Chevrolet has announced the Camaro ZL1 has joined the exclusive "11-second" club.
In testing, engineers were able to run a standard production model through the quarter mile in 11.93 seconds at a speed of 116 mph (186 km/h). This is pretty impressive as drivers who use drag radial tires could find themselves going too fast for most NHRA-sanctioned tracks where a five-point roll bar is required for vehicles running 11.49 seconds or quicker.
According to Tony Roma, Camaro ZL1 program engineering manager, "The ZL1 is great at everything and we're very proud of that. 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."
As we have previously reported, the ZL1 is powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 580 hp (432 kW / 588 PS) and 556 lb-ft (754 Nm) of torque. It enables the coupe to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds and hit a top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h) - 3.9 seconds and 184 mph (296 km/h) with the optional TapShift automatic transmission.