Despite its previous problems, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is still an amazing car who has stolen the hearts of many car enthusiast. And as a proof of what an amazing car it is, the ZL1 has now officially joined the "11-second" club, as engineers recently turned an 11.93-seconds at 116-mph quarter-mile elapsed time run in a showroom-stock Camaro ZL1 automatic. A Camaro ZL1 manual ran an 11.96-second ET at 117 mph. This result comes shortly after the car lapped the famous Nürburgring in 7:41.27.

The only "special equipment" this car was wearing were a pair of the factory-issued Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar G:2 tires developed specifically for it. Everything else was stock from factory.

"The ZL1 is great at everything and we’re very proud of that," said Tony Roma, Camaro ZL1 program engineering manager. "You can take it to the drag strip and run 11-second quarter-miles all day long. You can also take it to a road course, where it’s balanced, handles well, and does exactly what you want – including lapping Virginia International Raceway’s Grand Course in under three minutes – and yet the ZL1 is sophisticated enough to use as a daily driver. It’s a supercar you can drive every day."

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16 comments:

  (365) posted on 06.26.2012

It surprised me with its capability to achieve that time record in a limited speed.

  (1211) posted on 06.25.2012

Joining the 11-second club of Camaro ZL1 might attract more car enthusiasts.

  (224) posted on 06.22.2012

This record is really jaw dropping.

  (544) posted on 06.21.2012

Ever since I’m a fan of Camaro, and the time recorded at the quarter-mile run is another milestone for Chevrolet.

  (194) posted on 06.20.2012

It’s considerably better because of the speed limit.

  (194) posted on 06.20.2012

It’s considerably better because of the speed limit.

  (683) posted on 06.18.2012

Camaro will be my forever favorite. The 11.93 seconds at a quarter mile is not a joke.

  (831) posted on 06.15.2012

It has an impressive capability, but I don’t like its style.

  (442) posted on 05.17.2012

If it wasn’t running at that speed, I bet it could even beat its own record of 11.93 seconds.

  (466) posted on 05.13.2012

Well, I wonder how better it can do if it ran at a greater speed. I think it hasn’t given its best performance yet.

  (553) posted on 05.10.2012

I don’t think it is slow, like everyone else is saying. It’s impressive considering its speed limit.

  (474) posted on 05.9.2012

I have to see it with my own eyes; I seriously think that Camaro ZL1 is too large to be capable of running that speed in such time.

  (300) posted on 05.9.2012

It barely made a difference. I still classify it under the 12-second club.

  (559) posted on 05.8.2012

It’s surprising that Camaro ZL1 can run under 12 seconds! I thought it would be a lagging vehicle because of its built.

  (287) posted on 05.7.2012

The 4 split seconds was a big deal. I don’t know whether I should be impressed or not with this.

  (630) posted on 05.7.2012

I agree with the fact that it is great with everything, but I think it’s still sort of slow. I can’t blame it for being heavy though. Only a few split seconds, and it’s eliminated from the 11-second club.

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