Ford has ruled the performance game in the new generation of muscle cars with its Boss 302 and Shelby GT500 Mustangs, but all that is about to change with the introduction of the new Camaro ZL1. To combat the power figures of the special edition Mustang, GM fitted a supercharged 6.2L LSA producing more than 550 horsepower into the Camaro. In addition to the more potent powerplant, they also borrowed the magnetic dampeners found in the Corvette ZR1 to make sure you can use all that power around corners and not just in a straight line. The car will also feature special ZL1 20-inch wheels and performance rubber, a sharpened front end, and a vented carbon fiber hood. All this adds up to the fastest, best handling Camaro GM has ever produced. Have a peek at some pictures of the newly revealed car, and you can also see (and hear!) the beast on this video from the lucky guys at MotorTrend who got to spend some time with the ZL1 – See The Video Here
Monthly Archives: March 2011
As winter finally (hopefully) winds to a close and spring is upon us, we have started looking forward to the next sports car that will be gracing our showroom. The 2012 Buick Regal GS is an all-new trim level of the recently released model that comes with a few tweaks to an already solid car. The GS will get a turbocharged 2.0L Ecotec engine delivering 255 horsepower and 295 lb. ft. of torque, which Buick claims will get the car from 0-60 in under 7 seconds. Other equipment will include four-wheel disc brakes with Brembo front calipers, and 19-inch alloy wheels (20 inch wheels with performance tires will be optional.) The GS will also have unique front and rear fascias with a GS specific grille and additional air intake, as well as rocker panel extensions and an intergrated rear spoiler. Interior wise, the car will have 12-way power leather front seats, a flat-bottom steering wheel, metal pedals and satin-finished accents throughout the cabin. One of the more interesting features is the Interactive Driving Control, which will enable drivers to select from three suspension/steering settings: Standard, Sport, and GS.
As the last of the this snow finally melts, we are left to salivate over the arrival of the latest Buick, looks like we’ll have to wait until mid-summer for the GS to hit our lot and it can’t come fast enough. For now, enjoy some pics!