Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has joined the exclusive "11-second" club for stock vehicles. This means that the car is capable of doing less than 12 seconds at a ¼ mile drag race.

Only a few other production vehicles can run the quarter-mile as quickly as the ZL1. Fewer yet can also run 0-60 in 4 seconds, reach a top speed of 184 mph and lap the famous Nürburgring in 7:41.27 - all with the street-legal, factory-issued components and no time-consuming equipment adjustments at the racetrack.

"The ZL1 is great at everything and we're very proud of that," commented 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.", he added.

The new 2012 Camaro ZL1 is powered by a 6.2 liter supercharged V8 with 588HP (432 kW) and 754Nm (556 lb-ft) of torque. 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 296 km/h (184 mph) with the optional TapShift automatic gearbox.

"We know many of customers will take their ZL1 to the drag strip," said Gordon Rojewski, driveline development engineer - and who is also an experienced drag racer and owner of a turbocharged, 920-horsepower street car.

"Some may just go once, to experience the full potential of the 580-horsepower LSA engine. Others may be more serious, going every other weekend with a set of slicks in the trunk. As such, we set out to make sure the ZL1 would perform for them - on the first pass and on the 100th.", he finished.

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