Posts Tagged ‘camaro zl1’

2013 Chevy Camaro Hot Wheels Edition at SEMA 2012

Oct
31

2013 Chevy Camaro Hot Wheels Edition at SEMA 2012 - Muscle Cars BlogThe dream of millions of Hot Wheels® fans of all ages will come when the Camaro Hot Wheels® Edition arrives at Chevrolet dealerships early next year. It’s the first time a full-size, production Hot Wheels® car has been offered for sale by any manufacturer.

Blister packaging and orange race track not included.

“Millions of us grew up playing with Hot Wheels,” said Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet Marketing. “Offering a special production model of the Camaro Hot Wheels is an opportunity to bring those memories to life, for kids of all ages.”

The Camaro Hot Wheels® Edition debuted at the SEMA Show, in Las Vegas. A special run of the Camaro Hot Wheels® Edition will be produced in the first quarter of 2013 – and like the collectable toys on which it is based – when they’re gone, they’re gone.

“It’s been nearly 20 years since I started designing cars for Hot Wheels and I have yet to drive one home,” said Felix Holst, vice president of creative for the Mattel Wheels Division. “Personally, I can’t wait to open the doors and see the Hot Wheels Camaro sitting in the garage.”

The appearance of the Camaro Hot Wheels® Edition echoes the cues that Hot Wheels enthusiasts recognize, including a vibrant, graphics-accented metallic paint scheme and even the red-lined wheels. The result is instantly recognizable as a Hot Wheels. Click on Read more!

Chevy Camaro’s suspension system – an enormous contribution into the stunning execution

Sep
25

The 2012 Chevy Camaro has become the fastest and the most powerful muscle car the world has ever seen. The 2012 Camaro is expected to be as forceful as it’s possible, with the output rating of more than 570 hp! 580 hp, to be precise. Sounds like it’s more than ready for the road. Along with the fierce horsepower, the Camaro makes 550 lb-ft of torque. It goes far ahead than its closest rival, the Cadillac CTS-V.

The Camaro keeps the balance of performance and technology in the one car, with the newest investments in performance traction management and Magnetic Ride Control (MRC). It enables the Camaro’s track-focused suspension shift from hard to soft, depending on the track. Let alone active exhaust that awakens the neighbors. The ZL1′s Magnetic Ride System includes Sport and Tour driver selectable modes up to the preferred style of driving.

The 2012 Camaro comes with automatic transmission and processes damping information every inch. It’s very fast and with the latest advancements in the MR (Magnetic Ride) system.

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs. 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Track Test Video

Jun
14

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs. 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Track Test Video - Muscle Cars BlogIt’s all about muscle cars and horsepower! That’s one reason why we’ve been so interested in the rivalry between the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro over the last several decades. This being the case, the latest Ford Shelby GT500 has been King of the Road ever since it was unveiled as a 2013 model. With 82 more horsepower (rated) and a couple hundred pounds less weight to move, the ‘Stang out to outrun the range-topping 2012 Camaro ZL1 in straight-line performance testing.

Of course, the world doesn’t always operate in straight lines, meaning there’s a whole lot more to this story left to unfold. The boys from Inside Line decided to round up the latest GT500 and Camaro ZL1 models to see which would come out on top in a series of head-to-head contests. Check out the incredible video – click on Read More!

2012 Lingenfelter Camaro ZL1 Hits 202 MPH – Video

May
04

2012 Lingenfelter Camaro ZL1 Hits 202 MPH - Video - Muscle Cars BlogAt the Continental Tire North America proving grounds in Uvalde, Texas, the Lingenfelter ZL1 managed to hit an impressive top speed of 202.67 miles per hours (326.17 km/h).

LPE CNC cylinder heads and GT9 camshaft with a 5% overdrive balancer 2.38 upper pulley, Lingenfelter high flow intake and race filter LPE high capacity intercooler resovoir. Larger Injectors, Voltage boosted stock fuel pump , VP MS 109 Fuel, Custom Calibration, Drag Radials

“The Lingenfelter crew couldn’t be more excited to make history as the first 2012 ZL1 Camaro to exceed 200 mph, and to celebrate this victory on the heels of becoming the first company to run a ZL1 in the 10s,” said Ken Lingenfelter, owner, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. “We are very proud to have David drive our car and to share in this accomplishment with HOT ROD magazine, an icon in the world of speed and high-performance vehicles.” Check out the video after the jump!

