2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

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    Chevy's 2012 Camaro ZL1 is one hell of a muscle car, even if Ford's 2013 GT500 does outshine it in horsepower. Demand for the ZL1 has been high--so high that Chevy couldn't quite keep up with its 2012 orders, and will fill the remainder with 2013 models. Part of the lack of 2012 ZL1 volume was due to some production delays relating to the software code. That downtime meant the factory couldn't build enough 2012 ZL1s to fill all of the orders received, or to reach its 2012 production target, so Chevy has decided to meet its remaining 2012 orders with 2013-model-year cars, which will begin...

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    2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Production Updates

    We bring you some inside info on the ongoing production and delivery of the 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1.

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    2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Production Hold Ends

    The 2012 Camaro ZL1's production delay is over, presumably resolving whatever issue caused it.

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    2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Vs. 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: A Look Ahead

    It's the classic Ford Mustang vs. Chevrolet Camaro battle, only this time it's supercharged. With heavily breathed-upon factory versions of these muscle cars now or soon available, with massive amounts of power, it's high time we had a debate. In one corner we have the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby...

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    Chevy Goes In-Depth On 2012 Camaro ZL1's TapShift Tech: Video

    The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1's unique pre-staged automatic shifting system gets explained on video.

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    Lexus LF-LC Leaked,Tesla Model S Priced, Audi A1 Quattro: Today's Car News

    Today at Motor Authority, Tesla finally released pricing for the 2012 Model S electric car and Chevrolet teases us with six new videos of the Camaro ZL1. Audi made our mouths water with the new A1 Quattro and announced a new design chief. All this and more in today's car news, right here on Motor...

  • 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

    The introduction of the 650-horsepower Shelby GT500 Mustang may have knocked the wind out of the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1’s sails just a bit, but at the end of the day the Chevy still represents great value considering the level of performance you get for its $54,995 asking price, and after watching these videos we bet you’ll be hard-pressed to decide which one you love more. The guys at Camaro5 have dug up six new videos of the Camaro ZL1, detailing both the coupe and convertible variants. They include close-ups of the exterior, cabin, and engine bay, and showcase the modern-day...

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    2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1: 184-MPH Top Speed For $54,995

    The 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 will start at $54,995. well equipped. Even with all options added, the car will sticker at just $59,120.

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    2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Carbon Concept: SEMA 2011

    The 2011 SEMA show is just about upon us, and accordingly, the floodgates on concepts have opened. Among the slew of cars that will be on display from Chevy, the 2012 Camaro ZL1 Carbon Concept is sure to catch some eyes. Wearing a host of exposed-weave carbon fiber accessories, including a "Mohawk"...

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    Hennessey Announces 1,026-HP Upgrade For 2012 Camaro ZL1

    In standard trim the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, at least going on the official figures released thus far as the vehicle is still not on sale, is already shaping up to be a very capable muscle car. We’d go so far as to say that it’s even encroaching on supercar territory thanks to its...

  • 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 endures torture testing
    2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: 24-Hour Track Torture Test Video

    We've seen the 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 take to the Nurburgring, we've seen it cruise into Jay Leno's Garage, and we've seen it all over the airwaves since its debut at the Chicago Auto Show. But we've never seen it abused, misused, and intentionally tortured to the breaking point over 24 hours of...

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    'Ring-Running 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Stops By Jay Leno's Garage: Video

    The 580-horsepower 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is one beastly muscle car, hotly anticipated by Bowtie fans eager for an answer to the Ford Mustang GT500 and performance enthusiasts in general. Today, we get yet another look at the car courtesy of Jay Leno's Garage. With Mark Reuss in tow, the same...

  • The 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 makes its Nurburgring lap

    Yesterday we learned about the 2012 Camaro ZL1's lap time of 7:41.27 through GM president Mark Reuss. Today, Chevy has released the official video. It's chock full of exactly what you'd expect: engine roar, tire scream, and lots of on-the-limit driving, including a few instances of opposite lock. Check it out and see if you think the ZL1 will be your ticket.

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    2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Sets 7:41.27 Nurburgring Lap Time

    Hot off the Twitter presses, General Motors' Jason Laird has relayed Mark Reuss' confirmation of a 7:41.27 Nordschleife lap time for the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. That's not bad, all things considered: not so long ago, the Nissan GT-R was pretty proud of its 7:38 lap time. Though Godzilla has...

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    Chevy Working On ZL1-Based Cobra Jet/Drag Pak Fighter For The Straight Strip?

    Lately the talk has been all about how Ford would soon be building a new GT500 to take on the raging 580-horsepower Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, but the tables may have turned: reports are now emerging that Chevy is aiming to take the factory-built drag racing fight to Ford and Dodge. Dodge has offered...

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    2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Launch Control Preview: Video

    The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 launches next summer complete with a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine developing no less than 580 horsepower and 556 pound-feet of torque. Helping to make the most off all that power will be a myriad of electronic and mechanical aids, one of which will be an advanced...

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    Barrett-Jackson Auctions First 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 For $250,000

    As we reported last week, the very first 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 to be sold to the public was heading to the auction block at the Barrett-Jackson event this past weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. We can now report that the modern-day muscle car, complete with its 580 horsepower and 556 pound-feet of...

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    2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Magnetic Ride Control Video

    The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will get the magnetic ride control shocks found on other GM performance cars like the Cadillac CTS-V and Corvette ZR1.

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    The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 may soon take the crown as king of the pony cars. Unconfirmed rumors have the ZL1 testing at over 570 horsepower, which trumps Ford's GT500. For now, at least.

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    2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 To Offer Optional Automatic Transmission

    Chevrolet has released more details about the upcoming 2012 Camaro ZL1, and the biggest tidbit is that an automatic transmission will be available.

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    2012 Chevrolet Camaro V-6 Engine Detailed: Video

    We've already reported on the changes to the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro V-6 that allow the engine to drop 13 pounds and add 11 horsepower, bringing the total amount of ponies to 323. Now, for the more visual learners in the audience, there's video of Tom Sutter, the chief engineer, talking about the...

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    More Power, More MPGs For 2012 Chevrolet Camaro

    Performance enthusiasts love to have their cake and eat it, too. Which usually means gaining more power while also improving fuel efficiency. Chevrolet is aiming to do just that with the 2012 Camaro, thanks to a new cylinder-head design for the V-6 engine. The new design will bring together key...

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    2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Sounds Off: Video

    In the world of automotive audio enthusiasts there are competitions called "sound offs." In their simplest forms, these are gatherings of cars with modified sound systems where a winner is chosen for a variety of reasons. The 2012 Camaro ZL1 doesn't have much in the way of a competitive audio...

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    Challenger Sales Up 50 Percent In February

    Sales of the Dodge Challenger were up by 50 percent year-over-year, to 3,227 units, in February. That compares to 6,245 Camaros sold by Chevrolet and 3,697 Mustangs sold by Ford. For the year in total, 5,753 Challengers have been sold, which is also a 50 percent increase. It's hard to say what...

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