2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Fetches $250,000 at Auction

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By Anita Lienert, Correspondent | Published Sep 26, 2011


LAS VEGAS — A 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 sold for $250,000 at the Barrett-Jackson auction on Saturday. It is noteworthy not just for the sum it commanded, but because it is the only 2012 Camaro ZL1 coupe made with the Carbon Flash Metallic exterior.

The new high-performance Camaro ZL1 — the first offered to the public — was bought by Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports. Proceeds of the auction will benefit the YMCA of Southern Nevada.

General Motors said the Hendrick's Camaro will be the 69th ZL1 built at the Oshawa Assembly Plant, in tribute to the 1969 Camaro ZL1, of which only 69 were produced.

ZL1 is the code name for the 427-cubic-inch big-block engine developed for Corvette racecars in the late 1960s. The engine ended up in 69 Camaros in 1969. The 1969 Camaro was voted the "best Chevy of all time" — a somewhat controversial pick — in a recent online contest sponsored by Chevrolet.

The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will arrive in showrooms in early 2012.

Briggs Auto is Excited about the New 2012 Camaro ZL1 That Delivers 580 Horsepower and Exclusive Technologies
ZL1 power complemented by exclusive Magnetic Ride Control and Performance Traction Management; Supercharged, 6.2L LSA V-8 delivers 580 horsepower and 556 lb.-ft. of torque
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The sales professionals at Briggs Auto love the new 2012 Camaro ZL1. As the leading Chevrolet dealership in Kansas, they have an inside track on all the latest technologies available from Chevy. The new Camaro ZL1 has a lot to offer - a whopping 580 horsepower - the most powerful production Camaro ever made.

The ZL1’s outstanding power is complemented by advanced powertrain and chassis technologies, including exclusive Performance Traction Management and third-generation Magnetic Ride Control.

“The Camaro ZL1 delivers supercar performance and technology in the sports-car segment,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer.

“For sheer power, the ZL1 delivers more horsepower than a Ferrari 458, more torque than an Aston Martin DB9 V12, and a better power-to-weight ratio than a Porsche 911 Carrera GTS. The Camaro ZL1 also features exclusive chassis and traction technologies, to offer the best of all worlds – including balanced handling for the track, acceleration for a drag strip, and the comfort of a daily driver.”

The 2012 Camaro ZL1’s surpasses the advertised power of the legendary 1969 Camaro ZL1’s 427 cubic-inch big block by more than 150 horsepower - while meeting modern emissions requirements.

“The torque is going to make the ZL1 a car you won’t want to get out of,” said John Rydzewski, assistant chief engineer for small block engines.

“Not only will the ZL1 have more power and torque than the competition, we’re making it available with an optional automatic transmission, to appeal to a wider group of sports car enthusiasts.”

The new Camaro is loved by all types of drivers around the country. It also comes with a lot of great safety features that make it one of the safest Camaros ever made.

Like the Magnetic Ride Control, the Performance Traction Management system improves the ZL1 experience as a daily driver and on the track,” Oppenheiser added.

“By offering five distinct modes of traction management, the driver can select what’s best for them based on their experience and the driving conditions. As a result, novice drivers will find the ZL1 is very enjoyable to drive, while expert drivers will find PTM supplements their driving skill without interfering with their intentions.”

Locals who want to learn more about any of the great new Camaro models for sale should stop in at Briggs Auto Group - the leading Chevy dealer in Kansas. Their sales team can answer any questions consumers might have and also schedule them for a test drive. At Briggs Auto Group, they love the Camaro and it shows


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