2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Carbon Concept

Welcome to the dark side of Camaro ZL1. This concept incorporates all the technology and performance of the Camaro ZL1 – which goes on sale in 2012 – but with an added layer of carbon fiber to add a decidedly sinister-looking element of form to a car that’s all about function. Included on this concept is the new Ashen Gray exterior paint (available on all 2012 Camaro models).

Vehicle highlights:

* Chevrolet Accessories exposed-weave carbon fiber “Mohawk” hood insert
* Carbon fiber rear spoiler with stainless-steel wicker bill
* Carbon fiber inserts on the interior door and instrument panel
* Lightweight 20×10-inch (front) and 20×11-inch (rear) wheels in satin black with machined faces
* Brembo® six-piston front calipers, with two-piece front rotors, and four-piston rear calipers (Chevrolet Official Licensed Product)
* Magnetic Ride Control
* Dual exhaust outlets with active exhaust and diffuser
* Jet Black leather interior with sueded microfiber seat inserts and Torch Red stitching
* ZL1 short-throw shifter with suede and carbon fiber-trimmed shift knob
* Suede-trimmed flat-bottom steering wheel
* ZL1 pedals

“This concept’s dramatic appearance matches the extreme performance capabilities of the Camaro ZL1,” said Tony Roma, program engineering manager for the Camaro ZL1. “And even if its styling doesn’t intimidate you, its performance on the track will.”

In Detail

type Concept / Prototype Car
released at 2011 SEMA Show
built at Oshawa, Ontario, Other
body stylist Sangyup Lee
production 1
predeccesor 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 COPO 9560
engine LSA V8
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Eaton Supercharger
ignition Coil On Plug
block material Cast Aluminum
valvetrain OHV, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed MPFI (Multi-Point Fuel Injection)
displacement 6162 cc / 376.03 in³
bore 103.25 mm / 4.06 in
stroke 92 mm / 3.62 in
compression 9.1:1
power 410.1 kw / 550 bhp @ 6100 rpm
specific output 89.26 bhp per litre
torque 745.7 nm / 550 ft lbs @ 3800 rpm
redline 6200
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheels RWD
wheel type 20-inch Forged Aluminum
front tires P245/45ZR20 Goodyear Supercar F2
rear tires P275/40ZR20 Goodyear Supercar F2
front brakes Brembro Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
f brake size 32 x 370 mm / 1.3 x 14.6 in
rear brakes Brembro Discs w/4-Piston Calipers
r brake size 28 x 365 mm / 1.1 x 14.4 in
front wheels F 50.8 x 25.4 cm / 20 x 10 in
rear wheels R 50.8 x 27.9 cm / 20 x 11 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Electric Assist
f suspension MacPherson Struts w/Anti-Roll Bar, Coil Springs, Magnetorheological Dampers
r suspension Multi-Link w/Anti-Roll Bar, Coil Springs, Magnetorheological Dampers
wheelbase 2852 mm / 112.3 in
front track 1618 mm / 63.7 in
rear track 1618 mm / 63.7 in
length 4836 mm / 190.4 in
width 1918 mm / 75.5 in
height 1377 mm / 54.2 in
transmission Tremec TR6060 MG9 6-speed Manual
gear ratios 2.66:1, 1.78:1, 1.30:1, 1.00:1, 0.80:1, 0.63:1
final drive 3.73:1
fuel capacity 71.92 litres or 18.99 gal.