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2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE is not legal in Europe

As we know, only the fastest and most worthy cars take on the Nurburgring, and one of those models include the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE with a lap time of 7:16.04. Though it may not be the record holder, it still made its mark around the Green Hell. One thing we have just learned though is that this model will never make it to European streets, this is because of the European pedestrian safety standards.

Unlike the standard ZL1, the ZL1 1LE variant overall has a more aggressive body kit, front splitter, massive front dive planes and a huge carbon-fiber rear wing. These aerodynamic components make it extra aggressive and a menace on the track, according to Motor Trend. Apart from good looks, the main purpose of the dive planes is to cool the car down, while adding downforce when on the track, but this also makes the vehicle more threatening to pedestrians, according to EU safety rules. In fact, giving the ZL1 LE the dive planes alone are enough reason to buy the car, while also making it illegal on the road.

If you want to convert your standard ZL1 to a 1LE, you will have to shell out an extra $7,500 over the ZL1’s standard price, which includes a number of upgrades. Both trims come equipped with a 6.2 liter supercharged V8 with 650 horsepower (485 kilowatts) and 650 pound-feet (880 Newton-metres) of torque. The main difference is that the 1LE gives it a diet where it loses 60 pounds (27 kilograms) off the standard ZL1 - thanks to its thinner rear windows, and fixed rear seats.

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2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 race car prepares for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Chevrolet has been pretty lucky in races they have participated in. From the Chevrolet SS, the Impala, to the Camaro. Recently, the company introduced the Camaro ZL1, which will be the race car they will use for the 2018 season.

To give you a little bit of a back story, the Chevrolet SS has won around 70 MENCS races for the company since it replaced the Impala in 2013. Besides that, the company has also used a Camaro in the Xfinity Series in the same year.

In the past four years, Chevrolet has been running the SS performance sedan, but since it is going out of production this year, they needed a replacement, and this is how the 2018 Camaro ZL1 enters the picture. The ZL1 is powered by a supercharged 650 horsepower V8 so the manufacturer is pretty confident to race this model.

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Range topping 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE starts at $69,995

There is no doubt that the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 can perform. And not only can it perform, it can definitely impress a lot of car enthusiasts. But if you think the ZL1 can do a better job, you are indeed right about that. Chevrolet just announced the 1LE option package for the said model, to ensure that the muscle machine efficiently uses every bit of its 650 horsepower down to the road.

You can get the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE along with the track-focused equipment for a total of $69,995, which already includes the $995 destination fee, as soon as this summer. The 1LE option package has a price of $7,500.

The Camaro ZL1 that comes with the optional 1LE package is currently the range topper in the lineup. If you choose to get the said package, your Camaro will be given performance parts such as Multimatic’s Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve dampers - this will allow the driver adjust the ride height at the front. There is also a three-way adjustable rear stabilizer bar.

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Hennessey tests the Exorcist Camaro ZL1 on the Dyno, possibly to scare the Challenger SRT Demon

Hennessey Performance recently published a riveting video showing The Exorcist’s 959.32 hp and 756.29 lb-ft of torque on the rear wheels.

As it turns out, the tuner from Texas wants to announce to the world that “The Exorcist” Camaro ZL1 could cast out an incredible 959 hp on the Dyno test. It isn’t even close to the SRT Demon’s 840 hp at the crankshaft.

The theory is based on actual math, starting with the fifteen percent “drivetrain loss” on the Demon’s 1,103 hp. As for the ZL1, the boosted performance was made possible by Hennessey’s decision to upgrade the Camaro’s ECU, intakes and supercharger. Needless to say, the competition between Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and Hennessey Performance Engineering’s Chevy Camaro is heating up even more.

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Contacting Father Damien Karras, Hennessey’s new “ExorcistChevrolet Camaro ZL1 is getting out of control! We already know that Dodge is well on its way to unwrap its very own SRT Demon Challenger. Not to be outdone, Hennessey is also out to steal the limelight with its very own---The Exorcist. The horror of all horrors!

Hennessey Performance Engineering has created a 1000hp monster out of the new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1-- and even naming it after one of the “most profitable” horror movies ever made. But, way before Hennessey had cast its evil chants on the poor Camaro, the devilish muscle car already packs a strong 650hp and 650 lb ft-of torque. As if the Hellcats and SRT Demons aren’t good enough. Or should we say, “bad enough” for the hell’s standards.

With the new package, the 6.2-liter LT4 V8 receives a modified ECU, new larger intakes and an updated intercooler. Aside from the sufficiently large supercharger, Hennessey further enhanced the engine with long tube stainless steel headers, ported factory heads and high performance camshaft. Overall, this provides the LT4 with an extra 350hp and 316lb-ft of torque.

