feel and responsiveness of the ZL1 at high speeds and in the ZL1, one could take that sweeping left-hand corner flat-out in fifth gear, nearly 160 mph, being a real testament to the confidence-inspiring stability and control the aerodynamic design helps gave the Camaro ZL1. There are seven elements that contribute to the downforce of the ZL1, the front fascia, the hood, the front splitter, the front tire deflectors, the belly pans, the rocker panels and the rear spoiler. The Camaro ZL1 is scheduled to go on sale later in 2012 and a convertible model is also expected to arrive as a 2013 model year with pricings to be announced later.