The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is the modern interpretation of the first generation ZL1 from 1969 and was revealed at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show.
Chevrolet claimed that it is the fastest production Camaro ever made. The ZL1 utilises a 6.2 litre supercharged LSA V8 producing 580 bhp. It is sold with 20-inch alloy rims and a carbon fibre spoiler.
Need for Speed: World
Since August 22nd 2012, the ZL1 has been featured as a 'B' Class vehicle.
It has good acceleration and a weak nitrous boost, which is compensated by a direct and smooth handling to balance out the ZL1's ability to sprint between successive corners. Top speed is 161 mph (260 km/h).
The car also has a decent pursuit durability, making it effective in races and every police related game mode.
|The Yellow style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs 3200. It was made available on September 13th, 2014.
|The Red style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs 1,000,000. It was initially released on July 31st, 2012 as a replacement for the free Grey model offered as part of the 2nd Anniversary event.
The Elite model of the ZL1 is extensively modified in terms of body work and mechanical purposes. The body work is heavily orientated towards purposes of acceleration as the rear spoiler has been replaced with a "whale tail" wing designed to increase rear traction and reduce high speed oversteer. The alterations continue with a superimposed V mouth across the front bumper, removed fog lights, widened front air intake, two visible radiators behind the front bumper, a heavy-set chin spoiler and excessively flared wheel arches.
The body modifications continue with alternative head lights with red outer edges, a wheelie bar and a rear diffuser. The interior is stripped bare of all equipment in favour of an aftermarket driver seat, a complex roll cage and a large nitrous bottle. It features a distinct set of additional exclusive aftermarket parts such as 18 inch Center Line Style B wheels, widened rear tyres, a stage 3 lowering kit, an "Elite" flame style neon kit and an "ELITE" licence plate.
The performance of the Elite variant is reminiscent of that of the standard model. However, the Elite variant has a significantly more powerful nitrous boost and a higher top speed for better performance in Drag races.
|The Elite style is a uniquely altered elite variation of the regular Camaro ZL1. It is altered to the style of a drag car and costs 12500. It was released on March 9th, 2012.
|The Elite style is a uniquely altered elite variation of the regular Camaro ZL1. It is altered to the style of a drag car and costs 1,050,000. It was released on June 4th, 2015 as part of the End of the World event.
Need for Speed: The Run
Besides the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 and Porsche 911 Carrera S (991), the ZL1 is solely available in the Limited Edition of Need for Speed: The Run. It is also playable in the 3DS and Wii releases.
The stock version of the Camaro ZL1 appears as a Tier 3 car in the game. It shares the same top speed with the Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake but loses in handling because of its "Very Difficult" rating.
The Camaro ZL1 also appears as a Tier 4 and Tier 5 vehicle. They are only available in the Limited Edition release as well.
The Tier 4 "NFS Edition" produces 660 bhp at 6,200 rpm and has a "Very Difficult" handling rating. It has the same top speed as the stock version. Compared to the BMW M3 GTS, this ZL1 has better acceleration.
The Tier 5 "Strider" Signature Edition produces 893 bhp at 6,300 rpm and reaches a top speed of 216 mph (348 km/h). It has a "Challenging" handling rating.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 was officially confirmed to appear in Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) on July 13th, 2012.
Its steering is not as stiff as seen on the Ford Mustang Boss 302 and doesn't require much braking when drifting. Acceleration is average and very similar to the Boss 302, although it might require modifications to keep up with stronger Muscle cars like the Shelby Cobra 427. Its durability is average although its high weight can be useful in taking down cops or rival racers.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) (Mobile)
The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 appears in the mobile release of Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) in the Muscle Category. It costs $60,000 and has the same stats as the Ford Mustang Boss 302; a focus on acceleration at the cost of handling.
There is an "NFS Edition" that has improved overall performance compared to the standard model at a cost of $250,000.
Need for Speed: Rivals
The Camaro ZL1 appears in Need for Speed: Rivals as an RCPD unit. It can be made available for the RCPD in either a Patrol, Undercover or Enforcer specification upon the player completing the associated Rank 2 assignment.
- The Camaro ZL1 in Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) lacks the black stripe along the top of its body.
|Chevrolet Camaro (Model Range)|
|SS (1967) • Z28 (1998) • Concept (2006) • SS (2010) • ZL1 (2012)|