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Chevrolet Camaro RS ZL1 specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1500 kg (3307 lbs)
Dimensions 4.56 m (179 in) long, 1.81 m (71 in) wide, 1.25 m (49 in) high
Wheelbase 2.65 m (104 in)
Power / weight 291 ps (287 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 407 Nm (300 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 1969
Origin country United States
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Performance

Top speed 263 kph (163 mph)
0 - 100 kph 5.9 s
0 - 60 mph 5.6 s

Powertrain

Engine type GM Chevrolet Big-Block V-8 427 ZL1
Displacement 7.0 l (427 ci / 6997 cc)
Power 436 ps (430 bhp / 321 kw) @ 5200 rpm
Torque 610 Nm (450 lb-ft) @ 4400 rpm
Power / liter 62 ps (61 hp)
Transmission Muncie M20 4 Speed Manual (3.07 ratio)
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive
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Super8  8y ago

All of the Corvette ZL1 is never underrated and this seems true since their output with high performance intake, carburetor and side pipe exhaust is 585 Hp. ZL1 is a legitimate 500 Hp+ engine. Others have recently built ZL-1's with similiar or higher results. Several have dynoed in the 540-550 HP range. Modern components like piston rings may be the cause of the slightly higher performance.


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Super8  8y ago

This is website for Camaro ZL1: http://www.camaros.org/copo.shtml
Many people believe ZL1 is really underrated to 430 Hp with 376 NET Hp. This is possibly true but without underrated engine it could reach 525 Hp with 498 NET Hp with torque close to 550 ft-lbs. It believed some of the ZL1 in 1969 is not underrated but still register as 430 Hp with 450 ft-lbs. This might be a reason why some magazine including Motor Trend can reach 10.9 sec @ 130 mph in standard condition with racing tires (Even L72 Corvette and LS6 Chevelle SS can't reach such that 1/4 miles even with racing tires).


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Super8  8y ago

One thing for sure, ZL1 is handle better than SS 396 cuz it has better balance. I wonder why Chevy only use it for drag race only instead for circuit track use.


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Super8  8y ago

Rare model cuz usually ZL1 came from SS 396 base but this one is came from RS package model. The only different from SS 396 base is this one fitted with long ratio Muncie 4 speed manual. The fastest recorded top speed by Chevy is 157 mph but some people capable to reach 162 mph.