Livernois Motorsports isn’t a household name by any stretch of the imagination, but with its program for the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, they just might as well be.

See, the American tuner didn’t see anything wrong with the ZL1, except that 580 horsepower just wasn’t cutting it. So it created a program for the muscle car, flipping those first two digits and creating a car that produced a staggering 850 horsepower at the crank – 707 horsepower at the rear wheels – with a 1/4-mile time of just 9.87 seconds while hitting a top speed of 142 mph.

So how’d they do it? By building a comprehensive performance program.

The highlights of he program are the company’s very own components list, which includes CNC LSA cylinder heads, Stage-2C high-lift cam shafts, LSA head studs, an exclusive heat exchanger, and a solid supercharger coupler. From there, Livernois Motorsports also installed a new supercharger pulley, an exclusive steel idler relocation bracket with Metco pulleys, spec’d injectors, and a dual fuel pump upgrade.

On top of all that, Livernois also took various parts and components from other brands to complete the program. That’s hardly surprising, as commissioning parts from other suppliers is a common practice in the industry. In the case of the program for the ZL1, Livernois added an oversized crank pulley ring from Metco, an oversized balancer from Innovators West, a cold air intake from Rotofab, spark plugs from NGK, and long tube headers and a connection pipe from Stainless Works.

Inside, the upgrades continue with the addition of custom leather seats, a five-point racing harness, an RPM roll cage, a Scorsche kit, a Kenwood navigation system, an in-car video surveillance system, innovated boost and A/F gauges, and a 2,500-watt MTX audio system.

  • 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 by Livernois Motorsports
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Press Release

Livernois Motorsports 2012 Camaro ZL1 – First in the 9′s!

2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 by Livernois Motorsports Exterior
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- * Delivered by Rodger’s Chevrolet 4-27-12, ran in the 9′s 5-11-12
- * 2012 ZL1 Auto trans – Full weight with exception of wheels/tires
- * 100% stock suspension
- * Stock trans w/ Livernois specific trans calibration
- * Stock catback
- * 4,295 lbs. with driver

- * Livernois Motorsports In-House CNC LSA Cylinder Heads
- * Livernois Motorsports Stage 2C High Lift Camshaft
- * Livernois Motorsports LSA Head Studs
- * Livernois Motorsports Exclusive Heat Exchanger
- * Livernois Motorsports Solid Supercharger Coupler
- * Livernois Motorsports Supercharger Pulley
- * Livernois Motorsports Exclusive Steel Idler Relocation Bracket w/ Metco Pulleys
- * Livernois Motorsports Spec’d Injectors
- * Livernois Motorsports Dual Fuel Pump Upgrade
- * Precision Industries Converter Built to Livernois Specs
- * Metco Oversize Crank Pulley Ring
- * Innovators West Oversize Balancer
- * Rotofab/Livernois Cold Air Intake
- * Stainless Works Longtube Headers & Connection Pipe
- * Hardened Pushrods
- * NGK TR6 Spark Plugs
- * 160 Degree T-Stat
- * GM 90mm Throttle Body
- * Bogart 17” Wheels w/ Slicks & Skinnies
- * Livernois Motorsports Dyno Tune

2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 by Livernois Motorsports Exterior
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Dyno Results Stock:
476 RWHP / 476 RWTQ
The best pass 100% stock with 110 miles on the odometer was 12.41 @ 115.9 mph. It was traction limited and the track was extremely busy, so I didn’t get a good feel for the car and how to launch it.

Dyno Results Modified:
707 RWHP / 680 RWTQ (Roughly 850 crank HP)

Note: Our tuner Dan Millen was at the track with me all day logging each pass and getting more and more aggressive after each pass, so I’m sure the power was quite a bit higher than what we saw on the dyno.

2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 by Livernois Motorsports Exterior
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The first pass off the trailer, the car went 10.14 @ 138 MPH. Many of my launches were from just above idle and it was like a bracket car with several 10.0X-10.1X passes @ 138-141 MPH, and FINALLY on the last pass 9.87 @ 142 MPH!! Dan got pretty aggressive with the tune and told me to leave as hard as I could off the converter. We WERE going 9’s on this pass! I did the burnout, staged, then focused… not worrying about my reaction time (it was horrible as you can see), put it on the converter until it felt like it was going to roll forward and let it rip. I knew at the end of the track it was a good pass when I saw 145 mph on the heads up display.
We are also currently working with PSI Superchargers to improve the factory blower. Dan runs a PSI screw blower on his 3-Second 200+ MPH 1/8 mile race car.

2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 by Livernois Motorsports Exterior
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Huge Thanks to:
GM for building an awesome car, Rodger’s Chevrolet, Milan Dragway for the great track, Innovators West, Metco, Mickey Thompson Tires, Precision Industries, Rotofab, Stainless Works… and the technicians at Livernois Motorsports!!!!!!

Rick LeBlanc

Livernois Motorsports

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  (305) posted on 11.20.2012

dave, having a certain car is a matter of taste too. performance is not everything.

  (302) posted on 11.20.2012

alex, that might be right. but those who just want the best car their money can get them, they can consider other options too.

  (312) posted on 11.20.2012

for those who love this car, the extra money will be worth it.

  (305) posted on 11.20.2012

i wonder how much money this car is. but i bet the extra power costs some extra cash.

  (422) posted on 11.20.2012

it may be multi purposed too, if "having a really powerful car" and "getting girls" are purposes for a car.

  (475) posted on 11.20.2012

this is what i think too. the porsche is a more complete car. this one is quite single purposed.

  (452) posted on 11.20.2012

unfortunately, i guess a porsche 911 rs3 would blow this car away on a track, even if it has far less power.

  (475) posted on 11.20.2012

i know this is a car for drag races. but i cannot help and question myself how would it do around a track.

  (509) posted on 11.20.2012

this car looks good. and the extra power makes it even more special.

  (516) posted on 11.20.2012

that may be the only way. has all the power for nothing.

  (542) posted on 11.20.2012

you got that wrong snow. that was the speed they had when they did 9.87 seconds. the car can go faster, i think.

  (516) posted on 11.20.2012

a top speed of 142 MPH at 850 Hp ????

  (341) posted on 11.20.2012

in fact, I find it very ugly. looks like a box, at least in white. perhaps a black one would be ok

  (341) posted on 11.20.2012

I’m sorry that I am in discordance with your views, but this car do not awakens me these distinguished feelings

  (346) posted on 11.20.2012

how much melancholy i feel in your comment smiley) are you talking about yourself?

  (349) posted on 11.20.2012

a legend for those aged enough to know the history of it

  (346) posted on 11.20.2012

a dream for teenagers and a legend for adults. fascinating!

  (377) posted on 11.20.2012

sorry, I was confused. however, I do not like it. not the kind of car that fascinates me

  (397) posted on 11.20.2012

I’m sorry, I do not want to offend you, but what a silly question

  (377) posted on 11.20.2012

is this car an automatic or manual?

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