How fast is the new Chevy Camaro ZL1?
Historically, the 200-mile-per-hour barrier has only been breached by the most exotic names in the automotive industry. Automakers like Ferrari, Porsche and Lamborghini are going to have to welcome Chevrolet into that club with 2017 Camaro ZL1. During a test run at a proving ground track in Germany, the ZL1 hit a top speed of 202.3 mph in its initial run and more than 193 mph in its follow up. The average top speed for the 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 was clocked at 198 mph, making it the fastest Camaro built to date. In fact, the latest version of the Chevy pony car is faster than the Corvette Z06.
“The ZL1 was developed with high-speed performance in mind, incorporating a balanced aerodynamic package that reduces lift without significantly affecting drag,” Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer said in a press release. “After testing the car in standard settings, which produced the 198-mph average, we set the front and rear camber adjustments to 0 degrees and the tire pressures to the maximum allowable sidewall pressure, and saw the ZL1 average over 200 mph.”
Will my 2017 Camaro ZL1 hit 200 mph?
The test bed for the 2017 Camaro ZL1 that hit 200 mph in Germany was as stock as such a car can be. For the most part, potential owners can order a version with the exact same equipment. The 2017 Camaro ZL1 comes with the 650-horsepower, supercharged, LT4 V-8 engine. Owners will have to choose between the standard six-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic transmission.
What kind of tires does the 2017 ZL1 have?
Given the performance the 2017 Chevy Camaro is capable of producing, having the nearest tire shop on your ICE contact list is probably advisable. The front tires are Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 summer-only skins measuring 285/30ZR20 in front and 305/30ZR20 in the back.
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