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Because of the fact that local automobile manufacturer, Holden, has stopped production in the country. Australia is about to lose its homegrown muscle cars now that the Commodore has come its way as the Opel Insignia’s variant. However, Crossover Car Conversions, Australia’s leading import and conversion specialist since 1990, that has a wide array of choices from a Mustang, Camaro, to Ford GT, is offering a right-hand drive Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 as an alternative.

But it isn’t that simple. The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has a base price of $63,435 with a six-speed manual, and if you want a 10-speed manual, it will cost you $65,830. But it doesn’t end there. Having the car shipped all the way to Australia will means you’ll have to add shipping fees and local taxes. So, getting the ZL1 and then converting it to a right-hand drive will be very costly. In fact, simply swapping the steering wheel will cost you another $33,700 (44,000 Australian dollars), and after adding all the other costs, the Camaro will have a price tag price of around $115,000 ($150,000 AUD).

With a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that can yield up to 650 horsepower (485 kilowatts) and 650 pound-feet (880 Newton-metres) of torque, the ZL1 is actually the fastest Camaro ever, having a top speed of 198 miles per hour (318 kilometers per hour). Furthermore, due to its 10-speed automatic rapid acceleration, it can shift much faster than a Porsche dual-clutch PDK - that in just 3.5 seconds, it can sprint from 0 to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour). The 2017 Camaro ZL1 is definitely one powerful machine.

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Chevrolet has long been known to set new standards in terms of performance every time it releases a new model. The brand has once again shown this to be true with the track-capable Camaro model, the 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE.

Already recognized to be tuned for the tracks, the 1LE blueprint was not simply utilized by Chevrolet for this new model. In fact, prepare to be amazed with its new levels of performance and sophistication.

Aside from having been given aerodynamic technologies, it has been fitted with a suspension that is clearly based on racing. Those who want to take to an even higher level can opt to have the extreme track performance package which includes, among others, the exclusive Supercar 3R Eagle F1 summer-only tires from Goodyear.

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How fast can a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 actually go? Considering the amount of power lurking underneath its line-laden bonnet, the 2017 Camaro ZL1 is capable of achieving a top speed that goes beyond 200 mph (322 km/h). But then, nothing is official unless Chevrolet exerts effort to prove how fast the Camaro ZL1 could go.

With nothing but top speed as the goal, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 took the challenge and proceeded to the High Speed Oval of Automotive Testing Papenburg GmbH in Germany. Keep in mind that this particular 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is nearly all stock – as the modifications made only involved the addition of mandatory safety equipment and data logging equipment.

Take note that even a stock Camaro ZL1 already features several special performance-enhancing parts -- balanced enough to reduce lift while not affecting drag. Chevrolet fitted the 2017 Camaro ZL1 with special aerodynamic elements like a stanchion rear spoiler that is considered to be capable of delivering a lift/drag ratio better than a blade-style rear spoiler. Moreover, the carmaker fitted the 2017 Camaro ZL1 with a patent-pending auxiliary transmission oil cooler cover that could lower front-end lift without affecting drag. Chevrolet also tuned the coupe’s front-to-rear aero balance to offer better high-speed stability.

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Wondering how fast the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in actual driving? To provide customers a good idea on how fast the 2017 Camaro ZL1 could really get, Chevrolet recently had it driven in one of the most challenging road tracks in the world – at Nurburgring. This 13-mile circuit is technically a public road, sans the speed limit. It boasts of sweeping curves, significant climbs and drops, variable surfaces, and a straightaway that stretches for more than a mile. Over the decades, the Nurburgring has been considered as a definitive one-lap test that has become a yardstick that measures the true worth of production cars.

Considering how Chevrolet cornered all ends to make the 2017 Camaro ZL1 special both in looks and performance, it was not surprising to learn that the most recent Nurburgring run has led to a new record. A recent footage released by the American carmaker has shown the 2017 Camaro ZL1 cruising through the Nurburgring, recording a lap time of 7:29.60.

This means that the next generation Camaro is a lot faster than its predecessor, which had completed the same circuit with a time of 7:41.27. Compared to other production cars, the new Camaro ZL1 is faster in the Nurburgring than the Mercedes SLS AMG GT (lap time of 7:30.00), Porsche 911 GT2 (lap time of 7:31.00), Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio (lap time of 7:32.00) and Porsche 911 Turbo S (lap time of 7:32.00). However, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is slower than the Porsche Carrera GT (lap time of 7:28.71), McLaren MP4-12C (lap time of 7:28.00), Ferrari 458 Italia (lap time of 7:28.00) and BMW M4 GTS (lap time of 7:27.88). Overall, the 2017 Camaro ZL1 is the 30th fastest production car in the Nurburgring, with the record held by Radical SR8L M (lap time of 6:48.00).

