The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 was designed for the drag strip, and is taking a spot in the 11 second club after posting a quarter mile time of 11.93 seconds.
The ZL1 was put through a testing process of 1,000 drag strip style launches by Chevy engineers to make sure that its components were ready for all the abuse the car would take under those conditions. The 11 second run was completed by a fully stock Camaro ZL1 from the factory, which is capable of a top speed of 184 mph and a 0-60 time of four seconds. 30 percent of the components were modified compared to an SS model, most of which were designed by Chevy engineers specifically for drag racing.
“We know many of customers will take their ZL1 to the drag strip,” said Gordon Rojewski, driveline development engineer.
A standard rear differential cooler, tweaked suspension to accommodate taller tire sidewalls and a unique performance traction management system designed to minimize tire slip are among the changes that were done to the ZL1, all for the benefit of the cars drag strip time.
While the ZL1 isn’t quite at the standard of the COPO Camaro, it is street legal, and ready to run an 11-second quarter mile straight from the factory.
Watch the video below of the Camaro Zl1.
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