ZL1 traces its strong presence back to the legendary 1969 production ZL1 models. Today’s ZL1 lives up to that iconic name as the most technologically advanced Camaro. Tested on some of the most rigorous tracks around the world, including world-renowned Nürburgring, where it ran a 7:41.27 lap.
Built to be track capable, one tap of the accelerator will immediately reveal why it’s like nothing you’ve ever driven before. You’ll feel the intensity of an all-aluminum 6.2L supercharged engine that delivers 580 horsepower† and 556 lb.-ft. of torque.
But the ZL1 doesn’t just boast unbridled power. That’s just half of the equation. There’s also Magnetic Ride Control™, world-class braking and a 4-wheel independent suspension. Influenced by the Corvette, Performance Traction Management (Coupe model only) lets you choose from five performance settings that adjust for ambient and track conditions, driver experience and vehicle familiarity.
They’re all performance refinements you can’t get on a Mustang Shelby GT 500 and another reason why you’ll be hard-pressed to find a production car that can match the Camaro ZL1.
Camaro ZL1 has a history to respect and build upon. That’s why the 2014 namesake is designed so everything works together, to give you not just power, but precision and control.
The fuel system has added fuel pickups to maximize the amount of fuel available even under high g-force cornering. The standard TREMEC® 6-speed manual transmission comes with a short-throw shifter for quicker, precision shifting.
The dual-mode exhaust enables peak performance at high engine speeds and has been engineered to create an aggressive growl while idling without drowning out the tunes when you’re cruising at a steady speed — the drawback of some aftermarket performance exhausts.
This is the kind of fine-tuned vehicle that engineers dream about designing and enthusiasts dream about driving. It’s so track capable you might just want to start looking for a sponsor.
EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE, FROM STRIP TO STREET
…from track to street
Feel the rush of an engine that goes from 0 to 60 in 3.9 seconds with an available Hydra-Matic® 6L90 automatic transmission. Boasts power you can feel, topping out at 184 mph with the available automatic, and covers a quarter-mile of pavement in a mere 12 seconds.
One of the reasons you’ll get there that fast is the standard Performance Traction Management. It features launch control that automatically modulates engine torque for the best possible acceleration without excessive wheel spin.
The 580-horsepower 6.2-liter supercharged V8 with 556 lb.-ft. of torque can be mated to a TREMEC® 6-speed manual (MG9) or available Hydra-Matic 6L90 automatic transmission. This aluminum-block engine is based on the legendary GM small block V8 architecture and features an intercooled supercharger system and premium heat-resistant aluminum alloy cylinder heads.
Supercharge your ride
Camaro ZL1 offers a uniquely designed sixth-generation intercooled 1.9-liter Eaton® supercharger. It’s what gives ZL1 additional thrust and force and it’s a big component of the driving exhilaration you’ll feel when you put ZL1 through its paces. The 4-lobed supercharger enables a broad range of power through the rpm band, giving the engine great low-end torque and excellent horsepower at the upper rpm range where a supercharger generally loses its effectiveness.
Stays cool when the action heats up
Unlike many of its competitors, ZL1 comes fully equipped with factory-integrated auxiliary fluid coolers that would otherwise cost thousands of dollars to install, including a liquid-to-liquid engine cooler typically found on high-end sports cars.
The differential cooler is a truly unique design. This innovative system pumps overcooled transmission fluid to a heat exchanger inside the housing that can drop the
differential temperature by over 100 degrees. That helps maintain cool, stable performance even during the most aggressive racetrack sessions.
That smooth transfer of power and control you’ll feel when shifting? You can thank the ZL1 Convertible’s latest TREMEC® 6-speed manual transmission with its short-throw shifter and dual mass flywheel.
The system provides smooth transfer of the engine’s exceptional power and torque, and the dual mass flywheel design ensures, smooth operation. The small diameter and low inertia of the twin disc clutch ramp up the 0–60 performance.
