Even though the 2012 ZL1 Camaro barely hit the showroom floors of dealers, tuners are already wrenching on the ZL1′s 580 horsepower 6.2 liter supercharged LSA to unleash more power. Hennessey, Lingenfelter and Redline Motorsports seem to be in a race against the clock to see who can be the first tuner to make the ZL1 the fastest. Lingenfelter recently ran the 1/4 mile in 11.03 with their modded ZL1. Then Lingenfelter raised the bar by laying down a 10.79 @ 134 mph. Well, tonight there is a new sheriff in town since Redline Motorsports shattered Lingenfelter’s 10.79 with a 10.32 @ 134.7 mph at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida.
The blistering 10.32 run was made with a full weight ZL1, using its stock 1.9 liter blower, stock heads, catalytic converters with a density altitude of well over 1000 feet. The ZL1′s mods include a Redline Motorsports proprietary camshaft, upper and lower pulleys, headers, improved heat exchanger, cold air intake, performance torque converter and Mickey Thompson drag radials. This bad ZL1 makes well over 750 horsepower and 700 ft-lbs of torque.
Redline Motorsports recently moved its corporate headquarters to Florida and has been an industry leader in modifying late model vehicles including Camaros, Corvettes and CTSVs. Redline’s vehicles have been featured in numerous magazines including GM High Tech Performance, Vette, Hemmings Muscle Machines and Hot Rod. Redline’s President, Howard Tanner (who BTW drives a 1200 hp twin turbo Z06), assured us that this is just the tip of the iceberg as there is much more power to come from their ZL1 Camaro.