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

typeConcept / Prototype Car
released at2011 SEMA Show
built atOshawa, Ontario, Other
body stylistSangyup Lee
production1
predeccesor1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 COPO 9560
engineLSA V8
positionFront, Longitudinal
aspirationEaton Supercharger
ignitionCoil On Plug
block materialCast Aluminum
valvetrainOHV, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedMPFI (Multi-Point Fuel Injection)
displacement6162 cc / 376.03 in³
bore103.25 mm / 4.06 in
stroke92 mm / 3.62 in
compression9.1:1
power410.1 kw / 550 bhp @ 6100 rpm
specific output89.26 bhp per litre
torque745.7 nm / 550 ft lbs @ 3800 rpm
redline6200
body / frameUnitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheelsRWD
wheel type20-inch Forged Aluminum
front tiresP245/45ZR20 Goodyear Supercar F2
rear tiresP275/40ZR20 Goodyear Supercar F2
front brakesBrembro Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
f brake size32 x 370 mm / 1.3 x 14.6 in
rear brakesBrembro Discs w/4-Piston Calipers
r brake size28 x 365 mm / 1.1 x 14.4 in
front wheelsF 50.8 x 25.4 cm / 20 x 10 in
rear wheelsR 50.8 x 27.9 cm / 20 x 11 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Electric Assist
f suspensionMacPherson Struts w/Anti-Roll Bar, Coil Springs, Magnetorheological Dampers
r suspensionMulti-Link w/Anti-Roll Bar, Coil Springs, Magnetorheological Dampers
wheelbase2852 mm / 112.3 in
front track1618 mm / 63.7 in
rear track1618 mm / 63.7 in
length4836 mm / 190.4 in
width1918 mm / 75.5 in
height1377 mm / 54.2 in
transmissionTremec TR6060 MG9 6-speed Manual
gear ratios2.66:1, 1.78:1, 1.30:1, 1.00:1, 0.80:1, 0.63:1
final drive3.73:1
fuel capacity71.92 litres or 18.99 gal.