2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Detailed Specs Revealed

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Detailed Specs Revealed

We’ve been teased with photos of Chevrolet‘s newest and meaning Camaro yet, the ZL1, but the manufacturer has been tight lipped on its complete specs…that is, until now. It seems that dealerships now have the full specs on the ZL1, with a leak getting posted on the Camaro5 forums revealing that it’ll be packing 580-hp and 556 lb-ft of torque in a 4120-lb body. It’s also worth noting that the Camaro ZL1 has already posted an impressive Nurburgring time of 7 minutes and 41 seconds. (See the video here).

Enthusiasts interested in the ZL1 will have a choice of nine colors (Black, Ashen Gray, Inferno Orange Metallic, Rally Yellow, Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, Victory Red and Crystal Red Tintcoat) to choose from, two wheel options (five-spoke and 10-spoke) in a 20-inch sizing, and the option of either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. In addition to the standard four-pack console gauges seen in the existing Camaro SS, the ZL1 will also sport a boost gauge.

GALLERY: 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

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[Source: Camaro5]

See the complete details after the jump:


Wheelbase – 112.3 Length – 190.4 Height – 54.2 Front Track – 63.7 Rear Track – 63.7

Weight – 4120 pound Weight distribution: 51/49

Compression ratio 9.1:1

HP 580 (427) @ 6000 SAE certified Torque 556 (754) @ 4200 SAE certified

Exhaust – Cast stainless steel (exhaust manifolds), stainless steel with active valves and quad 3.5″ bright tips

COLORS: Black Ashen Gray Imperial Blue Metallic Inferno Orange Metallic Rally Yellow Silver Ice Metallic Summit White Victory Red Crystal Red Tintcoat


ZL1 offers two 20-inch wheel options, both tested and engineered to the highest standards.

The first wheel option is a 10-spoke design

  • Standard 10-spoke wheel is black with a low-gloss clear coat, forged alum and has the CAMARO logo.

The other wheel option is a 5-spoke design:

  • Forged Aluminum 5-spoke 20-inch wheels (20″ x 10″ front / 20″ x 11″ rear)
  • Polished face with a high-gloss clearcoat.
  • These wheels are 11 lbs lighter than the current 2SS model wheels.

EXTERIOR/INTERIOR/TRANSMISSION: Exterior: Forged aluminum wheels (as listed above) Exposed weave Carbon Fiber hood insert (option). ** Standard insert is painted black Power Sunroof (option) Stripe package (option)

Transmission: Six speed manual is standard Six-speed automatic with TAPshift steering wheel controls is optional.

Interior: Leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob – standard Sueded microfiber interior package OTHER DETAILS: Four-pack auxiliary guages (with boost readout)

Also- Standard…

Alloy pedal covers 6-way power driver and passenger seats Heated leather high-performance seats with microfiber suede inserts ZL1 sill plates

Bluetooth for select phones Boston Acoustics premium nine-speaker system Rear camera display in mirror Rear park assist USB port PDIM (Preferred Device Interface Module) XM Satellite with 3 trial months

  • Abdulla H A

    0 – 60 in ???

  • Colum Wood

    I see you noticed they didn’t release all the details. Chevy is likely keeping this a secret, but a good guess would be under 3.9 seconds, because that’s the time given for the CTS-V.

  • Carl

    Modern dash with Navigation and automatic climate control please! For 2012 only 3 Chevrolet car models still don’t offer these features: Sonic, Impala, and Camaro, Why? European Sonic and Spark both do(automatic climate control), their your smallest cars? For around $50,000 these features should be standard!
    I speak for all cars!