2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 runs stock 11s (video)
The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 when fitted with the same 580hp engine and Goodyear Eagle tires but with the 6-speed manual rather than the automatic turned in a time just slightly slower than the automatic, with an elapsed quarter mile time of 11.9652 and a trap speed of 117 miles per hour. The manually shifted 2012 ZL1 carries a starting price of $54,995 including a $900 destination charge.
The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, when fitted with the 580 horsepower supercharged LSA V8, the 6-speed automatic transmission with TapShift controls and the standard Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar G:2 tires turned in a best time at Milan Dragway of 11.9368 with a trap speed of 116 miles per hour. The optional 6-speed automatic transmission for the Camaro ZL1 carries a price of price of $1,185, bringing the base price to $56,180.
Both of the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupes tested by GM at Milan were fitted with the advanced performance traction management system featuring launch control to help optimize the launch. In addition to making these high 11 second quarter mile passes with showroom stock cars on factory stock tires; General Motors tested the Camaro ZL1 Coupe with high grip drag radials to test the function of these super sticky tires with the traction control system. GM didn’t state any time figures for the Camaro ZL1 when fitted up with the gripper skins but having made over a thousand runs down the dragstrip in my day – I would expect that a good set of drag radials will make a huge difference over the stock Goodyear tires.