Chevy Adds Camaro ZL1 to Drag Development Program

At SEMA 2017 Chevrolet announced the Camaro ZL1 has been added to the Chevrolet Performance Camaro Drag Race Development Program.

The company also proudly announced they’ve achieved a best quarter-mile ET of 10.000 at 137.78 mph during official testing, along with a 1.415-second 60-foot time.

Announced at last year’s SEMA show, the Drag Development program works exclusively on expanding the capability of the sixth-generation Camaro on the drag strip through performance, chassis and safety enhancements.

Building on lessons learned over the last year, the team is working on several “bolt-on” features and calibrations for the ZL1, which will likely be released through the Chevrolet Performance Catalog in 2018.

In order to achieve its 10-second ET the team gave the supercharged LT4 V8 a smaller blower pulley that pushed horsepower figures past the 700-hp mark, while the eLSD and MagneRide suspension get new drag focused calibrations for better launches. Chevy says a new small rear brake package and solid rear cradle mounts used on the development car are now available for sale, there’s also a set of American Racing long-tube headers and WELD Racing rear wheels available through the performance catalog.

Additionally, the Drag Development ZL1 gets a larger throttle body, a new cold air intake system, 110-octane calibration, new transmission launch calibrations, drag slicks, racing seat with a five-point harness, and an obligatory roll cage.