The optional automatic transmission is no afterthought — it’s a fully integrated powertrain offering that is completely unique to the segment. The Hydra-Matic® 6L90 is built to handle the impressive torque and power while steering paddle shifting helps make shifts quick and convenient. The upshift algorithm in TAPshift® mode reduces delay, allowing for seamless tap downshifts and upshifts. The algorithm has been designed to recognize aggressive throttle movement to hold lower gears for extreme driving situations.
ZL1-Tuned Performance Suspension System with Gen 3 Magnetic Ride Control™
ZL1 is remarkably comfortable on the street — and capable on the track — thanks to a series of applications and refinements to the chassis system, including the latest generation of Magnetic Ride Control technology. The bushings, mounts, dampers and tires have all been tuned for this vehicle’s high-performance dynamics. Springs lower the vehicle to reduce its center of gravity for improved braking and handling. Both the front and rear stabilizer bars have been designed for a dramatic decrease in roll and precisely tuned for perfect handling balance.
Power to the pavement
From the raceway to the driveway, ZL1 has more control on more surfaces. ZL1 was the first car for sale in North America featuring the latest generation of Magnetic Ride Control™–you’re not going to find that in many cars. ZL1 has three distinct damper calibrations: Tour, Sport and Track. These shocks employ magnetorheological fluid for damping levels adjusts up to 1,000 times per second, making the system exceptionally
responsive and providing increased wheel control on even the roughest road or the most challenging track by dramatically reducing heave, pitch and roll.
Braking and Handling That Keeps You in Control
You can have the most powerful, supercharged engine in the world, but if you don’t have the technology to support it, what do you get? A whole lot of power you can’t control.
That’s why Camaro ZL1 Coupe boasts a number of features that were designed for a car ready to hit the track. Influenced by the Corvette ZR1, Performance Traction Management gives you five performance settings that adjust to track conditions, driver experience and vehicle familiarity. To balance out your ride, the weight distribution is an exceptional 52% to 48% front to back.
And when you need to slow down as fast as you sped up? You’ll feel confident knowing that the Brembo® brakes help provide exceptional stopping distances.
When rubber beats the road
ZL1 offers two 20” wheel options. Both have 20” x 10” front and 20” x 11” rear sizes and are forged-aluminum, optimized for high strength and low mass. The standard wheel is a black 10-spoke — or opt for the polished 5-spoke.
The Goodyear® Eagle® F1 Supercar® G:2 summer-only tires† have been developed and optimized specifically for ZL1 to yield outstanding handling while maintaining requisite street tire performance for wet handling, tread wear, noise, mass and rolling resistance. These tires are also 11 lbs. lighter per car than the tires on Camaro SS.
The evolution of Active Handling
For ZL1, the goal was to create handling and control not just for street use, but to enhance acceleration performance under all racetrack conditions. The resulting Performance Traction Management is an advanced system that integrates the Magnetic Ride Control™, Launch Control, Traction Control and Active Handling systems. The electromechanically powered steering system in ZL1 is specifically engineered for lower inertia and friction, resulting in a direct steering feel and response.
ZL1 is equipped with a Brembo® brake system with massive 14.6" front rotors. It is considered world-class in the high-performance luxury vehicle niche. The unique two-piece design provides excellent fade resistance and is engineered to stand up to repeated high-speed stops. Huge 6-piston monoblock calipers are asymmetrically laid out in the front, with four pistons in the rear. Brake cooling ducts route air from the fascia to the rotor and caliper.
The unmistakable air extractor is engineered from carbon-fiber composites to achieve the highest stiffness and strength possible with the lowest mass. The air extractor pulls air through the lower grille and out through the hood, cooling the engine, increasing efficiency and reducing lift in the process.
The prominent feature of the front fascia is the large lower splitter, which reduces front lift significantly and forces air through the lower grille opening.
Single-piece rockers with extensions are aero-designed and help keep the vehicle down to balance power. The rear diffuser extends to the rear wheel openings and incorporates metal heat shields to insulate the fascia from the hot exhaust tips.
