Camaro ZL1 set to thrill Kuwait cus­tomers

Un­prece­dented lev­els of re­fine­ment, track ca­pa­bil­ity and drag-strip per­for­mance

Kuwait Times - - BUSINESS -

The 2017 Camaro ZL1 is poised to chal­lenge the most ad­vanced sports coupes in the world in any mea­sure - with un­prece­dented lev­els of tech­nol­ogy, re­fine­ment, track ca­pa­bil­ity and straight-line ac­cel­er­a­tion. The Camaro ZL1 is the most pow­er­ful Camaro in the model’s fifty year his­tory and will be made avail­able for sale in Kuwait in April 2017 by Chevrolet Al­ghanim, the ex­clu­sive dis­trib­u­tor of Chevrolet ve­hi­cles in Kuwait.

Ac­cel­er­a­tion is de­liv­ered via a new su­per­charged 6.2L V-8 en­gine, with es­ti­mated 650hp. Its 0-100kph time is a mere 3.6 sec­onds, and it can com­plete the quar­ter mile in 11.4 sec­onds at a speed of 204 kph. It builds on the sixth gen­er­a­tion Camaro’s seg­ment lead­er­ship as the fittest in the seg­ment.

“The Camaro ZL1 is de­signed to ex­cel at every­thing, de­liv­er­ing on de­sign, de­pend­abil­ity, qual­ity and per­for­mance,” said Ab­dal­lah Mad­houn, Re­gional Sales and Mar­ket­ing Man­ager for Chevrolet, GM Mid­dle East. “The ZL1 is the track ca­pa­ble ver­sion of the award­win­ning sixth gen­er­a­tion of the Camaro and can chal­lenge the most ad­vanced sports coupes in the world.” The Camaro ZL1 is the first pro­duc­tion car to use a new, ad­vanced 10speed au­to­matic gearbox, which of­fers strong econ­omy and per­for­mance ben­e­fits. It is also avail­able as a six-speed man­ual.

Han­dling ca­pa­bil­ity starts with the lightweight, stiff struc­ture of the all-new six­thGen­er­a­tion Camaro, mar­ried with Mag­netic Ride sus­pen­sion and an elec­tronic lim­ited-slip dif­fer­en­tial. Stan­dard tech­nolo­gies in­clude Driver Mode Se­lec­tor, dual-mode ex­haust and ad­vanced con­nec­tiv­ity fea­tures. Take a look at the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro in more de­tail:-

De­signed for Per­for­mance

Func­tion­al­ity de­fines the Camaro ZL1’s form, with the ex­te­rior shaped dur­ing more than 100 hours of wind-tun­nel test­ing and on-track val­i­da­tion to im­prove aero­dy­nam­ics and cool­ing for track use. Ac­cord­ingly, its ex­te­rior el­e­ments all play a part in man­ag­ing air­flow over, un­der and through the ZL1. “The de­sign sup­ports the Camaro ZL1’s ex­cep­tional per­for­mance and does so with com­pelling style,” said John Mack, Camaro ex­te­rior de­sign man­ager. “From ev­ery an­gle, the el­e­ments co­a­lesce to give the car a pur­pose­ful, su­per ag­gres­sive at­ti­tude.”

The lower grille open­ing, for ex­am­ple, of­fers greater air­flow com­pared to the Camaro SS, and the up­per grille in­cor­po­rates a new ver­sion of the “flow-tie” open bowtie in­signia. There’s also a new hood, with a car­bon fiber in­sert and heat ex­trac­tor that pulls hot air from the en­gine com­part­ment. Ad­di­tional changes in­clude a larger front split­ter, unique rock­ers, a wing-style rear spoiler and wider front fend­ers - all tuned to im­prove aero­dy­nam­ics for greater high-speed sta­bil­ity. The Camaro ZL1’s in­te­rior also fea­tures a car­bon fiber in­stru­ment panel mold­ing in­te­rior trim. In­side, there are stan­dard Re­caro front seats, along with a sueded flat-bot­tom steer­ing wheel and shift knob. Chevrolet’s Per­for­mance Data Recorder is avail­able.

