Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Just Misses 0-MPH Top-Speed Average
Chevrolet has two bargain supercar eaters in its arsenal. The first is usually the 650-hp Corvette Z06, which starts at $81,440, as well as the second is usually the newer kid on the block, the 650-hp Camaro ZL1 for a measly $62,135. The ZL1 clearly is usually a steal, as Chevrolet has announced the item can sprint to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds as well as reach a claimed top speed of 198 mph.
Tested at the High Speed Oval at Germany’s Automotive Testing Papenburg GmbH proving ground—a 7.6-mile track with 2.5-mile straights as well as 49.7-degree banking—the ZL1 achieved 202.3 mph in one direction as well as 193.3 inside the some other, resulting in a 198-mph average. The ZL1 earned the impressive mark using the 10-speed automatic transmission as well as Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 tires at 44 psi. Chevy also claims which the ZL1 ran the quarter-mile in 11.4 seconds at 127 mph, hit 1.02 g inside the corners, as well as stopped via 60 mph in 107 feet. For reference, our testing of the Corvette Z06 saw the item run via zero to 60 in 3.0 seconds, hit the quarter-mile in 11.1, as well as grip the skidpad at 1.19 g.
“The ZL1 was developed with high-speed performance in mind, incorporating a balanced aerodynamic package which reduces lift without significantly affecting drag,” Camaro chief engineer Al Oppenheiser said. “After testing the auto in standard settings, which produced the 198-mph average, we set the front as well as rear camber adjustments to zero degrees as well as the tire pressures to the maximum allowable sidewall pressure—as well as saw the ZL1 average over 0 mph.” We’re skeptically eager to test which claim to see whether the item holds up any better than did Ford’s similar assertion for the Mustang GT500 of a few years back, which we could only confirm is usually capable of 189 mph.
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The ZL1 uses the same engine as the Corvette Z06, the supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V-8 rated to produce 650 horsepower as well as 650 lb-ft of torque. To manage the item all, standard equipment includes magnetic ride control, an electronic limited-slip differential, Brembo brakes with six-piston calipers, as well as a variety of aerodynamic add-ons such as a platform wing. This particular truly is usually a special time for factory sports cars, as well as the item’s only going to get better in Chevy World with the Camaro Z/28, the Corvette ZR1, as well as the mid-engined C8 still inside the pipeline.