Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics

Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics Camaro ZL1 specific topics

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-22-2012, 03:19 PM   #26
Redline Motorsports

 
Redline Motorsports's Avatar
 
Drives: Several...
Join Date: May 2009
Location: New York-South Florida
Posts: 473
Quote:
Originally Posted by htron50 View Post
HAHA!! The "AUTO" is the answer to 650 HP my friends!

Thanks for the post Dragoneye! Good to see some more GM input on this auto. Would like a bit more!
Well stated.......

HT
Redline Motorsports is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 03:24 PM   #27
htron50


 
htron50's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 ZL1
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: SC
Posts: 2,462
Quote:
Originally Posted by htron50
HAHA!! The "AUTO" is the answer to 650 HP my friends!

Thanks for the post Dragoneye! Good to see some more GM input on this auto. Would like a bit more!


Quote:
Originally Posted by Redline Motorsports View Post
Well stated.......

HT

Plus the ZL1 is NOT a "one trick pony"........
__________________
2012 CAMARO-ZL1
Sincere Thanks to City Chevrolet, Charlotte, NC http://www.citychevrolet.com/blog/ca...et-camaro-zl1/
htron50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 03:35 PM   #28
toilets

 
Drives: 2010 camaro
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Southeast,
Posts: 842
But does it blip the the throttle on downshifts? If not then you will upset the car badly on road course events
toilets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 03:35 PM   #29
doc7000
 
Drives: 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lomita,CA
Posts: 275
Quote:
Originally Posted by K32 Camaro View Post
That's cool but.. that top speed can't be right.. can it? Only 184? Isn't the ss about 175?
I like how someone can say only and 184MPH in the same sentence......

The ZL1 Camaro has wider tires and other attributes which results in higher drag reducing its top speed. Also the ZL1 Camaro does 180MPH at 5,200rpms (manual transmission car) though I wouldn't be shocked to see them easily beating 180MPH in the right condition. Also its possible that it is electronically limited to 180MPH for manual and 184MPH for auto. Not something that a little more power won't fix though, give it 700BHP and watch 180MPH fall..
doc7000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 04:05 PM   #30
htron50


 
htron50's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 ZL1
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: SC
Posts: 2,462
Quote:
Originally Posted by toilets View Post
But does it blip the the throttle on downshifts? If not then you will upset the car badly on road course events

toilets...I'm not sure, but I heard on one of the GM videos (can't recall which) that it simply keeps it "in" the proper RPM range (a tuned feature to avoid such blips, or make them controlled and predictable)... will be nice to see what folks can really do with this on a road coarse.. someone has to have done this on the ring (just saying).....
__________________
2012 CAMARO-ZL1
Sincere Thanks to City Chevrolet, Charlotte, NC http://www.citychevrolet.com/blog/ca...et-camaro-zl1/
htron50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 04:09 PM   #31
Jzap624
SouthTexasStig
 
Jzap624's Avatar
 
Drives: Driven by God
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 16
I like driver involvement but the auto is badass. Save the stick!
__________________
Drives: 2008 GXP G6, Mods; Street Edition Appearance Pack, Blacked out Arrows front & back, K&N filtercharger, active RamAir hood, 160 d. thermo, GM perform Exhaust, Tint 3M, SLP bandge rear, SLP windshield banner; est. stats: 268 HP, 0-60 5.8 s.

Sold: 1997 Camaro Z28, Mods; masked, cat-back FlowMaster Exhaust, K&N CAI, tint
Sold: 1989 Camaro IROC-Z28, Mods; masked, K&N filtercharger, header-back FlowMaster, 15x10 Dunlop, American Racing black Nascar rims, rear seat delete, tint (mothers), racing ped., int. wood trim, 5.7 LT1!
HOLDING OUT FOR THE 2015 ALPHA CAMARO Z28-SS!
Jzap624 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 04:24 PM   #32
Revo1
Don't Like it? Suggit.
 
Revo1's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS/RS
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 14,818
__________________

"Tops off, tach up baby- loud and proud!"
A Camaro lover from day one- 1996 3.8 V6 Camaro, to 1996 5.7 LT1 Camaro Z28, to the sold 2002 5.7 LS1 Camaro SS, and NOW, a [I]6.2 L99 VR 2SS/RS: XS Power stainless full exhaust, Airaid CAI, BMR drop springs and sways, custom tune by Cal Speed- 411rwhp
Revo1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 04:31 PM   #33
radz28
Petro-sexual
 
radz28's Avatar
 
Drives: Ultra-Grin
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Crapramento, Crapifornia
Posts: 13,040
Quote:
Originally Posted by doc7000 View Post
I like how someone can say only and 184MPH in the same sentence......

