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post #1 of 18 Old 06-13-2011, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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Camaro ZL1 to Top 550-HP, Get ZR1 Performance Traction Management System

Six months before its scheduled to head into production, Chevy has released some exciting new details about the performance of the Camaro ZL1.

Unveiled for the first time in Canada at the Camaro Homecoming, held next to the Oshawa Assembly Plant where all Camaros are produced, chief engineer Al Oppenheiser stated that it will make more power than the previously stated 550 figure, commenting that it will also top the 556-hp of the Cadillac CTS-V.

Helping put all that power to the ground will be the use of the Corvette ZR1′s Performance Traction Management system that can maximize the grip possible to deliver the fastest, most consistent lap times.

Not interested in rowing your own gears? That's OK; the ZL1 will be available with an optional automatic transmission confirmed Oppenheiser who was there for the car's unveiling.

Designed as a serious track machine, should the Boss 302 be scared?

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screw the boss 302...the gt500 should be scared.

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Nice! Don't hate the autos. I see better consistency at the track and the ability to sell more cars

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screw the boss 302...the gt500 should be scared.
Unfortunately, Ford has already slipped info on a 5.0L 800hp Cobra "Supersnake" to be released on the heels of the ZL1. I sure hope the ZL1 comes in synergy so I can convince my wife to trade up!

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Unfortunately, Ford has already slipped info on a 5.0L 800hp Cobra "Supersnake" to be released on the heels of the ZL1. I sure hope the ZL1 comes in synergy so I can convince my wife to trade up!
I don't know why it is unfortunate because that price point will be way higher than the ZL1. Plus you aren't exactly comparing apples to apples.

Plus I think they are comparing the ZL1 some to the Boss 302 because the 302 is more of a track car than the GT500 and that is one of the features of the ZL1
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And that metal rod should be a short shifter
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I dont see the ZL1 being the answer to the Boss 302. The ZL1 is the answer to the Gt500. I'm sure as we all want the Z28 name to come back in the next gen Camaro something with a more Z28 or iroc name will take the place of a automobile that will compete with the Boss.

The Zl1 was always a car that Ran with the shelby Era.

550+ ? By the time it will come out ford will have bumped the gt500 as well Gm knows this and thats why they are saying this.

question is how far up in HP will we go before we stop
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I dont see the ZL1 being the answer to the Boss 302. The ZL1 is the answer to the Gt500. I'm sure as we all want the Z28 name to come back in the next gen Camaro something with a more Z28 or iroc name will take the place of a automobile that will compete with the Boss.

The Zl1 was always a car that Ran with the shelby Era.

550+ ? By the time it will come out ford will have bumped the gt500 as well Gm knows this and thats why they are saying this.

question is how far up in HP will we go before we stop
I agree. The Boss is only a 302 naturally aspirated which historically was the class rules and the new camaro is a 368 supercharged.

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And that metal rod should be a short shifter
Nahh..one of those 3ft long semi-truck shifters.



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