Chevrolet has just released prime speed info for the most current Camaro ZL1 and the supercharged coupe is officially the fastest Chevy you can acquire from a dealership. Particularly, the ZL1 Coupe has an official prime speed of 198 mph, a figure that was achieved on the High Speed Oval at Germany’s Automotive Testing Papenburg proving ground.
The ZL1’s leading speed was measured throughout two runs in opposite directions on the 7.six-mile loop. This is standard process, in order to account for variables like wind speed and track surface. The Camaro hit 202.3 mph in one direction and 193.3 in the other direction for an typical of 198 mph. But even though the official rating is set at 198, it’s far more than obvious that the ZL1 is capable of running beyond the 200-mph mark.
This makes it quicker than the bonkers Corvette Z06 or any other Chevy accessible for purchase proper now, and puts in the choose organization of supercars that can hit a lot more than 200 mph. Heck, it’s just as swift as the Dodge Challenger Hellcat, and almost as fast as the Charger Hellcat, which tops out at 204 mph. Also, it’s not far off compared to supercars like the Ferrari 488 GTB or McLaren 675LT, which are rated at 205 mph.
“The ZL1 was developed with high-speed efficiency in thoughts, incorporating a balanced aerodynamic package that reduces lift without having significantly affecting drag,” mentioned Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “After testing the automobile in regular settings, which produced the 198-mph average, we set the front and rear camber adjustments to degrees and the tire pressures to the maximum allowable sidewall pressure, and saw the ZL1 typical more than 200 mph.”
The testing was conducted on the ZL1’s production Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar three tires with pressure set at 44 psi, the advisable setting for extended higher-speed driving. The car’s only modifications from the stock gear have been mandatory security attributes and information logging gear. The automobile was fitted with the accessible 10-speed automatic transmission.
Chevrolet also measured a -to-60 mph sprint of three.five seconds, a quarter-mile time of 11.four seconds at 127 mph, max cornering of 1.02g and a 60-to- mph braking in 107 feet.
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