Leaked Order Guide Confirms Camaro ZL1 Will Be One Nasty Ride

We’ve driven the bargain bin Chevrolet Camaro with the 2.0 liter four cylinder turbo for about a week. While it’s hard to get all of us at Shifting Lanes to agree whether it was a decent car or not, we can unequivocally agree that the Camaros with V8 engines are no doubt four wheel beasts, ready and able to go toe to toe with the Ford Mustang GT. However, the GT isn’t the latest and greatest Mustang that we’ve come across. In case you’ve been living underneath a rock, there’s a Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT350R variants, and they’re quite the 526 horsepower treats. Equipped with a high revving Voodoo flat plane crank V8 and magnificent suspension, they are without a doubt the best bang for your buck right now! (minus dealer markups, of course)

So what is the bowtie brand to do with their prized pony? Easy! Let’s throw a supercharger on it! We’ve heard the rumors, and we’ve even seen it fly around the Nürburgring and can confirm it is nasty. The sound of the sixth generation Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 roaring and whining around the Nürburgring confirms there’s some forced induction going straight into the small block. But we never knew what the official figures were for the upcoming Camaro ZL1. Until now!Chevrolet-Camaro_ZL1_Convertible-2017-hdAn Order Guide has been leaked by forum and it shows the all new ZL1 details (coded 1AL37), which is slotted right next to the existing 1LT, 2LT, 1SS, and 2SS. The guide confirms it will use the supercharged 6.2 liter V8 LT4 engine found in the Z06 and the CTS-V and it will push an even 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. The small block will be equipped with the following components:

  • Next generation Eaton supercharger
  • Dual-Brick Air-to-Liquid intercooler
  • Rotocast A356T6 aluminum cylinder heads that are stronger and handle heat better than conventional aluminum heads
  • Lightweight titanium intake valves
  • Forged powder metal steel connecting rods which are highly machined to an optimized geometry for increased strength while eliminating unnecessary reciprocating mass
  • High 10.0:1 compression ratio – for a forced-induction engine – enhances performance and efficiency and is enabled by direct injection
  • Forged aluminum pistons with unique, stronger structure to ensure strength under high cylinder pressures
  • Stainless steel exhaust manifolds for structure at higher temperatures
  • Aluminum balancer for reduced mass
  • Standard dry-sump oiling system with a dual-pressure-control oil pump
  • Dual-pressure-control and variable-displacement vane pump with increased flow capacity
  • Dual-equal cam phasing
  • PCV integrated rocker covers
  • Direct Injection
  • High-pressure fuel pump
  • Active fuel management/Cylinder deactivation

Other notable upgrades that can be equipped are the Brembo 6-piston front and 4-piston rear performance brakes, a custom launch control program (only available for the ZL1), Magnetic Ride control suspension, and some MASSIVE, planet halting, staggered forged aluminum wheel setup at 20″ x 10″ fronts and 20″ x 11″ rears.

With this resume, Chevrolet is poised to take over the Muscle Car title until Ford has a better answer. Has there been a better time than now to be a gearhead? I think not!

For the rest of the order guide you can check the link below:



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