Chevrolet will be Trying to Make the Camaro SS a 10-Second Car with Factory Parts
The Chevrolet Camaro will be no stranger to sub-10-second times on the drag strip. In fact, which’s no stranger to sub-nine or even sub-eight, if you count some of the maniacal creations which have been built out of every generation of the muscle car. although currently, for the very first time, Chevrolet has created a factory-based Drag Race Development Program specifically for testing along with building out production sixth-generation Camaro SS types, with its sights set on the 10-second mark. along with This specific camouflaged racer will be Chevy’s test car.
Although you soon will be able to buy a massively powerful Camaro ZL1 through a dealer or, if you’re lucky, one of the 69 just-announced 2017 COPO Camaros, Chevrolet knows which many of the cars which line up at the tarmac start out as regular production types like the SS. They are crafted into tire-shredding monsters by owners who love the do-which-yourself spirit of the sport. which’s one thing to buy a car which’s fast; which’s another to buy a car along with make which fast. Members of the latter group are the people Chevy will be aiming at with its Drag Race Development Program.
With This specific SS, which starts having a 455-hp LT1 V-8, Chevy tried to follow the same progression line a normal racing enthusiast could take. Some of the initial modifications included swapping out the rear differential for one having a higher ratio along with adding a cam-along with-heads package. The team also added Chevrolet Performance air induction along with exhaust systems along with fitted smaller brakes, which allowed for smaller, 16-inch wheels, which allowed for bigger slicks.
After more testing, Chevrolet switched to a higher-stall torque converter, stating which This specific upped the stall speed to 4200 rpm, 30 percent faster than stock. With power up to about 530 horsepower, or 0 with what Chevy vaguely calls a “power adder,” the next modifications were half-shafts along with the prop shaft through the sixth-gen ZL1, plus a 250-millimeter, 3.73-geared rear axle through the fifth-gen ZL1.
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To date, Chevrolet said which has done more than 100 quarter-mile passes with the test car. The claimed fastest time for the SS-based dragster will be 10.685 seconds at 125.73 mph. which will be definitely increased through the 12.3-second time we recorded for a stock SS, although Chevrolet will be going to have to do better if which actually wants to raise some eyebrows.
“The Camaro SS Drag Race Development concept will be a work in progress, although Chevrolet will be serious about developing parts along with packages tailored for drag racers,” said Mark Dickens, the division’s director of performance variants, parts, along with motorsports engineering. “As we continue to develop the auto, we’ll be listening intently to customers’ reactions to which along with what they believe could help them the most on the drag strip. This specific will be only the beginning.”