View Full Version : Just Announced: Full 2012 Camaro ZL1 specs, options, equipment


gap4annie
10-24-2011, 11:35 AM
GM has just released all Camaro ZL1 details, specs, and options:

Full ZL1 specs/equipment/options:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=178332

Full reference guide PDF:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=178349

BHSS4142
10-24-2011, 12:26 PM
4120 pounds, really?

Dark SS
10-24-2011, 12:29 PM
4120 pounds, really?

:supergay:

sweetC5
10-24-2011, 02:04 PM
Thats what I fiigured it was going to be, now everyone can bitch about how this one is to heavy too! The car performs better then I excpected so far, I cant wait to see some 1/4 miles times! Enginering on this car is crazy, after seeing the lap time at the ring I am sure its going to do well.

glennster
10-24-2011, 03:23 PM
Is that "GVW" as in fully loaded?

Latch
10-24-2011, 07:13 PM
Camaro ZL1 = 4,120 lbs
Bugatti Veyron = 4,162 lbs

Something to think about...

I agree it's a heavy car, but I think the era of lightweight cars is over.

blk/slvr02ss
10-25-2011, 08:47 AM
Wow thats 985 lbs heavier than My Vette but thats what i thought it would b w/ all the Extra's !!!!!

got-a-ls1
10-25-2011, 09:00 AM
people who thought this car was somehow magically going to be a bunch lighter then a normal camaro were living in a fairy tale.

JHL88
10-25-2011, 02:19 PM
people who thought this car was somehow magically going to be a bunch lighter then a normal camaro were living in a fairy tale.

very true, and as much as it pains me to see it weigh that much i think it will still be a good performer. but i mean... UNDER 4,000lbs id be more happy with it

senicalj4579
10-25-2011, 02:22 PM
4120 pounds, really?

ahhahahaha before I even opened this thread I saw the title and im thinking "oh great another camaro with an awesome engine but its probably a big fat pig!:eyes: I was right :D

strokerblackhawk
10-25-2011, 02:25 PM
damn i wonder how much the vert is gonna weigh 4400lbs?

senicalj4579
10-25-2011, 02:27 PM
Camaro ZL1 = 4,120 lbs
Bugatti Veyron = 4,162 lbs

Something to think about...

I agree it's a heavy car, but I think the era of lightweight cars is over.

Except for the vette :D


To gm and their zl1...
Ill just enjoy my 3200lb 4th gen then when the motor goes ill put in something bigger without the added weight :D

FLYZNTN
10-25-2011, 07:29 PM
Rode in, drove, worked on numerous Camaro's (every generation) from high school until my early 30s. Bought a 95 LT1 z28 Hardtop. Traded it for a 99 LS1 z28 Vert. Sold it in 2002. Bought a 2011 2SS Vert.

The new one, IMO, is the best Camaro Chevrolet has ever built. It isn't perfect but, I do like it.... a lot.

Spinner
10-25-2011, 07:39 PM
Told you itd be 250 heavier then an ss.

strokerblackhawk
10-26-2011, 03:48 PM
Rode in, drove, worked on numerous Camaro's (every generation) from high school until my early 30s. Bought a 95 LT1 z28 Hardtop. Traded it for a 99 LS1 z28 Vert. Sold it in 2002. Bought a 2011 2SS Vert.

The new one, IMO, is the best Camaro Chevrolet has ever built. It isn't perfect but, I do like it.... a lot.

shit bro you stole my car although mine has the flat black rally stipes lol. And i love my new camaro too....

FLYZNTN
10-26-2011, 06:35 PM
shit bro you stole my car although mine has the flat black rally stipes lol. And i love my new camaro too....

I've been kicking around doing the stripes for a couple of months. The flat black ones look great on the convertibles with the black top.

That said, now I'm leaning towards a ZL1 style hood. They look good and, now that I have headers and a blower, I can use the heat extraction.

strokerblackhawk
10-27-2011, 01:35 PM
I've been kicking around doing the stripes for a couple of months. The flat black ones look great on the convertibles with the black top.

That said, now I'm leaning towards a ZL1 style hood. They look good and, now that I have headers and a blower, I can use the heat extraction.

ive been thinking of doing a setup similar to the one in your sig but still trying to shake down the car to make sure theres nothing wrong with it before i start adding boost its only got 1400 miles on it. but yea the flat black srtipes really set the car off i flat blacked a few things on the car to match and i also removed all the badges except for the SS bages. makes the car look alot sleeker to me but i personally dont like chrome on muscle cars unless its a little chrome on interior accents.

