Official: 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 runs a quarter mile in 11 seconds

Just two days ago Lingenfelter Performance Engineering (LPE) announced that its modifications to the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 allow it to hit a top speed of over 200 mph and run a quarter mile in 10.79 seconds.

But how does a standard Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 stack up to the tuned ones? Well, we already know that the top speed of Camaro ZL1 comes in at 184 mph. Chevy has just announced that the Camaro ZL1 has officially joined that 11-second club.

Check out the Top 10 things you need to know about the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

Engineers recently ran a 11.93-second/116-mph quarter-mile in a showroom-stock Camaro ZL1 automatic. A Camaro ZL1 manual ran an 11.96-second ET at 117 mph.

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“The ZL1 is great at everything and we’re very proud of that,” said Tony Roma, Camaro ZL1 program engineering manager. “You can take it to the drag strip and run 11-second quarter-miles all day long. You can also take it to a road course, where it’s balanced, handles well, and does exactly what you want – including lapping Virginia International Raceway’s Grand Course in under three minutes – and yet the ZL1 is sophisticated enough to use as a daily driver. It’s a supercar you can drive every day.”

Refresher: Power for the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 comes from a LSA 6.2L supercharged V8 making 580 horsepower and 556 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. 0 to 60 mph comes in just 4 seconds when mated to the manual transmission and 3.9 when mated to the automatic. Top speed comes in at 180 mph for the manual and 184 for the automatic. Prices start at $54,995.

– By: Omar Rana


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