Tag Archives: Chevrolet Camaro News

Watch a Cadillac Escalade smoke a Camaro ZL1 1LE

Of course, Hennessey Performance Engineering tuned a Cadillac Escalade. But, not only has HPE tuned and modified the giant luxury SUV, the company has turned it into a drag strip slayer. To exemplify HPE's work, the company lined up its 805-horsepower Escalade next to a 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, which pushes 650 horsepower. Keep in mind, the Escalade...

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2019 Chevrolet Camaro preview

The sixth-generation Camaro was a huge improvement over its predecessor, but with the Ford Mustang having just received a round of updates, along with the promise of a new Shelby GT500, this is no time for team Camaro to get complacent. It's no surprise then that Chevrolet has introduced its own updates for the Camaro for the 2019 model year. The list...

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Trans Am Depot makes 455 Super Duty drag car with 1,100 horsepower

Trans Am Depot has built an even more extreme version of its 1,000-horsepower 455 Super Duty based on the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro that we saw last year. The new car, which tacks on the Racing designation, was built as a dedicated drag racer designed to challenge the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. But did the company really need to dial up the...

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Katech supercharges the Chevy Camaro ZL1 up to 760 wheel horsepower

Katech takes your stock standard General Motors machine and turns it into something you should be afraid to drive. Or at least, you should have some semblance of skills before taking to the wheel. That should be the case for anybody who buys a car like the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, and even more so if you hand over the keys to Katech. That's because the...

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Hennessey’s Exorcist Camaro is quicker in the 1/4 mile than the Dodge Demon

You can bet Hennessey Performance Engineering had one figure in mind when developing the Exorcist Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: the Dodge Challenger Demon's 9.65-second quarter-mile time. And it's not a surprise HPE was able to top the 9.65-second time with a 9.57-second quarter-mile run. Hennessey released video evidence of the run in a YouTube video, which shows...

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Hennessey Exorcist Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 tops out at 217 MPH

Hennessey Performance Engineering revealed the 1,000-horsepower Exorcist Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 last April, and since then the car's become an assailing answer to Dodge's Challenger Demon, even if it's not an OEM package. We know 959 of its 1,000 horsepower actually makes its way to the rear wheels, but we still never learned just how fast it will go in a...

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Camaro chief says he’d like to see a sub-7:00 ‘Ring time

Last June, a 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE managed to lap Germany's Nürburgring Nordschleife in a time of only 7:16.04. It's a time only a handful of rear-wheel-drive cars have beaten, and coming as no surprise they're all a lot more expensive than the Chevy. But the 640-horsepower ZL1 1LE isn't the end of the performance road, at least as far as the...

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Will the 2019 Chevy Camaro get the Corvette’s 7-speed manual transmission?

The California Air Resources Board may have spoiled one of the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro's surprises. According to a recently filed CARB document, the refreshed 2019 Camaro will add the Chevrolet Corvette's 7-speed manual transmission. AutoGuide first discovered the document last Thursday, and it lists the 7-speed manual alongside the 8-speed automatic and the...

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Watch Hennessey build the Exorcist

Chevrolet has a monster on its hands in the Camaro ZL1. John Hennessey and his team know how to take a monster and turn it up to 11, and they’ve done just that with their Exorcist Camaro ZL1.The name came about as a means to combat Dodge’s Challenger SRT Demon, and the Exorcist delivers with its 1,000 horsepower tuning upgrade. …

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2018 Chevrolet Camaro preview

Chevrolet isn't messing around with the Camaro. The sixth-generation car, which arrived as a 2016 model, is the best yet. We even named the car, in SS flavor, the Motor Authority Best Car to Buy that year. For 2018, the best has been made even better with the addition of Chevy's track-focused 1LE package to the ZL1 sledgehammer. The result is a car...

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