J LT1 TA
10-27-2011, 04:12 PM
Camaro ZL1 = 4,120 lbs
Bugatti Veyron = 4,162 lbs

Something to think about...


Camaro ZL1 = 580hp

Bugatti Veyron = 1001hp

IMO your comparing apples to oranges

blk/slvr02ss
10-27-2011, 05:32 PM
Rode in, drove, worked on numerous Camaro's (every generation) from high school until my early 30s. Bought a 95 LT1 z28 Hardtop. Traded it for a 99 LS1 z28 Vert. Sold it in 2002. Bought a 2011 2SS Vert.

The new one, IMO, is the best Camaro Chevrolet has ever built. It isn't perfect but, I do like it.... a lot.

I Have owned 27 Camaro's and i did not like the 5th Gen i had JMO !!!

Latch
10-27-2011, 05:33 PM
Camaro ZL1 = 580hp

Bugatti Veyron = 1001hp

IMO your comparing apples to oranges

Fair enough, but it shouldn't be too difficult to get 1000 bhp out of the ZL1.

FLYZNTN
10-27-2011, 08:08 PM
I Have owned 27 Camaro's and i did not like the 5th Gen i had JMO !!!

Sorry to hear it. Hope you're happy with that Vette.... can't say I've liked any of the 3,452 Vette's I've owned. The 2008 was the worst IMO. :D

FLYZNTN
10-28-2011, 12:22 AM
ive been thinking of doing a setup similar to the one in your sig but still trying to shake down the car to make sure theres nothing wrong with it before i start adding boost its only got 1400 miles on it. but yea the flat black srtipes really set the car off i flat blacked a few things on the car to match and i also removed all the badges except for the SS bages. makes the car look alot sleeker to me but i personally dont like chrome on muscle cars unless its a little chrome on interior accents.

Not a bad idea waiting a bit before you add a supercharger. If you have warranty concerns it's a great idea...... as an aside.... speaking of warranty concerns... my wife thinks I'm nuts. Hell, I think I'm nuts. I've been planning this for awhile though so it's full steam ahead. More parts to come.....

RoidedSS
10-28-2011, 02:35 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=260FmmISHfg&feature=relmfu

I scrolled over this and for as fat as this ZL1 is, it really does well on the track. After I watched the video and saw it ran a 7:41, I went and pulled the list of other cars that ran under the 8 minute mark and became even more impressed of the company that surrounds this car. I agree it needs to lose some weight, but the amount of technological advances that is incorporated into it really puts things into perspective and makes you lose sense of how much it weighs. Unfortunately I have yet to drive one, but I'd have to imagine this car, among other 5th gens would have to be a blast.

::If I can't post youtube videos please delete my post::

gi8e7oi825
10-28-2011, 09:17 AM
I wonder how it compares to the new CTS-V... in real life, not on paper. And not the interior. I'm sure Cadillac wins in every aspect when it comes to interiors vs (probably) any Camaro.

Tainted
10-28-2011, 11:54 AM
Camaro ZL1 = 4,120 lbs
Bugatti Veyron = 4,162 lbs

Something to think about...

I agree it's a heavy car, but I think the era of lightweight cars is over.

its only over for cheap cars. I think exotics will continue to get lighter. the Mclaren MP4 and Pagani Huayra are under 3000lbs...

spdygon
10-28-2011, 09:01 PM
well for much for the zl1.......gt350 coming out with a 630 plus hp car.
will never end

ULTIMATEORANGESS
10-28-2011, 09:09 PM
i like it. dont like the weight or price but i want one.

Nick V.
10-28-2011, 09:15 PM
I Have owned 27 Camaro's and i did not like the 5th Gen i had JMO !!!

holy crap, maybe you should tell me what job to work for a living

MI-Z/28
10-29-2011, 10:45 AM
it shouldn't be too difficult to get 1000 bhp out of the ZL1.

I don't think adding 420hp will be as easy as you think. It definitely won't be cheap either.

Latch
10-29-2011, 03:23 PM
I don't think adding 420hp will be as easy as you think. It definitely won't be cheap either.

Certainly not cheap, but the car itself isn't cheap either. I was thinking along the lines of swapping the blower for twin turbos.