The ZL1 Camaro has wider tires and other attributes which results in higher drag reducing its top speed. Also the ZL1 Camaro does 180MPH at 5,200rpms (manual transmission car) though I wouldn't be shocked to see them easily beating 180MPH in the right condition. Also its possible that it is electronically limited to 180MPH for manual and 184MPH for auto. Not something that a little more power won't fix though, give it 700BHP and watch 180MPH fall..
Don't forget real downforce
__________________
"...What IS true: We anticipated that this would happen - we are never finished - and yes, Ford DOES deserve to win now and then. To think that GM can come out with a car to make ford throw in the towel is simply foolhardy..." - fbodfather
radz28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 04:53 PM   #34
Mr. Wyndham
I used to be Dragoneye...
 
Mr. Wyndham's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 25,787
Send a message via AIM to Mr. Wyndham
Quote:
Originally Posted by IcePick06 View Post
I think this is great news for auto owners. I just couldn't justify the extra $1300 Gas Guzzler tax and the $1200 for the auto...But I would definitely be a happy camper if I ordered one this way!
Isn't it astonishing how much value we place on things? I agree with you - this is excellent news! What I find entertaining is that a few hundred miliseconds is worth 2500 to us.

Quote:
Originally Posted by htron50 View Post
Thanks for the post Dragoneye! Good to see some more GM input on this auto. Would like a bit more!
You betcha!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Speed 1 View Post

.
Made homepage!!

I'd like to thank the Academy...GMs engineers...Gateway...and Time Warner Cable.

Quote:
Originally Posted by toilets View Post
But does it blip the the throttle on downshifts? If not then you will upset the car badly on road course events
A good question...

Quote:
Originally Posted by radz28 View Post
Don't forget real downforce
As far as I'm concerned (and I'll stop here to avoid going too far off-topic)...Downforce I can use. Top Speed I cannot.
__________________
"Keep the faith." - - Read Before You Post.
SIGN UP for 2014 Camaro5 HPDE @ Gingerman Raceway!
Mr. Wyndham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 04:57 PM   #35
henarie21
 
henarie21's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 2SS 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 39
I'll take an auto in white please... currently taking donations for my ZL1
henarie21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 05:15 PM   #36
WarWolfX0
 
WarWolfX0's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Chevy Camaro 2SS/RS 1LE Manual
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Park Ridge
Posts: 113
I don't care about the auto tap shift
I would rather have downshift rev matching like the Nissan 370Z
on the manual and maybe a better feel between shifts.

I have my experience with a 4L60E transmission (rebuilt it 2 time) and still broken.

plus it is more fun driving a manual

sorry for the auto bashing, but i feel like the manual is getting a little neglected. they even put in tech that stutter it (skip shift).

WarWolfX0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 05:20 PM   #37
sasquash1984
502 RWHP N/A
 
sasquash1984's Avatar
 
Drives: The yeti
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Saginaw/ Ft Worth TX
Posts: 3,077
Auto ftw! Auto to dominate the track
__________________
sasquash1984 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 05:26 PM   #38
LAWMAN

 
LAWMAN's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 cam.2ss/rs.iom,07'escalade esv
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Pasc.Ms.
Posts: 775
i agree that the auto MAY be a little quicker than the manual,but i too think the manual is alot funner to drive,afterall,how many of us are REALLY gonna race it on the track regularly?...that said,i would be happy to have a ZED-L1 in either auto or stick,
__________________
A9120159
1100:12/19/08
3800:06/19/09
6000:07/02/09
LAWMAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 05:37 PM   #39
Drake Heminger


 
Drake Heminger's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Stingray Z51
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Stafford, VA
Posts: 2,951
wow today im just getting all sorts of good news
__________________
"What a coincidence, Drake returns and brings
brand new ZL1's with him...." - CAM....ZL1
Drake Heminger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 05:37 PM   #40
PQ
1st State Chevy supporter
 
PQ's Avatar
 
Drives: Hybrid SS Camaro
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 36,879
Send a message via Yahoo to PQ
__________________
PQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 05:49 PM   #41
ShnOmac


 
ShnOmac's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 Silverado SS, 2009 G8 GT
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: PNW
Posts: 13,393
Quote:
Originally Posted by PQ View Post
ShnOmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 06:13 PM   #42
Fiveg56