2013 Camaro 1LE: 426-hp, 1g cornering

Apr
07

2013 Camaro 1LE: 426-hp, 1g cornering - Muscle Cars BlogDETROIT – The road-racing inspired Camaro 1LE performance package returns for 2013 with unique gearing, suspension tuning, and tires that makes the model capable of more than 1 g of lateral acceleration and a sub-three minute lap time at Virginia International Raceway’s Grand Course. It is offered on Camaro SS coupes with manual transmissions.

“The Camaro 1LE combines the best elements of the SS and ZL1 to take road-racing performance to a whole new level,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “That the 1LE breaks the three-minute lap at VIR puts it in the upper echelon of performance cars. That it starts under $40,000 makes the Camaro 1LE one of the most affordable, most capable track-day cars offered by any manufacturer.”

In anticipation of consumers entering the 1LE in amateur-racing events, Chevrolet is pursuing SCCA approval of the 1LE package for Touring Class competition. Read more!

Camaro ZL1 Laps Nuburgring in 7:41.27

Oct
10

Camaro ZL1 Laps Nuburgring in 7:41.27 - Muscle Cars BlogDETROIT – The 2012 Camaro ZL1 recently recorded a 7:41.27 lap at the Nurburgring. That is nearly 40 seconds quicker than a Camaro SS tested at the legendary German track in 2009. Measuring 12.9 miles (20.8 km) and including some 154 turns, the Nurburgring’s Nordschleife (“north loop”) is widely considered the world’s most-demanding course.

The Camaro ZL1 used for the lap was a production-intent model, with no performance modifications, driven by Camaro Performance Engineer Aaron Link. The Camaro ZL1 recorded its time of 7:41.27 from a flying start.

“The Nurburgring is unlike any track in the world,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “Each lap includes fast straights, sweeping off-camber turns, hairpin corners, and elevation changes. In order to do well on the ‘Ring, the car has to do everything well – including acceleration, braking, and lateral grip. Breaking an eight-minute lap in a 2+2 production car is a tremendous accomplishment, and validates that the Camaro ZL1 will truly be track-ready from the showroom.”

More than 30 percent of the Camaro SS was re-engineered for the Camaro ZL1, which arrives at U.S. dealerships in the first quarter of 2012. Watch the video on Read more!

Need For Speed The Run – Limited Edition Trailer

Aug
05

Need For Speed The Run - Limited Edition Trailer - Muscle Cars BlogYou are in a battle for your life. You need an edge because, in The Run, every second counts. Your Limited Edition gives you access to three elite cars and will extend your game play with five exclusive challenges. Watch the Corvette ZL1, the 911 and the Aventador on Read more!

Introducing Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Jul
30

The Camaro ZL1 was recently introduced at the Camaro Homecoming Event in Oshawa. In this video Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser takes you on a full tour of the vehicle. Watch the video on Read more!

The Ultimate Camaro ZL1 Sneak Peek

Feb
11

The Ultimate Camaro ZL1 Sneak Peek - Muscle Cars BlogIf you’ve been following the hype online over the next Camaro, you know we’ve been brewing up something special for a while now. And if you haven’t been, then boy are you in for a surprise. We’ve taken Camaro to a new level — enough to rival the road course performance of any other world-class sports car. Introducing Camaro ZL1 — the most powerful, high performance Camaro ever built. Coming early 2012. Watch the video!

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 – The Fastest Ever

Feb
10

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 - The Fastest Ever - Muscle Cars BlogZL1: Chevrolet Camaro Enters The Realm Of Advanced Performance Technology

2011-02-09

* LSA 6.2L supercharged engine will produce an estimated 550 horsepower (410 kW) and is matched with a six-speed manual transmission with a dual-disc clutch system
* Packed with performance technologies, highlighted by Magnetic Ride Control, and advanced materials – including a vented carbon fiber hood insert. Extensive aerodynamic development designed for high-performance driving
* Development ongoing, targeting launch at the beginning of 2012. Read more!