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Suspension & Supports on the ZL1 Convertible

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ZL1 convertible features a supercharged 6.2L "LSA" engine,
SAE-rated at 580 HP (432 kW) and 556 lb-ft of torque (754 Nm).

The Camaro ZL1 convertible's power is complemented by advanced powertrain and
chassis technologies designed to deliver exceptional performance on the road or track.

* A tower-to-tower brace under the hood
* A transmission support reinforcement brace
* Underbody tunnel brace
* Front "X" brace and stiffer cradle as well as rear underbody "V" braces

Additional structural reinforcements in the ZL1 convertible are designed to improve noise and
vibration characteristics, while also reducing unwanted ride and body motions.
They include a hydrofoamed tube in the A-pillars, an inner reinforcement bracket in the windshield header,
a reinforced front hinge pillar and reinforcements inside the rockers.

The suspension of the ZL1 convertible uses the third-generation of Magnetic Ride.
New, twin-wire/dual-coil dampers at all four corners enable faster response,
with damping levels now adjusted up to 1,000 times per second -
about one adjustment per inch of vehicle travel at 60 mph .

Performance Traction Management as standard equipment, which is exclusive to General Motors.
First introduced on the Corvette ZR1, it is an advanced system that integrates magnetic ride control,
launch control, traction control and electronic stability control, to enhance both launch-acceleration performance and corning.

Are all the Supports metal/steal, will we be able to get these in other quality alloys by GM or aftermarket or
will we need to have them custom made or wait til some one makes them.
For example; the tower-to-tower brace, its aluminum tubing I believe, but wouldn't it be better in a solid stock
of aluminum w/cut outs for rigidity & durability & weight loss IMO.
I for one think, that the supports under the body, that support the frame would be aluminum instead of steal,
the aluminum would damage easier than steal, under the frame but would be lighter IMO,
what do you all think ?

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