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Chevrolet Camaro ZL1


Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

This car represented the zenith of Chevy's muscle cars. It's one of the most powerful Camaros ever, and also the most exclusive, with a production numbering just 69. In the 1960s Chevrolet supported the Automotive Manufacturers Association's ban by using over 400ci (6.9-liter) engines only in Corvettes or its full-size cars. However, one of Chevrolet's employees, Vince Piggins, found a loophole in the ban and created the ZL1. The car started as an SS396 model, with F41 uprated suspension, front discs, a cowl induction hood and exclusive engine unlike anything else Chevrolet had. It was an all-aluminium 427ci (7.2-liter) V8 which weighed the same as a small-block, hence the handling remained very good. However, the awesome power meant the car could run 11-second quarter-miles with racing tyres. Collectors have paid anything from $150,000 to $250,000 for a ZL1.

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Specifications

Top speed:125 mph (201 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):5.3 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:427 ci (6,997 cc)
Transmission:4-speed manual
Max power:430 bhp (321 kW) @ 5,200 rpm
Max torque:450 lb ft (609 Nm) @ 4,400 rpm
Weight:3,300 lb (1,500 kg)
Economy:7 mpg (2.5 km/I)
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