VIDEO: 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Completes the 1/4 Mile in 11.93 Seconds

The 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 officially is now a member of the “11-second” club as GM’s engineers recently completed a quarter mile in under 12 seconds.

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The 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 officially is now a member of the “11-second” club as GM’s engineers recently completed a quarter mile in under 12 seconds. GM recently took two Camaro ZL1 models, a manual and automatic to the drag strip. The results: the showroom-stock Camaro ZL1 automatic was the fastest with a time of 11.93 seconds at 116 mph, while the manual equipped Camaro ZL1 took just a tad longer at 11.96 seconds at 117 mph.


“The ZL1 is great at everything and we’re very proud of that,” said Tony Roma, Camaro ZL1 program engineering manager. “You can take it to the drag strip and run 11-second quarter-miles all day long.

Just in case you’re wondering, GM claims that the 11.93-second time in a stock ZL1 tested by the engineers wore the factory-issued Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar G:2 tires. For those that care more about how well their car can handle on a track, the Camaro ZL1 recently lapped the famous Nürburgring in 7:41.27.

Now who’s excited to see the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 go head to head with the Camaro ZL1?