It’s everything you would expect from high- performance excellence. The interior even outperforms. The all-new available RECARO performance front bucket seats with larger bolsters keep you confidently planted. Sueded microfiber inserts with red accent stitching and ZL1 logos are embroidered on the front-seat head restraints. Every detail exudes luxurious craftsmanship — befitting the legendary Camaro ZL1 name.
The flat-bottom steering wheel, designed for use in open race cars, provides increased leg room for heel/toe shifting and makes entrance and exit easier. The wheel has a smaller diameter than the standard Camaro steering wheel, and the rim section has been thickened and tuned to give the driver a more connected feel, which can be improved even further with the available sueded microfiber wrap.
ZL1 comes with all the technology you expect from a top-of-the-line Camaro. Amenities like the standard rear vision camera displayed on the 7-inch diagonal color touch-screen. Choose the OnStar® Directions & Connections® Plan with Turn-by-Turn Navigation†, standard for the first six months, or the available navigation radio. Sound good? Wait until you hear the premium Boston Acoustics® sound system with a one-year trial subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio†.
Rear Vision Camera
See more of what’s going on behind you with a special camera specifically produced to aid you in backing up. It works like an extra set of eyes. When the vehicle is positioned into reverse, the 7-inch color screen display presents a video image from the rear vision camera, showing objects behind the vehicle.
Conveniently access music stored on your USB† drive or compatible mobile devices. Using the steering wheel-mounted audio controls or the 7-inch diagonal touch-screen makes it easy to retrieve and navigate your music library, so you can stay focused on the road ahead.
Color Head-Up Display
The color Head-Up Display (HUD), new for 2014, is specially designed for high-performance driving situations. The color HUD presents performance data without requiring the driver to look away from the usual viewpoint. Even “shift lights” are presented with increasing engine speeds to help you achieve perfectly timed upshifts. The color HUD displays speed, rpm and lateral g data while cornering and even your radio station, right on the windshield. You can even customize the display height and intensity to best help you stay on top of vital information while keeping your eyes on the road. Whether conditions are wet or dry or whether you’re in pure racing mode, the color Driver Information Center (DIC) displays which one of the five Performance Traction Management modes you’ve chosen.
Stay on top of it all
Catch up with friends, entertainment and the latest information. Available Chevrolet MyLink† with 7-inch color touch-screen allows you to easily connect your smartphone with standard Bluetooth®† Wireless Technology and take control of a wide range of top-notch technology right at your fingertips. Through voice commands or touch controls, tune into Pandora®Internet Radio† or Stitcher SmartRadio™† or listen to commercial-free programs through SiriusXM Satellite Radio† standard for 12 months on LT, SS and ZL1 models or three months on LS, 1LT and 1SS models.
Siri Eyes Free
Chevrolet is the first vehicle manufacturer to offer Siri Eyes Free† to iPhone Siri lets you take charge with your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. Complete an array of hands-free tasks like composing text and email messages to stored contacts on your phone by directing Siri through voice command. Simply connect your iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 with available Chevrolet MyLink†, then use the steering wheel voice activation button to begin.
Stay connected to your Camaro with myChevrolet† and OnStar®RemoteLink®† mobile apps. Start your vehicle†, check diagnostics, contact roadside assistance, schedule routine maintenance and more. Available from the iTunes Store and Google Play. Download OnStar RemoteLink mobile app to your smartphone and enjoy the convenience of locking and unlocking your doors and starting the engine, all remotely.
OnStar® Turn-by-Turn Navigation
Have upcoming turns and street names displayed on the Driver Information Center or hear directions from the automated voice through OnStar®†, standard for the first six months. Or choose the available Navigation radio for maps and directions downloaded onto the new 7-inch diagonal touch-screen.
Press the button on your key fob and start your vehicle remotely†. Requires available automatic transmission.
Stepping into your car no longer means stepping away from your day. Take calls and connect to your music with the touch of a button†, available on select phones.
Enjoy premium performance sound with Boston Acoustics® premium 9-speaker sound system.
