GM turns the Chevy Camaro ZL1 into a 580hp smoke machine
The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is fitted with a launch control system designed to help make it more manageable to get the 580 horsepower muscle car off of the line at the drag strip but by the looks of these videos; those nanny features can be disabled for optimal burnout capabilities.
The first video below of the 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 roasting the high performance 20” Goodyear tires was the one posted on the Chevrolet Camaro Facebook page but after seeing that one, I went hunting for a video that showed more of that burnout. As you can hear in this first video, the ZL1 continues to smoke the tires once it leaves the frame – which got me searching for more.
The results of my search were a trio of videos of the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 doing that same burnout from different angles and a video of another burnout with the ZL1 facing the other direction – presumably when he turned around and came back after the first massive burnout. Every video shows the awesome superchared V8 engine of the ZL1 in action, exercising all 580 horsepower and 556lb-ft of torque while destroying the pricey 20" performance tires of the Camaro ZL1.
Below, you will find a video of that first burnout from a different cameraman, who followed the ZL1 as it slide sideways a bit and continued to destroy the rear tires as it moved away from the crowd. After that, there is another video of that burnout from a camera sitting on the ground right behind the ZL1 as it sped away and finally, we have a video of another ZL1 burnout headed in the opposite direction.