Supercar Performance and Technology

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Sports Car Price
MANUAL AUTOMATIC

0-60 mph 1/4-mile Top speed Max lateral

4.0 sec. 12.1 sec. 180 mph 1.0 g
$54,095 580 hp 556 lb-ft Standard

3.9 sec. 12.0 sec. 184 mph 1.0 g

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Base Price: Horsepower: Torque: Magnetic Ride: Audi R8 GT

Base Price: $196,800 Horsepower: 560 hp Torque: 398 lb-ft Magnetic Ride: Standard

Maserati GranTurismo
Base Price: $122,800 Horsepower: 405 hp Torque: 339 lb-ft Magnetic Ride: Not Available

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Base Price: $185,750 Horsepower: 565 hp Torque: 479 lb-ft Magnetic Ride: Not Available

Transmissions Engineered for

HIGH PERFORMANCE

Tremec TR6060 Manual Transmission
Increased torque capacity 30% over Camaro SS
– Stronger output shaft – Additional mainshaft roller bearing

Performance shift feel
(improved feel/performance)

– Refined synchronizer design – GM-designed short throw shifter

High torque capacity clutch
– Dual-mass flywheel – Twin-disc clutch

Hydra-Matic 6L90 Automatic Transmission
Drive mode for everyday driving
– Second-gear starts, smooth shift feel – Temporary manual mode through tap shifters

Sport mode for more aggressive driving
– First-gear starts, longer time in lower gears – Performance algorithms, more aggressive shifts

Manual mode

– True manual, with no automatic upshifts even at fuel cutoff – Staged upshifts for imperceptible shift times

6.2L Supercharged LSA V8
580 hp (432 kW) @ 6,000 rpm

600

500

600

556 lb-ft (754 Nm) @ 4,200 rpm

300

Torque (lb-ft)

500 400 300 200 100 0 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 0 100 200

Engine Speed (rpm x 100)
Proven LSA performance
– Sandcast block with cast-in-place iron liners – Forged connecting rods – New cast stainless steel exhaust manifolds

Improved induction system

– Optimized flow using CFD – 30 percent reduction in air flow restriction

Improved supercharged and intercooler efficiency

– Intercooler brick optimized for more air flow – Improved cooling flow and heat transfer

Horse Power (hp)

400

Track-Tested Performance

“24 Hour” Test at Milford Proving Grounds
– 24-hours, and 2,088 miles, of driving flat-out on the track – Reaching 150 mph on each lap, and averaging 88 mph – Only tires and brakes changed during the duration of the test, to validate durability of powertrain and chassis components

Camaro ZL1 lapped Nurburgring in 7:41.27
– Nearly 40 seconds faster than Camaro SS tested in 2009 – Cornering through the “Foxhole” flat in 5th gear, near 160 mph – Validated the well-rounded performance of the ZL1, including acceleration, braking, grip and steering

High-Performance

AERODYNAMICS

The first GM car designed to generate downforce at high speeds
– ZL1 generates 65 pounds of downforce at 150 mph, compared to 200 pounds of lift in Camaro SS – Vented carbon-fiber hood, front splitter and rear spoiler contribute downforce for improved stability and responsiveness

Aerodynamic design integrates brake and rear-differential coolers
– Ducts in the outer corners of the lower grille provide direct airflow to the brake rotors – The heat exchanger reduces temperatures in the rear differential by more than 100º F – Dual belly pans funnel air over driveline components

Every Camaro ZL1 is

Track-Capable

Standard equipment includes Magnetic Ride suspension, Performance Traction Management, rear-differential cooler, brake cooling ducts, and engine/transmission cooler

Customers will not have to buy optional “performance packages” — or modify their ZL1 for track-day events
Excerpt from 2012 Ford Mustang GT500 Owner’s Manual…
In the event the vehicle is intended for track use, and the loss of warranty coverage is not of concern, the following vehicle durability modifications are required: • Install transmission oil cooler. Permanent damage to the transmission will result if the vehicle is subjected to competition conditions without installation of a transmission oil cooler. • Install rear differential cooler. Permanent damage to the rear differential will result if the vehicle is subjected to competition conditions without installation of a differential cooler. • Install Ford Racing brake cooling duct kit. Excessive brake wear will occur if the vehicle is subjected to competition conditions without installation of a brake cooling kit. • Replace the rear axle lubricant after the first 1 hour of high-speed operation or if the vehicle is subjected to competition conditions and every 12 hours thereafter.

Exclusive Performance
PERFORMANCE TRACTION MANAGEMENT
allows the driver to adjust performance variables including:
– Traction and stability control – Magnetic Ride and electric steering effort – Launch control for manual models MODE 1
Performance Traction Active Handling Suspension Mode Steering

Technologies
MODE 2 MODE 3 MODE 4 MODE 5

WET ON TOUR TOUR

DRY ON TOUR TOUR

SPORT 1 ON SPORT SPORT

SPORT 2 OFF SPORT SPORT

RACE OFF TRACK TRACK

MAGNETIC RIDE SUSPENSION
Magnetic Field
Particles Aligned

delivers daily-driver comfort, and track-capable control
New Two Wire Dual Core damper design
– Up to 40 percent greater damping force capability for exceptional body control – Faster fall-off rate, for improved ride comfort and vehicle refinement

No Magnetic Field
Particles Randomly Dispersed

Improved ECU calculates optimum damping forces 1,000 times per second

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