RemoteLink Key Fob Services: Standard for five years on OnStar-equipped 2014 vehicles
RemoteLink Key Fob Services† are a component of the OnStar RemoteLinkTM† app that gives you access to features such as remote start as well as locking and unlocking—even when miles away from your vehicle. This is included for five years after purchase of your 2014 Chevrolet vehicle, with or without a paid OnStar® subscription. With Remote Link Key Fob Services, you can unlock your automatic door locks remotely if your keys are locked inside or in case of an emergency. With factory installed and enabled remote start, you can also remotely start or turn off your car, which is helpful for cooling or heating the inside of your vehicle, and activate your vehicle’s horns and lights to help locate it in a crowded parking lot.
The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe has received the highest possible Overall Vehicle Score for safety –five-stars – and has received five star scores in every individual safety rating segment of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program†.
Antilock brakes and the StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability Control System with Traction Control help keep you in control during emergency maneuvers and come standard on every Camaro ZL1. The StabiliTrak control module compares your steering input with the vehicle’s actual response and, if necessary, makes the corrections to help keep you on track.
In the event of a collision, six standard air bags† help protect heads, chests and knees. And the ultra-high-strength steel safety cage helps keep everyone in the vehicle protected.
With OnStar®† Automatic Crash Response, standard for the first six months on all Camaro models, you can be automatically connected to emergency assistance if a crash occurs — whether or not the air bags deploy.
Check out its Ecologic features. Here at Chevrolet, we believe in being a responsible steward of our environment. We’ve developed a way to communicate some of the environmentally significant features of each vehicle we make. We call it Ecologic.
Every aspect of Ecologic is audited by Two Tomorrows, an independent third-party sustainability auditor. To learn more about Ecologic and the Two Tomorrows process, click here.
On models with the 3.6L V6 engine, Continuously Variable Valve Timing (VVT) adjusts airflow in and out of the combustion chamber under all engine speeds, which helps improve fuel economy and lower emissions. With Direct Injection, fuel is injected directly into the combustion chamber, which allows for a higher compression ratio and results in better fuel economy.
On models with the 6.2L V8 engine, Electric Power Steering uses an electric motor instead of an engine-driven belt, which results in a lighter overall workload and increased efficiency.
The engine facility is landfill-free. This facility uses a process to reuse, recycle or convert to energy all waste created in its daily operations, which conserves resources.
Some water and engine-air deflectors are manufactured with more than 99% recycled content, including used tires. Making use of recycled materials conserves resources and reduces landfill deposits.
After the vehicle’s useful life, 85% of it is recyclable. The majority of its components can be broken down and recycled, which conserves resources and reduces landfill deposits.
Available on select Apple®, Android™ and Blackberry® devices. Services vary by device, vehicle and conditions. Requires an active OnStar subscription.
580 hp @ 6000 RPM
requires available Chevrolet MyLink and compatible iPhone running iOS 6.
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MyLink functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices. MyLink on Camaro does not include CD player.
Government 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov)
Access is available for five years from the date of vehicle delivery and is transferable. Does not include any emergency services or other OnStar services. To cancel OnStar RemoteLink® Key Fob Services or if your vehicle is sold, it is important to contact an OnStar Advisor. See onstar.com/mobile for full details.
Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Not all vehicles may transmit all crash data.
MyLink functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices. MyLink on Camaro does not include CD player.
With available automatic.
Requires available remote vehicle starter system and automatic transmission.
Available on select Apple, Android and BlackBerry devices. Services vary by device, vehicle and conditions. Requires active OnStar subscription.
Do not use summer only tires in winter conditions, as it would adversely affect vehicle safety, performance and durability. Use only GM-approved tire and wheel combinations. Unapproved combinations may change the vehicle's performance characteristics. For important tire and wheel information, go to gmaccessorieszone.com or see your dealer.
Air bag inflation can cause severe injury or death to anyone too close to the air bag when it deploys. Be sure every occupant is properly restrained. Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.
Data plan rates apply.
Go to gmtotalconnect.com to find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle.
Requires iPhone or Android platform.
580 hp @ 6000 RPM
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