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The debut of the new 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible at the 2016 New York Auto Show was certainly highly anticipated. Avid fans will be excited to know that Chevrolet will commence sales of the new Camaro ZL1 convertible in early 2017.

This convertible version of the Camaro boasts of a performance comparable to its coupe sibling as it is underpinned by a modular and rigid body architecture designed to support a high-performance convertible.

Since the models only have a few minor structural variations, the convertible is able to inherit the track-honed chassis and driver control systems of the coupe version.

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The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is entering the market and is more than ready to challenge even the most advanced of sports coupes. This can be in terms of straight-line acceleration, refinement, track capability, and even technology. Global Product Development executive vice president Mark Reuss shared that the Camaro ZL1 was designed to be the best at everything.

Powering the Camaro ZL1 is the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that can deliver 640 hp or 477 kW. Transmitting the amazing power of the engine is the six-speed manual transmission with its active rev matching or the 10-speed automatic.

Handling capability is made possible with the use of the stiffer and lightweight structure of the sixth-generation Camaro which is combined with the electronic limited-slip differential and the Magnetic Ride suspension.

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Being inducted into the highly exclusive “11-second” club is no easy feat. The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is now officially a member after engineers took a showroom-stock Camaro ZL1 automatic and found that it could attain an 11.93-second/116-mph quarter-mile elapsed time run. They also determined that a Camaro ZL1 manual can have an 11.96-second ET at 117 mph.

Very few production vehicles can run a quarter-mile as fast as the ZL1. Even fewer can go from zero to 60 in 4 seconds, hit a top speed of 184 mph and finish one lap n the famous Nürburgring in 7:41.27. And these are all with the street-legal, factory-issued components and with no time-consuming equipment adjustments at the racetrack. Tony Roma, Camaro ZL1 program engineering manager, said that the ZL1 is ”great at everything.”

He said that it can be taken to the drag strip or to a road course where it’s balanced and offers great handling and responsiveness such as lapping Virginia International Raceway’s Grand Course in less than three minutes. Nevertheless, the ZL1 is sophisticated enough to use as a daily driver.

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The assembly plant of General Motors in Oshawa, Ontario, has commenced regular production of the reintroduced 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Kevin Williams, president and managing director of GM of Canada, commented that this is an "exciting new chapter" in the revival of the "tremendously popular" Chevrolet Camaro.

He added that the new 2012 Camaro ZL1 further displays the "flexible capabilities" of the "award-winning" Oshawa Assembly Plant. With a 6.2-liter 580 hp engine and a torque of 556 pounds-feet, the sports vehicle is the most powerful production Camaro ever in the manufacturer's history.

The first retail production of the vehicle will be priced from $54,995, including a $900 delivery fee. Standard features include a nine-speaker Boston Acoustics audio system, rear-park assist with a rear-view camera display, Bluetooth and USB connectivity and black leather interior.

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Chevrolet's 2013 Camaro ZL1 has been launched at the vehicle show in Los Angeles. It is the company's most powerful convertible in its history. The vehicle will go on sale late next year, delivering more technology and performance compared to many exotic automobiles and ultra-luxury convertibles.

Camaro chief engineer Al Oppenheiser commented that the ZL1 convertible will be "one of the most powerful and most capable convertibles available at any price.” He further stated that the model is "guaranteed to put a smile on your face every time you drop the top – or hit the gas.”

The convertible’s power is matched by innovative powertrain and chassis technologies made to provide exceptional performance on track or on the road. As a matter of fact, it is the same balance of acceleration, ride quality and handling that allowed a Camaro ZL1 coupe to recently lap the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife course in 7:41.27 minutes.

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General Motors announced today that the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will be priced from $54,995 (the $900 delivery fee is not included)! What is more interesting is that the Camaro ZL1 will come as standard with Performance Traction Management and Magnetic Ride suspension.

For those who don’t know, the Camaro ZL1 is powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine delivering 580 hp and and 556 lb.-ft. of torque (754 Nm) , making it the most-powerful Camaro ever (still, the total output is smaller than the one delivered by the 5.8-liter V8 found on the 2013 Shelby GT500).

