Chevy Camaro Joins 11 Second Club
Ray Price Chevrolet would like to welcome 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 to the "11 second club." It's a prestigious position, that not all sports cars or coupes can reach.
However, this new Chevrolet two-door made its mark in the record books.
When drag racing the quarter mile, a stock Camaro ZL1 (complete with automatic transmission) reached a track time of 11.93 seconds, making its way up to 116 miles per hour. As for the manual, a Camaro ZL1 with stick shift ran a quarter mile in 11.96-seconds.
Not only does Camaro ZL1 take home the checkered flag during a quarter mile race, it rockets from 0 to 60 mph in just 4 seconds - all with "street-legal" components, according to General Motors.
Chevrolet Camaro achieved this with a 6.2-liter LSA V8, good for 580 horsepower and 556 lb-ft of torque.
"The ZL1 is great at everything and we're very proud of that," said Tony Roma, Camaro ZL1 program engineering manager. "You can take it to the drag strip and run 11-second quarter-miles all day long. You can also take it to a road course, where it's balanced, handles well, and does exactly what you want."1
Camaro ZL1 harkens back to the special-order 1969 Camaro ZL1, renown for performance at the strip. That 1969 ZL1 held a 427 cubic inch V8.