There are plenty of he muscle car aficionados out there who might just look at a ...
There are plenty of he muscle car aficionados out there who might just look at a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and think hmm… this is underpowered!
With the golden bowtie having fitted a Chevrolet Corvette motors to the sixth-gen Camaro, the aftermarket side of the industry has had the pretty easy task when it came to sending a sixth-gen Camaro, be it the ZL1 or not, to the gym.
In the case of the 650 horsepower range-topper, this now means that you can order the package that all but doubles the output of the LT4 engine.
The hardware comes from the Vengeance Racing, being dubbed VR1100. Nevertheless, this company recently strapped such the Camaro ZL1 to the dyno, with the results showing that the thing delivers 1045 hosepower (and 786 lb-ft of twist) at the rear wheels.
Now, if we use a rough 15% percent rule (the mechanical drivetrain loss), we end up with the crank output of 1,200 ponies.
The list of goodies that have allowed such the thorough transformation is led by the Procharger F-1A-94 (basically the belt-driven turbo), an air-to-water intercooler, the billet intake manifold, the Vengeance Racing CNC ported cylinder head, the Stage II camshaft kit, the E85 system, Kooks stainless steel long tube headers and others.
Interestingly, the LT4 block, as well as a 10-speed automatic, have been kept in stock condition, which says quite the lot about the reliability of these parts.
The video below allows you to sample the aural fury of this Camaro, with a dyno room being instantly filled by the scream of the thing.
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