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Old 06-11-2011, 01:31 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Camaro ZL1 to get >550hp, Auto Option, ZR1 Traction Management, Production Q1 2012

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It's official! Al Oppenheiser announced today in Oshawa that an automatic transmission will be available in the ZL1, as well as the Performance Traction Management from the ZR1!

No price, performance numbers or HP numbers, but Al did say that the ZL1 is being engineered as the ultimate drag strip car as well as the ultimate track car... and that you will be seeing numbers in the next few months that will "astound" you.

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-- Al was pretty clear the the HP numbers WILL be HIGHER than the 550 the the CTS-V has and that the price will not be disclosed.
-- Al, also said that production is in the 1st quarter of 2012, but would not get any more specific.



Nice option for those that want it!
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:34 PM   #2
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Now, give us a ZL1 CONVERTIBLE---PLEASE!
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:39 PM   #3
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Now, give us a ZL1 CONVERTIBLE---PLEASE!
Don't hold your breath on that one. There has not been anywhere near the demand for a convertible as there has been for an automatic.
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:42 PM   #4
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Don't hold your breath on that one. There has not been anywhere near the demand for a convertible as there has been for an automatic.
but there is a gt500 convertible, so i would not rule it out. i am a hardtop guy myself.
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:42 PM   #5
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Any details on the automatic?

Is it an auto with tiptronic or an electronic clutch?
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:44 PM   #6
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Is it an auto with tiptronic or an electronic clutch?
They did not give any technical details on the transmission as far as I know. I am sure that a full official press release will come that will give more details.
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:45 PM   #7
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but there is a gt500 convertible, so i would not rule it out. i am a hardtop guy myself.
True however I think that their next project is going to be a competitor to the Boss 302 and by the time that is done it will almost be time for the 6th gen however maybe they will squeeze it in there.
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:50 PM   #8
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SHIT!!! I haven't received my Camaro yet and now I'll have to trade it in for a ZL1 next year. What can I say? I'm an auto trans guy.
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:55 PM   #9
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There you go, hope those waiting for this are happy and this announcement made their day! And on a plus side, no more complaining from you auto weenies
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Old 06-11-2011, 02:19 PM   #10
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How much will these two goodies add to the bottom line on the car?

On the CTS-V the auto runs about $2200 more but I can't find the Performance Traction Management cost.
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Old 06-11-2011, 02:23 PM   #11
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Old 06-11-2011, 02:26 PM   #12
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I had a stong feeling that they would offer one. I mean, the first test mule we saw was an automatic and the CTS-V is available with one so it just made sense.
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Old 06-11-2011, 02:29 PM   #13
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Yes!!!!!!! I hope it gets the same hp as the manual- either way this a great news
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Old 06-11-2011, 02:30 PM   #14
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Good to know GM listened to all those that wanted an auto trans. Now all we need is the official specs and price!
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