MI-Z/28
10-29-2011, 06:19 PM
I was thinking along the lines of swapping the blower for twin turbos.

Sounds like a difficult swap to me. The entire powertrain is going to need beefing up to handle 1000hp too. Certainly not an easy task.

clint195
10-29-2011, 06:53 PM
Sorry to hear it. Hope you're happy with that Vette.... can't say I've liked any of the 3,452 Vette's I've owned. The 2008 was the worst IMO. :D

This is a pretty stupid comment. You say you have owend 3452 vettes yet you didnt like any of them? Dream on.

Latch
10-29-2011, 09:25 PM
Sounds like a difficult swap to me. The entire powertrain is going to need beefing up to handle 1000hp too. Certainly not an easy task.

It won't be cheap, but it would be a fraction of the price of buying a Veyron.

FLYZNTN
10-29-2011, 09:40 PM
This is a pretty stupid comment. You say you have owend 3452 vettes yet you didnt like any of them? Dream on.

Too funny. It was a joke Einstein. If you read the entire thread or, if that's too much for you, just the post that I quoted, you might get why I went there. Then again, maybe not.........

clint195
10-30-2011, 02:26 PM
Too funny. It was a joke Einstein. If you read the entire thread or, if that's too much for you, just the post that I quoted, you might get why I went there. Then again, maybe not.........

Well yeah i read the whole thread but it was a stupid attempt at humor. Just seems like you're alittle butthurt because he stated he dont like the 5th gen camaro fail.

FLYZNTN
10-30-2011, 03:39 PM
Well yeah i read the whole thread but it was a stupid attempt at humor. Just seems like you're alittle butthurt because he stated he dont like the 5th gen camaro fail.

Not really.... just giving back shit. I guess I should have used a more believable number like say "27."

It's all good. I'm not married to this car. When I no longer have a need for a back seat I'll buy a Vette. Until, then I'll get my 4100 pound Camaro Convertible running 10s. Should be pretty cool.

clint195
10-30-2011, 05:04 PM
Not really.... just giving back shit. I guess I should have used a more believable number like say "27."

It's all good. I'm not married to this car. When I no longer have a need for a back seat I'll buy a Vette. Until, then I'll get my 4100 pound Camaro Convertible running 10s. Should be pretty cool.

:usa:

spdygon
11-04-2011, 07:41 PM
zl1 is all cts-v with a camaro top skin.

Sean-Phastek
11-08-2011, 10:48 AM
Pictures from the 2011 SEMA SHOW - GM's Booth - of the ZL1 Carbon Concept:

http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy335/Phastek/SEMA%20Show%202011%20Camaros/2011%20SEMA%20Show%20GM%20Booth%20Camaros%20by%20P hastek/DSC_0265.jpg

http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy335/Phastek/SEMA%20Show%202011%20Camaros/2011%20SEMA%20Show%20GM%20Booth%20Camaros%20by%20P hastek/DSC_0264.jpg

Medic/Z28
11-27-2011, 07:25 PM
Remove the rear seats, seat belts, spare tire and jack, light weight wheels and it'll weigh less than 4000 lbs or right at.

98BLOWNZ28
11-27-2011, 11:01 PM
id take a ctsv anyday over a zl1.
but thats just me. :)

Rhino79
12-03-2011, 02:25 PM
Except for the vette :D


To gm and their zl1...
Ill just enjoy my 3200lb 4th gen then when the motor goes ill put in something bigger without the added weight :D

LOL!
And in the end, you still have a 10+ year old car. To each their own.

liqidvenom
12-03-2011, 09:03 PM
Remove the rear seats, seat belts, spare tire and jack, light weight wheels and it'll weigh less than 4000 lbs or right at.

and if you arent careful it might handle worse then it would handle stock

RedHotG8
12-03-2011, 09:13 PM
Remove the rear seats, seat belts, spare tire and jack, light weight wheels and it'll weigh less than 4000 lbs or right at.
The Camaro doesn't have a spare tire and jack, just like the G8.

zl1 is all cts-v with a camaro top skin.
Nope the Camaro rides on the Zeta chassis like the G8 and the CTS-V rides on the Sigma chassis so they totally different cars.

need2speed94
12-03-2011, 09:19 PM
5th gens will always be heavy... the sad truth. Maybe the next platform will be lighter so the powerplant they dump into these car's will make a bigger difference.