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Archive for May, 2012

Watch as the Livernois ZL1 hits 9.8@142.4 MPH in the quarter mile! [VIDEO] Here’s the full specs on this beast: Delivered by Rodger’s Chevrolet 4-27-12 (yes, we’ve only had it 2 weeks!) 2012 ZL1 Auto trans – Full weight with exception of wheels/tires 100% stock suspension Stock trans w/ Livernois specific trans calibration Stock catback [...]

12 May, 2012

R.I.P. Carroll Shelby

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Rest In Peace Carroll Shelby. Shelby, a Texas chicken farmer turned hot-rodder who went on to build innovative sports cars like the Cobra that challenged Europe’s longtime dominance of road racing as well as high-performance versions of production cars like the Ford Mustang, died on Thursday in Dallas. He was 89. The automotive world has [...]

OMG. Barely a month after the very first Camaro ZL1 deliveries, the ZL1 has already broken into the 9 second range in the quarter mile! LIvernois is at the Milan Dragway today with their ZL1 and became the first to crack into the 9′s, with a 9.8@142.4 MPH run [view time slip]. Just crazy. They [...]

08 May, 2012

Video: How the ZL1 Engine Block is Honed

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Cool video showing how the ZL1 engine block is honed using deck plates to simulate cylinder heads being torqued on the block. Why go through this process? As forum member Lonny Doyle explains: When you torque the cylinder heads and main caps onto the engine block it causes the cylinders to distort, so if you [...]

06 May, 2012

Watch the Lingenfelter Camaro ZL1 Topping 200 MPH!

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You all heard the news from late last week about the first Camaro ZL1 (by Lingenfelter) to top 200 MPH (202.67), now watch footage of it doing so at the Continental/General Tire Proving Grounds at Uvalde, TX! 200+ MPH sounds impressive when you read about it, but when you see how fast a car is [...]

Camaro ZL1 Joins the 11-second Club DETROIT – The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is officially in the “11-second” club, as engineers recently turned an 11.93-second/116-mph quarter-mile elapsed time run in a showroom-stock Camaro ZL1 automatic. A Camaro ZL1 manual ran an 11.96-second ET at 117 mph. Only a few other production vehicles can run the [...]

03 May, 2012

ZL1 Owner Welcome Videos and Owners Manual Videos

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Per fbodfather: Much has been written about what is, without question, the best Camaro ever – the new ZL1. The new ZL1 delivers supercar levels of performance while providing the best handling – most advanced – best riding and most refined Camaro ever. However, you don’t have to take our word for it – simply [...]

The 2nd Annual Texas Wide Camaro Meet took place this past Saturday at the Oasis in Austin, TX. As you can see from the cover photo, this was a mega turnout, with more Camaros not pictured in the photo. Check out the nice photo coverage from the event INSIDE. Read more on this story at [...]

April 2012 Delivery (sales) Stats: Camaro April 2012 Deliveries (actual sales): 9,627 April 2011 Production Stats: Camaro Produced in April 2012: 9,444 Compared to Competition: Mustang sold 7,801 units in April 2012 Challenger sold 4,102 units in April 2012 Read more on this story at the following LINK

The records and “firsts” keep coming for the 2012 Camaro ZL1. The Lingenfelter ZL1 which first broke into the 10′s has now become the first ZL1 to break the 200 MPH mark. After several attempts at slightly above 199mph, David Freiburger just ran 202.67 MPH at the Continental/General Tire Proving Grounds at Uvalde, TX. Nice [...]

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