Camaro ZL1 to make first appearance in Kuwait at Auto Moto Kuwait 2017

IANS
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Chevrolet Middle East and Chevrolet Alghanim Automotive held Kuwait’s first debut of the 2017 Camaro ZL1 at Auto Moto Kuwait.

The Camaro ZL1 is the most powerful Camaro in the model’s fifty-year history and will go on sale in the first half of 2017.

“We’re excited that people in Kuwait are some of the first in the region to see this amazing piece of machinery up close.

The ZL1 is the track capable version of the award-winning sixth generation of the Camaro and can challenge the most advanced sports coupes in the world, on any measure,” said Abdallah Madhoun, Regional Sales and Marketing Manager for Chevrolet, GM Middle East.

“The Camaro’s technology, refinement, track capability and straight-line acceleration are on a whole new level,” he said.

Visitors to the Chevrolet stand will also have the opportunity to experience the Chevrolet vehicle line-up, including the all-new 2017 Chevrolet Malibu, new 2017 Chevrolet Trax, new 2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer Z71, and 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe and Silverado Midnight editions.

In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to stop by the Chevrolet stand to experience a Trailblazer virtual reality experience and to be able to go face-to-face with Q8Stig for a free gift.

The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro in more detail

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 the first production car to use a new, advanced 10-speed 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 sixth- Generation 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.
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 “flowtie” 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 highspeed stability.

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-to-weight ratio than its predecessor, weighing 200 pounds less, while offering approximately 60 more horsepower and 80 more pound-feet 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) two-piece 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).

The LT4 is backed by a standard sixspeed manual transmission or all-new, 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 lightningquick responses on both up- and downshifts.

This is the first Chevrolet application of the new quick-shift 10-speed, with unique calibrations and hardware developed exclusively for the ZL1. By the end of 2018, GM will introduce the new 10- speed automatic in eight vehicle models. 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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