2012 Camaro ZL1 Australia

2012 Camaro ZL1 Coupe InteriorThe 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and can reach a top speed of 184 mph. Featuring Performance Traction Management and Magnetic Ride suspension, the ZL1 delivers supercar levels of performance and technology for the price of a sports car.

“From the original Camaro to the current Corvette ZR1, Chevrolet has a long history of delivering world-class cars that outperformed competitors at several times the price,” said Chris Perry, vice president, Global Chevrolet Marketing. “The ZL1 is no exception. There are very few cars at any price that can match the power, features, and track-capability of the Camaro ZL1.”

Supercar Performance

2012 Camaro ZL1 Supercharged V8 EngineThe heart of the Camaro ZL1 is a supercharged 6.2L engine is SAE-rated at 432kw (580hp) and 754nm (556lb-ft) - making it the most-powerful production Camaro ever.

The LSA features a Roots-style blower with an efficient four-lobe rotor set and compact intercooler The ZL1 also features a standard dual-mode exhaust system, with vacuum-actuated valves in the exhaust pipes for a refined exhaust note at low speeds as well as a free-flowing system for peak performance.

Power is delivered to the rear wheels through either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. With either transmission, the Camaro ZL1 delivers impressive performance.

“With 0 to 60 taking less than four seconds, and a top speed in excess of 180 mph, the power and acceleration of the Camaro ZL1 rivals many supercars,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “And, horsepower is only half of the story, as the most significant measurement of the ZL1’s potential is lapping the Nurburgring in 7:41.27. That is a great testament to the power, braking, grip, and balance of the Camaro ZL1, and to the well-rounded performance of the ZL1 that sets the bar for the sports-car segment.”

Exclusive, track-capable technologies

2012 Camaro ZL1 CoupeTo deliver that well-rounded performance, the Camaro ZL1 comes standard with several track-capable technologies that are exclusive to the segment.

For example, the Camaro ZL1 is the first sports car to feature the third-generation of Magnetic Ride. This advanced suspension system employs valve-less damping and Magneto-Rheological (MR) fluid technology to varies the suspension firmness to match the road and driving conditions.

“Traditional suspension systems at some point compromise ride quality for road-holding grip and body control,” said Oppenheiser. “With Magnetic Ride Control, we can offer customers the best of both worlds: A comfortable ride that makes the ZL1 appropriate as a daily driver and the incredibly precise body control that makes the ZL1 so enjoyable on the track.”

Also standard on the Camaro ZL1 is Performance Traction Management, which integrates magnetic ride control, launch control, traction control, electronic stability control and electric power steering response to enhance performance. The technology was first introduced on the Corvette ZR1. With Performance Traction Management, the launch control feature (manual transmission only) automatically modulates engine torque for the best-possible acceleration without excessive wheel spin. When the driver pushes the throttle to the floor, the system holds a predetermined engine speed until the driver releases the clutch. Then, the system modulates engine torque 1,000 times per second to maximise the available traction. Similarly, on a road course, the driver can apply full throttle when exiting a corner and Performance Traction Management will automatically manage acceleration dynamics to maximise exit speed based on available traction.

In addition, the Camaro ZL1 has been engineered to be track-capable from the factory, including a rear-differential cooler, an integrated engine- and transmission-oil cooler, and brake-cooling ducts as standard equipment.

Additional features and options

2012 Camaro ZL1 CoupeThe interior of the Camaro ZL1 features standard leather seating surfaces with suede microfibre inserts and heated, powered-adjustable front seats. Standard technologies include a nine-speaker Boston Acoustics® audio system; USB and Bluetooth connectivity; and rear-park assist with a rear-view camera display integrated in the centre rear-view mirror.

The Camaro ZL1 is available with only six options:

  • Six-speed automatic transmission with TapShift controls
  • 20-inch, bright aluminium wheel package
  • Power sunroof
  • Stripe package
  • Exposed-weave carbon fibre hood insert
  • The suede package, including suede microfibre accents on the steering wheel, shift knob, and shift boot


  • Inferno Orange Metallic
  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Summit White
  • Black
  • Victory Red
  • Ashen Gray Metallic
  • Crystal Red Tintcoat
  • Rally Yellow


2012 CAMARO ZL1 SPECIFICATIONS

MECHANICAL
LSA 6.2L supercharged V8
433kw (580hp) @ 6000rpm, 751nm (556lb-ft) @ 4200rpm
6-speed manual transmission
6-speed auto transmission with TAPshift manual shift controls on steering wheel
Limited slip differential (*requires manual transmission)
4 wheel disc brakes with anti-lock
Brembo performance 6-piston front and 4-piston rear brake calipers
3.73:1 rear axle ratio
3.23:1 rear axle ratio (*requires auto transmission)
Dual-mode performance exhaust
Body-colour painted engine cover
Performance Ride & Handling suspension
Magnetic Ride Control
Electric variable-ratio power steering
StabiliTrak stability control system with traction control
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EXTERIOR
Unique front and rear fascias, ZL1-specific front splitter, rear diffuser and side rocker extensions
Aluminium bonnet with carbon fibre 'mohawk' extractors
Exposed carbon fibre weave bonnet insert
Unique rear spoiler
High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps with automatic control
Daytime running lamps (separate)
Fog lamps
Exterior mirros, heated power-adjustable, driver-side auto-dimming
Body-colour roof ditch moulding 
Rear Park Assist (ultrasonic)
Rear Vision Package
includes Rear Park Assist, Rear Vision Camera, interior rearview auto-dimming mirror with rearview camera display 
Unique ZL1 sill plate
Tyre sealant & inflator kit
Spare tyre & wheel
Dark Gray Roof and Rear Decklid Stripe Package
Black Roof and Rear Decklid Stripe Package
20" x 10" front & 20" x 11" rear bright 5-spoke forged aluminium wheels
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INTERIOR
Front sport bucket seats & folding rear seat with pass-through
6-way power adjustable front seats with power recliner
Leather front seating surfaces with sueded microfibre inserts
Heated driver & front passenger seats
3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel
Interior Sueded Microfibre Package
includes wrapped steering wheel, shift knob and shift boot
Steering column with manual rake and telescopic adjustment
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Analogue instrumentation with Driver Information Centre, inco speedometer, tachometer, fuel & engine temperature
Auxiliary gauges - inc. boost readout, oil pressure, battery voltage & oil temperature
Head-Up Display
AM/FM stereo with CD-ROM and MP3 playback, music navigator, Graphic Information Display (GID) and auxiliary input jack, inc, outside temperature display
Boston Acoustics premium 9-speaker audio system 245W
Sirius XM Satellite Radio
Bluetooth for phone
Audio system USB port
Power sunroof
Power windows
Air conditioning
Cruise Control
Cup holders (2)
Auto-dimming interiro rearview mirror with rearview camera display
Remote keyless entry
Auxiliary power outlets (2)
Universal home remote
Compass in Driver Information Centre
Front reading lamps
Illuminated entry & theatre dimming
Rear window demister
Carpeted front floor mats
LATCH system
Theft deterrent system PASS-Key III
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
Remote boot release
Airbags: dual-stage frontal, and thorax side-impact driver & front passenger, head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions, inc. passenger sensing system
3-point safety belts in all seating positions
Safety belt pretensioners
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