 
Drives: -
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: MN
Posts: 1,653
vroooom.....click......vroooooom.....click.......z zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Seems boring...but I'm sure it's not in a ZL1!
Fiveg56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 06:18 PM   #43
drobbins2
 
drobbins2's Avatar
 
Drives: '12 ss
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: phx
Posts: 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by alcal1084 View Post
I had a 2010 camaro and now have a 2012 both autos and the tap shift is faster on the 2012!!!
I was watching / listening and it didn't seem faster than my 2012 SS. Thanks for confirming it is!! Awesome stuff!
drobbins2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 07:16 PM   #44
DrkPhx

 
DrkPhx's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 Triple Black ZL1 / 2006 TB SS
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: St Michael, MN
Posts: 924
Quote:
Not only did we make the upgrade to Camaro, we implemented it on the 2012 Corvette as well, and will use it on all vehicles with TapShift control going forward
.”

Those are some nice crisp shifts. I like it. Sounds like all tapshift equipped cars will get the enhanced calibration. This is at least the 3rd time GM has changed the calibration on the A6 since it's introduction. Decreasing shift times increases shift firmness and is one of the best mods for performance, feel and durability (believe it or not).
DrkPhx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 07:20 PM   #45
EvilZL1
Aggressive ZL1 Driver
 
EvilZL1's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 AGM ZL1
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: TN
Posts: 1,416
GM is soooo teasing us with the TapShift
__________________
EvilZL1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 07:26 PM   #46
Coolidge
 
Drives: Dodge 4x4 Hemi
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 134
The ZL1 auto does not have active fuel management correct?
Coolidge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 07:30 PM   #47
Mr. Wyndham
I used to be Dragoneye...
 
Mr. Wyndham's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 25,787
Send a message via AIM to Mr. Wyndham
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coolidge View Post
The ZL1 auto does not have active fuel management correct?
__________________
"Keep the faith." - - Read Before You Post.
SIGN UP for 2014 Camaro5 HPDE @ Gingerman Raceway!
Mr. Wyndham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 07:34 PM   #48
camaro125
 
camaro125's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Summit White 2ss/rs
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 210
I think thats sweet, but it would be cool to see a DCT for alot more responsive and quicker shifting
__________________
Mods: JBA HiFlow Cats, Muffler Delete
Exterior Mods: LS7 Rear Blackout, Black Roof, Single Black Hood Stripe
camaro125 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 07:35 PM   #49
thespymaster


 
thespymaster's Avatar
 
Drives: C7 / ZL1 / SS / trucsk
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: G4 CLASSIFIED
Posts: 4,648
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dragoneye View Post
Isn't it astonishing how much value we place on things? I agree with you - this is excellent news! What I find entertaining is that a few hundred miliseconds is worth 2500 to us.
Not so much the moo laa, but the bragging rights






.

Have we forgot about the all time A6 to M6 grudge match ?














PQ spanks GTAHVIT CamaroFest II







Oh yes I just did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
__________________
2014 C7 Stingray 3LT/Z51
2013 Camaro SS
2012 Camaro ZL1 - 850 HP
2015 GMC Denali 3500HD 4x4
2012 GMC Sierra 3500HD 4x4
thespymaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 07:36 PM   #50
Mr. Wyndham
I used to be Dragoneye...
 
Mr. Wyndham's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 25,787
Send a message via AIM to Mr. Wyndham
Quote:
Originally Posted by thespymaster View Post
Not so much the moo laa, but the bragging rights






.

Have we forgot about the all time A6 to M6 grudge match ?














PQ spanks GTAHVIT CamaroFest II







Oh yes I just did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
hrmrhm....

*fixes tie*

I'm going to attempt to rectify that "situation" this time around....

__________________
"Keep the faith." - - Read Before You Post.
SIGN UP for 2014 Camaro5 HPDE @ Gingerman Raceway!
Mr. Wyndham is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FE3 to ZL1 Zway Bar UpgradeZ and ZL1 ZuZpenZion PackageZ JusticePete Suspension / Chassis / Brakes 111 05-08-2013 10:38 PM
Camaro ZL1 Laps Nurburgring in 7:41.27. Enters Supercar Territory!! Tran Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 547 11-15-2011 01:53 PM
New Camaro ZL1 Video Feature - Phase Four: Aerodynamic Testing 1BADZL1 Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 104 11-13-2011 03:24 PM
Automatic faster than the manual??? 2sharp Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 319 09-30-2008 09:20 AM
Camaro does the Nurburgring test track in 8:20 2sharp 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 45 07-23-2008 03:17 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.