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New Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 able to do nearly 100km/h in first gear

By Faiming_low on 23 Aug 2016

Attached Image Thanks to an output of 650 horses, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is the one of the more interesting muscle car to look out for. Installed with a 6.2-litre supercharged V8, the car can either be had with a new 10-speed automatic or a six-speed manual.

Attached Image While the automatic is expected to be faster in a sprint due to the closer ratios and its faster gearchange, the team at chevy made sure the manual gearbox buyers don't feel left out in terms of speed. Speaking at a public event about the latest ZL1 recently, lead engineer Al Oppenheiser revealed that the car can reach 96km/h (60mph) in first gear, which could equate to some pretty impressive sprint timings.

For those wondering why didn't they engineer it to hit 100km/h instead, it is because the Americans measure the sprint in miles per hour which equates to 0-96km/h instead of 0-100km/h. Expect it to hit 96km/h in less than four seconds.

Attached Image While this is a noteworthy fact for an american muscle car, some other supercars, like for example, Lamborghini, have allowed their cars to break our national speed limit in first gear for some time.


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Faiming_low
Written by Faiming_low
Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?



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Cheefarn Aug 25 2016 08:25 AM

Ya, but how much is that Lambo? How reliable is that Lambo in general? The Camaro, just like any super cars from the US Big 3, will be as reliable and drivable in real world conditions as their sedan models in their lineup. Meaning it can do school, supermarket, and get stuck in heavy traffic the whole day with ease.

 

Most imptly its affordable performance for everyone.

Fett Aug 25 2016 10:36 AM

Ya, but how much is that Lambo? How reliable is that Lambo in general? The Camaro, just like any super cars from the US Big 3, will be as reliable and drivable in real world conditions as their sedan models in their lineup. Meaning it can do school, supermarket, and get stuck in heavy traffic the whole day with ease.

 

Most imptly its affordable performance for everyone.

dont think anyone who buys a lambo is looking for "reliability" tho.

ER-3682 Aug 26 2016 07:17 AM

I wonder what is the selling price in US for the Auto version.?

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