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 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 9, 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 4, 2015 as part of the End of the World event.
It appears as a Muscle class vehicle and can be unlocked in single player upon finding one of its Jack Spots. It is unlocked upon reaching SpeedLevel 2 in multiplayer.
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 class 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.
The NFS Edition has improved overall performance compared to the standard model at a cost of $250,000.