The 2012 Camaro ZL1 is capable to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.0 seconds using the manual transmission and in 3.9 seconds using the automatic transmission. The ¼ mile (from a rolling start) is done in 12.1 seconds at 119 mph using the manual transmission and in 12.0 seconds at 119 mph using the automatic transmission. The top speed is 180 mph (289 km/h) using the manual transmission and 184 mph (296 km/h) using the automatic transmission.

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One of the vehicles that Chevrolet unveiled at the 2011 SEMA Show is the Camaro ZL1 Carbon Concept, which is also known as the dark side of the 2012 Camaro ZL1. The car has an extra layer of carbon fiber to give it a sinister appearance. It has received a new Ashen Gray exterior paint, which is offered in all 2012 Camaro models.

The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Carbon Concept features the Chevrolet Accessories exposed-weave carbon fiber “Mohawk” hood insert, a new carbon fiber rear spoiler with stainless-steel wicker bill and carbon fiber insters on the instrument panel as well as on the interior door.

It is equipped with lightweight 20-inch wheels in satin black with machined faces. At the back of these wheels, there are Brembo six-piston front calipers that have two-piece front rotors, and four-piston rear calipers. In addition, the Camaro ZL1 Carbon Concept has Magnetic Ride Control and dual exhaust outlets with active exhaust and diffuser.

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Chevrolet unveiled today the Camaro ZL1 Carbon Concept a.k.a. the so-called dark side of the 2012 Camaro ZL1 and announced that it will bring it next week at the 2011 SEMA Show. As expected, the car features an added layer of carbon fiber in order to receive that sinister look. Moreover, a new Ashen Gray exterior paint completes the look (this color is available on all 2012 Camaro models).

Some of the highlights of the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Carbon Concept include the Chevrolet Accessories exposed-weave carbon fiber “Mohawk” hood insert, a new carbon fiber rear spoiler with stainless-steel wicker bill and carbon fiber insters on the instrument panel and on the interior door.

The design of the car is completed by the lightweight 20-inch wheels in satin black with machined faces. Behind these wheels we find the Brembo six-piston front calipers, with two-piece front rotors, and four-piston rear calipers. Furthermore, the Camaro ZL1 Carbon Concept features the Magnetic Ride Control and dual exhaust outlets with active exhaust and diffuser.

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Fans on the Camaro5 message board have unveiled details about the high-performance 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. It is powered by a LSA supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that will produce 580 hp and 556 lb-ft of torque on premium fuel. It is linked to a Tremec six-speed manual transmission as standard. The company offers a Hydra-Matic six-speed automatic as an option.

The Camaro ZL1’s length and width are the same as the present Shelby Mustang GT500. It has a weight of 4,120 pounds. The ZL1 features an aluminum hood with carbon-fiber "Mohawk" insert, which has to be handled properly.

Its lighting package is unique and will feature dual fog lamps, separate daytime running lights and HID headlights with halo rings. Lift is reduced with the use of a lower splitter. Meanwhile, the larger and lower front grille opening offer more cooling power. In addition, the Camaro ZL1 sits lower than the Camaro SS, so buyers will have to be careful around high curbs.

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Chevrolet revealed today its most powerful convertible ever: behold the 2013 Camaro ZL1. Set to make its debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show next month, the new car will go on sale in late 2012 and will carry the same supercharged 6.2L “LSA” engine found on the coupe version.

This means that the engine will deliver 580 horsepower (432 kW) and 556 lb.-ft. of torque (754 Nm)., enough to exceed the output of 2+2 convertibles of many performance icons such as the 2012 Aston Martin DB9 Volante (470 hp) or the 2011 Porsche 911 Turbo S (530 hp) or even the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 (550 hp).

As expected, the convertible features new reinforcements which enhance the already-stiff body structure such as a tower-to-tower brace under the hood, transmission support reinforcement brace, underbody tunnel brace or the front “X” brace and stiffer cradle as well as rear underbody “V” braces.

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A video of the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has been released, proving its capability to run a lap at Nürburgring Nordschleife for a record of 7:41.27, which the automaker says is on par with a Porsche 911 Turbo S and a Lamborghini Murciélago.

Chevrolet said that this is about 40 seconds quicker than the lap taken by a Camaro SS in the ‘Ring in 2009. Motor Trend said that the ZL1 used was a production-spec model filled with testing equipment, a roll cage, fire extinguisher, and a five-point racing harness for added safety.

Camaro Performance Engineer Aaron Link had set this lap. Camaro chief engineer Al Oppenheiser said that the ZL1’s lap time is a “tremendous accomplishment.” He said that this record serves as validation that the Camaro ZL1 is “track-ready from the showroom.”

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