Max speed 296 kph (183.52 mph)
0 - 60 mph 3.8 s
0 - 100 mph 8.7 s
1/4 mile 12.1 s @ 117 mph


Power 433 kw (580 bhp / 588 ps) @ 6100 rpm
Torque 751 Nm (556 lb-ft) @ 3800 rpm
Displacement 6.2 liters (378 ci)
Engine type LSA V8
Engine location front

General data

Gearbox 6-Speed Manual
Drive rear wheel drive
Fuel capacity
Year of introduction 2012
Home country USA


Curb weight 1838 kg (4044 lbs) +


Power to Weight ratio 316 bhp/tonne
Power per liter 94 bhp/liter
1/8 mile (est) 8.6 s @ 98 mph stats

FL Rank Position - 187/1769, 17 points
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Community comments (152)

  5 months ago
It's nice trying to compare two cars but all wheel drive and $30K more will definitely give you a lot more, can you imagine a vette with all wheel drive?
  1 year ago
I really wonder though. It does have less Bhp/Torque, w But only bigger front tyres, But stickier tyres, And shorter gears. Along with that big weight advantage, But it also has less weight on the tyres. I honestly don't know. But after 110Mph the ZL1 pulls away HARD.
  1 year ago
I would imagine the new Z/28 would be faster than this in acceleration. It's certainly has less hp/torque, but I think the bigger tires and less weight will play a huge roll and most likely will be faster.
  1 year ago
It ain't pushin' only 580 bhp! That was the underrated amount of power in case fo' insurance. I've been seein' the stock ZL1s pushin' 610-620 bhp stock! Mine's got dyno tested up to 688 (!!!!!!) bhp stock!!! Search it up on YouTube.
  1 year ago
Can this do an 11.2 with the best driver? Dunno. Never herd anyone taking off THAT much time from the best mag test before. This can do Under 11.7@124+ no doubt, But its hard to guage.

But im surprissed no mag has gotten better then 12.0@119Mph, You would think this would be faster then a CTS-V in acceleration, But I wonder if its actually making 580Bhp.

And more to the question, Will the Z/28 be faster in acceleration? Less power and torque, But also 300Lbs lighter, Shorter gears, more racy suspension, grippier tyres, And theres the N/a Vs Sc part too. I dunno though.
  1 year ago, last edited 1 year ago
"1/4 mile: 11.2s stock (same as Lambo Aventador and Nissan R35 GTR)
Top speed 190"

Doubt. Also the video reference doesn't really look reliable to me.
  1 year ago
UMM... you mean same as an Aventador + 1 full second right?
  1 year ago
1/4 mile: 11.2s stock (same as Lambo Aventador and Nissan R35 GTR)
Top speed 190

(not on drag slicks , but on 100% stock tires!!! No kidding)

With an additional 15 hp it breaks into 10.95s $$$$$
  1 year ago
i give you apathy behind the scenes

  2 years ago
0-100 km/h: 3.1 sec
0-200 km/h: 9.4 sec
0-300 km/h: 25.0 sec
Source: AutoBlid SportsCars of today (9/10/2013 @ 17:00)
  2 years ago
The best the ZL1 has done was 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and 0-200 in 11.2 seconds, similar to what someone else here has made (the data).

Source: AutoBlid SportsCars 9/2013
And of course that was the coupe, not the convertible.
The 0-60 in 3.08 seconds and 1/4 mile in 11.07 seconds is possible for a manual ZL1, but not for an automatic one.
  2 years ago
I believe the ZL1 can get up to 205 mph due to being more track-capable than both the Boss 302 Mustang and the Shelby GT500. The GT500 goes up to 202.
The test data was done by a stock ZL1 on bone-stock tires, not a modified one with drag slicks, though.
BTW, the test data was reached by the ZL1 reaching 7,000 rpm instead of 6,250 in each gear for maximum performance.
Here is the new paper for my brand new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. It is a test paper.

0-30 mph: 1.42 sec
0-40 mph: 1.83 sec
0-50 mph: 2.45 sec
0-60 mph: 3.08 sec
0-70 mph: 3.96 sec
0-80 mph: 4.54 sec
0-100 mph: 6.92 sec
1/4 mile: 11.07 sec @ 124.11 mph

Oh, heck yeah! Even the (most powerful production V8) Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 (its main competitor), the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, and the SRT Viper GTS can reach those kind of numbers!
  2 years ago
This is such a nice looking car
  2 years ago
I'm not too much happy with that facelift.. better it stayed the same... And well, if they're going to touch the ZL1, I hope they at least improved the tech...
  2 years ago
It would be nice if Chevrolet made a 2014 version of this in the Refresh like they did with the new Camaros, atleast this time they should get it on a diet WITHOUT changing the engine, and maybe even more racy then the Z/28.

As it looks, the Z/28 will kill this ZL1, wether its acceleration or round track, dunno what there move choice for that one was, I think alot of people may get angry after purchasing a ZL1 for MORE money on a slower car, or atleast the kind of people that this car demograts after.

Im thinking 585Bhp, 575Lb Ft, 200Lbs lighter, 325rear upgrated tyres, all the bells in whistles on the performance parts, more DF, withing keeping the price range.
  2 years ago
P.S. - Start a new column that adds the date of the timed run.
  2 years ago
Wake up!! Get this listing and the 1st 3 off the Nordschleife page. Wake up!!
  2 years ago
It would be lucky to 7:38 around Nordscleife.
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