Fast with fi­nesse

A co­he­sive suite of per­for­mance tech­nolo­gies tai­lors ZL1’s per­for­mance for street and track. Fea­tures in­clude an up­dated Mag­netic Ride sus­pen­sion, Per­for­mance Trac­tion Man­age­ment, elec­tronic lim­ited-slip dif­fer­en­tial, Cus­tom Launch Con­trol and Driver Mode Se­lec­tor. It also has a stronger power-toweight ra­tio than its pre­de­ces­sor, weigh­ing 200 pounds less, while of­fer­ing ap­prox­i­mately 60 more horse­power and 80 more pound­feet of torque. The re­sult is a one-of-a-kind driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

“Driv­ing the Camaro ZL1 is best de­scribed as ‘fast with fi­nesse,’” said Reuss. “It is beau­ti­fully bal­anced, with per­fect damp­ing and iso­la­tion for op­ti­mal per­for­mance and driver con­fi­dence in vir­tu­ally any sit­u­a­tion - from the Pa­cific Coast High­way to Wil­low Springs to Pomona.”

Ad­di­tional chas­sis fea­tures in­clude:

• Unique 20-inch forged alu­minum wheels with 285/30ZR20 front and 305/30ZR20 rear tires

• Goodyear Ea­gle F1 Su­per­car tires with a com­pound and con­struc­tion de­vel­oped ex­clu­sively for the Camaro to of­fer ex­cep­tional grip on the track

• Brembo brakes with six-pis­ton monobloc front calipers - fea­tur­ing the ZL1 logo - and mas­sive, 15.35-inch (390 mm) two­piece front ro­tors.

Su­per­charged per­for­mance and new 10-speed au­to­matic

Un­der­hood, the ZL1 fea­tures a su­per­charged LT4 6.2L V-8 Small Block en­gine, with in­take and ex­haust sys­tems tai­lored for Camaro. It is rated at an es­ti­mated 650 horse­power and 650 lb-ft of torque (881 Nm), mak­ing this the fastest Camaro ZL1 in the ve­hi­cles 50 year his­tory. The LT4 is backed by a stan­dard six-speed man­ual trans­mis­sion or all­new, avail­able pad­dle-shift 10-speed au­to­matic. The 10-speed au­to­matic has 7.39 over­all ra­tio for smaller steps be­tween gears. It en­ables the LT4 en­gine to re­main at op­ti­mal rpm lev­els dur­ing ac­cel­er­a­tion, par­tic­u­larly when ex­it­ing corners, for quicker laps and light­ning-quick re­sponses on both up- and down-shifts.

This is the first Chevrolet ap­pli­ca­tion of the new quick-shift 10-speed, with unique cal­i­bra­tions and hard­ware de­vel­oped ex­clu­sively for the ZL1. Fi­nally - and un­like some com­peti­tors - there’s no need to pur­chase an op­tional pack­age to make the ZL1 track ready. Track ca­pa­bil­ity comes stan­dard, with fea­tures in­clud­ing an im­pres­sive 11 heat ex­chang­ers for op­ti­mal pow­er­train cool­ing.

Chevrolet Care

All cus­tomers who pur­chase a Chevrolet from Yusuf A. Al­ghanim & Sons will re­ceive the ben­e­fits of the Chevrolet Care Pro­gram, which en­tails new lev­els of post-sale sup­port and trust. The Chevrolet Care is an ex­cep­tional cus­tomer ser­vice that is based on four main pil­lars: com­pet­i­tive and trans­par­ent ser­vice costs (es­pe­cially for four-wheel drive ve­hi­cles), sched­uled ser­vice ap­point­ment book­ing with same day de­liv­ery, qual­ity ser­vice by cer­ti­fied tech­ni­cians and 3yr/100,000km war­ranty with 24x7 road­side as­sis­tance for 4 years.

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