Al Oppenheiser Brings Home a 2017 Camaro ZL1 Convertible by Michael Accardi October 20, 2016 Share Comments Team Camaro’s lead engineer recently brought home a sparkling new Camaro ZL1 convertible ahead of the car officially reaching dealerships. The car, which Oppenheiser posted on Facebook yesterday, is believed to be part of Chevy’s Captured Test Fleet. GM describes CTF as follows: A system and method for vehicle design and manufacture. The method includes designing a vehicle, building a pilot vehicle of the designed vehicle, installing a telematics units in the pilot vehicle, configuring the telematics unit to monitor systems of the pilot vehicle during vehicle operation, operating the pilot vehicle in a captured test fleet, obtaining data from the telematics unit during the operating in a captured test fleet, altering vehicle design data in response to the obtained data and, building a production vehicle with the design influenced by the altered vehicle design data. Recently another CTF ZL1 was spotted in Perry, Michigan parked outside a local diner. It won’t be long now before ZL1s begin arriving in customer hands.