Hot News !! 2012 Camaro ZL1 outruns Police Mustang LX- sort of – Road Test TV

April 29th, 2012 by Road Test TV

2012 Camaro ZL1 vs. Police Launch photoThe world’s fastest 2012 Camaro ZL1 takes on a modified Mustang LX notchback driven by the police. The Mustang is part of the Beat the Heat program. The goal of Beat the Heat is to stop street racing by giving racers the opportunity to race law enforcement officers.

The ZL1’s mods performed by Redline Motorsports include a larger ATI drive pulley and a smaller LPE supercharger pulley to increase boost as well as a ported blower snout. The stock LSA camshaft which has 198/216-degrees of duration and .492/.480-inches of lift was tossed in favor of a custom camshaft ground by Comp Cams which has 231/248 degrees of duration @ 50. The custom cam was mated to 7.400-inch long pushrods and Redline’s double valvesprings with titanium retainers. The stock exhaust manifolds were replaced with American Racing’s long tube headers with 1 7/8-inch primaries. Behind the headers, Redline installed an X-pipe and high-flow cats while keeping the balance of the exhaust stock. The ZL1 was also treated to a cold air intake, larger heat exchanger, a set of Injector Dynamics 98 lb/hr (at 68psi) injectors and NGK TR6 spark plugs. The car still maintains its stock 1.9 L blower, stock block and stock heads. To get the ZL1 out of the hole, it was fitted with a high stall torque converter and Mickey Thompson drag radials.

The above mods have turned this 2012 Camaro ZL1 into a terror that traps over 137 mph and is currently running basement 10 second ETs in the 1/4 mile. Enjoy the video below …

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