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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Coupe

The Camaro stormed the doors at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show with its highest performance version to that date, the ZL1.

Chevrolet Camaro was trying hard to stay ahead of the pack with the fourth generation, but its success was limited. Then, the world financial crisis came along and ruined its chances to be revived. Fortunately, GM already planned the fifth sequel of the Camaro saga, and that was a blast!

Its retro-design look with round headlights and DRLs inside the front fascia under the hood looked mean. The wide grille on the lower bumper was black regardless of the car color, and the fog-lights mounted on the outer side completed the package. A suction-type air-intake on the hood provided more air for the big, supercharged engine. On the sides, the big shoulders over the rear fenders looked muscular, like a cheetah before its jump over a pray.

Inside, the front bucket-seats featured embroiled ZL1 badges on the headrests and microfiber suede inserts. Other enhancements included a redesigned steering wheel, alloy pedals, Head-Up Display with unique performance readouts, and the "four-pack" auxiliary gauge system with boost readout. Boston Acoustics signed the premium sound system, and a rearview mirror featured a screen for the reversing camera.

But the ZL1 was impressive for its hidden parts. Chevrolet installed a 550 hp V8 under the hood, which sent power to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox. That setup could rocket the car from zero to 100 kph (0-62 mph) in 4.1 seconds and 0.1 seconds faster when fitted with the optional 6-speed automatic with launch control. A limited-slip differential was employed to handle the huge torque, and the race-ready braking and suspension systems were fitted as standard.

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CHEVROLET Camaro ZL1 2012 - Present
  2 gasoline engines
  • 6.2L V8 6AT (557 HP)
  • 6.2L V8 6MT (557 HP)

CHEVROLET Camaro ZL1 6.2L V8 6AT (557 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  6.2L V8 6AT (557 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
6261 cm3
Power
410 KW @ 6000 RPM
557 HP @ 6000 RPM
550 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
556 lb-ft @ 4200 RPM
754 Nm @ 4200 RPM
Fuel System
Supercharged Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
184 mph (296 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
4 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
P285/35ZR20 || P305/35ZR20
DIMENSIONS
Length
190.4 in (4836 mm)
Width
75.5 in (1918 mm)
Height
54.2 in (1377 mm)
Front/rear Track
63.7/63.7 in (1,618/1,618 mm)
Wheelbase
112.3 in (2852 mm)
Ground Clearance
3.5 in (89 mm)
Cargo Volume
11.3 cuFT (320 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.387
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4120 lbs (1869 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
12 mpg US (19.6 L/100Km)
Highway
18 mpg US (13.1 L/100Km)
Combined
14 mpg US (16.8 L/100Km)

CHEVROLET Camaro ZL1 6.2L V8 6MT (557 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  6.2L V8 6MT (557 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
6261 cm3
Power
410 KW @ 6000 RPM
557 HP @ 6000 RPM
550 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
556 lb-ft @ 4200 RPM
754 Nm @ 4200 RPM
Fuel System
Supercharged Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
180 mph (290 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
4.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
P285/35ZR20 || P305/35ZR20
DIMENSIONS
Length
190.4 in (4836 mm)
Width
75.5 in (1918 mm)
Height
54.2 in (1377 mm)
Front/rear Track
63.7/63.7 in (1,618/1,618 mm)
Wheelbase
112.3 in (2852 mm)
Ground Clearance
3.5 in (89 mm)
Cargo Volume
11.3 cuFT (320 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.387
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4120 lbs (1869 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
14 mpg US (16.8 L/100Km)
Highway
19 mpg US (12.4 L/100Km)
Combined
16 mpg US (14.7 L/100Km)
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