550-hp Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Revealed

February 10, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Feast your eyes on the most powerful and fastest Chevy Camaro every built, but don’t stare at it because it’s viscous!

You look at that macho bonnet and it’s carbon fiber air dam and the new front bumper with those aggressive intakes, and you know this is something special. With a name derived from racing models of 1969, the ZL1 is fine tuned for track action and features the latest Magnetic ride suspension system for spot on responsiveness. Rigorous development of the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is ongoing, and official estimates of the car’s capabilities will be released later in 2011, as testing nears completion.

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Supporting the dynamic track and street performance of the ZL1 is the LSA 6.2L supercharged engine, which will produce an estimated 550 horsepower (410kW) and 550 lb.-ft. of torque (677 Nm), with specific features for the Camaro. Built on GM’s legendary all-aluminum, small-block V-8 architecture, the LSA features an intercooled supercharger system, premium heat-resistant aluminum-alloy cylinder heads and other details designed to ensure its exceptional performance is delivered with smoothness and refinement. Components and design elements that contribute to the LSA’s performance include:

  • * Balanced, lightweight reciprocating assembly
  • * High-strength hypereutectic pistons
  • * Sixth-generation Eaton supercharger with four-lobe rotors
  • * Piston oil squirters.

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