Camaro Show #50 – Chevrolet Shocks with 2017 Camaro ZL1

2017 Camaro ZL1

2017 Camaro ZL1

What an exciting week we had. Chevrolet surprised us with a new 6th Generation Camaro ZL1! This show will be pretty much devoted to talking about the brand new 2017 Camaro ZL1. Manny Katakis from GMAuthority.com joins us in studio to help us break it all down.

Here are some of the details on the 2017 Camaro ZL1 from the official press release:

Supercharged performance and new 10-speed automatic

“Underhood, the ZL1 features a supercharged LT4 6.2L V-8 Small Block engine, with intake and exhaust systems tailored for Camaro. It is rated at an estimated 640 horsepower (477 kW) and 640 lb-ft of torque (868 Nm).

The LT4 is backed by a standard six-speed manual transmission or all-new, available paddle-shift 10-speed automatic. The 10-speed automatic has 7.39 overall ratio for smaller steps between gears. It enables the LT4 engine to remain at optimal rpm levels during acceleration, particularly when exiting corners, for quicker laps and lightning-quick responses on both up- and down-shifts.

This is the first Chevrolet application of the new quick-shift 10-speed, with unique calibrations and hardware developed exclusively for the ZL1. By the end of 2018, GM will introduce the new 10-speed automatic in eight vehicle models.

Finally – and unlike some competitors – there’s no need to purchase an optional package to make the ZL1 track ready. Track capability comes standard, with features including an impressive 11 heat exchangers for optimal powertrain cooling.

Additional chassis features include:

Unique 20-inch forged aluminum wheels with 285/30ZR20 front and 305/30ZR20 rear tires
Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires with a compound and construction developed exclusively for the Camaro to offer exceptional grip on the track
Brembo brakes with six-piston monobloc front calipers – featuring the ZL1 logo – and massive, 15.35-inch (390 mm) two-piece front rotors.”

Chris Frezza had the opportunity to take a lap around the track at Spring Mountain Motorsports Resort on 03-09-16. https://youtu.be/0QnjjYHCxx4.

We are holding all the voicemail and emails once again this week to bring you all the breaking news.

The 4th Annual NC Camaro Gathering is back from April 29th – May 1st 2016 in Concord, NC.  For all the details, check out their event page at  https://www.facebook.com/events/837178333029370.

Hennessy got the new Camaro to 202 mph. http://jalopnik.com/the-magicians-at-hennessey-got-the-new-camaro-to-202-mp-1763795895.

Callaway Camaro SC740, which is expected to boast a whopping 740 horsepower. http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/callaway-announces-camaro-sc740-specs-performance.
Chevrolet asked us to drive a new 2016 Camaro from the San Francisco Bay area to the Los Angeles area on the Find New Roads Trip – here is our adventure. https://youtu.be/jZcZpSn9J0k.

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