|11-15-2011, 09:12 AM||#1|
Drives: /\yes, this is me/\
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Vermilion, Ohio
2012 Camaro ZL1 Price Announced at $54,095 MSRP !
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Camaro ZL1 by the Numbers: 3.9 Seconds, 184 mph, $54,095
DETROIT – The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and can reach a top speed of 184 mph. Starting at $54,995, including Performance Traction Management and Magnetic Ride suspension, the ZL1 delivers supercar levels of performance and technology for the price of a sports car.
“From the original Camaro to the current Corvette ZR1, Chevrolet has a long history of delivering world-class cars that outperformed competitors at several times the price,” said Chris Perry, vice president, Global Chevrolet Marketing. “The ZL1 is no exception. There are very few cars at any price that can match the power, features, and track-capability of the Camaro ZL1.”
For the $54,995 price, including a $900 delivery fee, the ZL1 compares favorably to much more expensive cars:
The heart of the Camaro ZL1 is a supercharged 6.2L engine is SAE-rated at 580 horsepower (432 kW) and 556 lb.-ft. of torque (754 Nm) – making it the most-powerful production Camaro ever.
The LSA features a Roots-style blower with an efficient four-lobe rotor set and compact intercooler The ZL1 also features a standard dual-mode exhaust system, with vacuum-actuated valves in the exhaust pipes for a refined exhaust note at low speeds as well as a free-flowing system for peak performance.
Power is delivered to the rear wheels through either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. With either transmission, the Camaro ZL1 delivers impressive performance:
“With 0 to 60 taking less than four seconds, and a top speed in excess of 180 mph, the power and acceleration of the Camaro ZL1 rivals many supercars,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “And, horsepower is only half of the story, as the most significant measurement of the ZL1’s potential is lapping the Nurburgring in 7:41.27. That is a great testament to the power, braking, grip, and balance of the Camaro ZL1, and to the well-rounded performance of the ZL1 that sets the bar for the sports-car segment.”
Exclusive, track-capable technologies
To deliver that well-rounded performance, the Camaro ZL1 comes standard with several track-capable technologies that are exclusive to the segment.
For example, the Camaro ZL1 is the first sports car to feature the third-generation of Magnetic Ride. This advanced suspension system employs valve-less damping and Magneto-Rheological (MR) fluid technology to varies the suspension firmness to match the road and driving conditions.
“Traditional suspension systems at some point compromise ride quality for road-holding grip and body control,” said Oppenheiser. “With Magnetic Ride Control, we can offer customers the best of both worlds: A comfortable ride that makes the ZL1 appropriate as a daily driver and the incredibly precise body control that makes the ZL1 so enjoyable on the track.”
Also standard on the Camaro ZL1 is Performance Traction Management, which integrates magnetic ride control, launch control, traction control, electronic stability control and electric power steering response to enhance performance. The technology was first introduced on the Corvette ZR1. With Performance Traction Management, the launch control feature (manual transmission only) automatically modulates engine torque for the best-possible acceleration without excessive wheel spin. When the driver pushes the throttle to the floor, the system holds a predetermined engine speed until the driver releases the clutch. Then, the system modulates engine torque 1,000 times per second to maximize the available traction. Similarly, on a road course, the driver can apply full throttle when exiting a corner and Performance Traction Management will automatically manage acceleration dynamics to maximize exit speed based on available traction.
In addition, the Camaro ZL1 has been engineered to be track-capable from the factory, including a rear-differential cooler, an integrated engine- and transmission-oil cooler, and brake-cooling ducts as standard equipment. As such, the ZL1 offers many technologies and features not available on the 2012 Ford Shelby GT500:
Additional features and options
The interior of the Camaro ZL1 features standard leather seating surfaces with suede microfiber inserts and heated, powered-adjustable front seats. Standard technologies include a nine-speaker Boston Acoustics® audio system; USB and Bluetooth connectivity; and rear-park assist with a rear-view camera display integrated in the center rear-view mirror.
The Camaro ZL1 is available with six options:
The Camaro ZL1 Convertible will go on sale in the summer of 2012, as a 2013 model.
Pricing for the Camaro ZL1 Convertible will be announced later.
|11-15-2011, 09:14 AM||#2|
Drives: 1992 Chevy K5 Blazer
Join Date: Apr 2011
So what is the next hot topic, now that we know that one??
Seems like it's right in line with what everybody was thinking. Should be very competitive.
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|11-15-2011, 09:19 AM||#4|
Drives: 2000 Camaro SS
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Louisville, Ky.
Everyone has been waiting for this announcement but Ford kinds pissed in their Cheerios this morning. Things are about to get interesting.
|11-15-2011, 09:20 AM||#5|
Drives: 2012 GT500
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: McKinney Texas
|11-15-2011, 09:20 AM||#6|
Guys and gals...that is a bargain.
Cars and women are both going to give you problems...but you can pay somebody else to fix your car!
|11-15-2011, 09:22 AM||#9|
Drives: 2010 SS , 1970 Z-28, 2002 Avalanche
Join Date: Aug 2009
$54,000.......If I could have had it in 2009 when I got my SS I would have ordered it! I have around $46,000 into mine right now with the Maggie SC next to go on for another $7500 installed and that will put me right around $53,500. As you can see, I have already run a 12.11 @ 117MPH on stock tires with my current set-up and with the addition of the SC and a set of "sticky" rear tires I will be in the low 11's for the same price (before taxes) of the ZL1.
IF IT'S WORTH HAVING, IT'S WORTH WAITING FOR!!!! (AND IT WAS)
Livernois Motorsports 2C Cam kit
Kooks 1 7/8 LT Headers/Hi-Flo Cats/Corsa Exhaust
Roto-Fab CAI / Port Intake
Precission 2400/2800 Converter/3.73 AAM gears
Livernois Motorsports Tune
Best time: 11.97 @ 117 MPH
|11-15-2011, 09:24 AM||#10|
Drives: 2002 Nissan Altima
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
I was hoping they'd crack the 11's on the 1/4 mile time.
|11-15-2011, 09:26 AM||#11|
'12 ZL1 #742
Drives: his wife crazy
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Wilson, NC
|11-15-2011, 09:28 AM||#12|
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|11-15-2011, 09:30 AM||#14|
Drives: 2010 2SS/RS
Join Date: Feb 2009
I paid $13,000 for my first new Z28 in 1984....and something near $15K for my 86 IROC.
It appears that the engine upgrade package alone on my next ZL1 effectively exceeds that! Modestly equipped for about 55K is still allot of car for todays dollars.
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